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Old 10-26-2010, 09:24 PM   #3421
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I'm glad you and your wife made it back safely Jim. It's scary driving through the mountain roads in bad weather.

You guys have had more than your share of bad weather this year. Wasn't there a terrible flood in the Nashville area last spring?

We were in the path of the same storm system you got down there today, but it was quite a bit milder up this way. We had tornado watches and warnings, but I haven't heard about any touching down. There are lots of trees and large branches down and people without power. The strong winds are going to continue through tomorrow evening.

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I'm glad you and your wife made it back safely Jim. It's scary driving through the mountain roads in bad weather.

You guys have had more than your share of bad weather this year. Wasn't there a terrible flood in the Nashville area last spring?

We were in the path of the same storm system you got down there today, but it was quite a bit milder up this way. We had tornado watches and warnings, but I haven't heard about any touching down. There are lots of trees and large branches down and people without power. The strong winds are going to continue through tomorrow evening.
Thanks Barb, Nashville did have a bad flood earlier this year, it really did mess a bunch of folks up and ruined a lot of stuff.

Keith, tornado alley is over a couple of states around Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Dakotas, the land over there is flat and nothing to slow the wind down. What we had was bad enough but nothing like them poor folks over that way catch. Some of the tornadoes can be a mile or so wide with winds over 200 MPH, it is hard for me to imagine wind that strong on land. I was in a hurricane out at sea when I was a swabby though, that was some rough riding.
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Bud...your generosity knows no bounds!

Is there nothing you won't do for your fellow countrymen?

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Got him that time Jim!!!!
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Well, while you guys were all out playing in the rain, I still had to get some work done.

First thing this morning I set the tile on that abominable curved step. You've seen a pic before, so no point in seeing that again.

Wife number two has had the nag control on high to get the wall done out in cedar in the guest bedroom.

All I can say is don't ever do out things like stairwells and rooms in narrow cedar strips. Unless someone gives you a few thousand to play with.

The wall has been sitting like this for so long, I really don't remember when these boards were installed.
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Fortunately I was able to find enough long boards (11') which were clear cedar to get up to the window without having to make any joins.
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The shorter boards were no problem. There are loads of those laying all over the place here.

But then I needed several more to go over the window. It took another dozen or so before shorter boards could be used. As soon as I hit the ceiling level, tapers were cut to fit.
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The order was given to attend supper when I had got this far, soooo not wishing to incur the wrath of she-who-thinks-she-must-be-obeyed, I hot footed it over for dinner.
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Aside from the fact that the end of this wall reaches a cool 10' 9" high, which necessitates the use of some sort of bodily elevating device, it wasn't too difficult to do.

It is essentially finished here, except for three increasingly shorter pieces which I have glued together in order that they my go up at the same time. It's a backing thing.

When the glue is dry - in the morning - they will go up right away.
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So many times I have wished that I could have brought some drywall over here for the flat walls and ceilings. My niece's hubby is in the biz and he figures we could have all the flat stuff boarded, taped and first mud coat in one day.

I don't doubt it, as I still remember the first time I hired a board crew (2 guys) to do out a 1 1/2 storey, typical 1200 square foot house. They were done in 4 hours flat. All I heard was numbers being called and the whine of the guns.

They sure knew their business.
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Aside from the fact that the end of this wall reaches a cool 10' 9" high, which necessitates the use of some sort of bodily elevating device, it wasn't too difficult to do.

It is essentially finished here, except for three increasingly shorter pieces which I have glued together in order that they my go up at the same time. It's a backing thing.

When the glue is dry - in the morning - they will go up right away.
Keith, how long did it take you to do these walls? Absolutely beautiful!!!, I would never get tired of looking at your walls.

I have been trying to figure out a way to haul sheet rock on your boats and be able to handle it by yourself. So far I haven't come up with a way. Way back when I was a much younger dude, I did hang rock on a ceiling or two alone but it is tough.

I am slooooowly doing away with all of the sheet rock in our home, I just never have liked sheet rock in our home.

Those fellows who installed the rock in your house were blazing, that is a bunch of rock and fast.

Back in the 80s, one of my subs used several Mexican fellows to hang rock for him. I was restoring an older 1842 Victorian with tall ceilings. The house was about 5,000 sq feet two floors. The workers didn't even stop to eat, one of their wives brought a cooler with bean burritos, they would go over and grab a burrito and just keep on going. I was blown away at how much work these fellows were doing. They weren't as fast as the fellows that did your work but they were fast.

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