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  • tolmijtolmij Living in paradise  3960Posted: Members Posts: 3,960
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    @Wriggles said:

    @tolmij said:
    Has anyone purchased furniture in a flat pack. We have done several over the years but this week we replaced some bedroom furniture, IKEA did not have the bedside cabinets in the size we wanted so we purchased those from another large retailer.

    Other retailer, two cabinets, screws had no bite so were difficult to put in, required plenty of pressure as they only marked the hole positions and did not pre drill them. Where several screws were required in one item the holes did not all line up correctly, the two packs were different quality, so all in all even though they looked good when finished, building them was frustrating.

    Purchased a large chest of drawers from Ikea, quality of hole positions perfect, holes were drilled for all screws and were the perfect size for the screws to bite in nicely making it much less effort and it took less time assembling a large item than it did the small item from the other store. In these days of trying to save the planet, Ikea have done a good job with their packaging. The other store had the boxes full of polystyrene which is difficult to break down. Ikea has specially made corregated cardboard which is 100 % recyclable.

    Thought I would share as Ikea had plenty of bad publicity when they came to Australia and many businesses tried to stop them, but for me they are doing things better and making it easy to be a greenie, not as that is my thing. Have any Grillers used them, it is DWs number one store for any household item, so well presented, good prices and plenty of items to choose from.

    Ad for Ikea finished, be safe Grillers, DW happy everything assembled and being used.

    Haven't been to Ikea since they opened a store 20 miles away, back in the 1990's. The only prefab item we ever bought was a computer desk setup from Kmart. In a flat box, everything was wood grain particle board. On sale at $60, a pretty good price. Assembly was easy, don't recall any problems. I recall the package was VERY heavy, had to unbox the desk to fit into the back seat of the car.
    When you live in a house filled with family antiques, (junk) furniture purchases are rare. We gave the computer desk away a few years ago.
    My grandfather made my mother, when she was a child, a faux roll top type desk, without the rolltop. Small, but big enough for an adult to sit at it. It was made with leftover wood and was painted brown. I used it throughout my boyhood as a play desk. The desk sat in Mom's cellar, covered, for at least 30 years, until the house was sold in 2005. I didn't have the heart to throw it away, so it sat in my cellar, until about five years ago.
    I was going to give it away on junk day, but I decided to clean the cobwebs off. Had a few cans of black spray paint, so decided, after a good cleaning, to spray paint (outside) the desk black. The desk looked pretty good in black, left it air out on the porch for several days, and now I use it as a laptop computer desk since.
    I'm a sentimental old fool, but I really found satisfaction in using that old homemade desk.
    Cheers!

    The chest of drawers we removed and replaced with the Ikea furniture was the very first proper piece we purchased, made of good grade timber, can’t remember what type, but it was heavy and stained a dark brown. The new furniture is white, a little smaller but much more storage space and makes our bedroom brighter. We do like proper made stuff but sometimes a compromise is required

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  • tolmijtolmij Living in paradise  3960Posted: Members Posts: 3,960
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    @scomac2002 said:
    WE have purchased a lot of housewares from Ikea over the years. Glasses have been a favourite as they're damned near indestructible on anything less than tile, concrete or granite. I bought a couple of pillows there and I liked those better than the high end pillows I got at the specialty mattress store. My DIL's father just finished installing an Ikea kitchen and i'm very impressed with the quality of the product he used. Lastly, I still maintain that the Poang chair is the best buy around and most comfortable chair ever designed.

    The wine glasses we purchased from there are almost indestructible but at the same time the most comfortable and easy to hold that we have ever owned, who ever does their design work is a genius.

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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day.  6441Posted: Members Posts: 6,441
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    Fun scores from yesterday.

    S. Carolina 72 Charleston Southern 10

    Maryland 63 #21 Syracuse 20

    4 Oklahoma 70 So. Dakota 14

    16 Oregon 77 Nevada 6

    Div II/III
    Wesley College 69 Franklin Pierce 0

    U. St. Thomas 69 Trinity International 3

    Suny Cortland 63 Fitchburg So. 0

    Portland St. 70 Simon Fraser 7

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  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day.  6441Posted: Members Posts: 6,441
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    Have no idea why two scores are huge. Did not do that and tried couple times to edit.

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  • tolmijtolmij Living in paradise  3960Posted: Members Posts: 3,960
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    @Qqq123xx said:
    Have no idea why two scores are huge. Did not do that and tried couple times to edit.

    Sometimes this has a life all of its own and refuses to do what you ask. Quite often I have posted something completely different to my original intention because mistakes would not go away and the only way was to put in something different, it does not like being told do not post that. Some parts of this update do not work as well as the old system.

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  • scomac2002scomac2002 Inside the Starters' Hut  5777Posted: Members Posts: 5,777
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    Wildly inconsistent is the best way to describe my play as of late and it will be within the same 9 holes not from one game to the next. Two weeks ago I shot the same for three holes as I did for the other six. Today wasn't much different as I got off the tee with a booming drive on one, stuck it to 8 feet with my second and then proceeded to two putt for par. Then the wheels fell off for the next three holes with two lost balls and some sketchy putting. I began to right the ship on five and then parred the next three holes only to then miss the ninth by an inch leaving a downhiller short. That performance left me a stroke shy on the Nassau once again, but I did take home the closest to the pin for the third time -- quarters rather than dollars; a first world problem as they say...

    A quick change of clothes later and then I'm back on the job running the barbeque as there was a food tournament this afternoon. The cash gigs are always nice on the side which lead to a discussion with one of my playing buds about his daughter being paid in cash while working on a cruise ship. Now that would be sweet!

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    Your problem is LOFT -- Lack of friggin' talent!
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  • scomac2002scomac2002 Inside the Starters' Hut  5777Posted: Members Posts: 5,777
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    And so it begins...

    With the bathroom reno now in the finishing stages my attention has turned to taming this overgrown landscape in earnest. I did a bunch of pruning and weeding early on along with deadheading the multitude of perenials, but had sat and pondered about what to do with the various trees and shrubs that have grown beyond all useful proportion.

    Saturday saw the demise for all intents and purposes of a mutant Wisteria that had overtaken our patio area. Underneath was revealed all manner of hosta, lily-of-the-valley, fern and hydrangea. So much so that by next year I doubt we'll even have to worry about the substanial stump left behind other than to use is as a pedestal for a planter full of annuals.

    Yesterday my BIL and I went to work on the other 20 plus trees/shrubs marked for removal of which we felled 5 and dug the roots of a couple that were manageable. We also went to trim town with the hollies and a Mugo Pine that was encroaching on the driveway. It's surprising how much of the house we opened up from the street view with what we've done so far.

    WE have identified a large number of perenials that are ripe for moving/dividing and we will be doing a far bit of that this fall to fill in the open spaces that we have/will have created. I even hope to transplant 3 boxwoods for fill-ins. The idea is that we can minimize the amount of new plant material that will be required if a landscaper was let loose on the project which is DW's prefered option, but she has essentially given me free reign to do whatever I want at this point. My suggestion is to DIY a lot of it and then hire out the construction portion of the project where a new hard surfaced sitting area will go with pergola to coverup the remenants of a swimming pool.

    So far, I have lots of willing helpers and will conscript their services as needed. For the most part BIL and myself will be on point with SIL acting as pruning specialist and design consultant. We work well together and leaving DW out of it tends to work best for some reason. WE did a full house togther when we flipped my MIL's house following her passing and that went very well, so I see no reason for this being any less successful especially when the team likes this kind of work. I'm hoping that we'll get by on a day or two a week and have most of what I want to do in the near term tidied up by the end of October.

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    Your problem is LOFT -- Lack of friggin' talent!
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  • tolmijtolmij Living in paradise  3960Posted: Members Posts: 3,960
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    @scomac2002 said:
    And so it begins...

    With the bathroom reno now in the finishing stages my attention has turned to taming this overgrown landscape in earnest. I did a bunch of pruning and weeding early on along with deadheading the multitude of perenials, but had sat and pondered about what to do with the various trees and shrubs that have grown beyond all useful proportion.

    Saturday saw the demise for all intents and purposes of a mutant Wisteria that had overtaken our patio area. Underneath was revealed all manner of hosta, lily-of-the-valley, fern and hydrangea. So much so that by next year I doubt we'll even have to worry about the substanial stump left behind other than to use is as a pedestal for a planter full of annuals.

    Yesterday my BIL and I went to work on the other 20 plus trees/shrubs marked for removal of which we felled 5 and dug the roots of a couple that were manageable. We also went to trim town with the hollies and a Mugo Pine that was encroaching on the driveway. It's surprising how much of the house we opened up from the street view with what we've done so far.

    WE have identified a large number of perenials that are ripe for moving/dividing and we will be doing a far bit of that this fall to fill in the open spaces that we have/will have created. I even hope to transplant 3 boxwoods for fill-ins. The idea is that we can minimize the amount of new plant material that will be required if a landscaper was let loose on the project which is DW's prefered option, but she has essentially given me free reign to do whatever I want at this point. My suggestion is to DIY a lot of it and then hire out the construction portion of the project where a new hard surfaced sitting area will go with pergola to coverup the remenants of a swimming pool.

    So far, I have lots of willing helpers and will conscript their services as needed. For the most part BIL and myself will be on point with SIL acting as pruning specialist and design consultant. We work well together and leaving DW out of it tends to work best for some reason. WE did a full house togther when we flipped my MIL's house following her passing and that went very well, so I see no reason for this being any less successful especially when the team likes this kind of work. I'm hoping that we'll get by on a day or two a week and have most of what I want to do in the near term tidied up by the end of October.

    Busy times ahead, very satisfying though when you do it yourself whichhas always been my preference.

    At present we cannot do anything that requires power tools in our garden and unfortunately everything we need to do requires one. When we have a full on fire ban which is in place at present no internal combustion engines of any type can be used, it is also illegal to smoke in a field of any description, hopefully it will change soon when we have rain.

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    Living the dream.

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  • tolmijtolmij Living in paradise  3960Posted: Members Posts: 3,960
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    Must be holiday season in the Grille, not too many meals being served, small report, next week I am having a cortisone injection in my shoulder to try and fix it.

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  • scomac2002scomac2002 Inside the Starters' Hut  5777Posted: Members Posts: 5,777
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    Actually, it's tournament season and I've been as busy as a three armed paperhanger! Another one today and it was in the rain. This group is a real pain in the **** to deal with and they're cheap to boot! Not a good combination...

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    Your problem is LOFT -- Lack of friggin' talent!
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  • Conrad1953Conrad1953  15228Posted: Members Posts: 15,228
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    @tolmij said:

    @Conrad1953 said:
    Hope y'all are enjoying the early signs of fall. It's still summer
    here........no relief yet from the heat!.........

    But, that heat with that humidity is never a problem. When we start having those temperatures humidity is always around 90/95%. Walk outside with a block of soap and shower in the moisture.

    We were up to 87 today second week of spring but the nights are still very cold, well cold for us around 40.

    I could not stand humidity in the 90-95% range coinciding with 90+
    degree temps. That is a steam bath, lol. I lived in humidity like that
    when I lived in south Florida.

    40% relative humidity at 90 degrees is more than enough for me
    and about what we usually average here in the summer. It's lower
    than that now because the ground is drier due to the lack of rain.

    And we're heading into fall, which is usually our "dry" season.
    Well, we average 54 inches per year of rain here. At some point
    we're gonna get dumped on to make up for this.

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    @tolmij said:
    Had a few groups similar at my home club, they also never called through, claimed it slowed them up. We used to walk past them anyway and miss out a hole, made the day more enjoyable as it really got to them as they would deliberately speed up to catch us and complain about being held up. The result of them speeding up was a complete disintegration of their game which made us laugh harder.

    We have been known to do that at my home course especially to some of the asinine tourist groups. Had one group complain to the ranger who told them "Those are full time resident members and they can do what they want to". I really love it when doing my walking rounds. Sometimes you will see them rushing on a "emergency 9" before having to rush momma and the kids to the seafood buffet and ride park. I have had them say we will get out of the way. Ok I tell them no problem I am a member here and play as much as I want to. Ticks them off. What is also funny on my walking rounds I only carry 8 clubs or less usually classic stuff. I have had some remark that I don't carry many clubs. They do not have a clue.

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