Zombie

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#179508 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 01 April 2020 - 09:33 AM

Neatness does count, Zombie, and after your "spring cleaning" it looks a world apart from when it was all under snow. :)

Did I hear you mention paint? Yup, twice now, so you're "on thread" again. ;)

The hanger seems well covered to me, despite the minor spraying nozzle hiccup and I suppose you'll live with the undulating boards, all else being mostly straight.

Is it drums and chanting I hear? The natives need to be dancing - in this case so there is no rain downpour in the near future. :P


#179450 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 30 March 2020 - 07:26 AM

HA, I said Zombie will fix it all!

You know, reading all this... makes me kinda want your job. Take it with a grain of salf, but seriously, I'd rather be doing something useful instead of sitting in an office. With work being practically non-existent right now due to corona and all, with bad prospects for an indefinite future as half a state's budget is being funneled into preventing a complete economic collapse.


#179442 Bargain!

Posted Thorondor on 29 March 2020 - 02:50 PM

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The Deed is currently free to keep on Steam until March 30th.


#179428 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 28 March 2020 - 03:54 PM

All bent out of shape redefined, Zombie! :P

And just when the doors were starting to get a little sense of freedom after being stuck there so long you bring them right back to heel. ;)

Well, from your explanation you've sort of got a plan for tackling the new west end; if it survives contact with reality is another matter and I have a feeling you'll have to go through some further hoops still to get it all flush top to bottom.

Hope the weather holds too as the sky is staying gray on your daily snaps.


#179350 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 25 March 2020 - 03:06 PM

View PostThorondor, on 24 March 2020 - 10:17 AM, said:

You'd need some rather heavy machinery to return the arcs to their original curvature. Don't know what sort of rabbit you're going to pull out of your top hat to sort this but, from what you're saying, you'll probably have the time to think things through, given the unfortunate external factors likely to impinge upon your activities.

Zombie never ceases to amaze, so... I wouldn't count it out just yet.

View PostThorondor, on 24 March 2020 - 10:17 AM, said:

Remember, health always comes first. Stay safe!

QFT!


#179310 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 24 March 2020 - 10:17 AM

East side made to abide by the looks of it Zombie. :)

West side needs a turn of the tide though. Even from just your final pic it's already apparent how the tubing is bent out of shape. The metal seems to be sturdy enough so those tubes must have been under serious snow for a decent stretch of time.

You'd need some rather heavy machinery to return the arcs to their original curvature. Don't know what sort of rabbit you're going to pull out of your top hat to sort this but, from what you're saying, you'll probably have the time to think things through, given the unfortunate external factors likely to impinge upon your activities.

Remember, health always comes first. Stay safe!


#179162 Take Two!

Posted Thorondor on 16 March 2020 - 02:45 PM

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XCOM 2 is, at long last, now also available on GoG 75% off until March 30th. Respective DLC packs also graced with discounts of their own.


#179288 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 23 March 2020 - 10:31 AM

Bosses son, huh? Dangerous territory. ;)

Frankly I didn't find the wooden supports to be THAT bad. Judging from the pics only, naturally, can't see the big picture. I've seen far worse... Needless to say, now it looks much better and good for a number of years if properly covered.

How the business going? If the news have any truth to it, everything stopped all over Europe (some mild exaggeration).


#179279 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 21 March 2020 - 05:34 PM

Now that you've got an assistant manager on hand, Zombie, you've got to be on your A game - so what's this I hear about makeshift wood cutting with an angle? :P

Fortunately you really nailed the fit on the other end by the looks of it.

Well, there's no denying you're a good role model for the kid, as you definitely put in the work every time and even when things go a bit off you make sure nothing goes to waste.

Let's see what other curve balls that West side of the structure throws your way.


#179214 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 18 March 2020 - 12:48 PM

Before it's all gone, trust Zombie to keep the lights on!

These transitions from incandescent, fluorescent to LED generations actually remind me of how, not truly all that long ago, people like my parents and grandparents simply had to rely on candle light and later kerosene/petrol lamps to light their homes.

Since there was no electricity, things as essential as food storage and preservation had a wide range of implications of their own on daily life, natural light still mostly dictating activity cycles, etc.

I suppose what I'm trying to say is I find myself thinking how very fortunate we are things have evolved as much as they have in a relatively few decades, because I can only imagine how much worse off we would all be now also in terms of medical care / life support.

So, let there be light, natural or otherwise and all should work out for the best - on the job and elsewhere!


#179111 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 13 March 2020 - 05:50 AM

Sawing upwards definitely IS hard, we're designed for climbing, less so for lifting. Good choice to do it though.

I'm worried about the virus, too, especially for my elderly mother.

But ooooooh, a shit hit the fan smiley! Niiiiiice! I'm still thinking of starting a new repository after being screwed by Photobucket.


#179113 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 13 March 2020 - 11:16 AM

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#179011 Let's Paint!

Posted Space Voyager on 09 March 2020 - 03:03 PM

He he he, this will never end. Just like house maintenance, always something that either goes wrong or will do so SOON. Kudos, Zombie!


#179006 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 09 March 2020 - 12:27 PM

Regardless of means of locomotion you can always trust Zombie to set things in motion! ;)

Plastic cover remnants on the way out, strapping/slat removal, bolt screening and replacement, slat inspection, metal tubing edge trimmed and defanged with potentially offending top bolt relocation underway, thinking to likewise inspect what's on the opposite end - I'm liking your careful prep work so far. :)

Speed bumps: inclement winds. Well, Spring is just around the bend and as you've said before, it's best not to risk ruining the new top by rushing anything.


#178913 Let's Paint!

Posted Thorondor on 04 March 2020 - 09:56 AM

Why am I not surprised, Zombie, to see you soldiering on - be there rain, snow or glaring sunshine? :)

The inside of the greenhouse looks very well kept indeed, particularly given the circumstances. And I don't think even the tables are having much reason to complain, retaining their cheerful colours like that. ;)

That HVAC unit sure is ready for retirement though, so a replacement is well in order.

Hope you get a suitable break in the weather soonish then, as I can imagine how much of a relief that would provide from constant shoveling duties.