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Old 06-03-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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I'm 68, and been to three goat ropin's, umpteen county fairs, and a hog callin' contest or two....... Yet even with all that worldliness under my belt, once in a while I will be dumfounded in awe at the wisdom a 15 year-old may utter in a casual conversation.

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I agree about making mistakes but what in the does building a wall have to do with my kitchen backsplash or stove???? Or a island bench for gods sake???

Can someone answer me that????

I shouldn't have to explain this but I will.........

My house is a work in progress.
Unlike some on this forum who seem to make assumptions that everyone has bottomless pits of money and should agree with their oh so perfect tastes......

I DON'T!!!!
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #18
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Kinda touchy, ain't we?

Anyone can mention, or show me something, and I dig it. Sure, maybe I still have to build the plain vanilla whatever I was planning, but maybe there's a chance I can figure out a way to incorporate some of the neat things I learn along the way... and do it fairly cheaply because of something someone else suggested.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:22 PM   #19
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Often, free advise comes with a price/cost. And it is often the suggestions to do this that or the other thing instead.

A simple no thank you, I like my design/layout, and just need to know if XYZ will work or be beneficial will get better responses later in the thread.

Your're asking for an opinion from people across the country, and or the world for an answer. To expect a thread to completely remain on topic is often unrealistic. Specially when pics are involved.

Just the opinion of a humble servant of the chat room.
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once in a while I will be dumfounded in awe at the wisdom a 15 year-old may utter in a casual conversation.
Well, I'm not as old as you (only 65) but I would be dumbfounded (and totally amazed) if any of today's teenagers said anything remotely wise. What a shallow, clueless, social-media-addicted bunch they are. And that includes my 10 grandchildren.
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Well, I'm not as old as you (only 65) but I would be dumbfounded (and totally amazed) if any of today's teenagers said anything remotely wise. What a shallow, clueless, social-media-addicted bunch they are. And that includes my 10 grandchildren.
Well now... I DID say "once in a while".
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Well, I'm not as old as you (only 65) but I would be dumbfounded (and totally amazed) if any of today's teenagers said anything remotely wise. What a shallow, clueless, social-media-addicted bunch they are. And that includes my 10 grandchildren.
Oh cool. Now we are totally 'off topic'
Lets rant about teenagers instead

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Well apparently I am Willie T but I'm guessing you must be too as you included yourself here
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Most folks contributing here have actually done a lot of the work, or lived through having it done. So when you see advice that's not directly related to an overly simplistic question, it often means they've been in the minefield that you seem to be headed toward. And they're just trying to share advice that might help you avoid the same mistakes.

The correct thing to do is stop and listen to the advice. Sure, it may not be directly applicable to what YOU THINK the situation requires. But then again, it might.

STOP. LISTEN. LEARN.

Or just plod along being rude about it. Old dogs and new tricks, I suppose.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:05 AM   #24
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And that includes my 10 grandchildren.
Right, and genetics from who made them that way? Heh....
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Everybody has their own set of buttons that they don't like getting pushed. I would like to think that the rest of the world has taken the time to learn what upsets me and makes it a priority to avoid such insensitive gaffs in my presence.

Yeah.......like that is how it works. The problem has never been that people can too easily be offensive. It has always been that people can too easily be offended. It is much more rewarding to ignore the big green booger on the end of my nose than it is to zero in on it. Yeah, I know sometimes its hard but it is worth the effort.
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I would sure like to see this post about your back splash that set you off.
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Personally, one of the things I like about this forum is the way that conversations expand beyond the narrow confines of a single question. I do far more reading than posting here, and have gotten many interesting ideas or techniques that stemmed from threads that wandered away from the initial post, suggestions that have made me rethink current ideas or consider others that never occurred to me.

Free advice- yes, I get free advice here in that I am not required to cough up any $$, but I do feel a certain obligation to respond in kind with some basic appreciation for input offered. I can't see anyone getting all bent out of shape because the group didn't automatically rubberstamp whatever they wanted (although it happens far too often).
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Guilty as charged!!!

That what's so fun about forums like this...We get to tell people
world wide -- what to do instead of just our close inner circle
of peeps in real life!
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They don't call us keyboard commando's for nothing............
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They don't call us keyboard commando's for nothing............

Oh yeah,
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