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“Grrrrr”

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Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6528 Dec 3, 2012
KnightPirate wrote:
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A Picasso?
lol...I guess you could say that. No wonder nobody said anything, or even stood in front of it with their arms crossed and spectacles sliding down their noses. Just hurry on by.

Since: Jun 09

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#6529 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>I can't find anything I like! I need to go out and buy a new avatar!!
Xmas is coming up soon.Perhaps you'll get a gift certificate to The Avatar Store...

Have you been a good girl?

Since: Jun 09

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#6530 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>And so I went back to that, until I can figure out how to put on an Santa's Helper hat! lol
I intend to be hung by the chimney with care. Maybe a hat too.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6531 Dec 3, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>Xmas is coming up soon.Perhaps you'll get a gift certificate to The Avatar Store...
Have you been a good girl?
Oh, yes!
I've never been good, Ferrerman. If I feel it coming on, I just take a nap.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6532 Dec 3, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>I intend to be hung by the chimney with care. Maybe a hat too.
LOL! I know someone on this forum who will wake up screaming, "Come Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen! Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!"

Since: May 12

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#6533 Dec 3, 2012
Here's a little time saving tip for those who hate putting Christmas lights up and then taking them down every year.

Using 1"x1" pine,(8,10,12 foot lengths) route a groove 1/4" wide x 1/8" deep lengthwise in each piece. Using LED Christmas lights, drill holes at measured intervals along the groove that bore completely thru the piece. Make sure that the holes allow for the wire between each light to fit into the groove without stretching or bunching. The LED should protrude just enough to allow for bulb replacement if needed. Ours are 5yrs old and still going strong. Next, measure the roofline along the eaves. Cut the pieces and mitre the corners. Then paint the pieces to match the color of the eaves. Once dry, install the lights in the pieces and fill the grooves with bathroom caulk. Try and make your pieces so that the lights connect with each other where the pieces join. Overfill the groove with caulk just a bit. While the caulk is wet, install the light strips on the eaves with wood screws so that the caulk will seal them from water that can freeze behind your work and cause damage to the wires. Once installed, unless you're expressly looking for it, you don't even notice the addition to the eaves. And no more tedious installation or removal of Christmas lights.

Since: Jun 09

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#6534 Dec 3, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
Here's a little time saving tip for those who hate putting Christmas lights up and then taking them down every year.
Using 1"x1" pine,(8,10,12 foot lengths) route a groove 1/4" wide x 1/8" deep lengthwise in each piece. Using LED Christmas lights, drill holes at measured intervals along the groove that bore completely thru the piece. Make sure that the holes allow for the wire between each light to fit into the groove without stretching or bunching. The LED should protrude just enough to allow for bulb replacement if needed. Ours are 5yrs old and still going strong. Next, measure the roofline along the eaves. Cut the pieces and mitre the corners. Then paint the pieces to match the color of the eaves. Once dry, install the lights in the pieces and fill the grooves with bathroom caulk. Try and make your pieces so that the lights connect with each other where the pieces join. Overfill the groove with caulk just a bit. While the caulk is wet, install the light strips on the eaves with wood screws so that the caulk will seal them from water that can freeze behind your work and cause damage to the wires. Once installed, unless you're expressly looking for it, you don't even notice the addition to the eaves. And no more tedious installation or removal of Christmas lights.
OR, there is the less complicated Ferrerman method of never putting lights up in the first place... Some might also opt to put them up but never take them down...

The mention of "wood screws" always brings a chuckle. A company I worked at down South years ago was having racial difficulties (law suits) and needed to promote someone to make themselves not look evil. So, they promoted this guy Greg who was so talentless he might as well be in charge. One of the fellas asked Greg to pick up a box of wood screws. I had the pleasure to witness the confusion on Greg's face as he responded: "Screws...made out of wood??!!"
He wasn't kidding. Later, they had no choice but to make him a superintendent.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6535 Dec 3, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>OR, there is the less complicated Ferrerman method of never putting lights up in the first place... Some might also opt to put them up but never take them down...
The mention of "wood screws" always brings a chuckle. A company I worked at down South years ago was having racial difficulties (law suits) and needed to promote someone to make themselves not look evil. So, they promoted this guy Greg who was so talentless he might as well be in charge. One of the fellas asked Greg to pick up a box of wood screws. I had the pleasure to witness the confusion on Greg's face as he responded: "Screws...made out of wood??!!"
He wasn't kidding. Later, they had no choice but to make him a superintendent.
Ahem...in all fairness to Greg, I didn't know there was any such things as wood screws. I know there are plastic screws and wood peg things that hold furniture together, but I thought all screws were metal.

Since: May 12

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#6536 Dec 3, 2012
Ferrerman wrote:
<quoted text>OR, there is the less complicated Ferrerman method of never putting lights up in the first place... Some might also opt to put them up but never take them down...
The mention of "wood screws" always brings a chuckle. A company I worked at down South years ago was having racial difficulties (law suits) and needed to promote someone to make themselves not look evil. So, they promoted this guy Greg who was so talentless he might as well be in charge. One of the fellas asked Greg to pick up a box of wood screws. I had the pleasure to witness the confusion on Greg's face as he responded: "Screws...made out of wood??!!"
He wasn't kidding. Later, they had no choice but to make him a superintendent.
Lol. Sounds like he'd be perfect for the highway directors position.
It would be much simpler to not put them up in the first place. But alas, when you're married to a German woman from the old country and are yourself descended from Germans, its kind of a requirement that most everything not moveable, and something's that are, be decorated. When she saw a battery powered light up horse blanket, I knew by her reaction that I wasn't getting out of putting up Christmas lights. Ever. And besides, my kids and grand kids would never forgive me if the place wasn't glowing like Chernobyl on Christmas Eve.

Since: May 12

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#6537 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Ahem...in all fairness to Greg, I didn't know there was any such things as wood screws. I know there are plastic screws and wood peg things that hold furniture together, but I thought all screws were metal.
Oh ya, they're all the rage these days. You can usually find them by the muffler bearings and knuter valves. Next time you're in the pet store, ask one of the clerks. They'll know where they are.

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

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#6538 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Ahem...in all fairness to Greg, I didn't know there was any such things as wood screws. I know there are plastic screws and wood peg things that hold furniture together, but I thought all screws were metal.
metal screws specifically made for wood. The steel isn't as hard and it's more expensive

Since: Jun 09

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#6539 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>Ahem...in all fairness to Greg, I didn't know there was any such things as wood screws. I know there are plastic screws and wood peg things that hold furniture together, but I thought all screws were metal.
The screws were FOR wood, not made out of wood. As A framer, Greg should have known that. He wasn't too knowledgeable about his job. I wish I could say he was a nice guy but, he was a rat batsard.

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6540 Dec 3, 2012
OK, thanks you all. Especially MR. Barlow, who is particularly facetious this fine evening.
I'll have you know that I actually took apart the power head of a vacuum cleaner on Sunday WITH a Swiss Army Knife.
No, I could not fix it.
But I took the danged thing apart!!

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6541 Dec 3, 2012
^^^
My post is messed up but I'm not going to bother correcting it.
I just put my stainless steel tea kettle in the microwave instead of atop the range burner. I really did that. Yes, I caught myself before I turned it on.

Since: May 12

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#6542 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
OK, thanks you all. Especially MR. Barlow, who is particularly facetious this fine evening.
I'll have you know that I actually took apart the power head of a vacuum cleaner on Sunday WITH a Swiss Army Knife.
No, I could not fix it.
But I took the danged thing apart!!
*hides behind couch giggling*

“Grrrrr”

Level 8

Since: Jan 12

Barbi & Baron

#6543 Dec 3, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
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*hides behind couch giggling*
*chases Richard with a can of "Stop That!" from PetSmart*
:)

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#6544 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
<quoted text>*chases Richard with a can of "Stop That!" from PetSmart*
:)
RUN BARON!!!!!

She has 'THE CAN'.

Since: May 12

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#6545 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
^^^
My post is messed up but I'm not going to bother correcting it.
I just put my stainless steel tea kettle in the microwave instead of atop the range burner. I really did that. Yes, I caught myself before I turned it on.
And this, boys and girls, is why you just say NO.:)

Since: Jun 09

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#6546 Dec 3, 2012
Barbi A wrote:
^^^
My post is messed up but I'm not going to bother correcting it.
I just put my stainless steel tea kettle in the microwave instead of atop the range burner. I really did that. Yes, I caught myself before I turned it on.
I think some metal CAN go in the microwave. Maybe cast iron? I read that somewhere. Definitely not stainless though. Anybody know?

“maybe”

Level 6

Since: Sep 12

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#6547 Dec 3, 2012
Richard Barlow wrote:
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I can only dream of a drop off point out in the desert. I have to take this stuff all the way to UPS in Vernon. It's in coolers packed with dry ice. People go on line and order what they want and then Omaha Steaks ships it to UPS who delivers it to your door. I've had a contract with them for almost 4yrs now. One of my guys lives in Plant City, FL. He brings produce up from FL to produce houses in KC and Omaha, then hauls Omaha Steaks back to UPS Orlando. He's able to make two rounds and then take 4 days off. The Vernon run is kind of a pain. You're never sure what's going to be available to get out of there with. But, that's just part of the job.
Vernon; yes, I'm familiar with it. Home of Bandini Mountain and the local slaughter and rendering houses. There is an oder that comes out of that area, when it's hot and the air is still, that turned me into a vegetarian. Vegans are completely un-animal based. That includes honey amoung the die hards. Vegetarian's usually eat dairy although some shy away from eggs. Fish and chicken is just code for not eating red meat. lol

So when you say you don't know what's available, does that mean quantity or type? The streets of downtown LA aren't the easiest to get around on in a truck. I'm assuming you come in on the 5 or 10 and drive Soto

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