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    What you getting done?

    As for me, I decided to get the ladder out and patch/paint the area around my fireplace. We had some water damage from leaks around the chimney.
    We had a new roof installed about two years ago and have not had any more leaks so it was time to tackle the repair.
    What are you doing?

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Nuthin'

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Elliot - want to come work on my chimney leak?

    I've been troubleshooting that and doing some minor roof repair. Also fixed a couple loose hinges on cabinets, repaired an old bread machine, and figured out how to wire up the new video projector with HDMI (from DVD) and composite (from cable box).

    Most important, I've been keeping in touch with former students - just spent an hour talking with one from the late 1970s. Great to catch up. He's a photographer, and sent me a photo he took when he and his family were on a hike near their home in Wisconsin this morning.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Sure Tom I’ll be happy to help for free... your chimney’s on the house
    Be careful working on the roof Tom.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    Nuthin'
    I hope you have a plan for that.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Elliot, I did the exact same job a couple weeks ago, though my ceilings are quite a bit lower. I thought I did a pretty good job with the repairs, but one area kept lifting and cracking, so I have had to redo a couple times, and once again I have three little spots, all no bigger than an inch, but enough to bug me be cause the rest turned out very well.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliderman8 View Post
    I hope you have a plan for that.
    I wrote it down on a piece of paper with a check box for when the task was completed. I am pleased to say the box remains unchecked.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    I’m happy your “To-Do” is not long.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Just enough of everything to make the wife think I'm busy. If she asks what I need to do, I show her 5 clipboards of each different vehicle that needs some sort of maintenance, and the extra long cliboard with 2 yellow pad pages of house and lawn work. She does not bother me much, thankfully never asks how long.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Right now, more outdoors tpe stuff, mowed for the first time over the weekend to not only even out the grass now that it's growing again but to mulch up the winter debris like remaining leaves. And did some painting of parts, steering column, rear end bits and other odds and ends.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Been cleaning my office and tossing a ton of old and no longer needed paperwork. Also trying to get my files better organized.
    That's most of what I am doing - big box for (eventual) shredding as I scan old documents. As mentioned elsewhere scanning DVDs on a separate computer. Hope to move to books soon.

    And now that my days are getting slightly more regulated - hopefully the yard and basement.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Check some of the scans are good before you shred the paper copy.
    I worked at a company that decided to eliminate their paper machine catalogs and put it all on computer. They hired an outside group to do the scanning. Found out later that the scans were done on the wrong format so a vital bit of every page was missing. The outside group had destroyed the originals.


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    Re: What you getting done?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidApp View Post
    Check some of the scans are good before you shred the paper copy.
    I worked at a company that decided to eliminate their paper machine catalogs and put it all on computer. They hired an outside group to do the scanning. Found out later that the scans were done on the wrong format so a vital bit of every page was missing. The outside group had destroyed the originals.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    I've been cleaning stuff up. I'll insulate my shed and possibly get it wired this next week. Then I have many small projects, mostly car or gun related, to keep me busy for a bit.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Walt - one thing I've learned over the years, living in a house built in 1826.

    When you fix one thing, you find two more things that need repair.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Quote Originally Posted by Basil View Post
    Tom designed it and had it built

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    Hey - not true! Designed and built by my grandchildren!

    gol dern young'ns ...

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    Re: What you getting done?

    I have a list of mostly small projects around the house, gotten a couple done. Warmer weather coming, I'll be in the garage clearing out space to get working on my GT6. When the government money comes I'll get a welder and fix my rotted out floors.
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    Re: What you getting done?

    Major yard clean up. Had a fire going for days burning limbs, leaves and other junk wood. Looking to get rid of a lot of stuff that should have gone years ago.

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    Re: What you getting done?

    Yard. Scrape and paint on house. Errands for the wife.

    Finishing re-packing stuff in the basement after the water event.
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