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genejockey 01-12-22 04:44 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22371595)
Who knew the west coast states contained so much public land?

(raises hand)

LAJ 01-12-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22371664)
I was testing out some twitter guy's first word experiment. He originally thought adieu would be great because it covered so many vowels, but said it actually sucked in his experience. So anyway I had to see for myself today, and yep, it's possibly THE worst first word.


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22371692)
I heard ROATE is a tested first word. Haven't tried it yet, nor have I tried the longer words.

Vowels are fine if you hit the right spot, and it turns green. I went with "learn" today. It was so-so. The second one helped more.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22371463)
That makes two of us. :lol:

You'll do fine. They're not difficult. Make one as a mockup. Learn the process. Be prepared to tear it out and redo it. Nothing wrong with that approach. It'll only happen once. And then perfection the rest of the way.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 05:32 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22371563)
Tell me about it. When I worked for the State of Illinois, all of our engineering vehicles were Travel-Alls, Scouts, etc. because IH had a factory in Canton, IL. Man, they were junk. They were junk when they were new. This was in the '70s and I know most cars were junk but these were junk of several magnitude.

I had a '62 International one ton flatbed, in the 80s/90s. It served me well..I hauled a lot of lumber, manure and compost on that truck.
A LOT

BillyD 01-12-22 05:34 PM

RIP Ronnie Spector (Ronettes)

rjones28 01-12-22 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22371595)
Who knew the west coast states contained so much public land?

Many, many people.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 05:46 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22371756)
Many, many people.

I knew. But I was a west coaster at one time.

MoAlpha 01-12-22 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22371642)
Repurposed to build the chimney.

Just looked it up and the recommendation is to remove brick before installing siding, which they did after the first addition was constructed. Glad the Big Bad Wolf is dead.

abshipp 01-12-22 06:06 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22371463)
That makes two of us. :lol:

Why pay someone else when you can do it yourself for triple the price? :D

Kudos to you, really. I helped my dad do Craftsman style baseboards and door casings at their old house and it's a lot of work but super satisfying.

Also annoying to find out just how un-square many things are :rolleyes:

datlas 01-12-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22371782)
Just looked it up and the recommendation is to remove brick before installing siding, which they did after the first addition was constructed. Glad the Big Bad Wolf is dead.

Did the contractor say your house had “good bones?”

I think that’s something they typically say to make you feel better about all the $$$$ you have to sink into it.

abshipp 01-12-22 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22371623)

Feel free to keep that on your side of the mountains.

MoAlpha 01-12-22 06:11 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22371787)
Did the contractor say your house had “good bones?”

I think that’s something they typically say to make you feel better about all the $$$$ you have to sink into it.

No. He didn’t have to say it, but we both know it’s a modest 1930s starter home which had had a lot of substandard work done on it. Problem is it’s worth about 1.1 mil and that’s not a tear-down in this neighborhood…yet.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 06:14 PM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 22371650)
Guy? I assumed you were talking to Janet Jackson

I was working from memory and it wasn't exactly a 100% accurate portrayal except... the coffee enema part!

Anyway, anyone wanting to google it can try searching: Jordan Klepper vs. Anti-Vaxxers in SoCal. The coffee enema comes up starting at around the 5' mark.

Trsnrtr 01-12-22 06:17 PM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22371753)
RIP Ronnie Spector (Ronettes)

Sniffles. I liked Ronnie. :(

genejockey 01-12-22 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22371787)
Did the contractor say your house had “good bones?”

I think that’s something they typically say to make you feel better about all the $$$$ you have to sink into it.

When we had new insulation put in last year, after the old stuff was vacuumed out and before the new stuff could be blown in, we had to have an electrician check the status of our knob and tube electrical system. He came down and told my wife our house is "very well built".

I asked her whether he had wandered into someone else's attic. It also made me wonder about everyone else's house, that ours should seem so well built!

Mojo31 01-12-22 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22371782)
Just looked it up and the recommendation is to remove brick before installing siding, which they did after the first addition was constructed. Glad the Big Bad Wolf is dead.

Wolf's not dead. It just moved south and roams around Oklahoma, North Texas, and Arkansas looking for double wides.

WhyFi 01-12-22 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by seedsbelize2 (Post 22371741)
You'll do fine. They're not difficult. Make one as a mockup. Learn the process. Be prepared to tear it out and redo it. Nothing wrong with that approach. It'll only happen once. And then perfection the rest of the way.

Thanks. I'm not too concerned with actually building the stuff, I'm more concerned about the layout - I'd hate to get to the stage where I build something and I find that the proportions look awkward IRL or hanging the cabinets and discovering that my math was off. I've already found a couple fudge-ups and things that I'm not too fond of while laying it out on the computer, which makes me glad that I'm taking the time to do this on the computer.


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22371785)
Why pay someone else when you can do it yourself for triple the price? :D

Kudos to you, really. I helped my dad do Craftsman style baseboards and door casings at their old house and it's a lot of work but super satisfying.

Also annoying to find out just how un-square many things are :rolleyes:

Ha :D. We already had most of the shop equipment bought, so it's just the cost of wood, at this point. While plywood and hardwood prices are a little ridiculous, it'll still be significantly less than the particle board prefab *****.

DougRNS 01-12-22 07:09 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22371603)
Asbestos gone. Lots of rotten sheathing and we insulation and a mystery: Where’s the brick? This was a freaking brick house!


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e341ea685.jpeg

Someone had to do it.

seedsbelize2 01-12-22 07:17 PM

Eight days and nine nights, in mostly cold weather (40s to 70sF). Two pair of pants or three? A lightweight tour without a lot of walking. A couple ruins, a couple museums, a couple boats.

MoAlpha 01-12-22 07:18 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22371848)
Someone had to do it.
https://youtu.be/eC3eGxcI9F4

Recently remembered that song and added it to my structured workout playlist.

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:19 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22371788)
Feel free to keep that on your side of the mountains.

When the storm approaches I shall direct it to proceed along the following route.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7eb1bc217.png

abshipp 01-12-22 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22371858)
When the storm approaches I shall direct it to proceed along the following route.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b7eb1bc217.png

I thought you played the trumpet, not the HAARP :foo:

Velo Vol 01-12-22 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22371848)
Someone had to do it.

Actually, we were doing just fine without it.

BillyD 01-12-22 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 22371785)
Also annoying to find out just how un-square many things are :rolleyes:

This.

Clearly they hadn't invented levels, T-squares or plumb bobs yet in 1895.

BillyD 01-12-22 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22371848)
Someone had to do it.
https://youtu.be/eC3eGxcI9F4

Always disliked that song.


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