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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2655 on: May 18, 2017, 08:16:13 PM »
Within two minutes they were out from under the bed. Walking down the hall to reopen the door, I kept seeing cat paws poking out under the door.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2656 on: May 18, 2017, 09:05:04 PM »
They hired two new people at work and neither is a lazy idiot!

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2657 on: May 18, 2017, 10:43:18 PM »
A few things to be cheerful about:

*Our new fridge/freezer and upright freezer arrived today. I had to leave in the middle of everything due to a doctor's appointment. By the time I got home everything was set up and my husband had moved all the food.
*My rheumatologist was very impressed with how well I am doing on my new medication.
*I have not gained any weight. (I've not lost any either, but at least I've not gained.)
*Two of our cats went into hiding during the appliance delivery. After I got home from the doctor, I found them by closing the bedroom door. I figured that would bring them out one way or another since they can't stand closed doors. Within two minutes they were out from under the bed. Walking down the hall to reopen the door, I kept seeing cat paws poking out under the door.
We really need pictures of the cat paws :D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2658 on: May 18, 2017, 10:44:35 PM »
They hired two new people at work and neither is a lazy idiot!
Finally somebody has learned!
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2659 on: May 19, 2017, 08:55:36 AM »
So I'm almost finished working on my new house. Painted all the rooms. Laid tile in about half the house (850 sqft). And recently installed the baseboards (they still need to be touched up and finished).





There is still a bunch of work we need to do (the outside is still fairly hideous), but we are moving in this weekend.

I didn't care for the way it looked at first.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2660 on: May 19, 2017, 09:03:44 AM »
Davin! You got a new house!? Congratulations!  :frolic:
I'm very happy for you.  :) Looks great so far.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2661 on: May 19, 2017, 09:06:59 AM »
Love the blue colour Davin :)

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2662 on: May 19, 2017, 10:12:34 AM »
Congrats Davin, and good job, the painting looks nice and I'm with Claire, love the blue...also, you have to invite us all over when it's ready.  ;D
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2663 on: May 19, 2017, 10:47:44 AM »
I like those grey curtains with that blue, Davin.

Are the skirting boards conduits for LAN, landline and AV etc? If I get round to a revamp in my place they will be, fed up with knitting everywhere! (Well, everywhere that I can't hide it under the carpet.)
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2664 on: May 19, 2017, 11:08:33 AM »
Thanks, Mags! It was a lot of work and took us a long time. Though we did get better and faster near the end.

@Claireliontamer: It took us a while to pick the paint colors (we went a bit crazy), but other than one room, it was mostly my GF (SO? Womanfriend? It's all sounding weirder to me the older I get), that picked the colors.

@Father Bruno: Thanks, Bruno. Y'all welcome over as long as I get some notice before... no popping in unannounced after midnight. I've already had to chase Crow off a few times.

@Gloucester: The baseboards are just big "fancy" baseboards that we liked. So fancy that they were extra difficult to install. I'm moving mostly to wireless connected devices because wires are getting annoying. But it did cost a bit to fix up the electrical in the place.

I'm pretty excited, I haven't lived in a house (except for three months) since I left home to go to college. And the complex where I'm currently living is slowly getting a bit worse and costing more and more.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2665 on: May 19, 2017, 03:00:02 PM »
So I start a new job on Monday. Well, I have been in a couple of times already, but I start properly on Monday.

It is seasonal work (May-October) for a contractor specializing in roads and paving. Apparently that kind of work requires having a laboratory for testing asphalt ingredients and stuff.
So I'm gonna channel my best mad scientist for the next 5 to 6 months. (Although it is mostly all about sorting gravel samples...)





Congratulations on the new place, Buddy! Glad things are looking so great for you. :thumbsup:


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2666 on: May 19, 2017, 08:11:30 PM »
G85 conrats on the new job.  You will be grading gravel samples?  Does that have anything to do with getting ones rocks off?

Davin congrats also to you for the good work at the new house.

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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2667 on: May 19, 2017, 11:27:05 PM »
Good stuff, G85. Sounds like it must be a fairly large company.
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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2668 on: May 20, 2017, 07:49:11 AM »
So I start a new job on Monday. Well, I have been in a couple of times already, but I start properly on Monday.

It is seasonal work (May-October) for a contractor specializing in roads and paving. Apparently that kind of work requires having a laboratory for testing asphalt ingredients and stuff.
So I'm gonna channel my best mad scientist for the next 5 to 6 months. (Although it is mostly all about sorting gravel samples...)





Congratulations on the new place, Buddy! Glad things are looking so great for you. :thumbsup:

Congrats on the new job!! Hope you have fun being a mad scientist haha.


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Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Reply #2669 on: May 20, 2017, 08:39:28 AM »
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It's so nice to be able to wake up in a space that is my own.
I couldn't agree more. It's one of the best feelings ever to have a key to your own front door. Particularly when there is somebody else in there with you that you want to have there.
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