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    sissy sissy

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    I use there sight to store my paint colors and that is like the color I wanted on my house but with a lighter green trim .I have been thinking of residing the house .I like the vinyl siding because easy to maintain but have been looking at cement siding .
     
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    Great job!
     
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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    We have the hardi pank cement siding. It comes with a 50 yr primer on it so we didn't have to prime all of it first before painting. Next spring after we replace the sewer line and the landscape is done in the front we are going to plant some med height grasses and then put in some up lighting in the front shining up on the house. We are never done with stuff here.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I see a few homes here that put recessed lighting in the soffits to shine down on there plants and house and that is really pretty and with yours that would show of your siding .All my trim on my house is the hardy plank trim boards and i love it .They use the LED ones
     
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    Brandon is adorable!
     
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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    I first wanted to do can lights in the sofit, but there was no way to safely install them without making sure they had proper clearance around them for fire safety and there was no way to get the wires ran out there from the attic. I checked that out the first winter we were here while I was trying remove the family of squirles that made a nice home in our attic. Since they house sat empty for 2 years they thought they would move in. They could have cleaned at least while they were here. When the new sofit was installed, (same guy did the windows, siding and sofit) he just put the sofit over the other stuff. We were going to tear it out, but we had to get air test done, have the dnr onsite since the critters were once living in the attic and have the health dept out here. Something about the droppings they leave behind can be a hazard if you breathe it in. So we decided to just trap the ones in the attic, seal up there entry point and put new sofit in over the old.
     
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    brandonsdad02 They call me Ryan

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    Thanks. Brandon is my oldest son. The one in my profile picture is our youngest Eden.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Thats why alot of people use low voltage for them or LED lights ,not much electric and with LED no heat .This little guy decided to sun himself today .Poor pee wee could not get to his bed the king decided it made a great pillow .
     

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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    Found some more random pictures of our little house on my laptop, mostly things I've worked on, so i snapped a picture when I was done.

    Simple DVD rack I made, didn't have to look too pretty because its in the kids playroom. BTW, this thing is completely FULL now
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    Bathroom, (this room was horrible when i bought the house, wallpaper with little flowers and plants all over it) Carol picked the shower curtain, and picked everything else to match. I made those shelves at work, made from aluminum.
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    Progression of my bar in the basement

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    My garage... this is after a spring cleaning and it looks nothing like this... EVER

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    My project last weekend. New dog kennel. goes into the garage, which is fenced off inside too. they have a path to walk from the door in the house, to a doghouse inside the garage, and then outside but nowhere else in the garage.

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    Looks like it is coming along nicely.
     
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    From google maps. Pond still under construction. The black is the liner.

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    Looks quite large. Very clear shot from Google.
     
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    I also thought my house looks big. Its a bit deceptive. The front left part is a 2.5 car garage. The rest is at 1415 sq ft ranch. I finished another 900 sq ft in the basement. For reference, the pond is 8'x9'.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Now we know how to get to the big party at your place at .............what time was it ...................midnight tonight diesel? :0000000057: :LOL:
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    Yeah mine just looks like a bunch of trees.
     
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    Not much to see, a cosey little shed tucked among a few semi wild acres of tall trees.

    A few ponds dotted about, lol

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    Looks very nice, adavisus. Love the trees.
     
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    Some photos of my place.

    I live on a 5 acre block near the south coast of Western Australia. Built the house 5 years ago. Still working on it, but it's mostly finished now.

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    A lovely estate Jennywren. How about more images of your home?
     
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    Thank you, Lou...I shall see what I have.
     
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