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« Reply #25 on: 25/08/2007 17:34:18 »
I can barely put a cardboard box together!  I'm not mechanically inclined at all.....fortunately, I married someone & gave birth to someone (Ashley) who can repair & put stuff together for me. :) 
 

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« Reply #26 on: 25/08/2007 18:45:24 »
You could do it if you had to any one can. The technology is already there for you. You just have e to not be afraid to fail. I failed many times, but what did I have to loose, the item was already broke or and I could no more afford to replace it at full cost, so why not take a shot! LOL .Just always unplug the item or unplug and turn off the power especially on the electricity itself,ie changing out plugs switches etc.

I remember one time my step dad showed up to try to fix my drier, this was before I began doing it myself. he said all thats wrong was that someone had put the wrong kind of cord on this little stackable dyer unit. and I was running 110 in the trailer I lived in there was no 22o voltage going to the trailer. He took the old plug off and tossed it to the side . he pulled out the one he brought over,plugged it into the wall and was measuring how much cord we needed to get to the wall! Then he he marked the cord with a marker, he set it down and dug through his tool box. came up and picked up the cord and clamped down on the cord with these heavy duty wire cutters, all of a sudden there was a noise, popping like a pellet gun, then weird flashing it got dark and then a loud thud!It was quiet for a moment or two then he said go hit the breaker... I ran and switched the blown breaker. When I returned he was holding his hand and the cord was smoking and lying hanging off the counter.. when I looked up again there was black smoke coming from his hand between his thumb and and forefinger his hand was all black and burnt like an burnt marshmellow..It stunk really bad I said you didn't unplug it!..he said "Yep, guess not"..then he picked the cord up pulled the plug and finished the cut wired the drier turned on the water in the sink, and held his hand under the cold water picked up the fingernail brush soaped the bristles up and scrubbed the wholly crud out of his burnt up hand. It was awful the flesh just slid off into the sink.. but he scrubbed it hard. with out flinching..Yuccccccck!
then he said do you have any save, I said nope he said what about some gauze and Vaseline.. he filled it full of Vaseline and wrapped it with gauze .. said well that should work fine.. but next time we should unplug it first...!!!

I was shocked..
 

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« Reply #27 on: 26/08/2007 01:43:49 »
I fixed a pencil. I broke it. And made it new again!
 

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« Reply #28 on: 26/08/2007 02:58:50 »
Did you sharpen it again? LOL!
 

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« Reply #29 on: 26/08/2007 03:36:08 »
Oh I forgot....when we built our house I installed all of the outside electrical thingys.  I needed a lot of them for all of our Christmas lights and Cork said if I wanted them I had to cut them in and install them, so I did.

And, I've installed a few thermostats (but only with supervision).
 

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« Reply #30 on: 26/08/2007 03:40:56 »
YAYYYYYYYY! See you do it to. LOL We all do.. Just don't always think about it it like that!

I have done two or three thermostats two wall thermostat were a snap one thermo coupling inside a furnace..
 

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« Reply #31 on: 26/08/2007 05:24:48 »
HAHA my dad got an amazing thermostat and couldn't put it in because there wasn't enough power going to it or to much or soemthing and he didn't wanna takeh the chance of burning the house down. LoL.

And yes I did sharpen it Karen. LOl.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 26/08/2007 06:39:44 »
LOL thats a good repair job! lol
 

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« Reply #33 on: 26/08/2007 15:35:26 »
I forgot. I took my whole roof and loads of OSB's off. Replaced EVERYTHING. It looks nice now. No leaks :).

Sometime we are going to get new siding and something else.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 26/08/2007 16:59:23 »
Cool thats something good to do! Good skills to have!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 26/08/2007 17:00:19 »
Yeah it took like the whole summer. It stunk..
 

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« Reply #36 on: 26/08/2007 17:14:08 »
When I get the weeds whacked away from the shed I built I will take a picture. It is not a style one would normally see. I did it like a log cabin, only with free wood two by fours from the mill. they were varying pieces of fur and pine. Stacked in like a brick pattern within the frame work! It turned out very solid and quite good considering my lack of skill!. I know I could build a structure if I needed to!
 

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« Reply #37 on: 26/08/2007 21:02:02 »
i took apart my mind , well whats left of it
 

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« Reply #38 on: 27/08/2007 01:43:21 »
Good job Nic? LoL.
 

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« Reply #39 on: 14/10/2007 23:01:02 »
Before:



After



Took me forever but it is done!
« Last Edit: 14/10/2007 23:09:40 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #40 on: 15/10/2007 00:27:13 »
I need to move the cabinet to the right and repaint all the way down the hall ceiling too. Then above the fireplace I have a huge mirror that is stainless steel trimmed but I am making an oak trim to go around it. Then it should cover the funky old chimney and wall space behind the mantle!.

Its weird the house at one time had a wood burning heater stove and a wood burning cook stove just opposite the chimney behind the fireplace. They shared the same chimney! just opposite sides, So rather then to tear down the old wall I am adding 6 inches to the wall on the left side behind the fireplace. then there will be a set of wooden French doors into the dining room.. This I hope will provide a bit of separation from the living room and hopefully make the dining room more intimate and warmer!

Too the left of my chimney is a huge mess. I have a huge sewing desk that sits between my dining room and my living room. it is smothered with catch all from mail to sewing and it irritates the soup out of me! LOL! The desk would not fit into the room it was purchased for as the hall was too narrow. so I have to switch rooms with my bedroom and my son has to come up to the computer room with all his junk he has yet to come get then I will go into his room and my desk will go in that room via the French doors which will then be transported to dining room. my dining room will once again be a place of eating joy! LOL I

It will never get finished what would have taken me two weeks takes will now take me two years I don't have.. LOL so oh well. one thing at a time.. Maybe by the time I am gone, the house will be in a place where one of the kids might enjoy living here! and taking care of it!

I will take pictures as I go to torture you all! LOL and maybe ask for advice!
« Last Edit: 15/10/2007 00:28:55 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #41 on: 15/10/2007 16:36:30 »
I ripped an accordian apart because it annoyed me, does that count.
 

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« Reply #42 on: 15/10/2007 17:57:50 »
Well What did you find inside....was it the answer for your aggravation... I wonder what the inside would look like!
 

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« Reply #43 on: 15/10/2007 23:04:58 »
I wanna take my keyboard apart, but dad won't let me
 

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« Reply #44 on: 15/10/2007 23:12:15 »
Is it broken, or do you just want to examine it?
 

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« Reply #45 on: 15/10/2007 23:25:41 »
I jsut wanna see what makes it tick..and yes sometimes the g don't play right
 

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« Reply #46 on: 15/10/2007 23:26:58 »
Sticky g needs cleaning!
 

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« Reply #47 on: 15/10/2007 23:27:56 »
its a keyboard..i odn't even know how it works lol..i know it dai'nt like a piano..and yeah its my old peice of junk one anyways i odn't know why he won't let me
 

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« Reply #48 on: 15/10/2007 23:32:44 »
Who knows I always let my kids take things apart because they learned like that! Some people do mot like it when kids take things apart as they don't always or usually put them back together. LOL But that is how they learned and they do finally get them back together.
 

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« Reply #49 on: 16/10/2007 00:43:46 »
well this saturday while everyones gone and i'm home alone i'm taken it apart
 

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