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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #650 on: June 25, 2008, 10:51:46 AM »
Not enough hours in the day huh.  Well you have three more hours of daylight there than I have. ;D.  I wondered as you hadn't made any new post on the shop extension lately.  I figured you were either busy on "paying jobs" or had gotten distracted. 

 I managed to get the XP Windows as I had heard so much trouble with Vista that I was tired of problems with puters.  Got a faster processer and another GB of memory. 

I hated to high jack your thread but I said shoot one more won't hurt as it had gotten a little off track in the past. 

Weather here is Purrfect for working.  Mid 70's this past week an a half with a slight wind.  Don't even work up a sweat ( well a little when I stand in the sun). 

Had to take off early yesterday to run the boys 4-H pig to town to get it tagged for the fair.  Spent $20 worth of fuel for a $.10 ear tag.  But you know one of those things you just got to do.

I'll jump off for now got to get cleaned up some.  Week long music festival that he is playing in and tonight is "wild game" cookout.  Can't miss that.


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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #651 on: June 25, 2008, 10:54:11 AM »
Glen you musta been a gofer in another life. My wife wants a pool too. It's not like building the house is enough.


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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #652 on: June 25, 2008, 10:57:40 AM »
Note -- it is impossible to hijack my thread.  The simple act of posting is considered continuity by me. d*

I love the underground stuff and digging in the dirt, Scott, but I think my wife really likes me not because I am part gopher, but because I have a dirty mind. ::)
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« Reply #653 on: June 25, 2008, 11:03:47 AM »
Whine, whine, whine...  Men...  Glenn didn't realize it, but he was fixing my anniversary present...  he's not into celebrating any special days - figures any day can be special & we give ourselves stuff all the time...   ::) :-*  (besides, when he was growing up, the JW's didn't celebrate holidays - it's so ingrained that he still thinks its a good excuse  ::)  :D )

I helped pick up lots of rocks, ran up & down the hill several times to give DH sustenance - iced tea, food, moral support - I have to always be thinking "what can I do for my dear husband now...  :-* "
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« Reply #654 on: June 25, 2008, 11:13:18 AM »
I'm a simple machine.  Just add food and water. d*
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #655 on: June 25, 2008, 06:18:41 PM »
Hmm.  ??? You have an underground house and now you're going to have an above ground pool. When I look around my neighborhood here in the 'burbs it seems backwards.  ???
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How big's that pool going to be? Brand?
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« Reply #656 on: June 25, 2008, 08:36:26 PM »
It will keep the deer, children and dogs out - being above ground, Don.

I am rather backward -- some say to the stone age. hmm

We just got the 16 foot x  48" pool from Costco.  It has a double thick (35mil)  reinforced liner.  We don't have enough excess water to keep a bigger one going or power to maintain a bigger one either.  This one is big enough for Sassy to swim in circles in so it should be fine.  We are doing the saltwater thing with the plug in chlorine maker - makes it from the salt.

 
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #657 on: June 27, 2008, 06:30:38 AM »
If anyone is interested in doing dry stack stone walls, I found this online book to be a help.

http://handbooks.btcv.org.uk/handbooks/index/book/61
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #658 on: July 20, 2008, 10:15:11 PM »
Glenn

 you sound Canadian...Well sort of like a surfer dude that used to be from Canada.

I caught the Eh at the start of the video... classic man

you must have a lot of free time.. the Rock wall looks like it was a lot of work


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« Reply #659 on: July 21, 2008, 04:40:22 AM »

 Where's the pictures ,  ???  :(
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« Reply #660 on: July 21, 2008, 05:59:31 AM »
My ex-daughter in laws family was Canadian and I used to hang out with them, eh.  Plus Strange Brew was my favorite movie.  I think it may have been the strange Brew influence to make it a bit more entertaining. :)

The rock wall was about 2 days work out of about 4 days for the major part of the job.  It gets easier after you have done a few.

I didn't really have free time but took time so Sassy could get swimming.

PEG - I guess I'll have to run up and take some. It looks quite a bit different since the video.  Still lots of dirt around - added a water line there day before yesterday. 

I keep running out of energy lately....more coffee? hmm
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« Reply #661 on: July 21, 2008, 08:42:55 AM »
The rock walls look wonderful & I am thoroughly enjoying the pool - I must mention,  Glenn swims, or I should say "floats" in it everyday - it is very refreshing when the temp outside is over 100 degrees - we usually take our last dip in the late evening - the pool is usually around 90 degrees.  It is so relaxing, I love it  :) 

Poor DH - he stays up until midnite, then wakes up at 6am & can't sleep - so never gets more than 5-6 hrs a night... 

PEG, we'll have to get some pix taken....
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« Reply #662 on: July 21, 2008, 08:52:24 AM »
strange brew is a great movie... SCTV was great when I was a kid... Great white north.... Take off eh...

We have a pool... but the liner is garbage there is 4 inches of something thick murky and green in the bottom of it...And it has not been used cleaned or serviced in like 6-8 years.

No money for a new liner until next year...I might get a knife and cut what is left of the old liner out and clean it up in there a bit before the new liner is installed. The pool is in ground but kind of small.... There is a  privacy fence around the property so...I do not feel like we will have a lot of critters in the pool...I hate the thought of using bleach in the pool...I wonder if there are any natural non toxic ways to keep the water half clean... maybe some kind of epson salts or something?

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« Reply #663 on: July 21, 2008, 09:10:32 AM »
We got the salt water chlorinator - you still have to make sure the ph is right & you have to initially put chlorine in it, when it is at the proper level, you put the salt in & start the sat water chlorinator going.  Our pool liner is 35 mil - which is as thick as the whitewater rafts that people take down the rivers - so pretty tough.  You do have to monitor the levels of chlorine, stabilizer, etc everyday so that it doesn't get away from you & you end up with algae.  But it sure is nice to be able to take a dip whenever you want  :)
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Re: Glenn's Underground Cabin Update
« Reply #664 on: July 21, 2008, 11:53:58 AM »
No Skinny Dippin. Bet I am too late on that one. ;)

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« Reply #665 on: July 21, 2008, 01:51:12 PM »
I don't even own a bathing suit, John.  Neither does Sassy.  ::)

But we did put up courtesy shades for the neighbors to cut down on the glare, even though they said they didn't mind. [crz]

Here are the pix PEG requested -- dang - where did that one of us skinny dippin' go. hmm











OK -- Sassy has one for when company comes over --- unless they wear less than we do. ::)

...and I have a pair of boxers --- gotta watch that fly though.  Problem is I need to lose some weight before I can see it.... and I look kinda weird if I keep reachin' down there to check. d*



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« Reply #666 on: July 21, 2008, 06:03:08 PM »
Glenn

Remind me not to swim at your place... i think bathing suits will be mandatory at our pool ;D

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« Reply #667 on: July 21, 2008, 06:10:36 PM »
Peter, it is possible for a bathing suit to be more soiled than a nude.  ::) 

Bad burrito, eh? Peter?  hmm

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« Reply #668 on: July 21, 2008, 06:50:59 PM »
I can pretend I understand what you are talking about ???

Soiled burritos.... What?

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« Reply #669 on: July 21, 2008, 06:54:13 PM »
Just talking about a soiled bathing suit being dirtier than a clean person. ::)
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« Reply #670 on: July 21, 2008, 07:05:37 PM »
Sorry man did not get it

Luckily my mother taught me to wipe and wash and the like... I may be ugly, but usually I am pretty clean

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« Reply #671 on: July 21, 2008, 07:13:50 PM »

 Glenn doesn't sound like a "Nob",  at least not in person  ;) The video's pretty good sound quailty I will say.   

 Now I was thinkin you'd dug a hole and filled it with water , I didn't figure in the plastic pool thing. d*   d*

 Nice view, eh ;)
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« Reply #672 on: July 21, 2008, 07:21:50 PM »
Still say he sounded canadian...

Everyone wants to be a Canadian... some just don't know it yet ;)

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« Reply #673 on: July 21, 2008, 07:39:44 PM »
Thanks, PEG.  Yeah - the plastic pool was the only thing I could do in the allotted time. ::)

It is the 35 mil Costco one with a steel frame and the water guy who was busy with fires said they are great and he has delivered to some for 5 years or so.  It is guaranteed for 15 years.

Yeah - the view is great day or night. 

To dig a hole 5 feet deep there requires a jackhammer or dynamite.  The left side is just above rock - the right side about a foot and a half of fill so I left it a bit high to compensate for settling or if it doesn't it will never be worse than about 1 1/2 inches high there, which is within tolerances.
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« Reply #674 on: July 21, 2008, 11:08:57 PM »
i like the fence around the pool looks like the old weaven beach blankets we used as kids... unrolled and turned on their sides