Lookee what I made!

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  1. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Well, ok. I didn't pour the concrete or anything. But I tore down the deck and built the stairs with my own two hands IMG_0931.JPG IMG_0944.JPG IMG_0945.JPG IMG_0948.JPG IMG_0965.JPG IMG_0990.JPG IMG_0992.JPG IMG_1040.JPG IMG_1047.JPG IMG_1049.JPG ! :alpha:
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  2. Liet

    Liet Dr. of Horribleness, Ph.D.

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    Much improved. Well done!
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  3. gul

    gul Revolting Beer Drinker Administrator Formerly Important

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    Very attractive! The few backyard construction projects I've done continue to please me every time I look at them. You'll get a lot of pleasure from this, and well earned smug.
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  4. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    It was more than just ugly before. It was so rotten in spots that I was scared my little brown dog would just fall through and it was completely infested with carpenter ants.
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  5. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    My house is itty bitty, so I reeeally needed to be able to use what outdoor space I have.
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  6. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    very nice!
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    Lanzman Vast, Cool and Unsympathetic Formerly Important

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    You need to get Volpone to come build you a backyard TARDIS. :ramen:
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  8. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Awesome :mrsa:
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    The Esquire of Gothos The Squire of Gotham

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    Great work :techman:

    Very admirable!
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  10. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I think I'm going to use this thread to keep track of all my home projects. Today's adventure...installing a ceiling fan. Who would have guessed such a tiny fan would be such a little cocksucking assmonkey? :mad:

    That was way harder than it needed to be, I reckon. :garamet:
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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  12. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Last fall I dug up some hideous bushes and about a foot of rock and roots. Just now got it filled with sand. Next up: brick patio! :)

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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Never, ever again. :no:
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  14. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I think I posted these somewhere else...can't remember. Finally got the tree removed. Lots of work, but by doing all the breaking down/removal and only paying someone to cut the remaining tree down, I ended up getting some extra $ from the insurance company. Enough for new gutters, basement floors, and maybe a new garage door. :yes2:

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  15. Dinner

    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    The insurance company paid you to remove a tree?
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  16. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Yeah, cause it damaged my property when half of it it fell. I mean, they paid out for all kinds of stuff from the storm, including new patio furniture, fire pit, gutters, mailbox, etc. I was pretty shocked cause the tree basically just fell up against the house...not really on top of it. But even after my $1500 deductible, I still got almost $3200, $1800 of which was just for the tree itself.
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    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    Cool.

    Now tell me about this new fire pit. Is it the normal just sit around the fire sort of fire pit or the type where you can roast meats over an open fire? Inquiring minds want to know. ;)
  18. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I don't understand the winking smiley here. :unsure:

    Definitely not replacing the fire pit. A friend brought it over for a party and then refused to take it back. I'm sure she was trying to be nice, but I actually never wanted one (just another place for bugs to live, imo). But the tree smashed it so insurance gave me extra $. :dancer:
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    Dinner 2012 & 2014 Master Prognosticator

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    Ahh, so it is one of those portable fire pits?
  20. Mrs. Albert

    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Yeah, just a cheap, junky one.
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    Yardwork!
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  26. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Nice! You have quite a knack for home improvement. What kind of mulch is that in the Sept. 17 pics? Is that redwood or cedar? A guy I work with told me that rubber mulch is good here in the south because wood mulch holds a lot of moisture and attracts roaches & other bugs.
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    Mrs. Albert demented estrogen monster

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    I really wanted rubber mulch but it was like $7 a bag and we needed a lot. Not sure what kind we got, but it was super cheap. I think $1.99 a bag from the gas station. :lol:
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    yes the rubber is expensive but in the long run it's worth it - it doesn't break down as fast (lose it's effectiveness) but again this is really dependent on weather/climate conditions.
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    My project for this weekend (in addition to digging up the soil to plant wildflowers & sunflowers) is putting up a battery powered light on my garage to illuminate the area where we park because my porch light doesn't reach that far. Oh and using a Turtle Wax kit to clean my headlight lenses on my 2009 VW Beetle.
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