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Old 04-13-2018, 12:14 PM
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How is that going? My wife wants me to paint ours.
Slow, very slow. I'm also putting hardware on everything as every drawer and cabinet is handleless, and they can be a pain to pull open. All the hardware was bought at a second hand place and I'm painting them as well so they look newer.

I imagine I'll pick up the pace when the weather is finally warmer. Painting in my garage was just cold enough that I found excuses to do other things instead. It's part of a long term project to make our junky kitchen at least look decent for a low cost until the day comes we can finally afford to remodel the whole thing.
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:22 AM
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Just reseeded my back lawn this weekend. It was a royal pain and wore my arms out. Hopefully it takes this time around.
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Old 04-18-2018, 01:04 AM
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Another 5 loads of wash, gave both dogs a bath, Fertilized all the plants outside before I will mulch next week, picked up all the dogs free fertilizer uhg, did some shopping at HD for smaller projects and the supermarket as well, made, according to my kids, the best Gluten Free meatballs ever, slipped in a workout for me and took my daughter on a post practice drive so she could practice with her driving permit (that got my heart rate up higher than my workout I think).
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:17 AM
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It snowed all day so no outside work. Maybe next week. I have some rotted wood that some swindling contractor ďforgotĒ to include in the quote when his company wrapped the rest of my houseís trim with aluminum. Iíve already cut a replacement piece made of PVC but am tempted to replace the entire section with PVC too. I also need to replace the pillars and rails on my front porch - not to mention rent a chain saw and chop down a blighted maple tree in my front yard. Somewhere in there Iíll get to weeding and seeding. Mulch can wait.

To think that all my neighbors pay other people to do all this. It ainít hard, just time consuming.
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:42 AM
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Got some tidying up done around the house today and took the kids to soccer. The youngest (1 year old) was surprisingly entertained by a pine cone and a park bench.

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:11 AM
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I bought some LED bulbs for my outdoor lights a month ago or so off Amazon. I went from 11 35 watt bulbs (385 watts total) to 11 7.5 watts (82.5 watts total) for the circuit. The transformer can handle 400 watts total. And the new bulbs at 7.5 watts give the equivalent of a 50 watt incandescent bulb. Long story short it looks much better and will be much cheaper to run. I planned to keep the old good bulbs to use in the back by the pool area but am thinking of just doing the same conversion there and eat the bulbs.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:35 AM
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I made a deal with a landscaper. He gave a price. I took him down a Hamilton, we met in the middle.
Now if only the grass would grow.
Wait, I'm saving $ if it's not.

Then I seen my neighbor put this Monsta grill shiny grill (shiny Charbroiler 6 knob, says commercial edition) on the curb with a sign that says FREE- works!
So I got me a new grill!
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I made a deal with a landscaper. He gave a price. I took him down a Hamilton, we met in the middle.
Now if only the grass would grow.
Wait, I'm saving $ if it's not.

Then I seen my neighbor put this Monsta grill shiny grill (shiny Charbroiler 6 knob, says commercial edition) on the curb with a sign that says FREE- works!
So I got me a new grill!
Cool! Ya gotta love that redneck rebate!
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:04 PM
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knocked out a couple more outlets yesterday. Should have them all changed out sometime in 2019 at this pace.
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Old 04-25-2018, 12:11 PM
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Finally hauled out the leaf blower/mulcher and cleared off the back deck of all the random debris. Took care of the are around the house as best as I could as well. The never ending rain of pine needles is pretty much impossible to completely clear up, but it does look a lot tidier now. Iíll call that a win.
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