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post #106 of 1569
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Nooooooooooo!

Sorry. I was afraid that word, in particular, might wound you.
post #107 of 1569
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Sorry. I was afraid that word, in particular, might wound you.
I feel like I've been stabbed.
post #108 of 1569
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That is one manly garage going up Hunts.
Thanks -- it is long awaited. The design went through many revisions before arriving at this one. You'd think a garage would be simple, but no....
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Question: Wouldn't you want an attached garage in a place that has a lot of snow? What are the pros/cons to doing that?
I really don't have 'a lot' of snow. I get snow, but a foot from one storm would be considered quite heavy.
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Depends what he's doing out there. Fire safety of the main house could be a thought, depending on what he's doing. Also, if it's a dust making endeavor, like wood working, be nice not to be attached.
All good points and on our list. To answer SField -- a big point is impracticality of adding on a garage to the house. We have nice views, and putting up a building of that size anywhere near would block the view somewhere. Where we've placed it is about 20' lower than the house, and maybe 30 paces away. The way the location interacts with the house is really cool, too. Practicality point two is that the garage....is huge. It's almost 70' long, which is longer than the house. There's no way to tack a garage that size onto our style of house without it looking awkward, especially bearing in mind that the garage won't be externally finished to the same level as the house. There are security aspects also. The garage will not be as secure as the house, no way. I don't want to give some thief a place to hide out of sight while he works his way through the connecting door. As Piobaire mentioned, there will be a woodworking shop, with hopefully some metalworking tools also (as soon as I recover financially, and probably after edumcatin' myself some more). There will be an arc welder. All of this fueled by a 200 amp spur off the house's panel. There are many reasons why those operations should be away from the house -- fire, fumes, dust, smoke. I'm sick of lacquering stuff in the basement and being able to smell it everywhere in the house. Also, it's more trouble for someone to come and bother me if they have to go for a walk. So yeah, when it snows I have to trudge to the garage, fire up the snowblower and blow a path, and then take the truck out and plow the driveway. Then go change and go to work. But I'd have to do a lot of that anyway even if the garage was attached. Rain and other inclemency is another matter, though. If it's miserable I can always park under the carport at the back of the house (under the 2nd floor balcony) and take two steps. Ultimately it's a personal choice priority thing. We do stuff and don't mind getting a little wet sometimes, so this works for us. ~ H
post #109 of 1569
Yesterday, I installed a 24 x 26" rolling shelf in my closet to start a proper shoe storage system there. That was a test shelf to make sure the 8 others will fit - success and 8 shelves now on order. Will solve a major headache in my closet.
post #110 of 1569
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Yesterday, I installed a 24 x 26" rolling shelf in my closet to start a proper shoe storage system there. That was a test shelf to make sure the 8 others will fit - success and 8 shelves now on order. Will solve a major headache in my closet.

I doubt that most men would consider it manly to install 8 shelves for storing a shoe collection, but good job anyway.
post #111 of 1569
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I doubt that most men would consider it manly to install 8 shelves for storing a shoe collection, but good job anyway.
That's as manly as it gets for me! I mean... I used a power tool, OK?
post #112 of 1569
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Friday night went over to the gf's and f-cked her silly. Three times for me that night. Eight for her (though she says she lost count halfway through). Saturday bought fluids and did an oil/transmission fluid change on the car. Sunday had a xmas brunch with extended family, then installed some speakers into the car, then went over to gf's place cooked chicken breast stuffed with ham and cheese and pasta with canned alfredo sauce and broccoli and ate while watching a hockey game. All in all, pretty damn manly weekend.
post #113 of 1569
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Friday night went over to the gf's and f-cked her silly. Three times for me that night. Eight for her (though she says she lost count halfway through).


So who else knows he's lying?
post #114 of 1569
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So who else knows he's lying?
post #115 of 1569
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So who else knows he's lying?

lol, believe what you guys want, it's the interwebz and I'm sticking with that.
post #116 of 1569
Nothing today but got into a battle of wits with the 4yr old. Sad to say I feel as though I might have lost.
post #117 of 1569
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Nothing today but got into a battle of wits with the 4yr old. Sad to say I feel as though I might have lost.

Don't try to reason with a four year old. Their brain has not developed a complex enough neural network yet, due to incomplete mylenation at that age. Just smack the blighters.
post #118 of 1569
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Nothing today but got into a battle of wits with the 4yr old. Sad to say I feel as though I might have lost.

You did, but it's ok because we both did

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Don't try to reason with a four year old. Their brain has not developed a complex enough neural network yet, due to incomplete mylenation at that age. Just smack the blighters.

Hmmm you should consider giving kids more credit, their minds aren't all junked up like ours and simple is usually better in a battle of wits.
post #119 of 1569
Ironed some shirts and sewed a cuff button back on
post #120 of 1569
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Ironed some shirts and sewed a cuff button back on

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