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#212781 - 06/24/08 08:59 AM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: Ajax]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6402
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
We're getting a Wegman's in Fredericksburg next year. I'm watching the construction with glee.

My practice partner laughs at me and my wife for getting excited over a grocery store. "It's just groceries!" he exclaims.

He is a single man. He understands not of which he speaks.

I'm sure he also laughed at the article in last Sunday's paper about Wegman's coming to the area.
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#212799 - 06/24/08 09:58 AM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1194
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
 Originally Posted By: pmbuko
Any cell phone camera footage of that?


Well, I waited a day or two for the blackmail letters to show up and nothing so far, so I guess not...
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#212804 - 06/24/08 10:19 AM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: medic8r]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6860
Loc: PEI, Canada
Sounds like awesome weekends all round. Must have been the moon phase, ours was great as well.

Saturday, we had a bunch of family 'from away' over for a lobster boil. Lots of laughs, great food and the weather was incredible, despite an ominous forecast. Had some out of town family stay the night and we sat in our screened in room overlooking a starry view of the bay until very late. I used visit these folks every summer and it was wonderful to catch up and provide the hospitality for a change.

Sunday we had a lazy morning, including eating leisurely breakfast on the deck of a little cafe/bakery overlooking Hunter River.

The family headed for the bridge after that and we returned home to relax after all the excitement of getting ready to host 30 some people Saturday. It turned into the hottest day yet so most of my afternoon was spent on a lounger on the deck reading a book. Pretty much only moving to get back into the shade or go grab a left over beer from Saturday's cooler.

Sunday evening, it cooled off a bit but was still muggy. We kayaked over to Robisnson's Island so we could say we were not totally lazy all day. I took a swim on the side facing into the bay. The Ocean side is still too cold. Normally, I'd be swimming by now but this was the first hot couple of days all spring.

Glad we all had such a great weekend. Next weekend is the Festival of lights with three nights of concerts. Not nearly as leisurely but will be a blast. Glad I start vacation that weekend.
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#212869 - 06/24/08 02:39 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: Murph]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Not everyone had a relaxing weekend, I started the repainting of the mainfloor in our house. My wife said it had to be done as the refinished cabinets didn't go with the color we had previously.

Although we did go over to the neighbors for a wonderful steak dinner on Saturday night.
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#212894 - 06/24/08 03:57 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
I went down the same road Jason, beware!

I repainted the entire upstairs including the kitchen because the cabinets were refinished. This led to replacing the floors and now the countertops. The nice new countertops will need to be lit with under cabinet lighting. Next up for replacing will be the appliances and lights. I just hope this trail ends before I am re-siding the outside of the house to go with the new kitchen cabinets.
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#212906 - 06/24/08 04:30 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: dllewel]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
For us it was new appliances, the kitchen needed to be updated to match the stainless and black. The floor came next and now we are onto the walls, countertops will be soon and then new carpeting for the upstairs. Remember that movie "The Money Pit"......
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#213039 - 06/25/08 05:44 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: jakewash]
dllewel Offline
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Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 1189
Loc: Utah, USA
Yes, loved that wondrously orchestrated scene of misfortune. I haven't watched it in a while. I probably should re-visit it as it is most likely funnier after doing many projects of my own.
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#213043 - 06/25/08 06:52 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: dllewel]
Hutzal Offline
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Registered: 07/26/06
Posts: 2102
Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
Thankfully, none of your houses are falling apart...or was that another movie?
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#213114 - 06/26/08 10:55 AM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: Hutzal]
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Registered: 12/26/03
Posts: 10399
Loc: Calgary, Alberta
You got the right one, but the money output is about the same.
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#214874 - 07/09/08 10:17 PM Re: How was your weekend? [Re: pmbuko]
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16289
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
I forget what thread I mentioned it in, but someone asked for pictures so I'll post them here (after relaying the story).

A few months ago, our HOA asked us to fix our rear gate. It was missing a slat and was sagging (sorry, no before pictures), so I decided to replace it completely. This is the first gate I've ever built and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. I did some googling to get the basic idea for making a gate and then modified one of the designs to suit me.

I made the frame from pressure treated 2x4s held together with 4" screws from the top and bottom. (I drilled pilot holes and countersink holes so they'd have enough bite.) After squaring the box, I attached L plates to the right top and bottom and then measured and cut the diagonal brace. I attached it with a couple 4" screws from the left bottom and a couple from the right top.



Then I attached the hinges to the frame, propped the frame at the proper height, and attached it to the post after measuring it for plumb.



After that, it was just a matter of attaching the 6' lengths of 1x4 to the frame. I was lucky that exactly 11 of them fit with ~1/8" gap in between.



What I didn't anticipate was having to hack out a chunk of the fencepost on the right so the gravity latch (you learn all sorts of new terms when shopping for gate hardware!) would be positioned so the front of the gate was flush with the existing fence.



I got that squared away (is that a pun?) and then drilled a hole for the pull string. Ta da! Brand new gate!

After the wood settles in, I'll square off the top and bottom. The slats have already shrunken (or swelled due to rain?) slightly since I first assembled the gate, as you can probably see in the first and third pic.
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