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Old 01-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

I'm new to this forum. It's the first forum I came across when I Googled, "Rotten Sill Plate Removal" so I signed up.

I currently own two three homes. I own two rental homes and the my personal residence. I am an extreme DIYer. I can't help myself. I live in a remote area of Missouri and it's hard to find people that know what they are doing, so I end up doing everything on my own.

I have a ton of tools. Concrete mixers, a plethora of power tools, and just about anything you need to build or remodel a house. My biggest problem is time to work on everything,

I have a 9 month old daughter and she is my world!

I currently work for Drury Universtiy. I have worked in higher education for the last ten years, Prior to that I was in the Army. I've built all kinds of things over the years, ranging from decks, shops, and home remodels.

I have a Bachelor's degree in History, a Master's degree in Technology, and a Specialist degree in higher education administration.

However, what I like to really do is build things! I have a YouTube Channel and Facebook account. I will most likely post all my projects so people can tell me what an idiot I am. I love any kind of constructive advice anyone can give me. I don't have an inflated ego and think I know everything. I am just a hardworking guy that likes to do things right.

My favorite show is Holmes on Homes. He does stuff right and that's the way I like it done. If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please let me know

Cordially,

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Welcome. One small comment I have...be cautious with your public admiration of Holmes. You may have re-opened a can of worms, as he has his fair share of defects, like we all do. You might find better advice here. Good luck.

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I laugh at Holmes.
He should be on the Comedy Channel.
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I live in a remote area of Missouri and it's hard to find people that know what they are doing, so I end up doing everything on my own.
Welcome!
Same here. Between being unable to find someone qualified, and then if you do, trying to get them to come all the way out to the middle of nowhere, I find myself doing a lot too.
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I know, I know, Holmes isn't perfect. Sometimes he rips the entire house down just to fix a small problem. However, you must admit he does some pretty decent work. I like the show because he exposes examples of shady contractor work. Sometimes, when I'm watching the show, I'm like why didn't he just do this or just do that, but that wouldn't make for a good show. For instance, if he discovered a leak in the plumbing and fixed it within ten minutes, the show would suck. Overall, faults and all, it's a decent show.

Thanks for commenting.

I'm heading back over to my rental house to rip out the sill plate. Wish me luck!

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You must admit those coveralls are nice! I would lose the gold chain thought...

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What part of Missouri are you from?
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What part of Missouri are you from?
I'll jump in. I'm from N. Cali. but now I live at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri.
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What part of Missouri are you from?
Me? I'm south west of Lake of the Ozarks. We've been here five years. Love it!
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Me? I'm south west of Lake of the Ozarks. We've been here five years. Love it!
What town? You can say it.
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I live in Mountain Grove, Missouri. I've been here for the last 10 years. I don't like it, but my wife's family is here so we are stuck here for now. My parents live in Richland, Missouri. I make it up your way occasionally, and love it. I applied for a few positions as School of the Osage and Camendton a few years ago, but it didn't work out.

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So you know what a huge resort the lake is and how much construction is going on here.
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There's a lot going on up there. It's a nice place to live and raise kids from what I hear. I would move there in a heartbeat if given the right oppurtunity.

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There's a lot going on up there. It's a nice place to live and raise kids from what I hear. I would move there in a heartbeat if given the right oppurtunity.

Camdenton and Osage schools are like number 1 and 3 in the state for academic achievements.
It is a great place for kids.

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