This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
#1 today, happy St.Patty's Day Tomorrow.
Dang, NO! Fast-fingered Bob beat me
My son turns 40 tomorrow... makes me feel old. No, his name is not Patrick, although it was suggested the day he was born.
Just Passing through on my way to the forums...
Ops. Almost got first post
Wow you are all so fast. Not even close to being first. Spring is almost here!!!
Tell your son, you know the one not named Patrick,
Happy 40th from Us here at the Poi-Factory.
This weeks projects,
I am committed to getting Bobdee's wav files posted by the end of the week. I will be working on the high profile ones first. No more waiting for the Redlight and speed camera alerts;) I will also work on the top 20 files too:)
I will be starting a home improvement project on Thursday. Time to get my master bathroom textured and painted. When we moved in 4 years ago we painted most of the rest of the house and I have been stuck with a horrible bathroom. Someone removed the wallpaper and then added texture to the walls and forgot to paint over it. So I have texture pealing off my walls.
I am looking forward to building my perfect relaxation spot.
I love home improvement, painting is so relaxing for me. This will be my first time playing with texture.
Until I retired three years ago I hated to paint and texture. Now that I have the chance to do it correctly I love it. I too find it relaxing and rewarding. Someone can put a door handle or a chair into my walls and I can match the "orange peel" or "knock down" to look like it never happened.
Good luck on your project. I am sure it will look great when you get it finished.
Looks like a great week out here in Rio Rancho. Time to play a little golf, take a road trip.
Anyway have a great week and be careful.
When we moved in our house, half of it was covered in wallpaper. My wife does not like wallpaper, and turned it into a game. For a family gathering - she told everyone that they could not come out of the bathroom without bringing some of the wallpaper with them. I had to remove the rest of the paper from halls and bedrooms...
I'm in the middle of patching and painting my daughters room now - but she's helping (she's 14), so it's fun.
And missed out on the first post, was trying out turboccc voice changing program, really neat, only changed one file so far but once i got it figured out guess i will try some more of them. Thanks turbo. That is a neat program.
I'm off to Las Vegas tomorrow for the IWCE show. If you happen to be in the area, look me up in Booth #1742. Back Saturday.
If Miss POI or Vegasbound find themselves near Chicago in the next few weeks, I can help you find some relaxation. We're looking at paint for our 1.5 bathrooms and for the family room. Two of the rooms have texture that's improperly applied (uneven and swirled). It will probably have to be scraped. I'm good at making drywall look smooth though.
That is funny;) My girlfriends enjoy fulfilling my painting desires. Many homes have been touched with my painting talents in the Boise area. I don't tape off ceilings or corners anymore. I have perfected the art of the cut in.
This house had popcorn ceilings when we moved in. I really enjoyed taking those down. Great task for building strong shoulder muscles. Best way to take down popcorn ceilings is to protect the floor and bring in the garden sprayer and just soak it all down. It comes off like butter when it is really wet.
I am the type of gal that would rather have power tools for gifts rather then diamonds. I love getting dirty and learning new skills.
I think I'll work on POI files instead!
I need you to talk to my wife. She prefers diamonds.
I wish I knew you back in 2006 when my wife and I were working on a house in New Orleans. We both got real dirty and learned lots of new skills.
.... I am the type of gal that would rather have power tools for gifts rather then diamonds. I love getting dirty and learning new skills.
We will have to start calling her "Jo Ann Leibler"!
I'm sure some of you older guys will know who I'm talking about!
I watch a lot of "This Old House" and other home improvement shows. "HomeTime" is another great one. We don't have cable because I would not get any work done. I would just sit around getting home improvement ideas from "HGTV".
Spring must be here. My wife presented me her spring home improvement wish list yesterday.
Here's an early "Happy St. Patrick's Day!" -- and maybe even a happy birthday to a couple of you for tomorrow
I am into my second remodel. I do plumbing, electrical, tile and just about every remodel task in between.
You are correct on the popcorn ceiling removal, spray and scrape is the best way. Are you good applying mud and taping? That really makes the job look great.
Okay on the power tools. For the price of diamonds and gold these days one could get one heck of a collection of tools.
I too, like "HomeTime" I get many good ideas from that show.
Take care, enjoy your project, don't forget the TSP if the old wallpaper paste is a problem. A good coat or two of primer is the secret also.
Great day to be born. Everyone is celebrating.
Good to be on page #1.
We have a condo in Memphis that we are getting ready to refurbish. One thing we considered was getting the popcorn off the ceiling. This seems to be a big thing for resale and new builders. Since our condo is on a 2nd story, we cannot soak the ceiling with water. Do you have any other suggestions for removing popcorn from the ceilings?
but still made page 1!
Second floor shouldn't be an issue for your removal.
You don't have to soak the ceiling with a firehose! It really doesn't take very much moisture to get the popcorn loose. Use a garden type pump sprayer. Cover your floor with plastic sheeting and spray an area, let it sit and soak into the popcorn material, then use a wide taping trowel to start scraping it off. Spray it again and let it sit for a bit again if the popcorn does not start to come off. Don't scrape it dry because some older applications may have asbestos present and you don't want to breathe that in.
Are you good at taping drywall joints? Some builders don't finish the joints properly because they know they will be applying the popcorn, so you might find you will have to finish the joints before you can prime, re-texture and paint.
One other tip. Keep whatever instrument you use to scrape even with the ceiling while scrapping to eliminate the chance of gouging the drywall as you scrape. Pointed edges and dampened drywall do not go well together, but the less gouging the easier the finish.
have a super great week everyone.
My oldest son was born on St. Patricks Day in 1966 and my wife's family being Irish. Boy did we get some flak for not naming him Patrick. Oh well he's happy.
Everyone have fun with all your spring projects. Mine seem to be never ending.
Our walls have the texture that makes them feel like sand paper. It seems to scrape off pretty easily dry. I'll try soaking down the area behind the mirror. It's about 3x4 feet, so I have plenty of area to practice my technique. And, as I said earlier, I'm pretty good at making drywall smooth. The textured walls were an obvious, and failed attempt to cover some drywall patching that was done by someone who had no business doing home "improvements".
My neighbors are all jealous of me. They keep seeing my wife in the driveway cutting lumber or fastening pieces together for projects.
... still earlier than I have been lately ... have a good week
it's the dog's fault
I'm glad I don't have to be outside much.
Dean Johnson's first TV wife
They produce Hometime around the Twin Cities... which is also the home of another of my home fix-it show faves - Amy Matthews of DIY Network fame.
I could use you also that's what I been doning the last month Started the living room friday. Happy St Patrick's to all (I am only 300 miles from you)
I, too, just finished a home improvement project. Removing 40 yo flocked wallpaper in a foyer area and guest bathroom as well. Eeew....what a mess but successful, and no wallboard damage. Steam is the bomb. Then, of course, the walls were never finished for paint, so, finishing the floating and sanding were steps to get to primer and - texture.
I am proud to say I perfected a method of using slightly thinned joint compound with loose fine texture granules added and applied by stippling with an old stiff paintbrush to match the ceiling texture perfectly.
Oh, I still love my Nuvi 660
It's been a long week.
Took Jack for a ride this weekend-- many grandkids games-- he knew each location and guided us there without problems. He did get upset when I did not follow his directions-- and I found out, he was right again. I also used the Garmin POIs and found a bank and post office in a strange city. What did I do before I had Jack? I would never ask for directions-Ha Ha
Time to renew my auto insurance policy. I've had AIG and now they are calling their auto division 21st Century to disguise their identity. AIG not popular now. Of course, they are 80% owned by us and too big to fail, so at least they have that in their favor.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! have a happy and safe one.
I would just sit around getting home improvement ideas from "HGTV".
My wife watches HGTV constantly. Maybe I should get the cable shut off......
Nah, I'd rather stay married
I bet you were a big fan of "Tool Time" with "Tim the Tool Man Taylor"
on this fine Tuesday.
The weather is just beautiful in FL this morning.
I have 2 retirement IRAs with AIG Financial. Earlier this month, I was notified that their new name is Sagepoint Financial, Inc.
Not that long ago, being associated with the AIG name was a big selling point, a positive, something to be proud of. My, my, how times have changed. Whether its called 21st Century, Sagepoint or anything else, its still a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Happy St Pat's day to all.
Don't drink green beer! Drink Murphy's or Guinness Stout instead. A Good, typical Irish beer.
Happy Holiday All
St. Paddys Day! Or is it Patty? Desert heat getting to me already and its only in the 80s.
Just poking around to see what's new.
I'm wearing green and getting ready to go to O'Shea's Irish Pub for some beer. Hope the beer doesn't run out before I get there! Gotta go!
Don't drink green beer! Drink Murphy's or Guinness Stout instead. A Good, typical Irish beer.
Or eat yellow snow.
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