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11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 3
11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 2
11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 1
11/14/08 Footprints in the sand
7/22/08 Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition
7/14/08 Made in the Shade
7/6/08 Dust devils
6/14/08 Lincoln abound
6/17/08 excuses excuses
5/6-9/08 Lovin on the side
4/26/08 p x p (rho by rho)
4/13/08 In about an hour x 6
4/12/08 Cut it out
4/7/08 Urea! I've found it!
4/5/08 Hit the lights will ya?
3/2/08 I forgot
1/10/08 Back Burner
12/15/07 40 winks
12/8/07 Like a cool mountain stream...
12/4/07 John Madden, Freelance Plumber
12/3/07 Caulk the Caulk
12/2/07 Creepy Crawlers
11/30/07 Talk the Talk
11/23/07 Field Trip!
9/1/07 Relocation
8/26/07 A Tasket
8/18/07 Electric Sheep
7/16/07 2nd Quarter Projections
5/27/07 [DONE]
5/26/07 Season 2
5/24/07 1095
5/19,20/07 Slime Time
5/17/07 Root of all evil
5/14/07 That old sweet song
5/13/07 Till her about it
5/9/07 Power Plant
5/6/07 It ain't easy being green
4/23,25/07 Xavier Approved
4/12-13/07 Dig in
4/10/07 Take 3
3/24-25/07 Roll Tape!
3/12/07 Picture that
3/12/07 Disco Inferno
3/10-11/07 Springing back to work
12/03/06 Despair Repair
11/30/06 PANTS!
11/27/06 All ups
10/21/06 Windows Vista
9/1/06-11/24/06 Taking a stand
10/14-10/06 Baby Cakes
8/25/06-9/25/06 Fasting
8/28-30/06 Finish what you got part 2
8/26-27/06 Finish what you got
8/21/06 Thinking inside of a box
7/8/06 Put a lid on it
7/4/06 Door #3
6/24/06 Case closed
6/20/06 Wackadoodle!
6/17/06 Cool it!
4/26/06 Inch by inch
4/15/06 I got da blues
4/14/06 8 is enough... 75 is better!
4/08,12/06 Clearing a path
4/07/06 Shortcake in progress
3/21/06 * Rosebed....
3/11/06-4/13/06 What's cookin
12/21/05 Penggy Bank
12/3,4/05 Holiday decorations
11/19,20/05 Bluedilly Doo
11/19,20/05 Stormy Weather
11/12,13/05 Everybody needs a little romance
10/18/05 Roses by the stairs
10/8/05 Whoops
10/4/05 Ground Support
10/2/05 West Side Story
9/25/05 Fall Pickup + Fan Fix
9/12/05 Up in Arms
9/10/05 A good Off-Fence
9/8/05 French Fence Prep School
9/5-9/05 True Blue
8/27/05, 9/3/05 Blown away
7/24/05 When it's a jar
7/3/05 Processed
7/2/05 It worked?
6/25/05 One in a million
6/24/05 Floored
6/23/05 Me Amadeus
6/21/05 Hit the dek!
6/13/05 The green stuff
5/22/05 Aww Shucks
4/23/05 Top of the World
4/22/05 Stair Master
4/18-21/05 Stain Master
4/11/05 Boogie Woogie Woogie
4/3/05 It's a doosie!
3/27/05 ISO Plastic Chicken
3/19/05 Knock Knock
3/12/05 um.... Liza?
3/12/05 It's about time
3/10/05 Next... the horse
2/21/05 Veni Vedi Vici
2/20/05 And if you look to your left...
2/20/05 Lite Brite
2/16/05 Sneeky cat
2/14/05 Stop the Draft!!
1/10/05 Draft
12/10/05 Christmas time is here
11/1/04 Timber!!
10/28/04 Whiter Shade of Pale
10/12/04 Knock Knock
10/10/04 Mood Lighting
9/28/04 Cleaning the Basement
7/20/04 The 'End'
7/17-18/04 Now that's a horse of a different color
7/16/04 Extinct
7/11-12/04 Squeakie
7/1/04 Go back from whence you came
6/30/04 If I were a rich man
6/29/04 Angels, devils, a thorn in my side
6/28/04 Hey have you seen the neighbors? You will now! (part 2)
6/22/04 Hey have you seen the neighbors? You will now!
6/12/04 Progress Street
6/10/04 Returns
6/9/04 The Angry Inch
6/8/04 Showerman Party of 6...
6/1/04 .....Two Bits
5/29/04 Made in the Shade
5/27/04 Apocalypse WOW!
5/25/04 Rohr Shows Off
5/24/04 Working The Garden
Meh.. It's only electricity

4 new entries added after 7/22/08

  • 11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 3
  • 11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 2
  • 11/23/08-12/3/08 Quicksand 1
  • 11/14/08 Footprints in the sand
  • All old woodworking projects except the deck fence have been copied (but not removed) from here to Woodwork. Now you'll have two pages to come see for updates on my projects!
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    Finish what you got - 8/26-27/06

    No pictures please!

    This is going to be a new thing.. an entry with no pictures. I recently acquired a new automobile. It is quite cool if I do say so myself. Anyhow... point is, it was expensive. Also in the past few months I have dropped money on a new roof, gutters and a table saw.

    So... I decided that I need to get back to my no spending mode that I had imposed on myself for new years. I was able to do it quite well for a long time. In fact I saved a huge amount of money up just by making sure that I limited or restricted my purchases. It's really hard to distinguish things that I need and want.

    • Did I need a new roof? no/maybe, the existing one worked fine... was just ugly and old.
    • Did I need new gutters? yes because the basement was flooding.
    • Did I need a new car? no... The Camry is in great shape, though that means it's also a good time to sell it.
    • Did I need a new table saw? no... I wanted to make furniture though... so it was necessary for that particular task... but not needed in general.

    In that light I decided to finish up old projects. Anything that was 'almost' done. So that I could wipe if off of the list before I start anything new. This weekend I knocked a few things off of the list. for good!



    Shower: When I initially sealed the shower, I wasn't very good at it. In any way. this resulted in a ugly thin, cracked uneven and generally useless seal job. Any time I thought about doing it, I had just gotten out of the shower. So I made an effort to take a shower Friday night and get it sealed up first thing Saturday morning. It looks a lot better. I might want check over the next few weeks to make sure that I did a good job.
    Also, between the door frame and the shower there was a piece of wall that was just big enough for another piece of trim to slide in there. I had bought this a long time ago but never painted it and put it in. It was a little tight at the bottom. But I got it to work.
    Last thing I did was fix the door. It was a little wobbly for some reason, so I tightened up the screws on the bottom bracket. Good as new.


    Bushes: For some reason I let the bushes on the right side of the house go nutso. I trimmed a lot of it back week before last, and found a lovely rash waiting for me shortly after. I went back to it this morning at 8:30am (sorry neighbors) and cut them nice and neat. Right after the maple tree I noticed a lovely overgrown section of poison ivy tangled all around the privets. It was enormous. Needless to say I am not going near that unless I have a serious game plan.
    I also cut the lilac by the shed way back. It was getting unruly as well. the privets on the driveway were trimmed and the hemlock out front got a few clipped from below.


    Stairs: The nail holes in the stairs were never filled and stained. I used some putty, got it nice and smooth with a combination of spit (eww gross) and a rag. Let it dry and used a stain pen (just like a paint pen) to make it all pretty.


    Weeds: I knocked out a bit of the weeds by myself and took a break. Odie came over and helped me drag branches from the bushes out to their respective piles. We spent a little time in the garden pulling weeds. At that point it was far too hot to be out there. So we called it a day.



    That's it... for now. I am sure that you will see more about what I do this month. I have an underlying plan behind it all... we'll see if I can pull it off, I'll tell you about it later if I do!