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Old 02-26-2008, 06:59 PM  
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Got my dad and wife workin so I took a break.


She is lovely when shes working isnt she...dont answer that!


Found out why the property floods, this is the grey water runoff from the main street in front of the house. It just dumps hundreds of gallons of water onto my property after a rain...




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Old 02-26-2008, 07:00 PM  
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We have contacted the city and they are coming to inspect the water drainage situation. Overall were making progress, it just has to go with the flow of money which right now is slow...

2 more payments on the truck...woot. Thats 400 a month that can go into the house.

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Old 02-27-2008, 06:09 PM  
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Default Wow..

The job looks great, making progress.
Looks like you have someplace to run the yearly mudbogs...I'll bring the quad.
Good luck with the lowlands, that's a tough one.
Gone....one truck payment. Installed...one backhoe payment.

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Old 03-03-2008, 09:09 AM  
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Well got a good bit done over the weekend. Will update the pics tonight. I had a friend come over and help me hang the 12ft sheets of drywall that we have been walking on for the last two months. Kim taped and mudded those.

I also got all the hardibacker installed on all the verticle tile surfaces. Lemme tell ya, it was a nice site to see the tub surround get boxed in. It looks so much more like a real bathroom now. Also, the wire, box, and gfci for the jet motor for the tub ran through conduit behind the shower and tub.

Hopefully over the next week and weekend, we can get the tile installed on all the vertical surfaces, and get all the tile grouted. Finish up the drywall in the kitchen and dinning room, and get the water heater over in the house. Install the toilet, shower curtain(for now till we get a door), and acctually use the new bathroom. Man that feels good to say.

Ill post pics tonight. Promise. What a week.

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Well this isnt a huge update, but its more progress none the less.

Our first dollar of profit, right outta the walls of the house...haha


Got the drywall up in the kitchen, those damn 12ft sheets are huge.


Got the backerboard up in the bathroom on the tub surround, and walls.

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Again...


Acess to the whirlpool tub motor, and gfci...


My fuel pump just went out on my truck, and I have to remove the bed to get to it, so possibly not much progess this week. We will see...Oh and that bad boy is 300 bucks to replace.

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Well heres the latest.

got the tile in on the bathtub, and behind the toilet. Not totally done. Howd I do for my first time laying tile on a vertical surface?

Wow kinda messy.


what a difference cleaning up makes. I like it.


Closer.


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Wow...no replies yet...dang, and I thought I was doing good...LOL...

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Default Whada ya mean....

I thought I had said "keep up the good job".
It must have been my inside voice.
So keep it up, your almost there...enjoyin the tub.

Is that glass tempered over the tub???
Please just say yes....

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Well acctually...YES...it is tempered glass...lowE2 also.

Got some of the tile grouted and man what a difference. Got the toilet installed, as well as the water running.

Had a great crawfish boil this weekend so Ill have pics tonight hopefully.



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