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Old 07-19-2013, 02:41 AM   #421
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Cute, I love the Aussie nuances, timber floors, I love it! We call them hardwood floors in the states, and yes they were under the carpet the whole time. We could never have afforded to lay new floors, the cost would have been astronomical, but to refinish them was about the same price as laying new carpet. That is a five unit building and four of the five units have had the hardwood floors restored. The one that didn't got new carpeting in 2010 because a pipe burst and the bathroom had to be rebuilt. We wanted to restore the hardwood at that time, but insurance would only cover "returning it to the status quo", so we got new carpet. It was still in good shape when we remodeled that unit, so we couldn't see paying to rip out perfectly good carpeting. There is an elderly couple in there now and they plan on staying until they die.

Hardwood floors are all the rage over here. Cleaner for asthma and other conditions, stuff doesn't get caught in the carpet. I kind of like it since our carpets are filthy, what with how many cats....



Thanks, and not laminate, that's actual hardwood as I was replying to Marlea. This building was built in the 50s and I guess it was common back then. It's the real stuff. I'm hoping that our house has hardwood....if we buy the one I'm looking at it will....

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I love American nuances too

With timber floors we get hardwood and softwood but most people use hardwood timber so I guess really, it's the same thing We also have a lot of people with timber-look laminate. The first house that we had was a post-WW2 home with timber floors and they were a pain to maintain. We had to oil them every couple of months (not hard to do) to disguise scratches and things (the joys of living with dogs and kids ). This current house has porcelain tiles on the floor that are utterly hideous (think of our house as a sea of mis-matching browns and pinks...) but when we do renovate we will put down timber-look laminate. We contemplated plain concrete floors and stainless steel walls until the kids and dogs are one day no longer here...
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After listening to the car “do it’s spiel” I decided to go and take a movie of it on my phone. It wasn’t clear to me if they guy demonstrating the car would play the various sequences or if the car just did it at random.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJBuGZYwwxI
Is it just me? I can't seem to access this clip....





Great update. Love the cars!!
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Oh I love your scooter lift! Lol re the cat is that one of your babies? What is his or her name? Cool re getting three in the back of the car! Mmmmm cheerios. That indeed is the breakfast of champs. But I am addicted to your Lucky Charms. Yes I am a sugar addict. I admit it lol. We don't have them in the UK so I bring them back in the suitcase lol. I like that you are called judges for the car show!

I like the thunderbirds best and of course I think I spy a Roller! My fav is the Rolls Royce Tourer oh man..

Great idea re chairs in car. Lol those folks shopping must have thought what on earth! The show looks great. Thank you so much for letting us all come with you!
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The video says it is private and I dont have access...


The car show looks like a big hit! There are some really nice looking cars there.
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The video says it is private and I dont have access...

The car show looks like a big hit! There are some really nice looking cars there.
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Some of those cars are absolutely gorgeous. I'm partial to the older ones. What a fun event, thanks for sharing with us
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Such a pretty car you guys have!

Next time you ever make it to Morro Bay, you MUST go to Giovanni's! The best fish ever! They have a nice fish market too

I'll need to keep Embassy Suites in mind for future trips. I've never stayed in one, but hearing about their amenities makes me definitely want to stay in one next time.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #428
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Your French toast "surprise" got me all hot underneath the collar. I hate it when restaurants do not label stuff properly when it is not clear what it contains. It may have put you off, but for me the same surprise could have been potentially life threatening.

I loved all the names of the different categories and there were some amazing cars there. This is taking me way back when I still lived in Germany, I volunteered as a steward at a big classic car rally every summer. This was so much fun.

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Old 07-19-2013, 07:57 PM   #429
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The theme is 1962, so I see the 1963 Lincoln as a possibility for "the new year", the 59 Ranchero just because it was before 1962 and maybe the 1936 Auburn since it was before 1962. All our other cards are 1968, 1970, 1973 and Cougars. I hope Fran doesn't buy any other cars between now and then so I guess those are our choices.
Man, where do you store all those cars? I'm so jealous!

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I'm trying to catch up. That looks like quite a turn out at the car show.
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OK folks, I've been really busy today, we viewed two houses and Darcy and I moved a ton of boxes and then we had a Board(Bored)/Production Meeting this evening so I haven't had time to respond, but I did go to YouTube and changed the Privacy on this video to "public" from "private". I didn't know there was such a setting, so you all should be able to see it, at least from computers. I know I can't see them from phones.

James Bond Car Video

I'm meeting a friend from another forum out at the park tomorrow for an awesome calorie filled lunch, at a very *special* place, so I'm not sure when I'll be back. Sunday we have another house appointment and three open houses to hit, so we'll be pretty busy, but I hope to respond to all your comments, wrap up the weekend TR and then post the link to the D23 Expo report. We're getting really close on that one. I got my tickets yesterday!

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OK folks, I've been really busy today, we viewed two houses and Darcy and I moved a ton of boxes and then we had a Board(Bored)/Production Meeting this evening so I haven't had time to respond, but I did go to YouTube and changed the Privacy on this video to "public" from "private". I didn't know there was such a setting, so you all should be able to see it, at least from computers. I know I can't see them from phones.

James Bond Car Video

I'm meeting a friend from another forum out at the park tomorrow for an awesome calorie filled lunch, at a very *special* place, so I'm not sure when I'll be back. Sunday we have another house appointment and three open houses to hit, so we'll be pretty busy, but I hope to respond to all your comments, wrap up the weekend TR and then post the link to the D23 Expo report. We're getting really close on that one. I got my tickets yesterday!

Not ignoring y'all, just super busy!

Yeah, we know. You're just ignoring us'all.

It's me. I still can't access the video; it's asking me for a youtube account. I might have to *borrow* DS's access and see if I can access it.
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I hope that you see a suitable house on your travels. Have fun at lunch.

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Have fun with the house hunt! I know the rest one is out there for you and Fran!

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I love American nuances too

With timber floors we get hardwood and softwood but most people use hardwood timber so I guess really, it's the same thing We also have a lot of people with timber-look laminate. The first house that we had was a post-WW2 home with timber floors and they were a pain to maintain. We had to oil them every couple of months (not hard to do) to disguise scratches and things (the joys of living with dogs and kids ). This current house has porcelain tiles on the floor that are utterly hideous (think of our house as a sea of mis-matching browns and pinks...) but when we do renovate we will put down timber-look laminate. We contemplated plain concrete floors and stainless steel walls until the kids and dogs are one day no longer here...
Back when these apartments were built they didn't have laminate! I guess they put in the carpet to make it easier to maintain, but now people don't like all the allergens in carpeting so the hardwood works well for us.

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Is it just me? I can't seem to access this clip....

Great update. Love the cars!!
The cars were really cool.

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Oh I love your scooter lift! Lol re the cat is that one of your babies? What is his or her name? Cool re getting three in the back of the car! Mmmmm cheerios. That indeed is the breakfast of champs. But I am addicted to your Lucky Charms. Yes I am a sugar addict. I admit it lol. We don't have them in the UK so I bring them back in the suitcase lol. I like that you are called judges for the car show!

I like the thunderbirds best and of course I think I spy a Roller! My fav is the Rolls Royce Tourer oh man..

Great idea re chairs in car. Lol those folks shopping must have thought what on earth! The show looks great. Thank you so much for letting us all come with you!
That cat is Mac. He is our roamer cat. When I start talking about the houses we are looking at, he is the one that we worry about. We have four that go outside (plus Olga but she always comes back) and of the four Mac is the only one that worries us.

Everyone who paid to attend the car show got a card, so all of us were the judges. I can't eat sugar, just never developed a taste. I thought the naked cheerios were sweet compared to my normal corn flakes.

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The video says it is private and I dont have access...

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Can either of you see it since I changed the privacy??

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Some of those cars are absolutely gorgeous. I'm partial to the older ones. What a fun event, thanks for sharing with us
I definitely like the ones from the 1950s-1970s....that's when most of ours are from.

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Next time you ever make it to Morro Bay, you MUST go to Giovanni's! The best fish ever! They have a nice fish market too

I'll need to keep Embassy Suites in mind for future trips. I've never stayed in one, but hearing about their amenities makes me definitely want to stay in one next time.
Thanks! I looked at Giovanni's, I was checking out Yelp when we were choosing places and I couldn't figure out if Giovanni's had a dining room or not. There were two places we were choosing between, both had dining rooms, I think the deciding factor between the two places with dining rooms was that the one we went with had a choice of grilled fish, whereas the other had only "catch of the day". Does Giovanni's have a dining room? I know there was another place with a market that looked like it only had a take out window. I was thinking that was Giovanni's....

Embassy Suites are one of my favorites, Hilton chains are the other place we accumulate points (besides American Airlines) and on the occasion that we can stay there I love to stay at Embassy Suites, their breakfasts are wonderful, especially if you get the custom omelets or eggs, and then free drinks from 5-7 every night what's not to love?

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Your French toast "surprise" got me all hot underneath the collar. I hate it when restaurants do not label stuff properly when it is not clear what it contains. It may have put you off, but for me the same surprise could have been potentially life threatening.

I loved all the names of the different categories and there were some amazing cars there. This is taking me way back when I still lived in Germany, I volunteered as a steward at a big classic car rally every summer. This was so much fun.

Corinna
That is really awful. I hadn't even thought of that. The French Toast was offered in the same section where the custom eggs were made. I cut through the line to get the French Toast since I didn't want the eggs, and since the gal who handed it to me had a conversation, as in, "Can I get some of the French Toast, I am not waiting for an omelet. Can you give me another piece, can I get some sausage? Can I get three more pieces?" You would think at some point she might have said that there was "stuff inside". Fran told me that there was also raisins and a few other things inside of the toast.

I suppose they think you will ask if you have any allergies. I agree with you that there should be some kind of posting or notification that there are potential allergens in the food.

The organizers of the event were quite clever. I thought their categories were very fun as well. This year was organized by the LA group. Next year is the SF group, it alternates each year. Some people admitted that the LA folks were more "hooked up" as far as movie and theatrical props, but that the SF folks were far more creative. I will look forward to what they have in store next year.

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Man, where do you store all those cars? I'm so jealous!

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Well since we own three buildings, each with a variety of garages, and exterior parking spaces, we sort of play the shell game as to where all the cars are stored. Also since one or more of them are at the garage at any given time, that works to our advantage. I'm hoping that the house we buy will have space for at least 4-6 cars so that we can store at least two in a garage there and maybe another few in garages around in our buildings....

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Yeah, we know. You're just ignoring us'all.

It's me. I still can't access the video; it's asking me for a youtube account. I might have to *borrow* DS's access and see if I can access it.
I'm sorry that you can't see it what about with your DS's account?

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I hope that you see a suitable house on your travels. Have fun at lunch.

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Well yesterday I found one I want, it has issues, but we still need to look around. Tomorrow we will see at least four more. I'm hoping that after seeing those Fran will realize that we need to make an offer on the one that we saw yesterday! I REALLY want that one, and can't see how another that we are looking at will top it, but you never know.

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Have fun with the house hunt! I know the rest one is out there for you and Fran!

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I think we have found it, I just have to convince her!
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