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Old 09-28-2010, 02:26 AM   #2746
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Jim, the little gal is a purebred Heinz 57.

The water temperature is still OK for swimming...just. The gal across the bay went for a dip late this afternoon after I got back. Every time her hubby goes in he squeals like a little girl. You've never heard anything so ridiculous in all your life.

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Jim, the little gal is a purebred Heinz 57.

The water temperature is still OK for swimming...just. The gal across the bay went for a dip late this afternoon after I got back. Every time her hubby goes in he squeals like a little girl. You've never heard anything so ridiculous in all your life.
Most of the mixed little fellows like that are usually the good ones. Us ole dudes can love a little dog and don't care who sees or knows we do cause we are old. When we get old we get to the point we don't have to prove anything to anyone any more so we don't care, we can just be ourselves and if we want to tell some one how much we love them, we do, if we want to compliment someone, we do. We don't have to be afraid someone will think we are less a man because... we don't care what they think anymore. Know what I mean buddy. Well so much for my old showing through today.

As for the swimming thing, I won't expose my fat to anyone, someone may think a whale has been beached and try to save me. I hope you have a better one than yesterday buddy.
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Sorry to hear you had such a rough day Keith! Glad you made it home alright.

When you wrote about your wife forgetting her purse, it reminded me of a story I have in my joke collection. Here it is:

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While on a road trip, a married couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch.

After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant and resumed their trip.

When leaving, the woman unknowingly left her glasses on the table, and she didn't miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes.

By then, to add to the aggravation, they had to travel quite a distance before they could find a place to turn around, in order to return to the restaurant to retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the husband became a complete grouch. He fussed and complained and scolded his wife relentlessly during the entire return drive. The more he chided her, the more agitated he became. He just wouldn't let up for a single minute.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant. As the woman got out of the car and hurried inside to retrieve her glasses, the husband yelled to her, "While you're in there, you might as well get my hat and the credit card!"

I'm glad Mr. Heinz made it back in the boat safely too.

When you're back in town, run over to the Home Depot for the varnish. They never run out of that stuff.

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The gal across the bay went for a dip late this afternoon after I got back. Every time her hubby goes in he squeals like a little girl. You've never heard anything so ridiculous in all your life.


Jim, I'm glad you and your wife made it through all that bad weather. Driving in the mountains is slow enough and plenty dangerous without bad weather.






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Most of the mixed little fellows like that are usually the good ones. Us ole dudes can love a little dog and don't care who sees or knows we do cause we are old. When we get old we get to the point we don't have to prove anything to anyone any more so we don't care, we can just be ourselves and if we want to tell some one how much we love them, we do, if we want to compliment someone, we do. We don't have to be afraid someone will think we are less a man because... we don't care what they think anymore. Know what I mean buddy. Well so much for my old showing through today.

As for the swimming thing, I won't expose my fat to anyone, someone may think a whale has been beached and try to save me. I hope you have a better one than yesterday buddy.
Our pooch is far and away the best behaved dog on the island. She never makes a sound unless someone walks on our property, or on the pathway right in front. You couldn't get a better watchdog.

She's mostly border collie and has that collecting instinct. Always has little piles of sticks or her toys which she meticulously keeps in one place.

She doesn't need a leash...just say the word and she walks right alongside of us and won't run off unless we tell her it's OK.
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When we get old we get to the point we don't have to prove anything to anyone any more so we don't care, we can just be ourselves and if we want to tell some one how much we love them, we do, if we want to compliment someone, we do. We don't have to be afraid someone will think we are less a man because... we don't care what they think anymore.
Boy ain't that the truth! The older I get the less willing I am to take any BS from anyone. I've gotten sorta ballsy with my old age. If I had been this bold as a younger man maybe I could have gotten somewhere. I've finally learned to speak up. Not that that is always a good thing!

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I have also noticed that I have a hard time on the job keeping my pants up. Might have something to do with the additional fifty pounds I have acquired during the past decade. The thing is...I don't care that much. I do however recall that when I was a young man I also couldn't keep my pants up but that was a different thing all together. We won't go in to that, other than to say: Memories are everything!
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Funny thing........

Just after making my last above post I went to my email to find my wife had sent me a fitting note, I'll share it with you guys:

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It was fun being a baby boomer... until now. Some of the
artists of the 60's are revising their hits with new
lyrics to accommodate aging baby boomers.

They include:

Herman's Hermits--- Mrs.. Brown, You've Got a Lovely
Walker.

Ringo Starr--- I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.

The Bee Gees--- How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.

Bobby Darin--- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.

Roberta Flack--- The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.

Johnny Nash--- I Can't See Clearly Now.

Paul Simon--- Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver

The Commodores--- Once, Twice, Three Times to the
Bathroom.

Procol Harem--- A Whiter Shade of Hair.

Leo Sayer--- You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

The Temptations--- Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.

Abba--- Denture Queen.

Tony Orlando--- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear
Me Fall.

Helen Reddy--- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.

And my personal favorite:

Leslie Gore--- It's My Procedure, and I'll Cry If I Want To.
This email came at just the right time.
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That's a beaut...sad thing is I remember all those songs, only the original versions.
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Boy ain't that the truth! The older I get the less willing I am to take any BS from anyone. I've gotten sorta ballsy with my old age. If I had been this bold as a younger man maybe I could have gotten somewhere. I've finally learned to speak up. Not that that is always a good thing!



I have also noticed that I have a hard time on the job keeping my pants up. Might have something to do with the additional fifty pounds I have acquired during the past decade. The thing is...I don't care that much. I do however recall that when I was a young man I also couldn't keep my pants up but that was a different thing all together. We won't go in to that, other than to say: Memories are everything!
I am the same way and was except for that last part about the pants. I liked the E-Mail you got that fits pretty good.
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Our pooch is far and away the best behaved dog on the island. She never makes a sound unless someone walks on our property, or on the pathway right in front. You couldn't get a better watchdog.

She's mostly border collie and has that collecting instinct. Always has little piles of sticks or her toys which she meticulously keeps in one place.

She doesn't need a leash...just say the word and she walks right alongside of us and won't run off unless we tell her it's OK.
Buddy, that is the kind of dog everyone wants, a Border Collie is a really pretty dog and smart as the dickens. That is really neat that your dog is such a good guard dog.

Judy and I drove down close to Atlanta today as we found two little Chihuahuas who were to be put down tomorrow as their time was up. We had planned to maybe look at getting one of them if they were young dogs. Well it turned out they were older dogs and so very over weight and we really didn't want an older dog and they are either brother and sister or husband and wife.

The thought of them dying tomorrow was too much for us so we adopted both of them and the thought of separating them was out of the question anyway. They have taken up with us already and are just the most loving little fellows, another good thing is they are already house trained. Life is good today, we have two new buddies.
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This is the last batch of yellow boards for the kitchen walls.

We thought we were being very clever getting a yellow undercoat. But it turns out that a white undercoat, at about 1/3 the price, works much better.

Really don't know why it is, but the yellow undercoat and yellow topcoat (I think it's called chamois, I had the name wrong before from a sample we tried) doesn't come out cleanly.

With the white undercoat, the chamois has a nice even colour to it.
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Another little goofus uppus I ran into...

After the original framing was all done, I decided to add a 1" solid foamboard and plywood on top of that. That raised the floor level by 1 5/8". What I forgot to do was to raise the framing for the doors. So the upshot of this forgetfulness was that I needed to cut the interior doors down to fit.

Plus, of course, there will be terra cotta tiles going on top of that, which is very close to another inch to come off.

Nowadays, these high priced doors have nothing in them of any substance at all. A small sliver of some sort of fiberboard at the ends is all. After I trimmed both ends, it was necessary to fill up the gaps which appeared. A piece of Douglas fir at each end cut to 1 1/8" wide and some real glue has done the fix.
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When they used to make real doors, the standard height for the passage sets was 40". With these 6 panel doors, the lower rail centers at well under 40", so the passage set needs to be installed somewhere at the end of the rail for the sake of appearance. 40" is actually completely above the rail.

I always prefer to have my setback at 2 3/4" rather than 2 3/8" as it gives just that little bit of extra room between the jamb and your hand when opening/closing the door.

But again, the size of the stile dictated otherwise. The larger setback wouldn't look right. But since we are using lever type hardware, the lack of room problem is addressed without any issue.
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Hopefully the hardware doesn't look too out of line at 36".
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Except for one top board which cannot go in until that triangular ceiling is in place, and a handful of short boards under the wall oven cavity, the kitchen walls are done. Some trim to go yet, but I will make it all up at the same time.
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The broom closet is on the far side of the open area from the kitchen. We are using the same kind of door and hardware to keep some sort of continuity. However, I'm not sure about the side wall boards being painted or not.

Everything else on that side will be varathaned. Unfortunately I got carried away with the yellow paint and there are many short boards left over. Now I will have to find some unfinished boards, or - heaven forbid - machine yet more.

At least I can find a home for the excess yellow boards in the utility room.
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