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    A few updates - taken with my crappy phone...

    Garage is getting closer - All tools fit with the car now which is nice.

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    Speaking of the car I took it out today to for a cruise and to peel the tires a bit Insurance runs out next week so it will live in the garage for now. It is much more fun to drive than I expected..

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    The home theater room is fully operational now - minus the built in cabinetry I plan to add as time and money permit.

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    Theater looks awesome! What kind of receiver/speakers are you running?
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    Garage and theater room look great! Who gets the bright green chair?

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    Quote: Originally Posted by alxdgr8 View Post
    Theater looks awesome! What kind of receiver/speakers are you running?
    The system as it is now:

    Optoma HD25-LV projector
    "Silver Ticket" 120" Fixed Frame 16-9 Projector Screen
    NAD T758 receiver 7.1
    Polk Monitor 65 speakers L/C/R/LR/RR
    Yamaha 8" in wall ceiling speakers for the L&R mid surround
    SVS PC12+ Sub - super awesome!
    PS4
    Samsung Bluray
    Furman Power Conditioner PL PLUS DM
    Monoprice 12g 100% copper in wall wire
    Monoprice 50' HDMI

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    Quote: Originally Posted by buddylove View Post
    Garage and theater room look great! Who gets the bright green chair?
    I sometimes sit there...super comfortable. I put it there as we did not have any other place for it but it won't live there permanently once the room is finished.

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    Kitchen is almost done

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    Den - attached to kitchen - is done

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    Additional kitchen pic with better grain detail
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    Adele at 120"
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    Heh, we've got the same fridge. Don't use off-brand water filters! We tried a couple different ones, they all leaked, except the Samsung ones.
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    I like the wallpaper and clock.
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    We spent the last 4 days repainting the front of the house and sanding and painting the entry doors - waaay better.

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    Wow... it's amazing how good dark gray and dark brown can look now
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    I like those sconces
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    I am almost finished making a new address sign for the house. It will wrap around the corner of the garage. It is made out of a 14g piece of steel 42" tall x 24" wide with the house numbers CNC plasma cut. Behind the cutouts there are bolts tacked on to hold a black plate offset about 1/2". The grey is just primer and the final color is the same green as our entry doors.

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    They look good.

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    Done.

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    Thanks - fun project.

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    Doing some landscaping in the front yard - some seriously big rocks coming out of the bank! The biggest one is probably 3000#.

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    One of the main goals is to expand the flat space in front of the house entry into the hillside and build a retaining wall. The biggest obstacle to actually doing this was not the rocks but this 4 tree stump grouping. When we bought the place we cut these 70'+ trees down anticipating this work.

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    The clump is so stuck in there that the excavator pulling on them could not budge them at all. So I had to pressure wash all around them and expose the nightmare of roots.

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    Waiting now for the excavator guy to come back and try again.
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    Once all the work is done we should come out with a new usable 20' x 25' of flat space - which is a pretty big deal when you live on a steep hillside.

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    Making some headway on the landscaping... We are adding a parking area beside the house. This was a pretty steep drop off that we are filling up with tons of rocks and dirt - some of the rocks we ended up burying are like 2' x 3'.... Lucky for us we have an abundance of dirt that needed to be removed from a bank near here. We are trying to get a flat usable space about 15' wide by 18' long-ish for added parking. We are about 1/2 way there now. There will be a couple of 4' retaining wall tiers toward the bottom of this build-up.

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    So many bloody rocks!!!! Makes for slow progress.... and we have already buried at least the same amount so far. Some are huge - you can see the bike in the back ground for scale.

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    Quote: Originally Posted by V8-190e View Post
    Done.

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    Had to rent a stump grinder to cut this sucker out of the way of where a retaining wall will go...

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    I should do that for the apple tree stump in my back yard :\
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    Yay.....3 out of 2000 blocks in position......

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