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Old 11-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #7201
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Wouldn't it be neat if you could really do that!

These are the little squares going on the ceiling. Just put the first coat of Varathane on. It's not all of them, just the first batch.
I can't figure out exactly how you are going to use them, but I know they will look good on the ceiling if you are doing them.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #7202
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I can't figure out exactly how you are going to use them, but I know they will look good on the ceiling if you are doing them.
You should be seeing the results pretty soon Jim. I still have the rest of the squares to Varathane (3 coats) as well as all the joining strips, and there's lots of those. I expect it's going to take me a few days to get them all ready.
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Seeing Bud's post about ..'hardwoods', here on the Coast, ARBUTUS, is the only tree..that makes incredible firewood, I guess because, ..'way back in Dinosaur' time, it was a weed and it is still here, and if you don't split it 5 minutes after you 'fall' it, it becomes like iron, and will dull the best saw quickly, and 'splits' ..terribly,..but burns like coal, and I have a 'whole bunch' 3 season dried, where if you drop a piece it goes .."plink', like steel, but, have a new 'modern' Pacific Energy" stove that has a shorter fire box, so will now have to shorten the whole wack to make it fit..AAAAARRRRGGGGHH!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:08 PM   #7204
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Syd...remember what the doc told you? No hard work or heavy labour. So you shouldn't be touching that arbutus at all.

Tell you what, I'll bring my van down and take it off your hands for you strictly in the interest of your good health.

Oh, by the way, I saw a discussion on pex a few days ago, and it seems that mice like to chew on it. But as long as you either have it inside a wall cavity or don't have any mice, that's about the only negative I found. Other than it will degrade if direct sunlight gets to it.
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Well, it turns out that I decided to trim the edges of the drawers as well as the tops, so part of that is done now. Slow process, but it will look better when it's all finished. The nails have been set, filled and sanded as well.

The top one here is done, and the bottom one...well, it obviously isn't yet!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:38 PM   #7206
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We had an extreme high tide here this morning due to a very low barometer (978 mb) so the local ducks came in and played in front for awhile. They are the most amusing little characters to watch.
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My friends, it is getting down to the crunch for the voting for our old locomotive. I'm sorry to say that we are not faring too well with the votes to have the old engine #219 win this round of voting.
We have only today and tomorrow until noon to get our votes in if she is to survive to the semi-final round of voting.
If you didn't catch my earlier request to vote, a reminder that it costs us nothing to vote, there is no catch.

http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf15411

Can I ask you to go to the website and cast your vote today and tomorrow before noon eastern time? Your votes will be most sincerely appreciated I assure you.
And if you have any friends whose arms you can twist a little, please ask them to vote as well, you never know when you might run into someone who is willing to spend a few minutes and pass this along.
Thank you again very much.
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My friends, it is getting down to the crunch for the voting for our old locomotive. I'm sorry to say that we are not faring too well with the votes to have the old engine #219 win this round of voting.
We have only today and tomorrow until noon to get our votes in if she is to survive to the semi-final round of voting.
If you didn't catch my earlier request to vote, a reminder that it costs us nothing to vote, there is no catch.

http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf15411

Can I ask you to go to the website and cast your vote today and tomorrow before noon eastern time? Your votes will be most sincerely appreciated I assure you.
And if you have any friends whose arms you can twist a little, please ask them to vote as well, you never know when you might run into someone who is willing to spend a few minutes and pass this along.
Thank you again very much.
Well I get one more vote tomorrow, all we can do is hope many will jump in and help.
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Can I ask you to go to the website and cast your vote today and tomorrow before noon eastern time?
To cast a vote one must sign-up. Is that correct? When you sign-up they send you an email validating your sign-up before you can cast your vote. I have now signed-up three times and still no validating email has been received. And yes, I have looked in my SPAM folder for their email.
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To cast a vote one must sign-up. Is that correct? When you sign-up they send you an email validating your sign-up before you can cast your vote. I have now signed-up three times and still no validating email has been received. And yes, I have looked in my SPAM folder for their email.
Bud, yes you need to register. I cannot remember if I got an email from them or not, but i will check immediately. You can also go through your Facebook page I believe.
Back in a minute after I have checked my former emails.
If you go on to the Locomotive page at Aviva and it says "Vote now" or something like that in a blue box, then you are registered.
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I cannot find any record of having received a validating email from Aviva anywhere, and I don't remember getting one. Of course it could be the old timers kicking in.
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I cannot find any record of having received a validating email from Aviva anywhere, and I don't remember getting one. Of course it could be the old timers kicking in.
I didn't get one either, the best I can remember it was instant registration but I could be wrong as usual.
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I didn't get one either, the best I can remember it was instant registration but I could be wrong as usual.
I know we both suffer from Old Timers Jim, but I do believe you are correct.
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I have no idea what the problem could be.

I try to vote and I'm told I must login or register.

I try to login, I'm told I don't have an account.

I register and I'm told to wait for a validating email.

The validating email never comes.

I just did it all one more time.

I "liked" it on Facebook but wasn't given an opportunity to vote even though it said I could, the option was never presented to me.

I have no idea why this must be so difficult.
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I have no idea what the problem could be.

I try to vote and I'm told I must login or register.

I try to login, I'm told I don't have an account.

I register and I'm told to wait for a validating email.

The validating email never comes.

I just did it all one more time.

I "liked" it on Facebook but wasn't given an opportunity to vote even though it said I could, the option was never presented to me.

I have no idea why this must be so difficult.
Did you scroll down just below the vote box? That is what I have to do to log in. Sorry that I was wrong about getting an email confirmation, I didn't remember that, but I must have if they are telling you that.

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