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Old 06-29-2012, 09:48 AM   #2176
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I love it how most of the pictures have your dog in the middle with this look on her face like "whoa! This stuff wasn't here before!"

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:17 PM   #2177
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Retaining wall going in . We had one of the hotest days today so far this year. Campbell gave me a big hand today. Mia hit the foundation when it was wet and sunk up to her knees! She would not go back near it after that incident. I ordered way to much concrete. We ended up having to break it up and throw it over the wall in extreme heat. It sucked! We are absolutly beat! I had such a large mound of concrete left it looked like the Materhorn. Here are a couple pic's. Included is a sneak peak of what is going to go on the slab area. 16 boxes and it weighs over 1000lbs. dorf dude...
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:29 AM   #2178
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Pergola?
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #2179
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I got at it first thing this morning. 6 hours later here is the results. I had a bunch of bags that went hard on me. Make great filler Greg helped. It's amazing what you can hide behind a wall! I will take the taper out of the sides of the wall over the next few days. This is one solid wall. I'm in the market for a cheap laborer to pull the dirt back level. I'm all DIY but some times it's ok to pay for a couple things. Not getting any younger. Here are a couple pic's. It's not going to be a Pergola. Think bigger. dorf dude...
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #2180
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With the wall set 24 hours I cast the first end caps. I think the pic's explain well enough. At this rate it should be done in 3 more days. dorf dude...
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:46 AM   #2181
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The Great Wall of Seugast is in. All that is left is a set of stairs on the left hand side. The wall is 1 meter 30 high, 6 1/2 meters long. Total cost was about 1300 Euros. Not a bad deal in my book. Time to start the next phase. dorf dude...
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:52 AM   #2182
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Ok, I'm letting the cat out of the bag finally. This is going to be my new work shop. Now that we have the basic frame built I'm throwing out an all hands for a tent raising party for next Sat. We have to move it, put the legs on and pull the cover on it. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:44 AM   #2183
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My flower garden is going crazy. It's actually a jungle. I'm getting a lot of nice comments about it. I did not plant any sunflowers this year. They are volunteer from last year. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #2184
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I'm getting the tent raising party organized for Sat. It's an all hands event! Tonight I dug footings for the front legs to get anchored to. I drove re-bar spikes into the sides to make them stronger. My concern is wind picking this thing up. We get some pretty strong storms here. I will anchor the front legs into the pads. The rest of the legs will get big @ss nails driven into the ground. I also have a couple other ideas kicking around. Here are a couple pic's. dorf dude...
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #2185
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What is it going to be wrapped with?

Is that small brown building next to the trailer on your property too?
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Yes, the small wood building is mine, it's a wood shed fully loaded with the scrap from the demolition. The frame is going to be wrapped with PVC tent tarpaulin. Heavy weight. It looks like I'm going to have a big crew for Sat. The more the easier. Just will cost me beer and Brats. Pic's to follow of course. dorf dude...
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Shu', I constructed two of those over a 5 year period, although not as "Skookum", one was blown away by a Spring 'mini Hurricane', (looked like a crashed Cessena aircraft in the trees across the road), the other collapsed from an unexpected winter snow, even though I had extra reinforcements, but alas, yours is the one to build..if you are serious!!
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Hello there! I just finished reading your project from start to present and you have done beautiful work. I saw you mentioned that you are a hobby audiophile. My husband is a professional audiophile (over 40 years) so if you have any questions for your audio setup, he is happy to chat via e-mail. His main interest is in tubes and vinyl but he also works with solid state.

We don't drink a lot of beer but both of us love German wine. We'll save some corks and caps for you. If you PM your address, I'll send them when we get a batch.

Keep up the great work. I really love the creative use of the floor tiles for your kitchen counter-top. Genius!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:11 AM   #2189
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Thanks for following! I had a tent raising party. Thanks for all the help guys! We had a great time and got this thing up. I provided Brat's and beer. Many of the helpers were new to the dorf dude's house. They were quite amazed. Mia also made lots of new best friends! She also has the biggest dog house in the world. Here are a few pic's. Campbell even managed to a pic of me and Dave. The next step will be fine gravel and then OSB flooring. dorf dude...
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Nice! I'm thinking a guy could fit something like...oh, let's say...a Mustang in there.

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