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Old 05-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #16
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Oh, and forgot to mention, Perlite concrete company in PA called and I talked with a guy there for quite a while. interesting conversation. The Perlite content as well as sand and/or fly ash content can be varied to work insulating properties against structural strength. More sand for example means better strength, which means less insulating property which means increase thickness a bit more......

So, it seems pretty flexible. He said it's easily possible to get a Perlite mix up to 1200PSI if needed but if I'm talking non-structural walls for that use, that's a lot more than needed actually.

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:26 PM   #17
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Sounds like you will have a nice home when done. It does sound like it is going to be alot of money.
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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Your 65? So....assuming all goes well...maybe by the time your 67...maybe 68 your enjoying it? I thought I was bad.

Be honest....you just need a project to keep you busy....
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Your 65? So....assuming all goes well...maybe by the time your 67...maybe 68 your enjoying it? I thought I was bad.

Be honest....you just need a project to keep you busy....
Yeah, my back is such a wreck, it's the main problem. The other problem is I'm not old in my head, and I don't want to be. Most people I meet my age bore me out of my skull. There's this thing that spooks me as you get older and I don't like it, and that is you start doing more and more things for, what you suddenly become aware, is the last time. We're pretty sure we have bought out last car already. This will be our last home. We want to enjoy it.

So, no reason to just BE old, even though we're getting old. I enjoy photograpy, shooting (just finished putting together a .375 CheyTac long range rifle, have a FN SCAR I haven't even got sighted in yet), I have a 1999 Panoz AIV Roadster that I get a little sideways now and then (actually not as often as I'd like!!!) and 4 Maine Coon cats keep us laughing all the time. When you quit, you die. I'm definitely not there yet.
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...and now waiting for boundary survey. Should settle in June if no problems. Wife and I were also up at local Kubota dealer looking at BX25D utility tractor. That will be for some routine brush and fallen log clearing, hauling firewood and plowing about 450 ft of driveway during the winter.

I've made contact with architect I knew from the development where we live now, he did some really nice work on some custom homes here. We'll meet with him later in June to see how realistic our ideas are vs. our anticipated budget.
You are both 65, and your back is toast? You should be moving somewhere that you don't get up every morning with aches and pains. I know MD ain't it. I know how you feel. I get up every day thinking I am going to get a whole lot done, cause I have a brand new titanium hip.

I do. 2 cups of coffee, two dumps, 40 posts, and its time for a nap. Good Luck. The mind is young, but since Sunnys surplus closed, you cant get a new back anymore.
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The other problem is I'm not old in my head, and I don't want to be. Most people I meet my age bore me out of my skull. There's this thing that spooks me as you get older and I don't like it, and that is you start doing more and more things for, what you suddenly become aware, is the last time. We're pretty sure we have bought out last car already. This will be our last home. We want to enjoy it.
I'm sort've in the same situation, except I have no health problems. My 65th birthday was yesterday. I actually retired five years ago (for a few months) and when the company asked me if I'd be interested in coming back, I did and worked another four years. Have been re-retired for nine months now.

I know for certain this will be our last home. It's a log home we built almost entirely by ourselves. Car's another story - we bought my wife a new one last year. She still works, and between that and her general running around, she's already put over 30K miles on it. I drive mine maybe 50 miles a week now.

The thing that bothers me the most is that I don't feel I can trust myself on my motorcycle any more. On the plus side, I have plenty of time now for my only hobby: competition pistol shooting.
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?..2 cups of coffee, two dumps, 40 posts, and its time for a nap. Good Luck. The mind is young, but since Sunnys surplus closed, you cant get a new back anymore.
That could almost qualify for sig material for the Geritol crowd, LOL.

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