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Old 10-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #1936
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Based on the colors I thought that was IKEA at first!

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #1937
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Based on the colors I thought that was IKEA at first!
Ikea was just across the street. I went there next and got a computer chair for my room. My back is very happy now. dorf dude...
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #1938
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Dorf Dude -

Have you had a chance to look at the local construction and compare to your home's centuries old construction?

I guess the very old surviving homes may be stone or brick and the ones after 1900 were hollow clay tile. Anything during the Soviet occupation may be the old AAC concept and the newer ones are probably a mix. That area you are in has a lot of mines and to the west (Katoweicj) has a lot of coal mines that produced a lot of coal and an equal amount or rock excavated to get access.

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Dick, The Sgt Major in charge of our training is building a house. I will get some pic's off him and post. Very similar to current German building. 1 week left in Poland then off to Italy! dorf dude...
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Have a few plates of pasta, couple of slices of pizza, and a few bottles of wine for me while you're in Italy. Have fun!
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #1940
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Have a few plates of pasta, couple of slices of pizza, and a few bottles of wine for me while you're in Italy. Have fun!
Thanks. I'm not having a lot of fun. My system is working with no problems, I'm bored. I want to work on my house . The upside of this long deployment is I'm going to be able to pay cash for the next stage construction. . Thanks for following. I will try and keep it interesting until I get back to true DIY. dorf dude...
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When you get to Italy, you know what we really want pics of, don't you?
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When you get to Italy, you know what we really want pics of, don't you?
Ok Keith. I've been thinking about this and nothing springs to mind. How about a hint? dorf dued...
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Awww, c'mon now, don't give me that old song!
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Are you talking about 2 legged creatures or 4 wheeled ones?
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Two of course!
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Here are a few more pic's. I went up in a balloon. It's helium and tethered. Height was 180m, about 500ft. I went on a Crazy Tour of Nova Hutta in a Trabant. It was supposed to be the perfect communist city. It never got completed. The car was a car for the people. 2cyl 2 stroke 27hp. The tour guide drove it like a rally car! They love Regan here because he helped them. They named the central plaza after him. We had a drink in a communist era bar. It was a trip back in time. The last pic is where we had dinner tonight. Great food, massive portions. dorf dude...
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Did the Trabant have an engine transplant? If not, how did he get it to stay running the entire duration of the tour? Hehe.

Nice pics!
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Here is a pic of the motor. It is the little blue box. Quite peppy actually. Up to 50mph then just runs out of steam. Our guide had this car just flying!
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I wonder what kind of mileage that thing gets.

Great pictures. I'm just a little envious. Just a little.
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:32 PM   #1950
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I wonder what kind of mileage that thing gets.

Great pictures. I'm just a little envious. Just a little.
It get's around 20mpg. I'm limited to 6 pics at a time and I'm holding back. I don't want to over load you in 1 shot. dorf dude...

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