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Old 03-02-2011, 12:57 PM   #1531
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Dorf Dude, do you think your ex wife follows this thread? I wonder what she thinks as you are one of the most hard working and dedicated persons I have ever seen.

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #1532
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Dorf Dude, do you think your ex wife follows this thread? I wonder what she thinks as you are one of the most hard working and dedicated persons I have ever seen.
You are the first person to ever bring this up. I built 5 miles away from where she lives. Her parents and brother live 1.5 miles away. I have made a stand and they know it. My kids know about this blog so I'm pretty sure she knows. They can't keep things a secret. What kids can? She now is married to a guy that can't get off the couch. Snow never gets shoveled, little things just get overlooked. My old place is slowly going to pieces. I didn't just say that did I? I like your insight. Come on over and drink a beer with me. dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude -

From what have observed in you small town, make sure the shop and mudroom are very similar from the outside what you have done as an improvement or the area. - A traditional window box on the shop, might be too much, but might just cause them to to think twice about any objection.

The new road construction can be a challenge. Try to make contacts with the concrete supplier to find a solution since they usually know a way to makes things work.

I was not aware of the proximity of your ex-wife and the possible conflict with the children. I have gone though a similar situation, but not exactly the same. - Two wives with the same first name, 2 kids and 4 grandchildren. With a cool head, it can work out for the kids and future grand-children. - Just keep in touch with the kids as you seem to be doing.

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I got started on my fence today. The old fence was so rotted, I had it wired together. I picked up 600 Stainless screws for $20, what a snag. The boards are recycled plastic. I used a piece of drain pipe as a spacer and leveled up the boards and set them with clamps. Drilled 4 pilot holes. Set the screws and move on to the next. I will have to notch the boards to fit correctly on the upright braces. Yes the boards are directly on the cement wall. I don't need to clearance them because they won't rot, ever. I already have people stopping and asking what it is. They have never heard of it. They only know of real wood. They asked about the price and I told them the fence cost around $500. Answer, "Wood would have been cheaper" My reply, "Not in 5 years" Add your labor and stain costs and this is way cheaper!! Here are a couple pic's. I plan on getting further tomorrow. dorf dude...
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Dorf Dude -

Do you plan on shutters for the upper floor for darkness and sound or or are you going to use them on the bottom floor? I recall you said there was quit a bit of truck traffic right in front of your home.

You just need to mount the mailbox and put up with the neighbors grumbling about how much better your fence is.

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Do you plan on shutters for the upper floor for darkness and sound or or are you going to use them on the bottom floor? I recall you said there was quit a bit of truck traffic right in front of your home.

You just need to mount the mailbox and put up with the neighbors grumbling about how much better your fence is.

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I have shutters for all the windows. The upper ones are in but not the ground floor, I just haven't got them mounted yet. I also have to install window ledges and trim paint. Still to cold to paint at the moment. More fence pic's later today I hope. dorf dude...
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Today I got the main section of the fence finished. I just have the gates and a short section to finish up. I had to cut notches with my table saw. Mia was giving it the big inspection. Then she went and started stealing things. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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I know its been a long road and a lot of work, but what a beautiful home you have made you should be proud and happy
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DD, just had Cocobolo, here to deliver some Chev v/8 heads to me, and now, as far as I am concerned, I have met..two of the 'icons' of this site, and wow, it was totally positive! He took photos, we ..'bsed',and he had to leave, but he said he will be my ..'asskicker'..to get the 'coupe"..done! Wow, that is such a 'trip'!
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Absolutely fantastic looking and awe-inspiring work Shu!!

Glad to have you 'back in the saddle'
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Dorf dude,
The new fence looks much better than the old one when compared side by side in the picture. Sometimes it just makes sense to fork over more cash for a low maintenance product. Nice work.

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Hey Shu...like the fence a whole lot. It is very much in keeping with the house.

Do me a small favour once in awhile will ya? Send Scoggy an email and jack him up about his car. Thirty five years is way too long to have a nice car like that sitting there with a running engine and not on the road!
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This is the true sense of Ironic. I didn't even open it or read it. My dog really did eat it. Now I have to buy a new one to replace it. She is getting to be quite the handful. dorf dude...
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So what's the problem? She's just telling you that she's teaching YOU just fine!

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