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Old 05-19-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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I'm not that handy around the house - I've always relied on my husband for home fix up stuff, but now I'm on my own and just bought a house. It is in decent shape but there are a number of things in need of attention!

I guess I'll be coming here to ask a lot of stupid questions in the near future!!!

hope you guys don't get sick of me!

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Old 05-19-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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I'm not that handy around the house - I've always relied on my husband for home fix up stuff, but now I'm on my own and just bought a house. It is in decent shape but there are a number of things in need of attention!

I guess I'll be coming here to ask a lot of stupid questions in the near future!!!

hope you guys don't get sick of me!
Bring on the stupid questions! We love giving easy answers, hard ones too. This is a great community. For best results:

- Ask specific questions. Not "sink broken help"
- post location.
- post pictures.
- follow up with posts.

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Bring on the stupid questions! We love giving easy answers, hard ones too. This is a great community. For best results:

- Ask specific questions. Not "sink broken help"
- post location.
- post pictures.
- follow up with posts.

Thanks Leah!! Great tips! I always feel dumb going down to the Ace and bothering them with questions. I'm hoping people here will be more patient with me!
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:57 PM   #4
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Thanks Leah!! Great tips! I always feel dumb going down to the Ace and bothering them with questions. I'm hoping people here will be more patient with me!
So long as you respect the process this site is AWESOME! When I say 'respect the process' I mean:

- we can't read your mind - so explain things in excessive detail - even if it takes some do-hickeys and thing-a-ma-bobs.

- pictures will get you more responses - put (PIC) in the Title - I can't tell you how many times I've posted a pic and got help right away. Read about how to set up an album and post a pic just for the fun of it. That way, when you need to do it, you'll know how.

- read the site. Skim through the threads and pick a subject and read ones that seem interesting. It will give you a good idea for how the forum works, how to ask questions that get answered

- don't take things personally - lots of people volunteer their time to help out here, sometimes that comes with prickly personalities. But remember, everyone is just trying to help you do it right.

- use the search function on the site.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:14 PM   #5
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...sometimes that comes with prickly personalities.
HEY! I resemble that remark!

Welcome Kirsten.

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I always feel dumb going down to the Ace and bothering them with questions.
Well then come here first with a question or a picture and we'll give you enough information to make you sound like a well-informed pro when you go to the Hardware store.

Just because you don't know the answer to something doesn't mean that to ask about it makes it a stupid question.
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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HEY! I resemble that remark!

Welcome Kirsten.


Well then come here first with a question or a picture and we'll give you enough information to make you sound like a well-informed pro when you go to the Hardware store.

Just because you don't know the answer to something doesn't mean that to ask about it makes it a stupid question.
Thanks Bud!!! Can't wait to strut in there and sound like a pro!!!
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So long as you respect the process this site is AWESOME! When I say 'respect the process' I mean:


- pictures will get you more responses - put (PIC) in the Title - I can't tell you how many times I've posted a pic and got help right away. Read about how to set up an album and post a pic just for the fun of it. That way, when you need to do it, you'll know how.

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so I should create an album? hmmm.. don't really have any diy projects to photograph..
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so I should create an album? hmmm.. don't really have any diy projects to photograph..
Sure, I've got two. sometimes I just post pics that are fun. Enjoy!
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Sure, I've got two. sometimes I just post pics that are fun. Enjoy!
Awesome!! I'm going to do it!!
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:24 PM   #10
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Old 05-19-2011, 07:26 PM   #11
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thx mike.
new to the forum thing so im still learning.
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Awesome!! I'm going to do it!!
Oh, look. there you are! Good job.
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Oh, look. there you are! Good job.
starting to get the hang of it. going to take some pics of my yard projects to post tomorrow..
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Post specific questions, look around the site a little before asking sometimes you can find it in another thread. Sometimes a google search brings you to the right thread here before the site's own search engine will. And start your own thread rather than asking questions on a running thread. You'll get more responses.
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