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Old 05-09-2010, 05:43 PM   #5776
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So were you a carpenter in a past life or what? Once that concrete was poured, I wouldn't have known where to start.
LOL! No, just following my instincts on this one. The front wall was a PITA 'cause I deviated a little from the plans I have. Figured I'd never get it up intact with those headers, so built it in sections and kind of pieced it together. The bitch was getting them up and into place. Them suckers was heavy.

Oh, there are "warts," but that's where the trim work comes into play to hide'em.

Hopefully get the remaining four windows framed in, all the wall tied together with the top sill plate, siding up, and ready for the crane to lift the trusses into place by the end of the week. It should be under roof by Tuesday of next week.

Should be............

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Old 05-09-2010, 05:46 PM   #5777
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LOL! No, just following my instincts on this one.
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Seriously? No prior professional construction work?

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Old 05-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #5778
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Seriously? No prior professional construction work?

Nope.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:48 PM   #5779
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Guy must be sleeping at the Holiday Inn Express EVERY night
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:15 PM   #5780
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Perhaps a little long hair for a "long haired construction Guy," but am watching Live from Lincoln Center on PBS. Pianist Emanuel Ax, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman are perfoming Mendelssohn's Piano Trios and other selections.

Good shite!!

I caught part of this last Weds., but had to bow out early. Good stuff, and a good end to a perfect day.

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Old 05-09-2010, 07:27 PM   #5781
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:53 PM   #5782
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Wicked perfect day...

right now, with the last sip of a good brew, I am closing out the perfect weekend with my loving wife.

Oh, and holding 3 T-O-R's (Richmond, Va., and the new Greater Williamsburg tags.(hat trick?)..don't hurt either....shoulda made the H/R tag... but I was cought up in the moment, and wanted to give momma 2 good meals today... What a weekend..... don't get any better than that....priceless.
g'night all....
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:39 PM   #5783
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... on the first day God said "Let there be light!"

Well, it's been WAY more than one day, but finally....

yes, FINALLY, we have light!




I'm not so sure why this has taken so long. I guess I'm better at dreaming than doing. (Well, no guessing required here. I'm a dreamer!)



It's amazing how small this garage has become as time has gone on. But, the light looks good, and the Red Haired Mistress is happy in her abode.



She'll soon be crowded as the 55 goes in for a refresh and some much needed repairs and enhancements. The last 7 years living in God's great outdoors has not been kind to the old girl. Recently, she's been a little moody. Backfiring through the carb, running rich, and being generally contrary.



But soon, she'll get the attention she deserves. Then, she'll be thoroughly flogged.



I'm hopeful that the industrial/commercial T-8 lights perform in a manner worthy of the hefty price tag I paid for them.



We're coming along. I'll sand, prime, and paint my "new to me" cabinets next week. I'll also try to get the block primed and painted, as well as finishing the walls & ceilings. Maybe 3 weeks before I'm moved in.

Hmm..... Maybe we need to put some brisket, shoulder, and ribs in the smoker and have a few ADV'ers over soon!

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Old 05-11-2010, 06:34 PM   #5784
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Cry

Tonight is hard tomorrow will be even harder. I'm gonna have to bring my German Shep to the vet to be put down. It breaks my heart but she has gotten worse and is now urinating on herself. It was selfish of me to keep her in this condition as long as I did. The vet wanted to wait another 4-6 weeks to see if she gets better ....my wife called and talked to the owner (older vet) and he agreed there is nothing we can do and it is time.....

My wife and kids have said good byes and there is not a dry eye here .........

This sucks....








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Old 05-11-2010, 07:08 PM   #5785
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Cry I know what you're going through.

I am about to go through the same anguish. Every day I see Lucky slip a little closer to the edge. As bad as it is to face this, it would be worst to have missed the companionship of a great friend that asked nothing in return. My deepest condolences.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:24 PM   #5786
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Tonight is hard tomorrow will be even harder. I'm gonna have to bring my German Shep to the vet to be put down. It breaks my heart but she has gotten worse and is now urinating on herself. It was selfish of me to keep her in this condition as long as I did. The vet wanted to wait another 4-6 weeks to see if she gets better ....my wife called and talked to the owner (older vet) and he agreed there is nothing we can do and it is time.....

My wife and kids have said good byes and there is not a dry eye here .........

This sucks....

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Chris, as mentioned before, I've been through this (twice) before and can fully understand what your family is going through. Our "pets" are just as much a part of the family as a child, and they know they're loved just as much. We can't truely "talk" to them, but we do anyway and they seem to know what we're saying and all the emotions that go with it.... they really do. I "talk" to my son's dog every day. I just wished he could talk back, as he was the last one to see him alive. I really would like to know to what happened that day.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:27 PM   #5787
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Thanks guys!

Guy you are a very strong person and I admire your strength more then you can imagine!
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:28 PM   #5788
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Gee wiz, hate to hear it.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:30 PM   #5789
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It's tough saying goodbye to an old friend that gave you years of unconditional love, they truly are a member of the family. She had to always rely on you to make the right decisions for her and now you have to make the hardest one yet. You're doing the right thing hang in there and comfort the kids it's hell on them especially. I feel for ya man.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:37 PM   #5790
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That's tough Chris. All of us who love animals have most likely been through this before. Some of us have experienced it many times. It's funny the way some of these special companions touch us so deeply.

My thoughts will be with you tomorrow.

Godspeed my friend.

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