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Old 09-20-2011, 04:38 PM   #341
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i could only wish my b/f were that way. lol he's a mason so if it's concrete he can build it but when it comes to carpentry, well, it just doesn't. LOL

I found out where this carpenter is but I think it might be a two hour drive, which would kinda suck and negate the benefit of having him make it. :-(
Tell your b/f I respect what he does. After watching masons for 30+ years I decided I could build my own retaining walls faced in brick for the patio at my old house. I got it done and it didn't look toooo bad considering an electrician did it but...... LOL That is hard work!!!!
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #342
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My poor honey works soo soo hard for his money. he comes home covered in concrete dust and goo every day. Kinda why I like to not have to bother him for fish stuff. he comes home, eats and chills for a bit and then goes to bed. lol I felt terrible asking him to help me last night take the 125g light fixture down, he looked so sleepy and comfortable. hehe

Also why i don't wanna try to put together a stand myself, I know I'd need him and I hate asking.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:47 PM   #343
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Maybe pay someone 30 or 40 to help you put it together. Total investment would be 190
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:48 PM   #344
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My poor honey works soo soo hard for his money. he comes home covered in concrete dust and goo every day. Kinda why I like to not have to bother him for fish stuff. he comes home, eats and chills for a bit and then goes to bed. lol I felt terrible asking him to help me last night take the 125g light fixture down, he looked so sleepy and comfortable. hehe

Also why i don't wanna try to put together a stand myself, I know I'd need him and I hate asking.
When I worked in the field I came home exhausted every day. I still do but it is more of a mental exhaustion which I can shake off easier. But, I really miss working in the field. Guess that is why I am in the garage from about 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday. Wear my butt out but I feel so good and like I accomplished something. How many times have you gone somewhere with him only to hear him say "I built that building" over and over again. There is big satisfaction seeing something you put up stand for years and years to come.
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Shame everyone is so spread out. I would dare say it wouldn't take much to talk someone from aa to help you out if they where in the same town.
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Theres a coral swap/aquarist trade show coming up in October that I'm hoping a few AA members will be attending. It's in orlando florida though. But we do have quite a few people here from Florida so you never know.

Yep, my b/f is currently building a school so I;m sure everytime we're in the area I will hear hey, I built that wall etc...lol But he's not too bad. Love him to death as he puts up with me and all my fish tanks. he hasnt once objected to a tank, other than this one. lol And that was just his attitude, he didnt say anything but I know he wasnt pleased. I had intended on selling it for a boatload and having bill money but I just couldnt give it up.
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Shame everyone is so spread out. I would dare say it wouldn't take much to talk someone from aa to help you out if they where in the same town.
I hear you. I have watched you offer automotive help to several people on this site and I can assure you that if Carey were closer and wanted to pay for the lumber I would build her whatever stand she wanted. She just might not want to wait that long since I can only work on it over the weekends. LOL
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Helping is easy. More people should try it.
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As it stands now I'm nowhere close to getting this setup up and going. This darn 55g is my favorite tank and it kills me to sell it, it really does, but I just want it gone...I NEED the room! LOL
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Helping is easy. More people should try it.
And it is fun and rewarding. Especially when it is someone you don't know well. Gives you a chance to get to know them. 90% of the people out there are pretty cool if you get to know them and let them get to know you. At least that has been my experience.
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