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Old 03-08-2011, 04:48 PM   #1546
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From my years of owning Labradors, I have found one absolute truth: a tired dog is a good dog.


The new fence looks nice. Is there much traffic on the street in front of the house?

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:39 AM   #1547
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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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thanks for explaining that whole situation, that's too bad about your old house. I would love to drink a cold one with ya but I'm stateside in Michigan, but born and partially raised in Poland. For some reason reading the entire thread I thought your ex wife and kids were in the USA and you moved to Germany afterwards for work. I will have a tall and cold brew for ya tonight Dorf Dude!
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Dorf Dude -

Is your back yard secure enough to allow your dog to run and burn off some energy? Also, your boys may be able to enjoy him that way.

I hope I am not suggesting another job to add to the already long list of projects, but don't forget the "doggie door" in the rear mud room. - I would not worry about the grass at this point since the dogs can be very disruptive.

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Old 03-10-2011, 10:54 PM   #1550
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Dorf Dude -

Is your back yard secure enough to allow your dog to run and burn off some energy? Also, your boys may be able to enjoy him that way.

I hope I am not suggesting another job to add to the already long list of projects, but don't forget the "doggie door" in the rear mud room. - I would not worry about the grass at this point since the dogs can be very disruptive.

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The back yard is secure. The weak point is the front gate. I will work on that this weekend. The grass is not a concern to me. It is just work to mow it. When the mud room goes up I will also put a large kennel run in. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Looking good!

I have that same Makita impact driver!! LOOVE that thing!
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Old 03-12-2011, 11:44 AM   #1552
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Today I went ahead with installing a couple more roll down shutters, 2 more left. First I had to trim out the window boxes. I used tile glue and smoothed it out. It has a little texture but that's ok. Running the band is always fun. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:12 AM   #1553
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Think twice before planting ivy. It becomes an ugly girl friend you can never get rid of. It destroys what it gets a hold of. I'm going to give the stumps a shot of Roundup. Not sure if it will work but worth a try. dorf dude...
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Morning Shu...

For what it's worth, the English Ivy (which is likely what you have there) needs to be relentlessly pulled out until there's nothing left.

Many jurisdictions in North America have declared it a noxious weed, which it most certainly is.

About 40 years ago, our neighbour brought over a small plant and put it by his outhouse. It has spread to several acres now, killing everything in its' path - including large cedar and fir trees.

And tell me that's not real sunshine you have over there for the first day of spring???
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That Ivy only grows where you don't want it. I have been trying for years to get it to grow up my chain link fence.

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Morning Shu...

For what it's worth, the English Ivy (which is likely what you have there) needs to be relentlessly pulled out until there's nothing left.

Many jurisdictions in North America have declared it a noxious weed, which it most certainly is.

About 40 years ago, our neighbour brought over a small plant and put it by his outhouse. It has spread to several acres now, killing everything in its' path - including large cedar and fir trees.

And tell me that's not real sunshine you have over there for the first day of spring???
Yes, Spring seems to be setting in finally. What a winter we had. Temps are in the mid 50's during the afternoon, still freezing in the morning though. I'm getting itchy to get going on things. Stay tuned. dorf dude...
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My view count is way out of wack. Nathan?? I have a good idea who is doing it and please stop it. This is supposed to be a grown up site sharing ideas, not a childish playground game. Get a life and a job.
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It is very easy to kite a view count if a person just views repeatedly from the same computer or another.

Pumping the post content is just a matter of posting separate small updates instead on one more meaningful one. - Sort of like cheating on an expense report. I had a good accounting firm give me a short class in the ways to spot "creative accounting" and I learned enough to can the guy in a day and then found a lot more after the fact. - It is sort of like the "treat them like a mushroom" routine that is very simple.

It is difficult to understand why someone would go through of the ego-boosting gyrations.

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Didn't someone ask the other day why they can't 'thank' their own post?????
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Here is a pic of another project that I have been working on. This is when I first got it. Looks can be deceiving. Hundreds of hours work so far and many more to go. Maybe I will start a new thread. dorf dude...
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