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  1. No, my neighbors was done last year, I should go look at her house tonight.
  2. Tom do you think that would work on cedar shake roofs? We get those big American cockroaches around here and I saw them all over our roof last night.
  3. If you care about these sort of things, there might be code where you're moving with very specific instructions on how to attach balusters. I wouldn't nail them in straight on because they could fall off. I watched my sister in law fall into a pool last year at a rental holding on to a baluster, quite entertaining since no one was hurt. You could screw/nail through the top railing and then put another piece of wood on top of that to cover the holes. #3 could work or maybe horizontal cable but if your kids are like mine they would just climb up it.
  4. They do have McFlurries with candy or cookies in them...
  5. Too bad I'm not closer to you both, I'd come hang out. Years ago my parent's neighbor became close to us, helped my dad wire the basement, helped him wire the basement again when the neighbor realized he told my dad the wrong way to do it, etc. When they moved away we would go to visit 2x a year and see them anytime they came up. Over the year's we essentially became adopted family despite them having 5 children and loads of grandchildren. They came to our graduations, spoke at my wedding and when they passed away we've become close with their children/grandchildren. Learned a lot from them. I'm sitting at my desk looking at the 3 trees I turned on vacation when I was a kid and 2 bowls my "grandfather" turned. His truck is out back and my son's got his middle name from my "grandfather". Time to get back to work though, watching two kids all day means I don't get enough done during the day.
  6. @Mark J Make sure you store those pictures somewhere else besides in your house. You can upload them to Dropbox, OneNote, Evernote, Google Drive, send yourself or your insurance agent an email, etc. but somewhere offsite.
  7. I think a lot of it depends on what insurance policy you have. Covering handmade items would be tricky, maybe less so with an item available online like a Maloof rocker or one of Darrel Peart's nightstand. One thing I might do moving forward is either send every receipt to a specific email/dropbox/evernote/whatever every time I order something. How old are you guys who are planning your future estate sales and do you want to adopt any grown grandchildren?
  8. I've been meaning to do this as well. In fact, I started talking to my insurance company the week before we went into lockdown. I'll have to schedule a call with them. How do you all manage used tools? Equal new equivalent? I.E. my Ridgid 4512 would be equivalent to the new Ridgid 4520 even though I bought it used?
  9. Story of my life. Basement is looking great!
  10. Speaking of projects to make the wife happy, I finished up the crown molding on our first floor yesterday. Had a bit of a break since I started since we had our deck built in the middle. Old deck New deck
  11. Just measured our Mazda and you can get 8' boards in it with 2-4 inches of room. The width between the front seats is about 9.5" so fairly wide boards too.
  12. I was just going to suggest the beam saw. Seems like most cover a little over 6". Maybe a vertical bandsaw normally used for metal if you're not moving it much.
  13. Crazy. It would cost me about $200k to move from our townhouse to a house the same size with a 2 car garage. Most single family houses around here are on 1/4-1/3 acre. There are new townhouses being built here .5 miles from my house that are starting at $800k. Crazy. Back on topic, I just painted 6' of wood under a sliding door with Benjamin Moore exterior paint. It was about as thick as pancake batter. Was it the same with the Sherwin Williams?
  14. That's true, I forgot about winter since ours isn't too bad. Our townhouse is 1,600 ft^2 with an 800 ft^2 basement (mostly finished) with no garage. Just searched in our county and most of the houses with 3 car garages are $900k+ and start at around 4,500 ft^2 but most are at least 5,500 ft^2.
  15. Looks like a whole new house. Great work! So strange for me seeing a "smaller" house with a 3 car garage. Around here it would be a McMansion with a 7 figure price tag.