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Old 08-31-07, 04:25 AM
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Holiday DIY?

Okay, I know not everyone will spend the entire weekend kicked back with a cold drink in one hand the the TV remote in the other. So, what DIY project are YOU tackling this "Labor" Day weekend?

[Tow Guy is delaying his Labor Day weekend DIY until NEXT weekend due to daughter's move to college, but it's laminate wood flooring in the master BR in place of the carpet.]
 
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Old 08-31-07, 04:37 AM
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None. I'm grilling, smoking "meat and cigars", enjoying my wife, having adult beverages, sitting back, etc.....
 
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Old 08-31-07, 04:50 AM
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My wife has to work this weekend so I'll probably spend 1 day at my youngest son's place helping him get caught up on yard work. Hope it don't get too hot
 
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Old 08-31-07, 09:08 AM
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I day installing crown moulding and maybe baseboards.

Same day cleaning

Same day cooking some mexican food for a bday gathering.

Another day working on the skateboard halfpipe and hopefully finishing!!!!

Hey...it LABOR day...aren't we "supposed to" work? It's not called NON-LABOR day!

Have a good day off guys/gals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 08-31-07, 09:52 AM
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It's my wife's weekend Off (ICU nurse), so no free time for me. She does go back to work on Monday, so...he he he. I will probably spend the day in my shop...who brings all that stuff into my shop and dumps it on the floor, anyway?!! Clean up day.
 
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I may set up a chair on the Bike Trail bridge over the Mid Cape Highway, and wave a big flag that says "Buh-Bye" to the 3/4 of a million Summer People heading home this weekend

Buh-Bye!!!!
 
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Old 08-31-07, 07:34 PM
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In anticipation of the 3 day weekend..I took an extra day off just to relax a bit.
I have to finish my front steps..I need to clean garage....both of the dogs need baths only one of them cooperates...and then I need to vacuum the house.

Slickshift...I remember those days on Cape Cod around Labor Day waiting for all the tourists to leave so we could have "our" beaches and roads back to ourselves.

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nothing much mow the front yard if i get some cash order parts for 2 lawnmowers and just sit on my rump in front of this computer
 
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Old 09-03-07, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by slickshift View Post
I may set up a chair on the Bike Trail bridge over the Mid Cape Highway, and wave a big flag that says "Buh-Bye" to the 3/4 of a million Summer People heading home this weekend

Buh-Bye!!!!
Same thing we do down here on Easter weekend [lot more than 3/4 mill snowbirds depart, tho].
 
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Old 09-03-07, 12:25 PM
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Did some finish work on the deck. Lazed around after enjoying too many adult beverages (ooops!). Cleaning and laundry and recycling, oh my! Fall project planning. Buying stuff to do more home improvement stuff. Client work. Tonight is a pasole cookoff.

And waving buh-bye to all the cityfolk who come up to the hills on weekends. We'll be glad when the zillion cyclists and two zillion bikers put their wheels away for the season - peace and quiet and the roads back to ourselves.... aaaaahhhhhhhh. (But as one last great hurrah we have to endure the parking lots that are the eastbound routes out of the Rocky Mountains to go enjoy the pasole cookoff.)
 
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Old 09-03-07, 12:46 PM
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Went up north last weekend to avoid the crowds that walk across Mackinaw bridge on Labor day..
Building an heirloom cradle for a Great-grandchild coming in April..
Dug a hole to get to the septic tank lid for pumping tomorrow..
Cut the grass last Thur, and need to do it again tomorrow..
Normal weekday to me.. I'm retired..
 
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"lot more than 3/4 mill snowbirds depart, tho"

Lol...your peninsula is bigger than mine
We only have 400 sq. miles...most of which is bays, beaches, inlets, and ponds

"to avoid the crowds that walk across Mackinaw bridge on Labor day"

They walk across the big bridge?
Whoa
I went to Mackinac Island this summer, had a blast
It was weird being the summer person/tourist for a change
(Our population quadruples...some towns X10 in the summer)
Spent most of the vaca farther south on Higgins Lake
Nice!

"to go enjoy the pasole cookoff."

...what's a pasole cookoff? (or do I not want to know?)
 
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Originally Posted by slickshift View Post
"...your peninsula is bigger than mine"
Tried to come up with a snappy reply that wouldn't get me banned, but failed.
 
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Originally Posted by the_tow_guy View Post
Tried to come up with a snappy reply that wouldn't get me banned, but failed.
HO, HO, HO you're SO BAD TowGuy!
 
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Old 09-05-07, 09:59 AM
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I'm with Tow Guy, I'll be glad when all the tourists go home. Where do they learn to drive anyway?

Can't you guys just stay home and mail us your money?

Oh, and I won't miss 105 degree, 98% humidity days either. It's just not natural to live in that kind of environment!

I have plenty of projects I need to do, but working nights tends to throw a big ole monkey wrench into any plans. Like now, being it's midnight (to me) and I am awake after only 3 hrs of sleep. Weather guessers say it 'feels like' 94 outside. No thank you!
 
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Hunted mushrooms and caned forty half pints of them, then rebuilt the front end on my VW pickup.
 
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