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Old 06-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #2161
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Oooohh! I like that! All nice and clean and shiny!

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Old 06-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #2162
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No real progress this weekend. My neighbor had his 80th birthday party on Sat so I kept it quiet. Our village's shooting club has it's 100th anniversary this weekend too. They are making a huge 4 day party out of it. They put up Birch sapplings all along the parade route. This afternoon was the parade with lots of local clubs and fire departments. 3 marching bands and horse drawn carriage, twins riding unicycle's ect... At a walking pace it took 20 minutes for them to pass my house. Mia behaved very well and only barked at the horses. I set up a chair and watched it all from the sidewalk. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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What do the birch saplings signify? Is that a birch tree in the last photo?
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Shu, it is nice for me to break away for a couple of months and totally detach, then come back on, and see what you have created..awesome, and I like the cordiality of your write ups!! Looks like Campbell was playing an 'air guitar' rift..after he put the roof window in! Always inspirational to see what you are doing.....and as you get further along..I recognize less and less of the structure!
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Mat got a hold of a front loader for me and drove it today. We got the back dug down and sort of leveled. This area is where my new shop will go. I'm not letting the cat out of the bag quite yet . You'll be suprised at what I'm going to do. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Here is one more with better light to see what we did. dorf dude...
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DD, you are amazing! It took me 3 days to read this thread.
I was in your area a few times in 1951 & 1952 but sleeping in a tent.
Your workshop will surely have thick walls and I have an idea of what you will use. Mum's the word.
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Old 169er, Thanks for following. You really don't have a clue what I'm up to. I'm really going to pull a rabbit out of my hat on this one. I finally got the digging guy to come by and get this thing finished. Should be done tomorrow. It's so nice not having piles outside! Here are a couple pics of things getting cleaned up. Tomorrow is gravel and leveled. Stay tuned, dorf dude...
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Did I miss something? What happened to the attached carport???
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Did I miss something? What happened to the attached carport???
The carport before was a temporary thing. I took it down this Spring. I hope for a permanent one by this winter. I left the beam bolted to the side of the house and I will extend it full width of the house. I still have big plans for this year. Thanks for following. dorf dude...
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Did I miss something? What happened to the attached carport???
Mia is looking for it, too.
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The digger guy was here at 7:40 this morning. He finished leveling the ground and brought the first load of gravel. His truck is a Unimog. Fantastic machine. It can do anything with the right attachments. Here are a couple pics for now, more to come. dorf dude...
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It's done. All level and packed. We got the trench dug for the retaining wall too. That will be the next project. I hope to get it going next weekend. Mia is inspecting everything. Here are a couple pics. dorf dude...
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Long dog run and a new wall to walk on - you sure know how to make a dog happy.
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Here is a sneak peak of what will happen tomorrow. The trench on the right will get filled with concrete and the hollow planting bricks will start going in. More to follow. Of course Mia is on the patrol. dorf dude...
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