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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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FINALLY putting siding on my house.

well i have enough in my savings for siding on my project home now, and siding started to go up today. i'll take some pics for you guys when its all done, i'll try to get some before and afters.

Freakin 4000 was the bare minimum i could find to side a house, thats only 800 less than what i paid for the damn investment. between the plumbing and siding i could have bought TWO of these houses

ah well, it looks so much better.
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well i have enough in my savings for siding on my project home now, and siding started to go up today. i'll take some pics for you guys when its all done, i'll try to get some before and afters.

Freakin 4000 was the bare minimum i could find to side a house, thats only 800 less than what i paid for the damn investment. between the plumbing and siding i could have bought TWO of these houses

ah well, it looks so much better.
your not riding enough if you have a savings of 4000!
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House projects are never ending, aren't they? My wife and I have been planting outside for, what seems like, ever.



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we are in the process of selling our house...putting in wood floors this weekend..... fun.......

but your right it does make a difference.

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well i have enough in my savings for siding on my project home now, and siding started to go up today. i'll take some pics for you guys when its all done, i'll try to get some before and afters.

Freakin 4000 was the bare minimum i could find to side a house, thats only 800 less than what i paid for the damn investment. between the plumbing and siding i could have bought TWO of these houses

ah well, it looks so much better.
so Pics yet?
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House projects are never ending, aren't they? My wife and I have been planting outside for, what seems like, ever.
Oh yeah for real! Between the house, riding, and work... it really cuts into my chill time on the forums.

We just bought a bunch of plants for just ONE flower bed that wasn't done in the back yard. Cost me almost $300 for the flowers, and shrubs. Well $250 of that was a gift card I got from Home Depot from buying $2900 worth of fridge and stove. Its all good. The old fridge was from the 80's when the house was built.. the new is a 25 cubic feet bottom drawer freeze.. top fridge with french doors. Its SWEET!

I think today after work I'll be cutting the grass before the wife gets home then planting! YEA!




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Oh yeah for real! Between the house, riding, and work... it really cuts into my chill time on the forums.

We just bought a bunch of plants for just ONE flower bed that wasn't done in the back yard. Cost me almost $300 for the flowers, and shrubs. Well $250 of that was a gift card I got from Home Depot from buying $2900 worth of fridge and stove. Its all good. The old fridge was from the 80's when the house was built.. the new is a 25 cubic feet bottom drawer freeze.. top fridge with french doors. Its SWEET!

I think today after work I'll be cutting the grass before the wife gets home then planting! YEA!
I hear ya brother. I have done a ton of yard work. And there's even more to go. We are building rock edges on the flower beds and along the driveway...I planted grass seed out front. Now I've got some re-seed jones to do out back and fertilize the whole deal. Plus more plants out front and out back. Along with various tree pruning.



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Man I was a platin fool yesterday evening and today we topped it all off with some mulch... I'll post up some pics later... once I get time to download them from the camera.




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I know sometimes it's a pain, but I wish I had a yard and a house to work on...

Be nice to own my own place

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Well that is true...

My wife and I KNOCKED the flower bed out!

I got to remember to upload some pics to show you all.




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Well that is true...

My wife and I KNOCKED the flower bed out!

I got to remember to upload some pics to show you all.
More yard work tonite for me. Fertilized the front lawn. And my wife finished the flower bed out back. It looks nice.



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Fertilize the lawn? That takes longer to get the spreader out than anything...




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You know, if you fertilize the lawn, then you will have to water it.
After you water it, the grass will grow.

Then you're going to have to MOW the lawn.

Seems like a lot of work to me

I say, just let it go.

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hah, i havent been at my house in a while, been staying at the 'rents house the last week or so. I'll take my camera w/ me tomorrow and at least get some after pics for you guys... it has gone from looking like a shack, to looking like a shack with decent siding on it now.
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Well here's what the wife and I did last weekend....

Started out with this empty flower bed on the back of the house.... I took out the rocks to the right next to the deck... to have more space to plant.


We picked up the flowers along with some dirt.


I mocked it up Thursday..


The wife approved my plan... and we planted everything... you can see the soaker hose I put in so watering would be as easy as turning on a hose.




Got some cedar mulch and whola done.



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We also did some hanging baskets on the back fence and some other large pots with some annuals.

The rose bush is a climber and the phlox will spread. On the left side, the taller plant is a lilac bush...

We are really happy with the way it turned out and will be happy once everything starts to really grow.




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looks good and good idea with the watering hose under the mulch
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Nice work Gas. And nice hose man. I need one of those.



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You know, if you fertilize the lawn, then you will have to water it.
After you water it, the grass will grow.

Then you're going to have to MOW the lawn.

Seems like a lot of work to me

I say, just let it go.


No way brother. I take pride in the way my lawn looks. I re-seeded about a month and a half ago. Now she looks killer. I mowed. Then watered. Then applied fertilizer. Same deal out back. I'm gonna have the nicest f**King lawn in the neighborhood.



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I wish my grass was that green......
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I'm with ya Marko... I love my lawn...




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