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Old 12-31-2008, 12:46 AM   #181
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Scoggy:
Polar bear swim? What part of the world are you in? We have loads of the swims out here.

Hi Schu: Don't push the recovery too fast, it never seems to work quite like that. Have a great new year!

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Old 12-31-2008, 02:26 AM   #182
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[quote=cocobolo;204702]Scoggy:
Polar bear swim? What part of the world are you in? We have loads of the swims out here.



If Scoggy would put his location in you would see the he lives in Ladysmith BC. That is right where you are. Maybe you 2 can hook up at the swim! Dorf Dude
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:01 PM   #183
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After 2 weeks I made it to the house. I had stopped heating with propane as soon as I got sick. The insides of all the windows are covered in ice. I took a few pic's for those of you needing a fix! They are of the beam I'm working on, new windows with rolling shutters installed, big wood pile and roof tiles waiting to go up and a shot of the back of the house. Happy New Year! Dorf Dude...
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Hi Shu:
I guess you have found out by now that heating with propane produces lots of moisture! I realize that it is universally used to heat buildings under construction, but sometimes all that extra moisture can be positively damaging. As soon as you get your wood stove up and running you will be a happy camper. The dry heat does wonders for the building. And once you get the mass heated up, i.e. all that masonry, the temperature swings will go way down.
Thanks for the tip about Ladysmith....you might not believe it, but we can actually see Ladysmith from here across the water! Only 11 miles by water, and about 7 in a straight line.
And one more Happy New Year for the road!
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:23 PM   #185
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Glad your feeling better.

Happy New Year Shu! You've earned it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:19 PM   #186
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I wish I was felling better. I just can't shake this cr@p. I ache all over and my throat still is a mess. No appetite and I'm sleeping alot. It is just going to take time, the house can wait. The weather is really cold at the moment and I will not fire up the propane anymore. Too much moisture. Well, I will post when I get back at it. Might be a couple more weeks. Dorf Dude...
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Sorry to hear that shu. That's about the last thing you need when you're trying to work on the house.
In the mean time, take a look at my thread on Gulf Island Building. Only just started, so not much there yet. On my way now to post a few more photos.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:08 PM   #188
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It's been a long time since I've posted. No new progress. We have been a Deep Freeze the last few weeks, -19C lowest -11C right now. I can not get the pellet stove going because it needs to be filled with water and routed through a radiater. I can not run it dry. I have no running water to fill it up. I don't want to turn on main water with -19C. I will just have to wait. I still am battling with the tail ends of the flu so this pause works out ok. Until the weather breaks I don't see much happening. Greetings from the Dorf Dude....
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:21 PM   #189
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No note about getting better or anything like that please. Let's keep this about DIY and fixing or building things. Thanks

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Scott -

I think I understand the situation, although I always get confused about the difference between a comma (,) and and decimal point (.) and that can be a big difference, especially if you are in India, but sometimes Europe.

It is time to to get to know the locals very well and let them get to know that your are a German, despite the unusual/different spelling of the the last name. They are probably able to determine and "bless" you. It is well worth the effort and interest you show.

Same thing happened to a friend that lived in Switzerland that could vote in national elections, but not local elections (after many years residence) until he sat down and had a meeting and a few beers with village people that determined who could vote. - It was a strange situation for an American to understand, but it makes sense in when you are in small, traditional town. - He finally got out of the Swiss army when he was 55. The funny thing is that he was a twin to "Colonel Klink" (from the old "Hogans Heros TV series) complete with the bald head and full length leather coat.

Do what you have to do to keep the taxes down and keep the valuation up to justify the mortgage and insurance.

Regarding your Mustang, I have a friend (technical service) in Stuttgart that has driven (and repaired) his Jaguars to jobs in England, Spain and Belarus. He may have an interest in playing with Fords if he has the time.

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I have been given a go ahead by my doctor. I have a history of hernias. I have been having pains but the Doc said everything is ok, just internal scar tissue settling in with my physical labor, 3 surgurys as an adult so far. Now when it gets warmer it is time to get back at it! Rock and Roll. I can't wait to get back working again. Thanks for following along. Things will get moving as the weather gets warmer. Dorf Dude....
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Glad to hear you are on the road back!!

The weather is getting better, so resist the urges to over-do it too soon. Summer is a great time to build. I built a masonry home and laid in my sleeping bag at night trying to figure out how to do things best without any other help unless they stopped by for a beer.

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Hi Shu: Good show! I only had one hernia operation, and that's enough.
Our weather here has been unseasonably cold and extremely foggy, which only serves to keep everything damp and cold. Today is so-so and the temps are supposed to get back to normal right away. That would be +7C for daytime highs here. Just messing around with the ensuite bathroom today, trying to work out some electrical and plumbing issues. We shall overcome!!
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Herr Schu. I will be there by the end of summer. It is tough paying a double rent at this time. I will be sleeping in my house come winter 2009. No choice. Thanks for the support, Dorf Dude
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DD,

Just a note about the hernia. I went through the mesh install about 6 yrs ago. Had them do both sides while I was there. I'll never see another hernia and for the amount of lifting I do, not "work" related, it's a positive way to go.

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