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Old 09-04-2014, 02:57 PM
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Today is the day the fence is supposed to be installed. May things go off without a hitch.


Got some good old fashioned teenage attitude from both kids on first day of school here today. Drives ya nuts.

Now if I can only get the cracked sewer pipe that poured toilet water into son's bedroom done today.
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:30 PM
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Good morning, guys. Nothing like starting the day off with some DVW pipe work, eh Riggs? My brother had some drain problems on a 3" pipe years ago that kept clogging. Turns-out, part of a floor joist brace had been nailed into it. No leaking though. Shoddy builders. Well, I hope the job is finished with the least amount of trips to the hardware store.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:31 PM
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Good morning all. Nice day here. TGIF! Weird short week. Waiting on a new Elliptical machine delivery. Suppose to be before noon. Fingers crossed. Dragged the old one out last night, 9.5 years old. More bearing issues. Can't complain, got a lot of use. Replacing it with another Nautilus machine. At least this one has memory for 2 people. Hated having to reprogram the old one every time I used it after the wife.
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:47 PM
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Good morning, guys.

I'm contemplating on jumping on 12 year old bike with 3 year old tires.

Bright moon last night, wasn't it? Now it's foggy and feels like rain. Sucks. :(
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Old 09-05-2014, 01:48 PM
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Morning! Weird self sufficiency here, 15 yr old just drove middle schooler to school. Yesterday, when he forgot something, he drove home from school to get it. My obsolescence is increasing.

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Well, I hope the job is finished with the least amount of trips to the hardware store.
I lost count, at least 4. This was over several days. The broken decades old cast iron pipe was from upstairs, so had to rip out the wall down to get to it. Figured I better get rid of all I could reach, 130 lbs worth (worth $7 at recycling!). Had to cut a hole under the sink, to cut the iron pipe with the $$ diamond sawzall blade from the sink side. Then squeeze into a closet with a 9" (yeah, inch) x 5' opening. Lots of tight fit 4" PVC reassembly. Broke the drain on the sink so still have to fix that today, as well as repairing drywall and reassembling closet.

So here's a question, how much would this have cost if I'd called the plumber??? I really have no idea.

Job security with this 100+ yr old house.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:31 PM
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I'm right there with you, Riggs - except nobody in our house is close to being self sufficient. Having them both in school just opens me up for having to deflect the question "what do you do all day?" from people who should know better by now from reaching into my cage and poking me with THAT particular stick.
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Riggs, our inlaws neighbor was estimated at $800 to replace a bathroom faucet because some part of it has to be done from the closet behind. (Just guess who got volunteered for it. That should be interesting.)

G'morning guys! It was 54 when I woke, there's talk of frost next week. I LOVE this time of year!
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:09 PM
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Good morning and Happy Monday, fellas. It's a chill-eeee this morning.

The fence should done today too. It's looking good.
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Old 09-08-2014, 01:52 PM
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It was 54 when I woke
I was 53 when I woke, and it felt like it. Yeah, I figured my plumbing deal would probably be 4 figures to hire out.

Bet that feels good with the fence Kwak, cool.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:33 PM
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I could do with a couple more degrees and a little less dew but otherwise it was nice to open the windows. It 's gotten a little warmer but not quite hot. Overall nice weather in my book, and no the fence isn't quite done. About 3/4.
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