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Post by Mo » 26 May 2018, 21:41

I spent 3 days with a heat gun and a brush removing paint from trim when I was in college. Fucking assholes.
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Post by Kolohe » 26 May 2018, 22:38

That's unlike this generation of This Old House. Is this the project in Charleston? (we're an episode or two behind on the DVR)
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Post by Ellie » 26 May 2018, 22:52

This season is a couple years old, in Arlington. The homeowner was clearly not loving the suggestion but said maybe. I'm not sure if they will go for it or not. I agree that it's very unlike most seasons of TOH!
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Post by Jake » 26 May 2018, 23:04

Ellie wrote:
26 May 2018, 21:05
I'm watching an episode of This Old House with an arts and crafts home, and the interior designer just recommended they paint all the detailed wood trim, and OMG I've never hated another human being more
I'm against the death penalty as a matter of principle, buuuut...
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Post by Kolohe » 26 May 2018, 23:08

when you wake up as the queen of the n=1 kingdom and mount your steed non sequiturius, do you look out upon all you survey and think “damn, it feels good to be a green idea sleeping furiously?" - dhex

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Post by Ellie » 27 May 2018, 00:08

Ellie wrote:
26 May 2018, 22:52
This season is a couple years old, in Arlington. The homeowner was clearly not loving the suggestion but said maybe. I'm not sure if they will go for it or not. I agree that it's very unlike most seasons of TOH!
Although one thing most recent seasons also have, which I dislike, is how a family will pick a timeless, classically beautiful house, and then go with a designer who vomits trendy trendy trend trend all over the interior.
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Post by Warren » 27 May 2018, 10:43

Ellie wrote:
26 May 2018, 17:21
My dad appointed himself as the new president of floor installation and will be coming over in a couple weeks to help me. I'll have to take a day off work and also I'm annoyed because I wanted to do it all myself, but I still feel like crap so that's that. Harrumph.

I am considering attempting some repainting of the living room on Monday since we're taking off the baseboards anyway AND since all the flooring is going I don't have to worry about drips and spills. :)
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I also may take out some of my frustration by knocking a hole in the living room soffit that I hate to see if anything important is inside it.
I guarantee you will regret this.
Ellie wrote:
26 May 2018, 21:05
I'm watching an episode of This Old House with an arts and crafts home, and the interior designer just recommended they paint all the detailed wood trim, and OMG I've never hated another human being more
*seething* haaaaaate.
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Post by Ellie » 28 May 2018, 11:24

The soffit appears to be a huge solid piece of wood (hur hur hur) so it must be a support beam. DAMMIT. I hate having this hanging over my head, literally, while I'm sitting on the couch. Why couldn't it be up inside the ceiling like the rest of the wood?

On the flip side, I guess this would make a good hard point if we ever want to convert the living room into a sex dungeon.
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Post by nicole » 28 May 2018, 12:53

Ellie, where are you watching This Old House? We started bingeing and are mostly through what’s on pbs.org.
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Post by dhex » 28 May 2018, 12:58

Ellie wrote:
28 May 2018, 11:24
The soffit appears to be a huge solid piece of wood (hur hur hur) so it must be a support beam. DAMMIT. I hate having this hanging over my head, literally, while I'm sitting on the couch. Why couldn't it be up inside the ceiling like the rest of the wood?

On the flip side, I guess this would make a good hard point if we ever want to convert the living room into a sex dungeon.
a house with kids is basically a sexless dungeon.
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Post by Ellie » 28 May 2018, 14:01

nicole wrote:
28 May 2018, 12:53
Ellie, where are you watching This Old House? We started bingeing and are mostly through what’s on pbs.org.
I'm watching on the ThisOldHouse.com website, which only goes back 4 seasons. Apparently you can get a membership to watch all the seasons which I'm not going to pay for but it does come with a 30-day free trial which I WILL use :)
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Post by Ellie » 28 May 2018, 14:02

dhex wrote:
28 May 2018, 12:58
Ellie wrote:
28 May 2018, 11:24
The soffit appears to be a huge solid piece of wood (hur hur hur) so it must be a support beam. DAMMIT. I hate having this hanging over my head, literally, while I'm sitting on the couch. Why couldn't it be up inside the ceiling like the rest of the wood?

On the flip side, I guess this would make a good hard point if we ever want to convert the living room into a sex dungeon.
a house with kids is basically a sexless dungeon.
It is a great paradox how our lives can be so sexless yet we keep having so many kids.
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Post by nicole » 28 May 2018, 14:14

Ellie wrote:
28 May 2018, 14:01
nicole wrote:
28 May 2018, 12:53
Ellie, where are you watching This Old House? We started bingeing and are mostly through what’s on pbs.org.
I'm watching on the ThisOldHouse.com website, which only goes back 4 seasons. Apparently you can get a membership to watch all the seasons which I'm not going to pay for but it does come with a 30-day free trial which I WILL use :)
Okay, awesome. PBS only has the latest season so even just the latest four is great. Thanks!
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Post by Mo » 29 May 2018, 19:12

I just put a bid on a place to rent today. Fingers crossed. And man do European dryers suck balls.
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Post by Jennifer » 29 May 2018, 19:19

Mo wrote:
29 May 2018, 19:12
I just put a bid on a place to rent today. Fingers crossed. And man do European dryers suck balls.
I hear they're big enough to easily handle up to three socks at a time!

Good luck on getting the flat, though.
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Post by Highway » 11 Jun 2018, 16:07

Nicely frustrating experience with an electrician today, trying to diagnose why a breaker has tripped two times in the past week without us seemingly doing anything. The current suspect is the sump pump, since it was on the circuit that tripped, it's been rainy, and it's the only thing that would have turned itself on at 2 AM or later, when it tripped. And it is 20 years old, but that means gotta get a plumber out to look at that.
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Post by Warren » 11 Jun 2018, 17:09

Highway wrote:
11 Jun 2018, 16:07
Nicely frustrating experience with an electrician today, trying to diagnose why a breaker has tripped two times in the past week without us seemingly doing anything. The current suspect is the sump pump, since it was on the circuit that tripped, it's been rainy, and it's the only thing that would have turned itself on at 2 AM or later, when it tripped. And it is 20 years old, but that means gotta get a plumber out to look at that.
Really? I've never had to do with a sump pump. But I'd have thought replacing one was pretty straight forward.
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Post by Highway » 11 Jun 2018, 17:34

It probably is straightforward, but I'm really not interested in cutting pipe, lifting heavy things out of a hole, getting pipe put back to gether, or futzing with it in general. Because it's straightforward, it's a fairly small cost window to have it replaced.

I'm more likely to deal with electricity than plumbing. Electricity I understand better, and am better acquainted with the downsides.
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Post by Warren » 22 Jun 2018, 21:08

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Post by Highway » 22 Jun 2018, 21:53

Very nice. What material is it? We're thinking about redecking ours, and wondering if the composites have come far enough that they don't fall apart.
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Post by dhex » 23 Jun 2018, 08:36

Nice looking deck.

I'm hoping the pool which we haven't opened yet gets a rip or something so I can tear it down and build some kind of patio firepit thing in its place. Hoping is a strong term more like I hate pool care.
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Post by lunchstealer » 23 Jun 2018, 12:03

dhex wrote:
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Nice looking deck.

I'm hoping the pool which we haven't opened yet gets a rip or something so I can tear it down and build some kind of patio firepit thing in its place. Hoping is a strong term more like I hate pool care.
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Post by Jake » 23 Jun 2018, 16:15

Jesus, Warren. I'm all for free speech, but unsolicited deck pics? Not cool, man. Not cool.

;)
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Post by Pham Nuwen » 23 Jun 2018, 16:30

Jake wrote:
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Jesus, Warren. I'm all for free speech, but unsolicited deck pics? Not cool, man. Not cool.

;)
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jun 2018, 17:43

Jake wrote:
23 Jun 2018, 16:15
Jesus, Warren. I'm all for free speech, but unsolicited deck pics? Not cool, man. Not cool.

;)
Well, he's got a big black deck, of course he's proud of it
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