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About r.a.d.

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  • Birthday 09/25/1950
  • Age 66

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    So. CA. lower desert
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  1. Caption Contest 201.

    Post 8
  2. Days under the sun and rain.

    Our best wishes and thoughts to you and yours. When in hospital, they might provide a nicotine patch as they did me several times, helps take the edge off.
  3. Days under the sun and rain.

    Glad you're home safe & sound after that start! Good pix!
  4. Things that are Oval or a Ornament

    2/3, neat little abode.
  5. Caption Contest 201.

    The water's always clearer on the other side...
  6. National Pride

    6/1, great photo.
  7. Caption Contest #200

    Rocky: "Bullwinkle, duck!"
  8. National Pride

  9. National Pride

  10. Our 4th Of July

    My fifth or sixth (I forget what th) signed it, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and the masculine spelling of that name has carried down, my Mom's first name being Carroll, instead of Carol.
  11. Wonders

    Breath of fresh air!
  12. POTW Megaliths

    7/7, the doughnut.
  13. Flooding where I live

    BC, remembering back, I changed grits from relatively coarse to much finer, the orbital was for the edges. Can't remember whether I used multiple coats of clear oil-base or a water-base finish. Probably the former given the times I did it. Never used one of those machines again, but once did see a floor where someone drummed it wrong and how deep the sandpaper dug in. Not pretty, in fact, I think new wood had to be layed. Bet that contractor lost some bucks on his helper's goof!
  14. Flooding where I live

    Nick, things are looking pretty damn good there, kudos! I used a drum sander only once, a painting/slight remodeling job where I had to also re-finish their floor. After renting the machine, I found a floor guy who was doing the same elsewhere and he was nice enough to say "Watch closely." I did, soaking up his technique like a sponge. Back to my job, I sanded the floor and it turned out pretty good, though I was a nervous wreck from so much concentration. After finishing it looked like glass. Had to use a Makita orbital sander in spots prior. Plumbing and electrical! Forget it! I'll pick up the phone instead! :)