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    Somehow

    My life has become either making a huge mess or cleaning it up.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    What's your point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    What's your point?
    No point, merely an observation. And there is there is another subtle aspect, cleaning other people's messes up.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    No point, merely an observation. And there is there is another subtle aspect, cleaning other people's messes up.
    That's when it becomes a job.

    But cleaning up your own mess just means you been busy, and that's a good thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    That's when it becomes a job.

    But cleaning up your own mess just means you been busy, and that's a good thing
    Trust me when I say that I am way tired of the mess of new living room floor.

    (paper is templates for curved inside cut, tile. The diamond jigsaw blades will be here tomorrow, along with a new blade for the wetsaw)
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    My life has become either making a huge mess or cleaning it up.
    It all comes out in the wash.
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    The mess is merely temporary. Why does this current mess bother you more than all the messes before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    The mess is merely temporary. Why does this current mess bother you more than all the messes before?
    Because I am trapped indoors with it, it's supposed to be spring and we got 6 inches of snow and I liked not living in a construction/demolition zone. In summary, I am getting old and cranky.

    I would much rather be on my bike.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    We are running in to problem after problem, mostly as a result of my wife's insistence that we use an 18" x18" tile. The fact is, the bigger the tiles, the more absolutely perfect the floor has to be. That, and I was perfectly happy with the old floor, this was not my idea but I am doing all of the work. We spent 30 years in a constant state of construction and I liked it being over.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Hire a professional?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Hire a professional?
    if only...........
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Because I am trapped indoors with it, it's supposed to be spring and we got 6 inches of snow and I liked not living in a construction/demolition zone. In summary, I am getting old and cranky.
    Ah well that makes sense! No snow here (if only, wouldn't mind more skiing) but it's pouring rain/cold/windy (annnnnd there goes the storm emergency alerts on all the phones as I type! )

    At least you're getting stuff done. I'm still stuck with the same old. How hard is it to put in a basic stone/brick path? Repoint a brick stoop? Thinking about shifting my focus to a more beginner-friendly DIY project.

    I would much rather be on my bike.

    Well duh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Ah well that makes sense! No snow here (if only, wouldn't mind more skiing) but it's pouring rain/cold/windy (annnnnd there goes the storm emergency alerts on all the phones as I type! )

    At least you're getting stuff done. I'm still stuck with the same old. How hard is it to put in a basic stone/brick path? Repoint a brick stoop? Thinking about shifting my focus to a more beginner-friendly DIY project.

    I would much rather be on my bike.

    Well duh
    stone/brick path:
    all about getting a firm base in, gravel, smooth and well compacted.

    tuckpointing:
    grind out the loose and failing and use a mortar bag to get new mortar in with the least amount of mess, tool the joints.

    and at least that mess is outside!!!
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    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    In summary, I am getting old and cranky.

    I would much rather be on my bike.
    Better old and cranky than dead and buried.

    And with any luck it'll take summer as long to leave as it's taking winter to leave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Better old and cranky than dead and buried.

    And with any luck it'll take summer as long to leave as it's taking winter to leave.
    I just plowed my driveway again...bet we got 8 total so far. At least it covered up the outside mess...LOL
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I just plowed my driveway again...bet we got 8 total so far. At least it covered up the outside mess...LOL
    We got what would be called a dusting here. I haven't heard them yet but I'm expecting the salt trucks which will really make a mess out there. I've got a sister in law that lives up in Lake Co. Illinois and yesterday she said she was iced in. And I've a good friend in Waterford who got a little less than you.

    Keep positive thoughts for an easy fall.
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    I've heard it said that the only difference between men and boys is the cost of their toys. The make and clean a mess is simply your inner kid being channeled. Now, get outside and take a bike ride. ;)

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    I hear 'ya, T0G.

    I just finished putting up a new chandelier and a new ceiling fan in the new place. Now, Mrs. Opus is eyeing the countertops and wondering if we (i.e. Me) can DIY it. I told her the only way is if we go with A.) Butcher-block - which she doesn't like or B.) Tile - which neither of us like. Anything else requires more expertise than I have.
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    This summer, we are taking on replacing the drain tile around our house. We had saved up most of what we needed to hire it out, but then a contractor friend encouraged me to do it myself. He offered to help out as well and said it really isn't all that complicated or difficult. Either way, I'm both nervous and excited to get after it. I'll probably wait until late summer as things are a lot drier then. Still, with my luck we will end up with 6" of rain the day after I dig the hole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    I hear 'ya, T0G.

    I just finished putting up a new chandelier and a new ceiling fan in the new place. Now, Mrs. Opus is eyeing the countertops and wondering if we (i.e. Me) can DIY it. I told her the only way is if we go with A.) Butcher-block - which she doesn't like or B.) Tile - which neither of us like. Anything else requires more expertise than I have.
    So you moved eh?
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Trust me when I say that I am way tired of the mess of new living room floor.

    (paper is templates for curved inside cut, tile. The diamond jigsaw blades will be here tomorrow, along with a new blade for the wetsaw)
    Couldn’t you just make your own diamond blades?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    So you moved eh?
    Yep. We took the plunge and are now condo dwellers. I was initially concerned about the neighbors, but the good news is most of the folks around us are retired snow-birds. So half the year they're in Florida or Arizona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Opus51569 View Post
    Yep. We took the plunge and are now condo dwellers. I was initially concerned about the neighbors, but the good news is most of the folks around us are retired snow-birds. So half the year they're in Florida or Arizona.
    You ain't even close to retiring!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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