Overflow Problesms

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Bronchitis– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – Last Tuesday was a really lousy day for me. FIRST: I got distracted OVERFILLED the kitchen sink AGAIN. I was pondering what I was going to sell to get the mortgage payment due on the 1st when it happened. THEN: –  A good thing happened as I received a $30 cheque in the mail. –  Unfortunately I also  received a reassessment for last years income tax and it seems I owe them $1,800 due to an error I made and I don’t have that money either. BACKGROUND: – My sensitivity due to my Asthma has been so bad lately likely because I have been so stressed and coughing almost continuously as I have been sick since early October. – My sensitivity goes up and down at various times of the year. I have chronic cough and Bronchitis.  At times my lungs are sore all the time and  so sensitive that I can’t even be near a smoker who has recently had a cigarette. – Even if I have to walk by a smoker near the entrance of a building, it can cause me major pain and sometimes a full blown Asthma attack. As a former smoker, I would never have believed how bad it is. – Every time I take a breath it hurts and if I am near some perfumes and cigarette smoke I go into a coughing fit or a full blown asthma attack. When I get stressed, it gets worse. LATER: – I gave a ride to my daughter and her friend. I never even gave it a second thought. The friend had just had a cigarette which normally would not bother me. Even the smell coming off  her caused a coughing fit, which turned into a Asthma attack and I threw up loosing my supper. Luckily the worst of this happened just after she got out of the car so she didn’t know what happened. STILL MORE TROUBLE: – I felt so lousy that I went for a drive alone with the windows open to get some air. I wasn’t paying attention to my speed and got a ticket. Nothing to be proud of and I don’t have the money to pay it either right now. – blown asthma attackI find it incredible that at times of the year smoking bothers me so much. At other times of the year when my sensitivity clears up, I often feel so good that even get a craving for a fag and have the odd one especially if I have a few drinks. Incredible. AND MORE: – Well after I settled down from getting the speeding ticket, I went to the bank machine and found that I had lost the $30 cheque. I haven’t found it either.  Instead, I withdrew $20 from my bank account. AND NOW: Now, I can’t find my bank card anymore or the missing cheque and it has be several days. Generally last  Tuesday was not  a good day.

Aw, Vic. Sounds like you could use a hug, so…. {{{{{{Vic}}}}}} I hope the rest of your week was better.

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I have let the following things overflow.

I have let the kids’ bathtub overflow, twice.  The overflow drain isn’t hooked up, so the water goes into the wall and out the ceiling into the garage.  Luckily I have a very understanding husband.

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Yes, I once left the kitchen sink running full tilt overnight – water spread out under the floorboards and through the basement ceiling, wrecking all kinds of things. Also I left the upstairs washbasin running, and caused part of the living room ceiling to collapse. Once as a teenager, I worked for a summer in a resort hotel as a chambermaid (no kidding). Nobody told me that my duties included cleaning out the shower drains. One day a patron took a long shower, and it rained in the dining room during lunch. My girlfriend and I got fired for that (we came as a unit), but the boss was a bit amused and bought us drinks before we left.

cigarette– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – Am I the only one that has done this? I have overflow problems. Things just overflow around me I think it is that I get bored watching things fill so I wander off. I hate to wait in lines too. In any event, letting things overflow is one of the most evident sign of my ADHD problems. You usually can’t hide a big mess that is caused by an overflow. I have let the following things overflow. – a 1,000 gallon tank [while working at a mine]; – the bath tub; – sinks; – portable water containers; – gas tanks/fuel tanks [this one really gets people pissed and can cause lots of damage]. Has anyone else done this? I have done it many times. I am also looking for small not too large message boards dealing with ADHD.  I have found the larger ones but got too distracted The only good small one I have found so far is http://www.scatterbrained.co.uk It is really friendly there but I was wondering if anyone here knows of similar ones in the US or Canada Thanks, Vic —- best wishes —

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—- Just after we moved into our current home, the city came along and cut down a big maple tree that had been struck by lightning.  The work crew thoughtfully left behind, for my usage all the hardwood as great huge slices of tree trunk.  <sigh several premium chords of firewood.  Oh, the joy … To participate in that great Canadian tradition of being drawers of water … and in this case, ‘hewers of wood’, … I dashed off to my local rent-all to get me a chain saw. : Few things can be more satisfying than the whine of a chainsaw, and being up to ones ears in premium timber in the midst of an up-scale residential negiborhood.  It has a certain social status appeal to it. For a short while, it’s even more satisfying than owning a big black Range Rover, eh? So there I was hacking away, participating in that great backwoods, earthly ritual whislt my neighbors walked home fashionably early wearing their business suits. One of them stops, comes up to me and asks very courteously … “Would you mind if I come by a bit later and collect all of your saw-dust?  … I’ve got a real use for that stuff!” To which, I merrily and casually responded; ” Sure. It would be a pleasure. Help yourself. Don’t think anything of it. ” The next day it was drizzling. The meter was running on the chainsaw and I was outside in the front yard furiously working to finish the job.  …  It’s late in the afternoon and people were once again walking home from work. I was tired and exhausted. There were great piles of wood all around me. … Chords of the stuff. A person stops and crosses the street to speak to me. Exhausted ,I look up and peer though my rain smeared glasses saying … “You can have the saw dust if you like.”   That neighbor never did speak to me for decades after that …. RL

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asthma attackAw, Vic. Sounds like you could use a hug, so…. {{{{{{Vic}}}}}} I hope the rest of your week was better. Nancy Unique, like everyone else

Nancy and others: Thanks very much.  I just saw your message today. It seems things could get worse.  I still haven’t found the cheque. Revenue Canada now wants an addtional $750 from me and also $1,000 from my wife because of the change in our family income because I was in such terrible financial strife that I raided my retirement savings. Best wishes, – Vic

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Generally last  Tuesday was not  a good day.

{{{Vic}}} Some days just ought to be *fired*… I’ve had days like that where everything which could go wrong, did. Usually things do get better but it’s pretty annoying that the universal rule for lost bank cards seems to be that when you finally give up on finding it, call the bank to cancel it and get a new one the damned thing turns up *in a really obvious place*.<grr! Vashti

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – Generally last  Tuesday was not  a good day. {{{Vic}}} Some days just ought to be *fired*… I’ve had days like that where everything which could go wrong, did. Usually things do get better but it’s pretty annoying that the universal rule for lost bank cards seems to be that when you finally give up on finding it, call the bank to cancel it and get a new one the damned thing turns up *in a really obvious place*.<grr! Vashti

Ah, the Bank Card Corollary to: “Nancy’s Pretty Much Universal Rules of the Universe”: 1. An item you buy to use later will always remain in a place where you will see it often–for as long as you don’t need it or try to use it. 2. Once such item is needed, or you are ready to use it, the item will disappear. 3. The more critical your need for the missing item, the less likely you will be able to find it. 4. The time it will take to find the missing item is inversely proportional to how soon you need it. Items you need “sooner,” will show up “later.” 5. The quickest way to make a missing item reappear is for you to no longer need it. And, the quickest way to reach that result is to buy a replacement. Nancy Unique, like everyone else

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coughing– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – Generally last  Tuesday was not  a good day. {{{Vic}}} Some days just ought to be *fired*… I’ve had days like that where everything which could go wrong, did. Usually things do get better but it’s pretty annoying that the universal rule for lost bank cards seems to be that when you finally give up on finding it, call the bank to cancel it and get a new one the damned thing turns up *in a really obvious place*.<grr! Vashti Ah, the Bank Card Corollary to: “Nancy’s Pretty Much Universal Rules of the Universe”: 1. An item you buy to use later will always remain in a place where you will see it often–for as long as you don’t need it or try to use it. 2. Once such item is needed, or you are ready to use it, the item will disappear. 3. The more critical your need for the missing item, the less likely you will be able to find it. 4. The time it will take to find the missing item is inversely proportional to how soon you need it. Items you need “sooner,” will show up “later.” 5. The quickest way to make a missing item reappear is for you to no longer need it. And, the quickest way to reach that result is to buy a replacement.

I proved the rule on Saturday! OS had a Judo tournement and we couldn’t find his current belt… ended up using his older belt. Came home after a succesful tournement(2nd place in his skill/weight class) only to find someone had put his belt “safely” in the book case on top of the paperback Terry Pratchett books…<duh! Now if it had been near the *hardbacks* I would have found it sooner, LOL! Vashti

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cigarette smokeI have overflow problems. Things just overflow around me

A couple of years ago my DH turned the soaker on and forgot about it. It was an unusually rainy spring and summer and there was no need to water the front garden for a couple of months after that. That is when I discovered it… We live in an area where water rates are more than double the national average, so the next bill really hurt. The really frustrating part of it was that the running faucet can be clearly heard an area in the basement that he uses a lot. The only times I went down there he had the TV or stereo on and I couldn’t hear the faucet over that. But he was there plenty of times without the background noise and never noticed it. Karen R.

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Yes, I once left the kitchen sink running full tilt overnight – water spread out under the floorboards and through the basement ceiling,

Hey jack, jinx!

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -Am I the only one that has done this? I have overflow problems. Things just overflow around me I think it is that I get bored watching things fill so I wander off. I hate to wait in lines too. In any event, letting things overflow is one of the most evident sign of my ADHD problems. You usually can’t hide a big mess that is caused by an overflow. I have let the following things overflow. – a 1,000 gallon tank [while working at a mine]; – the bath tub; – sinks; – portable water containers; – gas tanks/fuel tanks [this one really gets people pissed and can cause lots of damage]. Has anyone else done this? Thanks, Vic

Hi again: For those who don’t remember me, they may remember the above post. I still do this occasionally but it is much better.  At its worst, I have acutally had this happen twice in the same day. Another related problem I have is boiling pots dry on the stove. Do you do this? Best wishes, Vic

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‘cooks’ is coffeeAnother related problem I have is boiling pots dry on the stove.

I have this problem with my family. Now, the only thing my DH ‘cooks’ is coffee. An electric kettle with automatic shutoff saved me money in the long run. No more replacing boiled dry kettles. My DH does use a stovetop percolator (it costs much less than having to keep replacing electric coffeemakers and he stopped burning dry pots once he acknowledged the need to use a loud timer — an got into the habit of actually using it). He’s only ruined one in 5 years — by forgetting to put the water in. Karen R.

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Another related problem I have is boiling pots dry on the stove. I have this problem with my family. Now, the only thing my DH ‘cooks’ is coffee. An electric kettle with automatic shutoff saved me money in the long run. No more replacing boiled dry kettles. My DH does use a stovetop percolator (it costs much less than having to keep replacing electric coffeemakers and he stopped burning dry pots once he acknowledged the need to use a loud timer — an got into the habit of actually using it). He’s only ruined one in 5 years — by forgetting to put the water in.

Creative ADD suggestion, here:  … Put the coffee into the automatic electric kettle, before turning it on.

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An electric kettle with automatic shutoff

Absolutely essential, IMO.

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An electric kettle with automatic shutoff Absolutely essential, IMO.

One of the coping mechanisms I developed after buying a kettle I really liked that had no whistle is to turn on the kitchen timer if I leave the room while waiting for the kettle to boil. Priscilla

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… Put the coffee into the automatic electric kettle, before turning it on.

also, putting the pot back under is a good idea. kate

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… Put the coffee into the automatic electric kettle, before turning it on. also, putting the pot back under is a good idea.

stranger than fictionLife is always stranger than fiction. For almost a decade we has a perfectly good automatic, cordless, electric kettle. It would not die. One day my DW took exception to the buildup of black sufide inside it’s white hard plastic shell. Thus she went out on an impulse <shakes head in amazement as it is so atypical of DW and bought a $20 replacment for a perfectly good, inside stained, kettle. See picture in link http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/53/c4/e… Similar, only uglier. (multiple, ovoid, water level viewports … or whatever. Honestly, it was too ugly to remember. I kid you not! ) Here is a description of the design as provided by dealtime: Design The design of the kettle is how it looks to the observer. Jug designs are generally taller and thinner, whereas traditional kettles have a more classic design. While jug kettles generally can hold more water, the functionality of the two different designs is essentially similar. Unless you have seen one of these kettles in RL, it is difficult to convey the ugliness of the organic ~wavey~ shaped style. Moreover, it is made of soft, light weight, white plastic that gives the impression of bulging at the midrift, yet further should one press down on the top. Exit, the old working item … About 8 months later, smoke starts coming out of the kettle base, with that suspicious kitchen aroma of ‘fried wire’.  O.K. The cordless kettle’s electrical contact with the base must have become corroded (?) because from that point thereafter, we had to preform a ritual dance & ‘pat down’ session to get the thing to maintain contact. Over the next few months the coaxing-to-co-operate ritual becomes more elaborate and petulant. DW agrees to get a replacement. I beg her to *please* buy something decent. We are going to be ’stuck’ with it for the next 10 years. In comes a nice soft plastic, automatic ‘detachable cord’ kettle  … Similar to http://ai.pricegrabber.com/product_images/2581000-2581999/2581286_640…    Available for $13.50 USD on the internet, cheaper in a real store. Yep same design as before ( The water level viewport having morphed from multiple oval windows to a nondescript wavy gash in keeping with the overall jug shape :- Of course the detachable plug wasn’t like the old hard, large ‘controlled constant & low insertion force’ design of years gone by. This was rubbery ‘D-shaped’ computer style plastic slotting into a recessed and overburdened softer plastic receptacle. I.E.  One has to have the back of the kettle, directly in front with the kettle angled 20 deg downward and lifted up, so as to insert  the ‘ever trendy’, computer grade designed, d plug… and give it a good wiggle to ensure it seats-home properly. The top of this kettle has a split top opening … Translation: Not only is the lid loose at the spout but also is loose along the hinge where the lid flaps open, across the top, halfway from the spout. The very first time that I go to use this bit of N.A. mass produced design  … after the kettle power ‘pops off’, I put my hand across the top, so as to detach the removable cord And get scalded by residual steam escaping from the hinge seam.   ( I pray that this piece of garbage dies very, quickly … ) Cordially, RL

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automatic electric kettle– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text –  … Put the coffee into the automatic electric kettle, before turning it on. also, putting the pot back under is a good idea. Life is always stranger than fiction. For almost a decade we has a perfectly good automatic, cordless, electric kettle. It would not die. One day my DW took exception to the buildup of black sufide inside it’s white hard plastic shell. Thus she went out on an impulse <shakes head in amazement as it is so atypical of DW and bought a $20 replacment for a perfectly good, inside stained, kettle. See picture in link http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/53/c4/e… Similar, only uglier. (multiple, ovoid, water level viewports … or whatever. Honestly, it was too ugly to remember. I kid you not! ) Here is a description of the design as provided by dealtime: Design The design of the kettle is how it looks to the observer. Jug designs are generally taller and thinner, whereas traditional kettles have a more classic design. While jug kettles generally can hold more water, the functionality of the two different designs is essentially similar. Unless you have seen one of these kettles in RL, it is difficult to convey the ugliness of the organic ~wavey~ shaped style. Moreover, it is made of soft, light weight, white plastic that gives the impression of bulging at the midrift, yet further should one press down on the top. Exit, the old working item … About 8 months later, smoke starts coming out of the kettle base, with that suspicious kitchen aroma of ‘fried wire’.  O.K. The cordless kettle’s electrical contact with the base must have become corroded (?) because from that point thereafter, we had to preform a ritual dance & ‘pat down’ session to get the thing to maintain contact. Over the next few months the coaxing-to-co-operate ritual becomes more elaborate and petulant. DW agrees to get a replacement. I beg her to *please* buy something decent. We are going to be ’stuck’ with it for the next 10 years. In comes a nice soft plastic, automatic ‘detachable cord’ kettle  … Similar to http://ai.pricegrabber.com/product_images/2581000-2581999/2581286_640…    Available for $13.50 USD on the internet, cheaper in a real store. Yep same design as before ( The water level viewport having morphed from multiple oval windows to a nondescript wavy gash in keeping with the overall jug shape :- Of course the detachable plug wasn’t like the old hard, large ‘controlled constant & low insertion force’ design of years gone by. This was rubbery ‘D-shaped’ computer style plastic slotting into a recessed and overburdened softer plastic receptacle. I.E.  One has to have the back of the kettle, directly in front with the kettle angled 20 deg downward and lifted up, so as to insert  the ‘ever trendy’, computer grade designed, d plug.     .. and give it a good wiggle to ensure it seats-home properly. The top of this kettle has a split top opening ….    Translation: Not only is the lid loose at the spout but also is loose along the hinge where the lid flaps open, across the top, halfway from the spout. The very first time that I go to use this bit of N.A. mass produced design  …   .. after the kettle power ‘pops off’, I put my hand across the top, so as to detach the removable cord And get scalded by residual steam escaping from the hinge seam.   ( I pray that this piece of garbage dies very, quickly … ) Cordially, RL

What does this shit have to do with alt.support.attn.deficit or you being a retarded nutjob, kook?

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text –  … Put the coffee into the automatic electric kettle, before turning it on. also, putting the pot back under is a good idea. Life is always stranger than fiction. For almost a decade we has a perfectly good automatic, cordless, electric kettle. It would not die. One day my DW took exception to the buildup of black sufide inside it’s white hard plastic shell. Thus she went out on an impulse <shakes head in amazement as it is so atypical of DW and bought a $20 replacment for a perfectly good, inside stained, kettle. See picture in link http://img.shopping.com/cctool/PrdImg/images/pr/177X150/00/01/53/c4/e… Similar, only uglier. (multiple, ovoid, water level viewports … or whatever. Honestly, it was too ugly to remember. I kid you not! ) Here is a description of the design as provided by dealtime: Design The design of the kettle is how it looks to the observer. Jug designs are generally taller and thinner, whereas traditional kettles have a more classic design. While jug kettles generally can hold more water, the functionality of the two different designs is essentially similar. Unless you have seen one of these kettles in RL, it is difficult to convey the ugliness of the organic ~wavey~ shaped style. Moreover, it is made of soft, light weight, white plastic that gives the impression of bulging at the midrift, yet further should one press down on the top. Exit, the old working item … About 8 months later, smoke starts coming out of the kettle base, with that suspicious kitchen aroma of ‘fried wire’.  O.K. The cordless kettle’s electrical contact with the base must have become corroded (?) because from that point thereafter, we had to preform a ritual dance & ‘pat down’ session to get the thing to maintain contact. Over the next few months the coaxing-to-co-operate ritual becomes more elaborate and petulant. DW agrees to get a replacement. I beg her to *please* buy something decent. We are going to be ’stuck’ with it for the next 10 years. In comes a nice soft plastic, automatic ‘detachable cord’ kettle  … Similar to http://ai.pricegrabber.com/product_images/2581000-2581999/2581286_640… Available for $13.50 USD on the internet, cheaper in a real store. Yep same design as before ( The water level viewport having morphed from multiple oval windows to a nondescript wavy gash in keeping with the overall jug shape :- Of course the detachable plug wasn’t like the old hard, large ‘controlled constant & low insertion force’ design of years gone by. This was rubbery ‘D-shaped’ computer style plastic slotting into a recessed and overburdened softer plastic receptacle. I.E.  One has to have the back of the kettle, directly in front with the kettle angled 20 deg downward and lifted up, so as to insert  the ‘ever trendy’, computer grade designed, d plug… and give it a good wiggle to ensure it seats-home properly. The top of this kettle has a split top opening … Translation: Not only is the lid loose at the spout but also is loose along the hinge where the lid flaps open, across the top, halfway from the spout. The very first time that I go to use this bit of N.A. mass produced design  … after the kettle power ‘pops off’, I put my hand across the top, so as to detach the removable cord And get scalded by residual steam escaping from the hinge seam.   ( I pray that this piece of garbage dies very, quickly … ) Cordially, RL What does this shit have to do with alt.support.attn.deficit or you being a retarded nutjob, kook?

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -Am I the only one that has done this? I have overflow problems. Things just overflow around me I think it is that I get bored watching things fill so I wander off. I hate to wait in lines too. In any event, letting things overflow is one of the most evident sign of my ADHD problems. You usually can’t hide a big mess that is caused by an overflow. I have let the following things overflow. – a 1,000 gallon tank [while working at a mine]; – the bath tub; – sinks; – portable water containers; – gas tanks/fuel tanks [this one really gets people pissed and can cause lots of damage]. Has anyone else done this? I have done it many times. Thanks, Vic —- best wishes —

Last Tuesday was a really lousy day for me. FIRST: I got distracted OVERFILLED the kitchen sink AGAIN. I was pondering what I was going to sell to get the mortgage payment due on the 1st when it happened. THEN: –  A good thing happened as I received a $30 cheque in the mail. –  Unfortunately I also  received a reassessment for last years income tax and it seems I owe them $1,800 due to an error I made and I don’t have that money either. BACKGROUND: – My sensitivity due to my Asthma has been so bad lately likely because I have been so stressed and coughing almost continuously as I have been sick since early October. – My sensitivity goes up and down at various times of the year. I have chronic cough and Bronchitis.  At times my lungs are sore all the time and  so sensitive that I can’t even be near a smoker who has recently had a cigarette. – Even if I have to walk by a smoker near the entrance of a building, it can cause me major pain and sometimes a full blown Asthma attack. As a former smoker, I would never have believed how bad it is. – Every time I take a breath it hurts and if I am near some perfumes and cigarette smoke I go into a coughing fit or a full blown asthma attack. When I get stressed, it gets worse. LATER: – I gave a ride to my daughter and her friend. I never even gave it a second thought. The friend had just had a cigarette which normally would not bother me. Even the smell coming off  her caused a coughing fit, which turned into a Asthma attack and I threw up loosing my supper. Luckily the worst of this happened just after she got out of the car so she didn’t know what happened. STILL MORE TROUBLE: – I felt so lousy that I went for a drive alone with the windows open to get some air. I wasn’t paying attention to my speed and got a ticket. Nothing to be proud of and I don’t have the money to pay it either right now. – I find it incredible that at times of the year smoking bothers me so much. At other times of the year when my sensitivity clears up, I often feel so good that even get a craving for a fag and have the odd one especially if I have a few drinks. Incredible.   AND MORE: – Well after I settled down from getting the speeding ticket, I went to the bank machine and found that I had lost the $30 cheque.  I haven’t found it either.  Instead, I withdrew $20 from my bank account. AND NOW: Now, I can’t find my bank card anymore or the missing cheque and it has be several days. Generally last  Tuesday was not  a good day. Anyone else have the OVERFLOW problem? – Vic,

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Am I the only one that has done this? I have overflow problems. Things just overflow around me I think it is that I get bored watching things fill so I wander off. I hate to wait in lines too. In any event, letting things overflow is one of the most evident sign of my ADHD problems. You usually can’t hide a big mess that is caused by an overflow. I have let the following things overflow. – a 1,000 gallon tank [while working at a mine]; – the bath tub; – sinks; – portable water containers; – gas tanks/fuel tanks [this one really gets people pissed and can cause lots of damage]. Has anyone else done this? I have done it many times. I am also looking for small not too large message boards dealing with ADHD.  I have found the larger ones but got too distracted The only good small one I have found so far is http://www.scatterbrained.co.uk It is really friendly there but I was wondering if anyone here knows of similar ones in the US or Canada Thanks, Vic —- best wishes —

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