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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: October 11, 2004, 02:06 PM »
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: October 11, 2004, 02:04 PM »
Part 3/4

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: October 11, 2004, 02:03 PM »
Part 2/4

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Has Anyone Built a Deck Before?
« on: October 11, 2004, 02:01 PM »
I give you the finished product.

Things I learned:

1) - Get more friends.  More help and this bad boy would have been done much sooner.  Almost ALL of the work was done by my wife and me.  I personally put in EVERY screw and EVERY nail myself, as well as cutting EVERY piece of wood myself.  Sure, we had father-in-law help with the concrete footings, and a bit of my dad help installing the decking boards, but it was pretty much all me and my wife.

2) - Better Quality Tools = Better work.  I pretty much upgraded every tool I had on this project (circular saw, drill, cordless drill/driver) as well as buying some new ones.  Better quality tools may cost more, but like they say "you get what you pay for".

3) - Treated wood scraps are a bitch to get rid of.  No one wants to take them away, can't burn them.  What do I do with them?  >:(

4) - Planning everything from the start was a HUGE help, but evn then, things can and will go wrong.  Plan, plan, plan and then over-plan.  As mentioned earlier: measure once, measure twice, then cut.  It will save time in the long run to double-check each step along the way.

5) - Finally, listen to your wife when she starts talking.  If you hear her say, "it can't be too much work to build a deck ourselves, can it?" - Run.


Thoughts?

Jeff

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Your TV
« on: October 11, 2004, 11:08 AM »
Well, talk about timing.

Over the last weekend, our "upstairs" TV (25" Sony, circa 1992) started "bleeding" red.  I could tell that the picture tube was getting worse, but now it is finally getting ugly.  Everything is pretty fuzzy and now the color reds "bleed/streak across the screen.   :'(

The current plan is to take the old "new" TV (27" Magnavox) and move that one upstairs.  That way, the new "new" TV will go in the lower family room (where we do most of our TV/DVD watching).

After looking through the Sunday Ads, we were thinking of going HDTV or maybe widescreen, but haven't really ruled anything out yet.  I guess I'll take some of the recommendations as we head to Best Buy this week to start shopping/selection process for a new TV.   :)

Jeff

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Episode III line....April 2nd, 2005
« on: October 11, 2004, 11:03 AM »
Hmmm...

That's a good point.

Will Hasbro call her "Padme Skywalker" or "Padme Amidala Skywalker" or "Padme Amidala"?

I supposed since they were married in secret, she wouldn't change her name... or would she?   :-\

Or, maybe we'll get a Senator Padme Amidala figure AND a Padme Skywalker (Mustafar) figures?

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Holo Emperor
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:33 AM »
So...anyone want to trade a mint one for a non-mint one ::)

PM sent  ;)

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Holo Emperor
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:20 AM »
A little late, but I finally got my figures on Friday night.  They weren't at the door when I got home from work, but they were there when we got home from dinner (sometime between 6pm and 8pm they were delivered.

I am pretty impressed with how well the figure turned out and I am very glad it isn't just the Holo-Sidious repack I figured it would be.  There is one thing that boggles me though...

1) - Why no stand?  The rest of the OTC came with the little black stand, why not the Emperor?

Oh well...

Jeff

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My cases should be here tomorrow...  I am very excited to have those RotJ figures!

I should have some extras too once they arrive, so keep your eyes peeled on the Classified/trade section, I'll probably post a new list tomorrow night if you are still looking for Vader/Lando/Fett/Yoda...

Jeff

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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: 2005 Cantina Wave
« on: October 11, 2004, 10:16 AM »
I also pre-ordered this wave...

It will be interesting to see how that Sandtrooper is carded, as well as which Carded Han that is.  Is it the OTC, or is it a different Han?  Hmmm...

Jeff

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Once again, the Yankee fans are like, "We're so great."   ::)

You lost game 1.
You BARELY squeaked out game 2 (in extra innings).
You won game 3.
You rallied to win game 4 (again, in extra innings).

You got lucky to get by us, and you'll be EXTREMELY lucky to get by Boston the way they are playing right now.

I won't get into he payroll stuff as it's been hashed out over and over, but some teams only get 3mil a year for TV deals while others get 10x that much.  That's just the way it is.   :(

Go Red Sox!   :P

Jeff

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Good thing I watched the Debate instead of the Twins ::)  Win tomorrow and hope Radke shows up for Game 5 ::) ::)

 :'(

It's all up to Johan to keep us in it... and if it isn't in the cards for us this year, at least we won one game and didn't get swept.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Can I Buy A Consonant
« on: October 8, 2004, 04:14 PM »
"The art chose the words," she said.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


 ::)

She wasn't paid to half-ass that. Let her finish that job, and at her own expense.

Agreed.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2004
« on: October 8, 2004, 04:04 PM »
Has anyone seen this one yet?

http://www.buccaneers.com/index.html

Head on over to the Buc's website and watch the intro...

:)

Jeff

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Kubricks / Re: Power of the Kubricks!
« on: October 8, 2004, 11:57 AM »
Sure I'll have a few extras but I can get rid of them in time. Just fun opening them & looking for treasure!  ;)

Unless they are carded.   :(

That will take a lot of the fun out of treasure hunting and opening up those blinded boxes...  :-\

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