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nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 7:26 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Well done Jema -if you ever feel the need to do another one mine needs fixing up.........

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nettie wrote:
Well done Jema -if you ever feel the need to do another one mine needs fixing up.........


I'd love to do another big garden deck for someone. But whilst I don't think the tiling I have done is that bad, I am to much of a perfectionist to ever want to do this type of work paid or unpaid for other people

Gertie



Joined: 08 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jema - well done. Bloomin' heck there was a fair amount of tiling and grouting there

When Lundy did our bathroom I helped him grout - it's dreadful for your hands, they end up all dry and horrible.

You need to pamper those little mitts of yours now - lots of nourising hand cream - listen to your auntie Gertie.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Gertie wrote:


You need to pamper those little mitts of yours now - lots of nourising hand cream - listen to your auntie Gertie.


They are not too bad, but they were in a right state

The bathroom was totally tiled before and the floor was a barsteward to rip up. It was using an SDS drill to strip the bathroom and lefting the floor that did things in. At one point I did have to pretty much stop for a day as gripping anything was pretty painful.

Of course a winter of only delicately tapping a keyboard had not got my hands in shape for the work!

hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
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Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jema,

I can do that too - the beard I mean!

Look, I just thought Jema was a girl? Sorry!

Irene x

Blacksmith



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Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done Martin ! Real pro job.............no, better than pro, it's for yourself and family.
Think my next project is going to be "cover-up that crappy looking patio with decking".......mutual advice ?
Dave.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
Well done Martin ! Real pro job.............no, better than pro, it's for yourself and family.
Think my next project is going to be "cover-up that crappy looking patio with decking".......mutual advice ?
Dave.


Always happy to advice on decking. I spent practically a month researching building decks, as I had the idea too early in the year to start building, and a deck on a hill side did need some real thought. So I think I learnt enough to give decent advice.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

hardworkinghippy wrote:
Jema,

I can do that too - the beard I mean!

Look, I just thought Jema was a girl? Sorry!

Irene x


Don't worry HWH, you're not the first and will not be the last to think that.

jema
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
hardworkinghippy wrote:
Jema,

I can do that too - the beard I mean!

Look, I just thought Jema was a girl? Sorry!

Irene x


Don't worry HWH, you're not the first and will not be the last to think that.


This one has hit my stubbern streak years ago. I am known as jema on a lot of forums and so I shall remain. The phonetic issue took awhile to dawn on me, and by that time I had established the nickname

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 05 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice job of the bathroom, indeed!...Towels next month!

judyofthewoods



Joined: 29 Jan 2005
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Location: Pembrokeshire
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tidy job, jema, well done. Now for a nice long soak with a glass of bubbly and some nice music

N.V.M.



Joined: 05 Feb 2005
Posts: 207
Location: British Columbia,Canada,eh!
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

no.no.no. a sit down with a good magazine...

jema, i'll post a picture of a deck a buddy and i did once your thread dies down a bit. its a beauty!

bluebower



Joined: 19 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hi Jemma, what a wonderful job you've made of it, must have been quite daunting. Well done kid, it's most impressive.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 05 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bluebower wrote:
Hi Jemma, what a wonderful job you've made of it, must have been quite daunting. Well done kid, it's most impressive.


It was pretty daunting. We were going to cop out and pay someone, but having got a plumber in for another disaster just before xmas, I figured that we were really going to struggle to afford it, and that really I should be able to cope with the plumbing myself.

Besides which, where is the sense of satisfaction if you pay someone?

pricey



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well done It's nice to see people doin it for themselves( reminds me of a song dressed up as a lady you know)sorry so tiered

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