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  1. I'd missed this before. This guy redefines 'patience' and 'attention to details'.

    Funny story about that day. The morning they started on the floor I had a meeting with the head guy to explain the design that I wanted. The installer didn't speak english, so the head guy explained what I wanted to him in spanish. The next day I asked the head guy to thank the installer for doing such a good job and that I knew it was difficult and that I was hard to please.

    The head guy told me that the previous morning he told the installer that I was picky, so don't do a "B.S. job" or else he'll have to take it out and do it over again. :) I have found out since then, that it is a running joke with most of my subs that I am picky and somewhat of a perfectionist :)

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  2. I made a post on Facebook about this and thought I would share here, too.

    My kid and I watch Wheel of Fortune every night and I'm increasingly of the mind that the wheel itself is rigged. Not tin foil hats producers hitting the "brake" button to make it stop on bankrupt all of a sudden rigged, but some kind of spring loaded only make approximately one full turn when spun rigged. Seriously, if the darn thing weighs TWO TONS, how come little tiny ladies and big strong guys all spin it by approximately the same distance each time and at about the same speed?

    It would seem to me that the darn thing doesn't spin freely - that no matter how fast it's spun by a contestant, it always comes back to a point on the wheel that's just a little bit more than one turn past where it started. In other words, if you're sitting on $500 and bankrupt is a couple of spots behind it, the chances of you landing on that bankrupt when it comes around again are better than even money, based on my rather feeble observations.

    Has anyone here actually been on the show?

    A friend of mine is going to be a contestant in July. I'll let you know what he says :)

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  3. I have a dent in a door about half the size of a fist, middle of the metal basically, not near an edge. My brother-in-law says to use dry ice, rub it on there and as the metal contracts it will pop right out.

    Bad idea? Risk of messing up paint or other stuff? I would hold it in a rag or something, no direct contact, and just rub to cool the area down I guess.

    I would pay a pro. This guy got out a tough dent for me on an Acura TL a couple years ago: http://www.houstondentpros.com/home.html

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  4. Alrighty, this house is done. The clients moved in today.

    Here are the final pictures taken before the blinds went in late this morning. I'll post some outside pictures after the grass is cut :) Sorry for the random order, I'm pooped.

    We took a week under 3 months to complete this project. Check out the before pics at the beginning of the thread: http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/in...showtopic=19816

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  5. Naw, I decided to wait until I sell at least one of the scanners, but that doesn't even look promising. :(

    I'll just stick to the one I have (Canon EF 28-70 L). I just can't seem to get it to do what I want half the time, but I know it's operator error.

    Lemme borrow it for a few months and we'll see what the problem is :)

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  6. I have a family member and friend selling a toyota tacoma and a toyota camry. I'm not sure about the tacoma, but I do know the Camry has been well maintained. '05, 60K miles, $7500. '06 Tacoma, 20K miles, $11K.

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    Sorry, the budget is only $4,000 :(

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