vinod : August 2005 Archives

Fence Update

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I have loads of home improvement posts to go up...but this is all I have for you, now. The fence is about 90% complete...it still needs to be attached to the two sides of the house. And that can only be done after some other things are done...and so on...never-ending.

And rain is beginning to descend on Seattle...right when I was planning on staining the fence. But here's one shot to show you how it's starting to shape up.

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Have It Your Way

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Pulled up to the Burger King drive-through tonight...and then watched a big ol' rat scurry in front of the car. I was willing to overlook that rat and was about to order a Whopper, when three more rats ran by. I pulled a u-turn. During said u-turn, another rat ran by.

In other words, I think I'm done with BK for awhile.

P.J.

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Pour a 40oz out for Peter Jennings. I started watching him when my dad finally gave up on Dan Rather/Connie Chung during our dinner news time. And since TiVo came along, I rarely ever miss the nightly news. Cheers to P.J. for getting it done in a big way.

Though it's sad to see a brilliant guy knocked out by such a preventable disease. Who's going to be the first Fox News goon to call him a liberal hack journalist?

What's 2-feet?

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So I realized my first mistake in this fence building thing. All my fence posts running on the sides were spaced 6-feet apart. However, for whatever reason I spaced them 8-feet apart on the back-side. This is problematic as I was using 12-foot 2x2s to span across two sections of fence. You can get them in 16-foot sections (and 8-foot) but they are both financially less advantageous. Aaaargh. I'm working on doing a different design on the back side now to trim some pennies. No way will I make this mistake on my next fence!

Celebrated a birthday this week...no big deal. But props to Duce for being the first to wish me (a day early) and ARW in the Windy provided a nice bookend (a day post).

However, you were all outdone by this email greeting I received (on my actual birthday):

Hello,

We at TiVo Community would like to wish you a happy birthday today!

Your TiVo Community Team

I know who really loves me, now.

Funk the Toolman

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My brother told me last week that I'm "Field & Stream meets Town & Country". I'm still blushing.

I was having an equipment impasse of sorts, so my fence building grinded to a halt. Until I hit Sears for my first serious tool--a compound miter saw. The fence building is now back in action...and nearing the 50% completion mark. The after-work sawing is coming along nicely, save for the mosquitoes. But with the exception of the gate, it should be mostly complete by this weekend. Cross those fingers...

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Bar Stools

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The place was hurting for some water buffalo hide...so here comes these bar stools (just ignore Zizou's stuffed enema toy (Ena-Man) that's laying on the floor):

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Photos from Easter Island are to come. I've been focusing on the trip report geared towards kids for my work. Let me say that it is incredibly difficult to write about boring stuff for tween/teen consumption. But it's going to be grand, in the end.

Good lord...it's August?

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