Porch Build

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  1. P Thought

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    After at least 30 years of careful and perplexing engineering, I attacked my porch build, putting a railing around the deck I built after we bought the house, out of self-defense so we quit injuring visitors in the rubble heap the realtor called a sidewalk.

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    My attack involved my post-hole digger, circular saw, wheelbarrow, and hammer, mostly, but I did use my tape measure and my square a few times.

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    Time to rest up after all that work.

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    Well done, P!
     
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    They don't call you P Thought for nothing.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    Well it seem that your recovery is chugging right along , nice work, very cool guitat ( what's the thingy between the two pickups?) again nice built on your guitar.
     
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    Nice work.
    Now that it's safe, I might come for a visit! ;)
     
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    Nice work. Looks like your engineering calculations were 100% correct.

    I like that you installed a dog too; they are essential to maximum porch enjoyment.
     
  8. P Thought

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    It's the plate from a trophy pen-and-pencil desk set I got for being a finalist in the Lions Club speech contest.

    My mom told me about a hundred times that one of the judges told her that the only reason I didn't win the contest was because I was a freshman and the other guys were seniors, but my speech was the best.

    Whatever, Mom.

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    Edit: @ping-ping-clicka I tried to play at least a little every day, for all the good it does the world. Nonchie here--nonch tidric means bad trip (or party or company) in Boontling--is my favorite one for plugging into the battery amp and going places, or just going outside.
     
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    thank you for responding I like that you used it on your guitar.
    and your playing have you been playing much?
     
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    I don't know why you have to ruch into doing things. 30 years?
    At least going into this willy-nilly seems to have worked out

    Congratualtions, it looks good
     
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    A similar thing happened to me in 6th grade. I was a finalist in our school's Declamation Contest. I recited the Gettysburg Address. Everyone thought I'd won, but first place was given to someone else. What we all learned later was the judge was the school's Speech teacher, and the winner was one of her favorite students. One of my earliest lessons in it's not WHAT you know....but WHO you know.
    No....I wasn't scarred for life, but, well, I'll always remember the injustice! ;););)
     
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    nicely played ! well done
     
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    So do your friends refer to you, as MISTER Procrastinates? Nice looking porch, if nothing else you're neat as a pin! :lol:
     
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    Say, that's odd: I'm rebuilding my porch too. It was a screened in porch w/ a roof. I left the floor and roof, tore out all the walls, propped up the roof (duh), and am redoing the walls completely with half-walls and some windows on the west (windward) side. I rewired the whole thing too, so it can serve as more a room than a porch. If I don't like the result, I'll just close the whole thing in and call it an addition. As it is behind my house and not visible from the road, I have chosen not to get the requisite permits. What the selectmen don't know won't hurt them.

    That government governs best which governs least. I mentioned to one of the selectmen last year that I was thinking of building a little potting shed near the garden. "Gosh," he said, "We just passed a reg requiring that all structures must have footings 5 (!) feet deep, and you'll need a permit. I hope that won't affect your plans." "Uh huh." I said. "Don't expect to hear from me." I may run for selectman myself on the Anarchist ticket. The population of my town is just under 300, by the way. We really don't need all this c--p, not that I am any more in favor of analogous c--p at the federal or state levels.

    I'm not trying to avoid taxes, by the way, I report changes each year on the Tax Inventory Form. I just choose to present them with a fait accompli rather than dealing with their bs before the fact. You might by the way assume he was referring only to structures which can be occupied, but he was unclear on that, so the safest course, as is generally the case with bureaucrats, is to say, "To h--l with the lot of them," and do what you will.
     
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    Nice deck rail, nice plaque. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Myrtle wood?
     
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    Yep.

    I made two bodies from a tree that fell in my mom's driveway. Here's the other one, an Esquire type name of Lester:

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    :) I see I haven't moved the truck since I parked it there with the posts and concrete from the lumberyard. . . .
     
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    Nice job, cool guitar and an adorable dog you got there.
     
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    In California we have a tax on poots. I tired to go low on the number, and the tax assessor asks me; Do you know a dog named Alex? Uh, well, okay, it was twice that many. NO MORE TREATS FOR YOU YOUNG MAN!
     
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    A porch, dog, guitar, and RV all in one post!

    Edit, or is it an animal trailer? Camper? Plus Grateful Dead bear!
     
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