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Old 07-06-2011, 03:06 PM   #1681
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Hey, I read through your posts over the last couple of days, AMAZING WORK!
Congrats on your rebuild and keep us posted as you work on the upstairs!

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Old 07-06-2011, 03:35 PM   #1682
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Dorf Dude -

Have you ever thought about training Mia to be a "bomb dog" and then you could "double dip" and save enough money on temoprary dog housing to buy more materials for your project. I know all those beautiful wood switch and plug plates are costly.

The buffalo or bison vodka is certainly unique. When you are a guest in Russia, you get the royal treatment that always seens to be Absolut, "Bison" and Chopin vodka.

What is your next project after the yard?

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Old 07-07-2011, 11:50 PM   #1683
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They are getting further with the new street construction in front of the house. I don't understand the purpose of the black tarp though. The new road height is going to be lower than the original with more water drains. I used to get a big lake in front when we had down pours. Mia has been supervising the construction. She also thinks she is a 50lb lap dog! I have a 3 day weekend so I hope for some progress pics in the near future. dorf dude...
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That is a geotextile blanket. It helps control erosion.

That dog sure looks happy. I have an 80lb lap dog. Great feeling.
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Ha! That's awesome. My dog does that too, but she's 7lbs - a bit easier to manage.
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I was busy today. I applied sealant to the stones around the living room window, and it's ledge. Also the 2 other window ledges, dining room and bath room. It is a wood gel but sure seems to work fine on stone. I also got weeding out the garden jungle. It's been a full day that's for sure. They got further with the street but I still can't drive in my driveway. Maybe by next weekend. I could at least park in front of my gate if needed. Here are a few pic's, dorf dude...
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Very nice! I like the window sills a lot.
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The window sill looks great!

Is it nice not having to drive back to your apartment after working on the house for the day?
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The window sill looks great!

Is it nice not having to drive back to your apartment after working on the house for the day?
It is fantastic not having to drive after working on things. Not only that but I don't pay rent on an apartment anymore. I'm still renting a shop at the moment and I don't know when I will move my stuff out from there. I need to get my shop here at the house built. So many projects! Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Shu, the window treatments look terrific.

What kind of sealer did you use? Got a pic of the can maybe? Thanks.

Hey, I was thinking, if you need a nice paved driveway, you can get those guys to put one in for you!
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Shu, the window treatments look terrific.

What kind of sealer did you use? Got a pic of the can maybe? Thanks.

Hey, I was thinking, if you need a nice paved driveway, you can get those guys to put one in for you!
I used a clear wood gel I had left over from my beams. I love finding alternate uses for products. Especially when I tell the Germans, they can't believe that I would use a wood product on stone. 2 years ago the local grocery store chain had a sale for 6.99 a can, I bought 15 of them. I still have quite a bit left. Thanks for following, dorf dude...
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Do you know if it is anything like Varathane?
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i like the first window pick quite surreal, like a painting on the wall. thru the looking glass as it were
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I think the idea of having the street contractor do the curb cut and possibly a driveway is an opportunity.

Since you have a gate, and parking area they could temporarily use the space, it might be "trade-bait" to help get some of the "bull-work" done conveniently. This could especially be true when they get down to the actual finished paving where access can be a problem.

Just another idea to get things easier for the finishing the exterior part of the project.

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