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Old 11-05-2013, 07:29 PM   #7906
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Keith, I am sorry I am late posting, I am so very sorry, our hearts go out to you and your family my friend. A person is never gone, they will always live right in our heart.

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:29 AM   #7907
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Since I just finished reading page 100 and gotten caught up to the end of July 2010, I thought I would say hello and what a wonderful place you have got going on. I can't wait to get caught up to page 528(maybe in the next week I will get there).

It seems like I can only dream of one day having a place even halfway to what you have created.

My mother-in-law has a cabin, in the mountains, she has been building for the last 15 years and hopes to pass on to my wife and grandchildren. Whenever I get down there for a visit I find myself helping with some aspect of it, from hanging drywall, to wiring in lighting, or finding out why the circuit breaker keeps tripping for her water pump(turns out it was frogs, my brother-in-law never put a faceplate on the outlet or fixed the leak in the plumbing and the frogs found the outlet as a nice place to rest). I find it funny because she is always walking me through what still needs to be done since she is sure her kids won't exactly know what to do, and she has also given me free reign to do what I would like with her property. Reading through your thread I have been finding it very helpful and I have been mentally storing items in my head for future reference.

I am sorry for the losses you have had since starting this thread, and I congratulate you on the new additions. Life is precious and an adventure, I appreciate your dedication to help us and allow us to follow your journey.
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hello avengerki, well, if you're only at page 100 you ain't seen nuthin' yet!

I hope that perhaps I have been able to inspire you to do good things at your future cabin. Just remember that there's nothing you can't accomplish once you set your mind to it. Good luck!
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Just got to page 200 and came across this gem.
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First attempt resulted in me removing a small plastic clip. The slide came apart all right...but it left ball bearings all over the floor! OK, I guess that wasn't it!
I do have to say I have done that before, actually on an already mounted pair in an electronics cabinet. Talk about ball bearings all over the place and an upset boss. It was the first time I went to remove the device connected between them in a calibration van, most of the other slides had nice easy to see levers.
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Keith,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
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With all of the space talk I have been reading in the last not sure how many pages(only up to page 214 now) and then I saw this elsewhere thought you might me interested.

http://news.discovery.com/space/astr...#mkcpgn=fbsci1
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New astronomical discoveries have been coming in thick and fast over the past several years, particularly since the repair to the original mirror in Hubble.
With a comet, there is usually just the one main tail, which will point away from the sun. Sometimes there might be a smaller tail off to one side or the other. But this object is obviously different from anything that we have observed previously.
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I was just sitting at the 'puter messing about when the missus hollered at me to look at the sunset.

Grabbed the camera and ran outside quick like a bunny, but once again, I just missed it.

But for a new years' day sunset, I don't think it's too bad!
I know it almost been a couple of years but WOW you may have been a little late but those were still spectacular and I really do enjoy your photography. I like to think I can take pictures, but what I see in my head and what I get on my camera are often 3 different things.

About the multi-tailed comet I found it really interesting. When I was like 6 I got really interested in astronomy, only 34 now and amazed at the energy you demonstrate, so I knew that most comets can have a tail and maybe a second but not anywhere near what they found. I do have to say after reading all of your astronomy tips has made me start looking at getting a telescope again, I always seem to look at them and then not buy one.

I am so loving this thread and feel like I am learning so much from it. Now if I can just remember everything for when I need it. Thank you for supplying such wonderful information along with the other experts who have joined in with their tips. There is one that I saw a few pages back(somewhere between like 250 and 290) by Bud Cline about using daubs of silicone ever 24" on along the long run edge and at the end of each long run board around floating laminate flooring to help keep it from shifting that I am going to use on a floating laminate flooring I am currently installing and was noticing that tendency.
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You probably know by now that I have the highest possible regard for Bud. I have yet to have a flooring question - particularly about tile - that he doesn't have the answer to. And usually more than one!

Well, if you do decide to get a scope, go for a reflector. Way more bang for the buck. A 6" or 8" reflector, Dobsonian mount, are incredibly cheap for what you get.
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Well, if you do decide to get a scope, go for a reflector. Way more bang for the buck. A 6" or 8" reflector, Dobsonian mount, are incredibly cheap for what you get.
I totally agree with you on getting a reflector. When I first thought about getting a telescope as a kid I saw a refractor telescope and said nice but that reflector looks so much better, just could never convince my parents to get me one. After I started working always had something more important that needed to drain my funds. I still stare longingly at the stars and love it when I get to my MIL cabin as the skies are simply beautiful at night to watch the stars from, low light interference, mountain air, elevation, and no smog.
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Lunch was on the top deck as usual when the weather is like this (fantastic!) and I had a pair of loons keeping me entertained while I was eating.
I bet that is what they were thinking of you.

Sorry couldn't resist.
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Did I let your birthday sneak up on me this year, happy birthday buddy and many many more.
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Well Cocobolo I have finally reached the end of this thread. I am simply amazed and in awe at your fine craftsmanship. I even went to your real estate listing and started drooling at the pictures, I am trying to talk my coworkers into doing a group purchase on your home but it seems like we will come up way short.

Sorry for stealing most of this last page with my ramblings I just love your build. One of my coworkers was complaining about how hard it is to lay tile and grouting along with how bad it looks, I was able to tell the mistake he made when grouting from reading all of the advice that had been on this page and gave him tips for the next time he does it(which isn't likely).
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Avengerki, it's been neat seeing your enthusiasm for this thread. You reminded me of when I first started reading it - staying up late at night to catch up with everyone else. Very fun.

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