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  1. we have three other ones already.... but of a hoarder I guess lol
  2. Kept getting pushed back from moving into the new house, but finally heading up to open the camper tomorrow afternoon. Bought a new leaf blower to keep the outside rugs clean. On mega clearance at Wally world for 10 bucks... Told the Mrs. it would've been foolish of me NOT to buy it. She wasn't impressed.
  3. On the cheat meal issue. There is only a minor setback physically if you limit to once a week. What most people don't look at is the psychological benefit to a cheat meal. The truth is most people who run a diet(excluding athletes and those that maintain a fit lifestyle for prefessional reasons) sneak snacks hear and there. Sure some dont or dont for a time but most do. The cheat meal gives you one day or meal all week to look forward to with those snacks to splurge. This is by far easier than someone saying the diet is three months, or even better, 'I'm never eating processed sugar again'.
  4. I thought those were typically run to the floor next to the furnace as an outside air combustion source. If its truly just a fresh air intake, personally I would just install a damper in it rather than removing it all together. Close it off and see what happens but if you start seeing moisture problems one way or another, then you can just reopen it without having to cut in a new line. The combustion line used to be code in some areas(not sure any more). As to the height off the ground, any intake should typically be higher rather than lower in case there are any heavier than air gasses that build up for any reason(i.e. sewer gasses) so that you aren't pulling them back in.
  5. We have bought and sold three houses in the last 5 years. We use the same agent every time because he took his time and ultimately marketed and sold each of our houses for more than what we were expecting. Because he didn't just go for the quick sale on each, he got commission on two more houses due to us being so impressed with his work. I sincerely hope we are in this new house for the rest of our lives, but I can promise you one thing, if we list again it will be with him for taking his time and getting it done right with our best interests in mind. Alternatively, there is another agent trying to sell my grandmas house, who has done next to nothing and just wants to drop the price every 6 months until it sells. He will be out of contract in a couple months and will be dropped immediately. just my
  6. Where did you wind up getting the best deal on the rubber floor?
  7. This guy knows what hes talkin about!
  8. Lol. new house so I wont have time this year. Maybe next. Who knows, few years out and I'll end up like the "honey I shrunk the kids" movie suspended above the lawn on a cable with magnifying goggles on...
  9. Surprisingly enough, I'm sure my neighbors thought I looked ridiculous but I took my pressure washer out last spring and lightly hit my yard with it. Loosened everything up and I was the first lawn in the neighborhood that was dark green.
  10. Had the b-day party a couple weeks ago and she loves it! She actually did a lot better on the first ride than I though she would so once we're moved into the new house I'll be upgrading the battery and may not be as long as I was planning to bump it up to an 18 or 24v...
  11. I'll look into the lime. As note, the rest of the lawn is golf course green and looks great so I dont need to rehab anything, I have a spreader and typically just go with three treatments a year, so may just try that. Anyone have experience with pine needles and a bagger? Will it pick them up or do they get to embedded in the ground? By the way there are no lakes or streams anywhere near me. Living in suburban america again so closest we would have would be man made ponds which get pretty dank in the summer anyhow.
  12. I'm thinking I may just try and pull down all but one of them to try and open it up a little back there. May be a project for next summer.
  13. Well, 2 years later, what did you go with and how did it turn out??
  14. Moving into a new house in a little over a week. In the pictures from last fall, they yard looks great, trying to get an idea of what or when to fertilize without knowing when they did last. Should I just go with a normal spring feed? Not looking to have the ground assessed. Also, there is an area in the back yard with pine trees that has about a 30 foot circle of very little grass and lots of pine needles. The low branches are a good 10-15 foot up but still enough shade make growing difficult. Any chance I can get grass to come in back there short of cutting 1 or all three of the pine trees down(which may be an option in the future)?
  15. If you do really like the in floor idea, but are worried about recovery, adjustable thermostats are pretty cheap. You could definitely have it warm by the time you get up there, I just wonder if cycling like that would even be worth it on a weekly basis vs. just leaving it at temp. The alternative is getting wifi and a wireless thermostat to just turn up ahead of time, but if just for heating, the wifi will probably bring you back up to the cost of the heating bill anyhow.