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Old 08-21-2010, 05:31 PM   #1021
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Ladies and gentlemen, I have never seen Dorf Dude so relaxed, and his son also, and his friend John with his Big 27 foot Reinell with a 454 Chev motor, and prolly one of the "BIGGEST HEART" people I have ever seen, and I watched DD "morph" from "uptight white guy', to 'SLLOOWW", and it was incredible! "WE' had the most incredible day on Moses lake, that will never be forgotten! You can have a good time boating,..and then there are 'Great times"! Sorry if this is irrelevant, but WOW! My wife and I can never ever top that day!
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Ladies and gentlemen, I have never seen Dorf Dude so relaxed, and his son also, and his friend John with his Big 27 foot Reinell with a 454 Chev motor, and prolly one of the "BIGGEST HEART" people I have ever seen, and I watched DD "morph" from "uptight white guy', to 'SLLOOWW", and it was incredible! "WE' had the most incredible day on Moses lake, that will never be forgotten! You can have a good time boating,..and then there are 'Great times"! Sorry if this is irrelevant, but WOW! My wife and I can never ever top that day!
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Nothing quite beats spending time with old friends. Especially in such a relaxed atmosphere.

Glad to hear that Shu came down a bit while he was there! It's pretty obvious that he had one terrific time.

Thanks for letting us know that Syd.
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The Cabot stain was on the shelf in my dads shop. It was probably 20+ years old. When you enter that house its like a time capsule back to the 70's. The carpet, paneling and cabinets all scream 70's. My brother is slowly updating it. Thanks for following along, dorf dude...
Mein Deutches Bruder, I actually got that cabot stain about 5 yrs. ago to stain the wood on the car trailer, it was highly rated in cons.reports..Lowes here in the states carries a full line of cabot, I'm not sure if they have lowes up der in kanada for cocobola though. Good to see you made it back safe, now you can get back to gettin er done.

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Mein Deutches Bruder, I actually got that cabot stain about 5 yrs. ago to stain the wood on the car trailer, it was highly rated in cons.reports..Lowes here in the states carries a full line of cabot, I'm not sure if they have lowes up der in kanada for cocobola though. Good to see you made it back safe, now you can get back to gettin er done.

Your bro,
Hi Mark:

Thanks for the info on the stain. Cabot has been around forever, and there's no doubt it's excellent stuff. Lowe's has recently come up to Kanada (with a K) but I believe they are only back east just yet. Naturally, the House of Pot doesn't carry it.

Keep after that brother of yours...
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Dorf Dude -

I sounds like you had a great time in a great area with relatives - It is hard to beat the combination!

I have a wife of 20+ years (still going) and and a first wife of 26 years. - Both the same first name. so I did not have to buy new towels. They are great friends and make it easy to keep together, but the second does not want to be a grandmother, so she is JoyJoy or Joy2 and the kids refer to the grand kids call the first Gramma Joy. They talk to each other more than I do because of the holidays, boating, meals and other reasons to get together.

On a more serious note, I am beginning to collect beer bottle caps and it seems you are interested in local U.S. caps instead of purchased caps or the ordinary beer we see in the U.S. ("American" Budweiser, Miller, Coors, etc.). I am not a beer drinker but have good access to some real authentic traditional beers because of the local German brewing tradition here and plan to get some beer for my friends to try the beer providing I get the caps back. - Am I on the right track? I think you might want some unique caps and not just a case of unused Miller Lite caps with plastic liners.

I would imagine it is almost impossible to ship bottles of beer from the U.S. to Germany because of laws, requirements and unknown fees between countries. - My ex-boss bought a goat skin full (Bodega?) of red wine in Spain and the requirements (import/export, taxes, forms, taxes, red tape, etc.) just to pick it up when it got here were a big barrier. We had to contact the local Teamster Union Business Agent and he called back in two hours with instructions on where to go at the airport, who to see and when to do it (lunchtime). No problem, but I have no idea what it cost, but importing beer bottles into Germany could almost be as difficult.

Glad to see you back and missed the reports on your problems, solutions and progress. I imagine everything is now well cured/aged and you are ready to attack the project again. What are your plans after the restoration/reconstruction is completed especially if it will be looked at closely by the locals. Everything you have done seems to fit the area and tradition with modern technology.

Good to see that you had a good time despite the 16 hour return (must have been a couple of transfers and schedule situations. When I traveled from India and Russia, I always went straight through (20+ hours starting on a midnight flight) because I would be home in northern Michigan where I could then relax. - I bet you were happy to return and be in a known environment.

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Mark, Have never met you, and your Bro Scott has spoken well of you when I see him, but I was just amazed at the work you have done on your dad's house! Being in the profession you are in, ...how do you find the time? Was amazed at what you had done already, and Scott told me so much history of the place! I am glad you took the initiative to buy the place and redo it...the deck views are to die for, I will never forget them..your dad had "vision and "Balls", to have bought it way back then, and now you are 'restoring' it!:thumbs up:
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I got back at it today. I started screwing down the ceiling boards after letting them dry in place. Not a photo worthy doing but a step forward. While I was gone Campbell got going on the bathroom wall. It is 2 layer 1/2" sheet rock. We will make storage shelves in the openings. Here is a pic. dorf dude...
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It is looking pretty good as expected by your dedication to do it right.

I am awaiting seeing the finished home in the end. Sometimes, a break away in a different area can get the "juices flowing", but cannot compare to getting back to the job at hand and finishing things the way you want them.

The beer bottle caps will be coming.

The other Schu (Luxembourger, not German because my ancestors lived 200 yards/meters too far west and across the Mosel river).
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Great to see you back in the saddle again Shu!
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Mark, Have never met you, and your Bro Scott has spoken well of you when I see him, but I was just amazed at the work you have done on your dad's house! Being in the profession you are in, ...how do you find the time? Was amazed at what you had done already, and Scott told me so much history of the place! I am glad you took the initiative to buy the place and redo it...the deck views are to die for, I will never forget them..your dad had "vision and "Balls", to have bought it way back then, and now you are 'restoring' it!:thumbs up:
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Thanks for the positive comments Syd, I was hoping to meet you this go around but you were coming the same day I had to leave in the a.m.. My brother is a great role model for diy. When I get tired out working on it, I look at what Scott is doing and that gives me an extra push. Hope to meet you one of these days.
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I've gotten all the ceiling boards in place and set. The small bridge above the door came out great. That will become the traverse to the bathroom. Before I went on vacation I planted some wild flower-sun flower seeds on the front corner. I now have a jungle there. It rained most of the time the last 3 weeks while I was gone. Things went crazy. I figured I could throw up a flower pic since other people are. dorf dude...
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Shu...things are looking so ...clean...above that doorway. Man but that came out beautifully.

I wish we had some of that rain while you were gone - no, maybe not - if we had it then it means you would have got it when you were on holiday. You didn't need that.

It sure worked its' magic on your sunflowers.
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I was expecting to see window box planters on each window of the front, as in the tradition around you.

It is fun to watch the sunflowers to turn during the day to get the sun, but I am partial to the traditional appearance.

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Isn't that a tradition all over Europe? It used to be when I was a kid in the first half of the last century!
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It used to but some area it slowly drop out for some reason.

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