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10/26/2021 7:09 pm  #376


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

glatt - the parking is the best!  I have two options, too!!  And when I get the garage opener installed, I'll be able to park it INSIDE!  Crazy, right?

I got my bed fixed.  I thought it was something simple, but it wasn't.  There are 3 levels where you could put the support underneath the boxspring/mattress.  The sides were all the way to the bottom (correct), but the middle support was in the middle (incorrect), so it wobbled back and forth.  And it's not like it was slight.  Like, how do you just leave it like that without saying something???  Anyways, it's all fixed, but I don't want to sleep in there yet.  It's still too cluttered for me to be comfortable.  I'm going to take the time to unpack all the clothes.  It's very exciting because I can use both dressers at the same time!  One of them lived in my walk in closet at my old place, so it wasn't easily accessible, so it was more of a "storage" dresser. 

I also requested one of the dressers to be out in a (normal depth) closet, but if they couldn't figure it out, just leave it.  Of course they couldn't.  Even though I told them they'd have to pop the doors out of the track to open wider.  Well, I GOT IT MYSELF THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  Now, I just have to figure out how to remove the doors completely.

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10/26/2021 7:24 pm  #377


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bbro wrote:

glatt - the parking is the best!  I have two options, too!!  And when I get the garage opener installed, I'll be able to park it INSIDE!  Crazy, right?

yes.  The garage is for storing junk whilst your more valuable an essential car is parked outside
 


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity  Amelia Earhart
 

10/26/2021 7:31 pm  #378


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monster wrote:

bbro wrote:

glatt - the parking is the best!  I have two options, too!!  And when I get the garage opener installed, I'll be able to park it INSIDE!  Crazy, right?

yes.  The garage is for storing junk whilst your more valuable an essential car is parked outside
 

LOL - That's what everyone keeps telling me, but I am determined to actually use it.  I hate cold cars and frost.  I also hate sweltering cars from the sun.

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10/26/2021 9:51 pm  #379


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I see me 20 years ago.......

Guess where my car gets parked..... and I live in the Frozen North. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png


...But you have much more get-up-and-go than me.  You can do it.  RESIST THE JUNK


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity  Amelia Earhart
 

10/26/2021 9:55 pm  #380


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You have other places to stash stuff so you should be able to stick to your plans.


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

10/27/2021 7:29 am  #381


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@monster - not as much get up and go as you think!!  It's a little off character for me lately - lol.  To be honest, seeing the state of the house my parents left behind is a huge motivator NOT to collect more than I need https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png


@Bruce - I'm just trying to get things outta boxes right now - lol

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10/27/2021 11:36 am  #382


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I have a one car garage and a two car carport.
Since I love my vehicles, that is where they live.
Since that is where they live, they love me.
Right now my very big truck is in the garage part undergoing a difficult clutch repair, making it more crowded in there than usual.

I had to login today for the first time in months. 

 

10/27/2021 12:30 pm  #383


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bbro wrote:

I also requested one of the dressers to be out in a (normal depth) closet, but if they couldn't figure it out, just leave it.  Of course they couldn't.  Even though I told them they'd have to pop the doors out of the track to open wider.  Well, I GOT IT MYSELF THANK YOU VERY MUCH.  Now, I just have to figure out how to remove the doors completely.

If I recall correctly, there should be spring-loaded pins at the top that you press in with a screwdriver or putty knife or something, and then the doors can pop out.
 

 

10/27/2021 4:46 pm  #384


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@Diaphone - I definitely don't love the vehicle I have now, but I'm high maintenance

@glatt - I got it down.  It wasn't springing down.  I ended up loosening a screw that held the piece of plastic where the springy part lives up top.  I was able to finally pivot it down the track and out.  Of course, I can't get the track or the bottom springy part home.  My drill isn't powerful enough.  It's good enough for now, though.

Today, I went to brush my teeth and ended up putting on one set of tile stickers.  They're a tad small, but they'll work.  
Before on one side:
https://i.ibb.co/z7Lrwq4/image.png


After on same side
https://i.ibb.co/2jnfZCz/image.png


After on other side (forgot the before):
https://i.ibb.co/RCpmByj/image.png


I also covered the counter on the vanity to make it less shitty.  It wasn't the best job, but, again, it'll work.  The pattern was very forgiving with patches and fixes.  If you look close, though, you can see it.  None of my friends are assholes enough to point it out, though  
Before
https://i.ibb.co/ygtfhBw/image.png


After
https://i.ibb.co/LvKfxw1/image.png

 

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10/27/2021 7:25 pm  #385


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Your bathroom looks awesome.


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10/27/2021 7:34 pm  #386


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Thanks fargon!  I'm going to paint the cabinets, too.  To kind of test out some cabinet paint to see if it will work in the kitchen

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10/27/2021 9:33 pm  #387


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The first things I have completely unpacked.  I missed these bad boys so much
https://i.ibb.co/cQzkykF/image.png

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10/27/2021 10:35 pm  #388


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joy of cooking, better homes, bittman... the classics

ladies and gentlemen, bbro knows what she is doing

 

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10/27/2021 11:50 pm  #389


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Yeah, if after the dust settles she can afford food, she definitly knows how to prepare it umteen ways. https://cellar.org/images/newersmilies/notworthy.gif

Bathroom looks great, be interesting to see how the stickers hold up.


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

10/28/2021 6:05 am  #390


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Wow, great work on the bathroom. It's good to get the cook books out!


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

10/28/2021 6:34 am  #391


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@UT - some of those were my grandmother's cookbooks.  The ones wrapped in brown paper?  Those are cookbooks byMeta Given.   According to my father she was super Home Ec lady.  The red Cooky Book is also a vintage one that is amazing.  That one's a reprint, but my grandmother and great aunts all had a copy.

@Bruce - I even have a cookbook that has a recipe for bear   Thanks and yea, I'm curious to see it too.  They're a little small.  The sizes on the site were confusing, so I ordered wrong.  I'm trying to give them the longest curing time needed

@griff - Thanks!  It is SO good.  They're been packed for almost 2 years!!!

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10/28/2021 4:24 pm  #392


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I did the master tiles today.  I'm not as happy with the stickers, but it's too much of a pain to return them.  You can see that one of them was so bad I prefered to have the hole in the tile rather than cover it.

Before:
https://i.ibb.co/9NKYPCs/image.png


After:
https://i.ibb.co/tqzXWVP/image.png


Both sides:
https://i.ibb.co/ZcSTvzY/image.png

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10/28/2021 5:24 pm  #393


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They look great from here.

 

10/28/2021 7:26 pm  #394


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Excellant.


I Love my country, I fear the government.
 
 

10/28/2021 10:35 pm  #395


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What part of that picture is not new (other than the tiles)?  From the picture, everything looks new. Impressive.
 

 

10/28/2021 11:29 pm  #396


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That shower looks big enough to have a suds party. Outstanding!


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

10/29/2021 6:08 am  #397


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That really looks great!


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

10/29/2021 7:39 pm  #398


Re: Adventures of Home Ownership

Thanks all! 

And of course, I discovered a leak under the hall sink (facepalm)  I'm thinking of just putting some silicone around the outside and call it good.  The whole thing's going to be replaced sooner rather than later.  And, I just realized that there's plywood against the wall and the faucet connections come through there.  I REALLY hope there's wall behind it but I doubt it.

I forgot I was going to prime the unfinished half of the laundry room and already started drinking whiskey.  I do hope to get the priming done this weekend.  Then I should be able to apply the color next weekend.

I'm also planning on finishing up the sunroom floor and arranging the furniture, so I'll have the final picture for that room   I should finish my bedroom, too, so I don't have to continue sleeping on the couch.  I will say that I'll miss sleeping with the pups

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10/29/2021 10:05 pm  #399


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bbro wrote:

And of course, I discovered a leak under the hall sink (facepalm)  I'm thinking of just putting some silicone around the outside and call it good. 

Leak on the drain or the supply side? Silicone sealer will work on the drain but highly unlikely to hold on the supply side

  And, I just realized that there's plywood against the wall and the faucet connections come through there.  I REALLY hope there's wall behind it but I doubt it.

Why, the plywood is probably stronger than the walls. I'd guess they took out the wall to make the plumbing connections when adding the hall sink or maybe repairs. If you're real lucky they installed the plywood with screws. If the plywood goes up behind the sink it was likely for a stronger support to hang the sink on.

I forgot I was going to prime the unfinished half of the laundry room and already started drinking whiskey. 

That's no problem, whisky changes you from a painter to an artist, adding the fun of seeing what you've created when you wake up.

I'm also planning on finishing up the sunroom floor and arranging the furniture, so I'll have the final picture for that room  

  Final, so you're just going to stop taking pictures in the future. https://cellar.org/images/smilies/hafuckingha.gif


You have taken on a big project and doing a hell of a job. Kudos.


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

10/29/2021 10:05 pm  #400


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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

That shower looks big enough to have a suds party. Outstanding!

Finish the sun room off to have a nude beach party.  Number of girls to invite will be limited by the size of that shower.

Nobody is living there yet.  So it is safe.
 

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