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by shizzy
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Weekend motivation tactics
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Weekend motivation tactics

I convince myself Ill "just work on it for an hour". then Ill get up, work on it for 2-3 hours then sit down for a cold one. Then Ill usually futz with another project "for an hour" and then go back to the other. Most projects take me 3 times as long as they should, but Im happy.
by shizzy
Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 439634

Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

your house is 81 year old, your car is 39 years old and your bicycle is 26 years old and that's just fine by you.
by shizzy
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Bathroom Sink/Faucet Question
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

Re: Bathroom Exhaust Fan & Light Wiring

mine is hooked up to a timer switch. It makes it much easier to run the fan the proper amount of time.
by shizzy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How to not feel completely overwhelmed?
Replies: 15
Views: 3693

Re: How to not feel completely overwhelmed?

I keep multiple projects going on all at once. Usually a large one and a handful of small ones that don't "need" to be done. When I tire (mentally or physically) of the large project Ill set that down for a couple of days and go tinker on other stuff. My DW always reminds me we will be here for year...
by shizzy
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: House of straw...
Replies: 5
Views: 3595

Re: House of straw...

I also think (have no idea if this is valid or not) that the windbreaks of trees that were planted by settlers and farmers contributed to mitigating wind damage. I know my great-grandmother's stories of the 1915 hurricane related about the hurricane destroying the fenceline of bois' d'arc (osage or...
by shizzy
Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: old fashioned flowers....peonies
Replies: 25
Views: 14769

Re: old fashioned flowers....peonies

we have about a dozen peonies on our property. they were there when we bought the house in the fall and we absolutely LOVE them. they came up good and strong this spring. We have had many people compliment us on them as they walk by. We also have some ferns and some other unidentified Hosta type pla...
by shizzy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: The Hangout Forum
Topic: You know you're an old house owner if ...
Replies: 664
Views: 439634

Re: You know you're an old house owner if ...

when you stop at any and every dumpster sitting outside an old house to make sure there aren't any items in need of rescuing.
by shizzy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: How many layers of paint did YOU have?
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: How many layers of paint did YOU have?

Here is a picture of the house. It looks green in this pic, but it is actually blue green.

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by shizzy
Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Will you ever rent your house out?
Replies: 35
Views: 5408

Re: Will you ever rent your house out?

One of my dreams, which my teacher husband does not share, is renting to student teachers for the 10 weeks or whatever that they are student teaching. I remember how lucky I was to find a furnished apartment with someone who would rent to me Oct 15-Dec. 15. The way I figure it, they would be gone d...