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Old 12-16-2011, 06:22 PM   #196
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Granted, it looks easy enough to do, but there is a very heavy bed in the way and there is simply no place to move it. As it is, I have built a temporary floor to cover the big hole, and that is where the bed sits for now.

The 2 x 12's you see are part of the temporary floor which is about 18' long and 7' or so wide in a football like shape.
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Trying to wind this thing around the far end there was nothing but a giant fight, and I finally just started making cuts 3 or 4 inches long and slowly worked my way around the whole thing.

This is where it sits for now, more tomorrow when I get more light. But at least the worst of it is done.

Now I have to cut the bottom of the door off to gain a little clearance.
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Glad to see you are making good progress. For a novice you are doing a great job.
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Glad to see you are making good progress. For a novice you are doing a great job.
Novice? Novice!!! I'll have you know I've been at this thing for a week now.

Novice indeed! Huh.
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OK we can shorten the apprenticeship program just for you. I have a little challenge I thought I might ask you for some advise ...if you don't mind. I have made a transition strip in my entry way out of maple. It is 3 " wide and only 3/8" thick at it's peak. What would you use to put this in place. On one side I have tile that will not move, and the other side I have maple flooring that will move. I am scratching my head ( chasing that brain fart all over the place) and wondering if I should glue or screw or nail. Any suggestions
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Novice? Novice!!! I'll have you know I've been at this thing for a week now.
See? What'd I tell ya about that damned carpet stuff?
You probably shouldn't quit your carpenter day-job to become a carpet installer.
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OK we can shorten the apprenticeship program just for you. I have a little challenge I thought I might ask you for some advise ...if you don't mind. I have made a transition strip in my entry way out of maple. It is 3 " wide and only 3/8" thick at it's peak. What would you use to put this in place. On one side I have tile that will not move, and the other side I have maple flooring that will move. I am scratching my head ( chasing that brain fart all over the place) and wondering if I should glue or screw or nail. Any suggestions
Wait a minute...you're a flooring guy and you're asking me for advice???

Tell you what, if you post a couple of photos I'll ask Bud what he thinks.
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See? What'd I tell ya about that damned carpet stuff?
You probably shouldn't quit your carpenter day-job to become a carpet installer.
That's for damn sure!

I would like to quit my carpenter day-job - which would mean the house would be finished - which in turn would mean I could sell it - which in turn again would mean I could get off this rock and buy a place over on Vancouver Island - which would mean I could get started on hot rodding my '35 Chevy. How's that sound?

Who ever invented this carpet stuff anyway?
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Oh no you don't! I can't get involved in that kinda stuff either. I'm just the token smart-ass around here and that's all.
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Oh no you don't! I can't get involved in that kinda stuff either. I'm just the token smart-ass around here and that's all.
Now just hang on here a gosh darned minute.

Who said you could take over my job?
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Well.....Looks like I could not put one over on you. I thought there was a 50/50 chance of you taking the bait Looks like my chances of getting the local smart ass to answer is out as well. You may be old but you are definitely not out to pasture as of yet. Why do I think I am in sooo much trouble
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FYI... I have informed the NFLA (National Floor Layers Association) about your response, and your apprenticeship is now under review. Apparently your inability to answer the question proposed to you adds reason to believe you have not read the handbook thoroughly enough. Also a concern regarding Buds unwillingness to assist a fellow floor layer with some sort of assistance will be under review by the board as well. (Something to do with brotherhood of floor layers section #17). He will also be investigated for failing to live up to his title of "Token Smart Ass". I don't expect any response to these charges any time soon as apparently the jury of your piers is even older than you are and they are busy dealing with an abundance of egg nog and rum. Also under review will be just who really is the "Token Smart Ass" as apparently both of you are vying for the same position. Also there is some concern regarding your annual membership dues to the NFLA. As a member in good standing I am willing to receive them and forward them to the appropriate dept. The dues are $35.27. You may notice that the dues are similar to that of a case of Miller Genuine Draft, but I can assure you that is only a coincidence. Hope to hear from you soon regarding your progress in dealing with these concerns.
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Dear Sir:

Please forgive the delay in responding to the aforementioned drivel. However, this being a Friday evening, my solicitor has been having some difficulty in reaching Mr. Cline's solicitor in order that they make a combined effort to solve the foregoing problem.

It seems that the NFLA has failed to pay their server, which has resulted in a loss of their name on the internet.

We have, however, been able to come up with the North Fork Lovers Association, the North Florida Lawnbowling association, the Nine Fingered Lawyers Association and the Not Frigging Likely Association, none of which seem particularly appropriate to this discussion.

Mr. Cline and myself have agreed to share the position of "Token Smart Ass", as this is a job for only the most experienced individuals. Our solicitors are currently drawing up a suitable agreement in order to facilitate this action.

There is, not surprisingly, a considerable stipend which goes with these positions, and once negotiations on this matter are finalized, our solicitors will be forwarding the bill to you for payment. We sincerely trust that this will not bankrupt you, as neither of us work cheap.

Please ensure that you are not guilty of any further terminological inexactitudes (look it up) and we look forward to a long and fruitful association in future.
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