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12-12-2013 08:01 PM

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Shop down IIII
does it ever end…

Shop down III

Ok, I am at this moment close to explosion, so I should not make a post…
Today I got a mail, that they cant put the floor we have agreed due to moisture in the concrete.
They have had all doors open even it’s winter, this while a de moisture machine have been running for no reason and the heaters have been running full speed for the birds…

So agreed was next Friday the 20, now they talk of 8 weeks delay worst case.
No matter what I cant get my tools from the storage before next year.


I’m trying to stay positive and make a compromise tomorrow, now I better just watch some TV and drink a scotch.

Still some way.

Did not help to turn around.

Bathroom now with tiles.
This is wonderful news.

Lightens up the room.

Kitchen self level floor is in place, so things can happen fast.

Looks fine yes.

Backroom also ready for floor.


The good news is I will get a white oiled ash floor instead of the darker oiled oak.
Always look on the bright sides of life – tralalalala…

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 and counting.

Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 08:24 PM

thats the good thing about the universe mads

there is always something …...

that scotch sounds good
even after 19 years
i still remember

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 08:45 PM

I hear you. I would be just as anxious!!!!!!!!What floor will the put in due the moisture in the concrete??

I hope you are not paying the utility bills on that. It cost a lot to heat the trees and the outside!!

Best wishes , my friend. Scotch sound good or Crown Royal on the rocks!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 08:50 PM

in six months , these delays won’t seem like much. you’ll be creating something by then…

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 09:08 PM

Patience my dear friend. Soon this will all be but a bad dream.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 09:29 PM

It will taste sweeter my Friend


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 09:32 PM

”...The good news is I will get a white oiled ash floor instead of the darker oiled oak….”

As Austin Powers would say… ”Oh yeah baby!”

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 10:23 PM

well it would be much better for you to pop a cork off of a bottle then for you to pop a cork…which is what i might have done…dang, well if you have not learner patience up till now, i guess you will now…:)))

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 10:37 PM

It’s frustrating but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. The shots you posted already show how nice the future will look! hang on in there.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 12-12-2013 10:47 PM

I know how you feel Mads. That is a real shame. On the bright side the scotch might be a good substitute since it is the season to be jolly.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-12-2013 10:50 PM

Scotch will help. Hang in there.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 02:04 AM

Take it as is comes and the move in will happen soon ,enjoy your time in between ,after all is Christmas time and lots to enjoy .
Make some preparations and plans for new projects and enjoy LJ .
We all feel for you !
Stay healthy and well and have a good holiday in the mean time .

-- Kiefer 松

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#12 posted 12-13-2013 10:48 AM

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 12-13-2013 01:24 PM

Thank you all, your words, they bring back the smile and to keep the head up.
Just spend a long day finding an alternative and did!
Found a massive floor that are mounted on braces and so can be put on a moisture barrier.
The contractor have agreed and we van get it delivered he says.
This should mean we are back on schedule.
So yes magic do happen, when we just make it.
Cheers and a wonderful weekend to all of you.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 12-13-2013 02:15 PM

“It’s always something”, is what a friend o mine always says.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 12-13-2013 02:58 PM

Oopps….wrong thread!

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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