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Wielder of Dragnipur
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33 years old
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December 18, 1986
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  1. In Topic: COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus, aka 2019-nCoV)

    25 June 2020 - 01:41 PM

    Our provincial "bubble" is being expanded to the entirety of Atlantic Canada on July 3rd. Everyone is thrilled at the chance to see relatives in PEI and New Brunswick, the highways will be a shitshow that weekend for sure. Still no entry across the Quebec/NB border but we'll see how strong that is once people start vacationing, I've heard it's currently more porous and easy to cross than described. Not surprising to anyone who's traveled that way as it's in the middle of nowhere.

    Every time I'm out no one seems to be wearing masks which is a bit concerning as the bubble expands. There's been a lot of talk about mandating mask usage on buses and such but no one seems to be willing to spearhead that measure. We've been seriously lucky in Halifax (outside of the Northwood longterm care facility) and should be somewhat safe going forward. Canceling cruise ship season and moving university classes fully online has nosedived the amount of people moving/visiting from out of province. The inverse is so many cool shops and restaurants will close from the lack of money being spent (this province is otherwise massively poor so local spending can't compare).
  2. In Topic: DIY Thread

    17 June 2020 - 12:10 AM

    It really is just shy of a full to-the-studs reno. I keep thinking of it as separate tasks and try not to focus on the whole for my own sanity. The big help is that I can do my own architectural drawings (drafter by trade) and come from a family of tradesmen. I'm also going to sub out things like cabinet installation and potentially flooring (depending on what we go with).

    Does anyone here have much experience with polished concrete floors? It's an option we're considering as our subfloor is a concrete slab in good condition. My fear is that it will be a nightmare to do while living here (if not impossible?) and possibly very expensive. The upside is they would look amazing and be more durable if we rent out our condo down the road.
  3. In Topic: Whats making you happy right now

    16 June 2020 - 11:58 PM

    View PostThelomen Toblerone, on 16 June 2020 - 08:40 PM, said:

    Got married aaaages ago now - 2013! Got a kid too...I am officially an old man.

    Toby! It seems not that long ago you were leading Messremb and I to some hole in the wall bar in London and yet it's actually been a decade. Jesus that's weird to realize. Kudos on the missus and wee one!

    I was going to rail against the idea of being old but just as the thought hit my good knee decided to hurt for no reason. There should be PSAs that your body will fail randomly for no reason once you're past 30.
  4. In Topic: DIY Thread

    15 June 2020 - 01:21 PM

    You won't regret the purchase I'm sure. Also, going back a bit thread wise, the cabinets are looking good! I particularly like the custom hood fan fitted to the sloped ceiling, I'm a big fan of the look compared to the futuristic/modern metal and glass ones.

    My home is currently undergoing extensive work as well. Our building is a 3 story condo complex built in the 80s, my fiance bought a place on the top floor during her university days and I moved in a few years back. Lovely place but our unit and the common area elements have needed a refresh for some time. Thankfully new building management has been on top of maintenance and scheduling work as needed. Old differed maintenance from previous management bit us in the ass this winter though and we had a huuuuge leak through some faulty brick work. The original builders decided to use brick from Ontario (central Canada) for the entire exterior envelope and it was not made to deal with ocean weather (for reference we're in Nova Scotia and maaaybe a 5 minute walk from the ocean). So it's been crumbling at an accelerated rate the last 2-3 years and we were scheduled to have our exterior wall and chimney completely re-bricked come Spring. Naturally the freeze and thaw cycle was insane this winter and during a big storm in late December things went sideways. Turns out we had a small leak coming in under the floor that broke free completely during the storm, our floors throughout the unit were fucked entirely to say nothing of water damage to the drywall and trim work.

    Fast forward to today where we are finally almost done brick work! Covid put a nasty wrench in getting trades on site so there have been massive delays in getting to this point. We've been holding off on renoing the interior of our house until the brick was done (we made sure everything was dry and there as no mould of course) but now things can kick into high gear. Plans so far include: full replacement of all flooring, redoing all drywall and trim work on exterior walls, and repainting the whole unit. We've also decided to remove a dividing wall and gut the kitchen since we figure might as well get 'er done now with everything already torn open. The missus is thrilled of course, since buying the place she's become a red seal chef and the kitchen is currently atrocious. Thankfully the stores began reopening here last week so we can finally start appliance and flooring shopping.

    No photos of the current inside mess but here's one of the brick work scaffolding:

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  5. In Topic: Oh hey

    07 May 2020 - 06:12 PM

    View PostRodeoRanch, on 06 May 2020 - 03:36 AM, said:

    200 some Canadian Geese tried to murder me not more than a week ago.

    Lots of pent up aggression in those birds with everyone self-isolating, fewer targets to attack now.

    Glad to hear you're doing well!

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    Tsundoku 

    17 Dec 2019 - 14:41
    Happy birthday kiddo
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    Tsundoku 

    17 Dec 2018 - 20:52
    32. This is now officially depressing for me.
    Hope you have a good one though.
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    Tsundoku 

    17 Dec 2017 - 22:25
    31! smh ...
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    Tsundoku 

    18 Dec 2015 - 12:05
    29. This can't be right. You'll always be one of those darn kids ... ;)
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    Tsundoku 

    18 Dec 2014 - 00:45
    28! Holy crap!
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    Loki 

    04 Apr 2011 - 04:17
    You win my vote for Best Tech Support :)
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    Lisheo 

    18 Dec 2009 - 17:43
    Happy Birthday
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    Loki 

    08 Aug 2009 - 05:09
    I can see that now....
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    Loki 

    03 Aug 2009 - 12:11
    Is that a tissue stuck up your nose....?!?
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    Lisheo 

    18 Dec 2008 - 01:28
    Happy Birthday, mate! Hope you have a good one.
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    Loki 

    05 Dec 2008 - 07:32
    I confess - I was absent for a time period that by any standards was too long. In my defence, I did not have access to the interent for some time and it has been a very busy year - yea for the holiday period! :D
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    Loki 

    04 Dec 2008 - 12:46
    You are my Ano, my only Ano. You make me happy, when skies are grey! You'll know dear, how much I love you, so please don't take my Ano away!
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