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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 02:51:04 pm »
Completed:
 - Waterproofing and floor replacement in the addition
 - Furnish teleworking space
 - Removal of decrepit outdoor gas lantern
 - De-thatching of front acreage
 - Complete edging of acreage
 - Springtime trim of hedges
 - Minor gravel project at the end of the driveway

Ongoing:
 - Pool startup (see above)
 - Culling of bamboo / brush on rear hill
 - Organize pantry

Planned / Scheduled:
 - Repair of gates (tomorrow)
 - Replace 5-panel bow window in front (next week)
 - Minor interior electrical repairs

I think that is all.


I have watched all of Better Call Saul.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 03:16:37 pm »
I have watched all of Better Call Saul.

Good show.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 03:32:39 pm »
Completed:

mowed lawn twice
 Weedwacked once (only back)
Brought in garbage cans two weeks in a row
Bought lots of records


Plan:

change smoke alarm battery as it keeps beeping
Install trampoline but have lined up excuse
Organize records

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 03:36:18 pm »
I, thought you said, that you will have nothing to contribute to this thread?

We're about to kill all the cattails around our pond.  Death to pussy,willows.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 03:47:56 pm »
I hate this thread. Can we all go back to the stimulating, conversation-inducing wonder that is listing three LPs?
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2020, 03:49:22 pm »
I hate this thread. Can we all go back to the stimulating, conversation-inducing wonder that is listing three LPs?

I got crickets on my last contribution.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2020, 04:10:43 pm »
I hate this thread. Can we all go back to the stimulating, conversation-inducing wonder that is listing three LPs?

How, about someone starting a "3 ranked best forum threads " thread.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 04:14:37 pm »
how about top 3 integers?  that always gets people super interested.
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2020, 04:39:31 pm »
Completed:

mowed lawn twice
 Weedwacked once (only back)
Brought in garbage cans two weeks in a row
Bought lots of records


Plan:

change smoke alarm battery as it keeps beeping
Install trampoline but have lined up excuse
Organize records

Pro-tip: Having a nasty ear infection is always a good excuse. You even use it to call in sick to work and sleep all afternoon.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 04:46:07 pm »
how about top 3 integers?  that always gets people super interested.
69
420
100
LVMH

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2020, 05:03:42 pm »
how about top 3 integers?  that always gets people super interested.
69
420
100

well . . . I guess, there is no need for that thread.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2020, 05:03:59 pm »
Guys and gals, good news. In my garage, I found a nine piece socket set (whatever that is) left by the previous house owner 15+ years ago. Celeste scoffed at putting the star socket in her electric drill when i suggested it, but when she did, alas it fit, and we were able to unscrew the star screw. Battery comes tomorrow, and hopefully I'll be mowing soon thereafter.

Now I'll be calling Heilung for help on other improvements and a running date (I'll keep up on my bike.) Hutch can bring his records and be dj. K8 can babysit my soon to be teenager and teach her how to be "nice." :)

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2020, 05:48:08 pm »
So many observations...

1. A battery powered mower, lol
2. What kind of respectable  50+ year old male doesn't have a proper tools set?
3. A cheap above ground pool may be the worst investment you could ever make.


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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2020, 06:08:28 pm »
So many observations...

1. A battery powered mower, lol
2. What kind of respectable  50+ year old male doesn't have a proper tools set?
3. A cheap above ground pool may be the worst investment you could ever make.

1. What kind of mower do you own?
2. That screwdriver was the first tool I've had to buy in...well since i can remember. And it turns out i had one anyway.
3. I can't argue with that one, but I'm outvoted.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2020, 06:09:54 pm »
Just a reminder to my fellow Virgins: while US taxes have been postponed until July 15, Virginia taxes are due June 1.