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Old 09-23-2017, 02:36 PM   #121
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Hah! We have 30 acres of mountain land but I just let it go to trees.

Turkeys are getting annoying though. Yesterday, I kid you not, we had a group (gaggle?) of 15 turkeys walk up to our camper door and strut around. They know I will not pay $45 for a license to kill 2 of them when I can get one with a timer already stuck in it for $20.
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Darn, I wrote "brother-in-laws" instead of "brothers-in-law".

I have made this mistake before, and just did it again.

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He looks at your shoes only if they are Jimmy Choo.

By the way, you can do a lot with 30 acres. Maybe something like Butchart Gardens, and you can charge admission. Maintaining it will keep one really busy for sure. And forget about wild turkeys. You will need peacocks.

PS. Just finish the wood staining. Pre-staining the wood before mounting it is a lot nicer than staining it afterwards. And good luck to Amethyst on her Deck Restore thinggy. If it worked, carpenters would be out of their job.
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Awww...Deck is only 27 years old. A pretty good carpenter put it up. He is probably retired now.

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Hah! We have 30 acres of mountain land but I just let it go to trees.

Turkeys are getting annoying though. Yesterday, I kid you not, we had a group (gaggle?) of 15 turkeys walk up to our camper door and strut around. They know I will not pay $45 for a license to kill 2 of them when I can get one with a timer already stuck in it for $20.
We only have an average size lot and live in a city (but near some big parks with wilderness areas) and get turkey visitors. I think they are pretty cool. I stepped out of the car the other day and a flock was in the front yard, some with tail feathers out strutting their stuff.
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I get confused with all of the various acronyms. Is an INTP the one who looks at his shoes when he talks to you or your shoes?
Not this one. The ladies are in close embrace when I am dancing with them. A long look into their eyes is worth more then their shoes, or mine.
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Awww...Deck is only 27 years old. A pretty good carpenter put it up. He is probably retired now.
Your carpenter apparently used better wood than mine did. My deck looked pretty bad after just 12 years, causing me to incur much expense and labor to replace. Still, after 27 years, even if the wood has not rot, I wonder what the appearance is.

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He used cedar. Back then it was relatively affordable. While it may not look brand new, and I am sure purists could find many flaws...I think it looks pretty good.

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Your carpenter apparently used better wood than mine did. My deck looked pretty bad after just 12 years, causing me to incur much expense and labor to replace. Still, after 27 years, even if the wood has not rot, I wonder what the appearance is.

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Probably the one issue I see with your deck, is that there were so many planks butted together in a line. Our carpenter went to great lengths (ha) to find planks long enough that he didn't need to join them. I still remember him being worried that he could not find some of the very longest ones that were still good enough quality.

One of the railing sections has come loose, so I will probably be posting before long to ask about the best way to re-attach it. I mean, yes, use nails, but I'll be asking the right way to angle the nails, etc.
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