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1 hour ago, Ed Lada said:

And how fat they were.  Actually, really 2"x4", imagine!  

My relatively modern house is built using true size 100 x 50 studs in clear grain radiata pine.

Because we cut them ourselves from trees on the property...

FKT

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Mrs PB shot down my first attempt at remodel plans……..

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8 hours ago, Point Break said:

The purpose of that deck strike noise first is to just give you a moment of hope…..only to snatch it away when it’s followed by the splash. When the boat gods really want to torture you it rolls/slides slowly along the toe rail and hesitates at a scupper just before it makes the dive.

I see a similarity between the things you do before marriage, and the hope of doing those things after you're married.....

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33 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

I see a similarity between the things you do before marriage, and the hope of doing those things after you're married.....

Which is why nobody in their right mind ever gets married a second time...

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5 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:
40 minutes ago, Ease the sheet. said:

I see a similarity between the things you do before marriage, and the hope of doing those things after you're married.....

Which is why nobody in their right mind ever gets married a second time...

FKT

Depends on how wisely you choose. 

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2 hours ago, Point Break said:

Depends on how wisely you choose. 

I choose not to get married a second time.

Been with my current GF/partner for 23 years tho. So in many ways a distinction without a difference.

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11 minutes ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I choose not to get married a second time.

Been with my current GF/partner for 23 years tho. So in many ways a distinction without a difference.

FKT

We all choose our path. If yours works for you and yours, I have no criticism. 

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5 hours ago, Point Break said:

Depends on how wisely you choose. 

I chose wisely.

 

 

 

 

All 3 times.  I'm hoping if there's a 4th time I'll finally get it right.  Maybe.

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28 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

What do they have to say? :D

The first one died of breast cancer a few years after we divorced at age 46, my daughter was 10 years old at the time.  But she calmed down a bit after the divorce and we had cordial relations until she passed.  She was the mother of my only child (that I know of*).  My second ex calls me at least once a month to chat and tells me she still loves me.  I'm still married to the third one so...

I initiated the 2 divorces.

 

* Years ago my now 30 year old daughter asked me if she has any siblings.  I told her no, not that I know of.  She didn't like that and proceed to ask me what "Not that I know of" meant.  She has threatened many times to get a genetic profile so she can search for any possible siblings.  I told her "Go ahead, I'm curious too."  It has become a long standing joke between us.  

Then there was the time I told my daughter, by then an adult, that I was dating a younger woman.  She asked me how young.  I replied "Not that young, older than you anyway."  My daughter said sarcastically "Yeah, sure dad, how much older, 5 days?"  I said "No dear daughter, 16 days older."  Her yelling over the phone almost damaged my hearing.  I told my daughter that it was unlikely we would get married and even if we did, she wouldn't have to call the woman 'mom'.  That time her yelling did damage my hearing I think.  Kids nowadays!  

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On 11/11/2021 at 1:18 PM, Liquid said:

Demoing it sucks!

It's also amazing how quickly the material fills a dumpster!

Always interesting to see how nice and clear old 2x4 studs where!

This!

I was 18 and doing demo on a plaster walled house built in the 50’s.

It was amazing how nice the studs were…

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On 11/19/2021 at 9:17 PM, Grande Mastere Dreade said:

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Now imagine that when a jet engine mechanic comes to you and tells you the 1/2 inch Inconel 625 bolts that secure the blades to an eight foot diameter fan rotor get "buttery smooth" at about 80% of the spec torque. 

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On 10/24/2021 at 10:01 AM, Point Break said:

Mrs PB shot down my first attempt at remodel plans……..

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Years ago, my acrobatic instructor lost his wife to cancer.  They were in their 60s.  He sold the house in town, and drywalled off a 10x10 area of the hangar.  Put an air conditioner in that space as it was southern Florida.  Had the bed/kitchen/bath and the rest was hangar.  I could have been happy with that.

He remarried at 69 or so and they built a house next to the hangar.

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On 11/12/2021 at 3:21 AM, Ed Lada said:

I chose wisely.

 

 

 

 

All 3 times.  I'm hoping if there's a 4th time I'll finally get it right.  Maybe.

Someone once told me: "if you're ever questioning your wife's choices, remember, you are one of them."

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29 minutes ago, py26129 said:

Someone once told me: "if you're ever questioning your wife's choices, remember, you are one of them."

Oh, I have reflected on that many times.

BTW, should I have used the purple font?  I was using self deprecating humor when I chose those words.  I thought by adding "All 3 times" that it was obvious.

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Just now, Ed Lada said:

Oh, I have reflected on that many times.

BTW, should I have used the purple font?  I was using self deprecating humor when I chose those words.  I thought by adding "All 3 times" that it was obvious.

I got it….

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On 11/23/2021 at 8:22 AM, ropetrick said:

My wife is an intelligent woman with questionable taste in men.

She must follow your posts here on SA, yes?  :ph34r:

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3 hours ago, Windward said:
On 11/23/2021 at 8:22 AM, ropetrick said:

My wife is an intelligent woman with questionable taste in men.

She must follow your posts here on SA, yes?  

I think you missed the highlighted bit.

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1 minute ago, Windward said:

Was that wall being built by the lowest bidder?

lowest bidder subbed it out

to guys out front of Home Depot

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