Discussion in 'The Off-topic Lounge' started by Wild, Mar 3, 2019.
this as the Fl. sun had yellowed it.
I need to paint the exterior of my house and get new gutters installed. I had a new roof put on about a year ago, and while that was going on I replaced some siding and rebuilt my chimney (there was water damage from a bad flashing at the roofline). Had planned on getting it painted so it would look good with the new roof, but life threw me a curveball and I had to have back surgery. Worked my ass off getting everything prepped and the chimney rebuilt, and then I only had about 15 feet of my hose painted when my back failed me. 15 feet lol.
So it’s been like that for about a year. As soon as the spring weather gets here I’m going to get the house painted, new gutters, and new front and back doors.
The wife told me she’d buy me a pellet smoker if I get those things done. That’s all the motivation I need!
There is also another very expensive piece of medical equipment from Austria. Only 8 in the country. A cable broke on it. They wanted $800 for just a cable and another $120 to ship it. I said the hell with that. I figured out a way to repair the cable. The camera on the end is about 1.25" wide. I had to get double walled adhesive heat shrink that would fit over the camera and seal the cable after repair so I needed it to shrink down to 4:1. Ebay was my friend for less than $10 and the repair was perfect.
Nicely done, dude. You've been busy. Looks great.
I don't have any major projects planned. They just sort of happen for me. Once the weather gets warm I'm sure my brain will get turning. The wife wants me to build a log cabin on our property but she has no clue how much work that is. I've started scoping out pine trees and I don't think there is enough lumber up there to do it. Maybe I'll just get a wood mizer and make good use of the dead ash trees that are still standing.
If I get into anything interesting I'll post it up here.
Nice to see the riches owning TMMAC brings you @Wild
A log cabin??? Fuck, I thought you’d say you were going to replace a dishwasher, or build a window box or some shit. I wasn’t expecting “yeah, the ole lady wants me to build a log cabin on our property”. Thats a huge undertaking dude. Foundation, plumbing, electrical, sewer or septic...then the actual cabin. What would be the plan for it once it’s done?
That $3 profit per t-shirt is finally paying off broham. Can’t thank you all enough for buying 2000 of them per month.
No plumbing. No electric.
Foundation would be limestone. She does want a fireplace in it for warmth so that would take some figuring.
It would just be a place to get warm in during the winter, or to sleep in for people who don't have tents. I'd have to do all the work on site though with no electric - it's in the middle of about 150 acres with zero amenities.
I'm buried in my graduate thesis, but if all goes well I'll be done mid-April.
Then I'm building a gaming PC for RDR2 and putting the engine/trans in the Duster.
So easy to accumulate shit! I'm so ashamed of how it looks I won't even let my brother see it. No shit! If he comes over to borrow a tool I make him wait while I go get it. When I open the door to get something I immediately close it so the neighbors don't judge me. I used to always have a clean garage and enjoyed working on cars and shit. Even had an extra room in the back of the garage that had enough stuff I could have charged memberships. Those were the days. Long story short, we moved two times in a year and had a personal tragedy. I'm not the same person and don't give enough of a fuck to clean out the garage anymore.
Maybe you could use it as an opportunity for therapy and relaxation. That's what I do man. I deal with anxiety, so I try to keep myself busy with home projects, work, TMMAC, etc. Keeps my mind busy on productive shit. All of those projects in my original post are examples.
Hope it works out homie. I threw a TON of shit away when we moved last year. As we were packing, I found myself saying "where the fuck did we get this?" over and over again.
That has always been my coping mechanism too. I have to stay busy or I go crazy. Too many triggers in the garage though. At least for now. Maybe one of these days.
I really don't understand how the shit piles up so fast either. I know for a fact there is shit out there I haven't used in 5 years. I need to just order a dumpster and have someone else go throw it all away. That might be the move!
If you have that much junk, having a 10 or 20 yard dumpster dropped off is definitely the move. Either that or have a huge yard sale and try to make some money off of it.
One persons junk can become another persons junk. Win win.
Seriously though when I get overwhelmed with what seems like a million steps I force myself to start with one small thing. I realize while I am actually doing it, it was all in my head. Doing it is actually easy and rewarding. The key and hardest part is to pull the trigger and start. You can make piles at first. Stuff to keep and find a home for, stuff to toss and stuff to sell. Once you start you will be glad you did.
We just bought a new apartment with a balcony. Renovations start in a week. Being as 1) Our building requires we use a licensed contractor, and 2) Even if it didn't, I'm nowhere near manly enough to do major renovations, this is not a project I'm doing with my own hands.
But, I am manly enough to plant pretty flowers and herbs on the balcony. So that will be my Spring/Summer project for 2019.
I am no finished carpenter but I made an attempt at drafting table with a light box for my daughter
it's made of oak and poplar
That is sweet
the things we do for our kids
No major projects, but I’m waiting for it to warm up so I can wash the outside of the house. The mold has been really bad on the north side of all the houses in my hood. Also need to clean and organize my garage. I might also cut down a fucking out of control ornamental cherry tree that I hate.
Im gonna grow some killer herb
Been hard at it here lately boys & girls. Will post some new pics soon.
Anyone working on any home projects at the moment?
Stained the deck last summer, so I'm good there. Maybe dig a trench to improve the drainage in the back yard. Otherwise a lot of grass mowing.
That looks quite nice
Building a patio for a customer...retaining wall and pavers...possibly gonna build a Gazebo for them
nothing for myself though