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BobG
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When you drive by a junk pile, and you see a door, you think about what room it will fit and if you need it right now ...
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Jeanne
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Post by Jeanne »

When someone mentions considering vinyl replacement windows you jump on your soapbox.

HB
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Post by HB »

you know more about plaster than any of the employees at the local masonary supply store....

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Post by majederr »

BobG wrote:When you drive by a junk pile, and you see a door, you think about what room it will fit and if you need it right now ...
Or when you drive by a junk pile, see a door, and grab it without any concern over the size or if you'll ever be able to use it. The "I might need that syndrome"...
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Jim K in PA
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You hear about a local landmark scheduled for demolition and decide to volunteer to spearhead the effort to save it. I am just about to do that, just as my own restoration gets underway.

Heath
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Post by Heath »

...you can't remember what it was that you used to do with your "free" time before you started working on the house.

(good thread for today)
If you think you can't....you're probably right.

Chris
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Post by Chris »

Heath wrote:...you can't remember what it was that you used to do with your "free" time before you started working on the house.
So, so true!

... when you're running back to the basement to grab a tool, you're brainstorming witty replies for the next time your co-workers say, "Are you done with the house yet?" Snort!

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Post by Edee »

When holidays roll around and you groan to yourself, thinking how much you could get done on those days off, if you didn't have to go visit....
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Bridget
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Post by Bridget »

You SERIOUSLY consider cancelling your vacation and using the money to buy the silent paint stripper, that vintage clawfoot tub (in PERFECT condition ) at the salvage yard, and about a dozen other things I would buy "if I only had the money"!!

Steve Caraker
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Post by Steve Caraker »

When you read a thread on the board about the " silent paint stripper", order one, and then behave like a little kid just before Christmas waiting for it to arrive so you can play with it.

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