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Hi, I used a high adhesion primer, then regular paint, mis-tints actually, first orange which I first painted the whole floor with, then I taped off wide sections so it would look like planks of wood, then the fuschia which I mixed with glaze and tints and after applying it I used a wood graining tool, then I glazed the whole thing with varathane tinted in shades of red and brown twice. It now looks like a fake wood floor but, though I say it myself, a fabulous fake that glows like real wood does and bounces the light around. I was amazed at how well it turned out. I plan to do all the rooms in our house the same.

That sounds really pretty. Pictures? Patti, I would like to see pictures of yours too. Do I need to pm my email or do you two want to post a picture to your avatar? Of course if you have multiple pictures, then I send my email. :P

Rachel,

Hey, we are going to be gone tomorrow....I don't want to miss your picture(s). Are you going to post tonight? We made last minute plans to head towards southern oregon to go the wilflife safari and noahs ark exhibit in Winston. It will be an all day thing. I must be crazy taking the kids on an all day, mostly driving excursion. :blink:

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Rachel,

Hey, we are going to be gone tomorrow....I don't want to miss your picture(s). Are you going to post tonight? We made last minute plans to head towards southern oregon to go the wilflife safari and noahs ark exhibit in Winston. It will be an all day thing. I must be crazy taking the kids on an all day, mostly driving excursion. :blink:

I'll post tonight. If you happen to miss it...I'll leave it there till you see it. :)

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Ummm....do you really want me to answer that??? :P

The nuggets have done you in again.... :(

Do you think anyone will let me forget??? :lol::lol:

The Dave was gonna take a pic of me rock climbing tonight...so you guys could see....we forgot about it though...no pics this time. I dont think its such a good idea for him to be snapping pics when I'm 40 ft. up clinging to rocks though. :unsure:

the nuggetts.... :ph34r: but there were hardly any, NOT the usual quantity I eat....I made them take the bag away.... :o

Rachel The Dave can take photos if he locks his belay device....OR get someone else to take them! so glad you enjoyed climbing.....you may become addicted, it is a fantastic workout that doens't even FEEL like working out, so it's fun!

My house is completely torn apart, I am trying to get the rest of the floors painted but in our tiny house it is necessary to move everything to do anything. <_< I realized I have to feel well to live in a mess and so this chaos is actually a sign that I am feeling better. :lol:

Oh Dear Gaaaaaaaaaawd Rinne, I know this feeling.....rugs got delayed in being torn up as guests were here....now must face the inevitable and am horrified.....

but lots of ARTISTICNESS today! yay! :rolleyes:

Also, I have a suggestion for a theme song for Rachelville: "There's a Place for Us" (from West Side Story movie).
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excellent.....and thank you Andrea, for printing out the words.....BTW your baby boy is SO cute!

Chelsea - love the hair!

Oh Susie, I am so attatched to calling you Susie, it will be hard to change it to Dingo...but I will call you what you want to be called..... sorry you aren't feeling well, those darn nuggets :lol: But I am so glad you are having so much fun with your house guests :) Come back to us soon!

Julie - you MUST still call me susie Q - love it - - others can call me dingo or whatever....it don't matter. ;)

My wife is thrilled as I finally got into the branch I wanted, butnot so thrilled about the year apart thing.

Ryan - I am both ecstatic - - and slightly devastated for you - - it's bittersweet, congratulations and we will be sending prayers your way. The reunions will be all the sweeter..... :)

hi everybody.....just a pop-in...my friends just left...very, very sad. :( not only is the house too quiet, BUT we saw R's brother at a yard sale this morning....so he filled me in on everything, and now I am TOO sad, and praying for recovery.....the wound that never entirely heals (the broken heart from my ex-boyfriend-almost-fiance, spring of this year, if there is POSSIBLY - could there be? :lol: anyone who doens't know about my heinous broken heart of this year).....

I gotta go have a big sob now....and do some serious praying......

see you guys.....

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the nuggetts.... :ph34r: but there were hardly any, NOT the usual quantity I eat....I made them take the bag away.... :o

Good that you got rid of the temptuous nuggets. Wish I could say "out of sight, out of mind"...but I know it aint so...and I cannot tell a lie. :rolleyes:

Bummer about running into R's brother though....only a minor set-back. You were doing so well...its ok to have an emotional day now and then. You're still healing from the heartbreak and the Celiac so you are entitled to have lots of sad days....but the main thing is that there are alot more good days in between. I can tell you've improved alot as far as that goes...lots of laughter and good times are in store for you. :)

Just remember to step away from the Nuggets....they will suck you into the vortex and basically make you feel like crap. Maybe not one or two now and then but is this really possible??? I dunno....I cant do it no matter how hard I try...just ate about 8 slices of EnerG bread. :ph34r:

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Andrea, sorry you have a restless baby tonight. Poor thing. :(

Everyone....send good vibes to The Dave.....On Monday he's taking a big test. He'll pass on his own (he's not really an idiot)....but good vibes cant hurt. :)

Good vibrations coming his way....

back to reading....

For some reason last night I wasnt scared of the height....probably because I knew nothing would happened if I fell. One year my roommate and I went on the roof to watch fireworks...we ended up not being able to see the fireworks and not being able to get down. It was so easy getting up there but another story coming down. We just sat there not knowing what to do. Our neighbor finally noticed that it was late and we were stuck on the roof....he brought a ladder. I think he thought we were kind of lame for getting stuck up there.

OMGOSH!!! The same thing happened to my uncle and I (he is 1 year older than me by the way) when we were kids, lol. We climbed up on the roof to watch fireworks and couldn't get down, lol. Both our dads came looking for us, lol. I think we got in trouble. :lol:

My Mom wants me to put up a picture of me getting ready for the wedding. I'm in the bathroom...I think picking up something off the floor...she snapped a pic and the toilet is right behind my head. She said this is her favorite pic of me from that day. :blink:

She said noone will notice the toilet in the background. :huh:

I actually thought it would be quite fitting for the Celiac board. :lol::lol:

Yah, we've all seen and done that before (the toilet), lol. :lol: Would love to see the picture though.

hi everybody.....just a pop-in...my friends just left...very, very sad. :( not only is the house too quiet, BUT we saw R's brother at a yard sale this morning....so he filled me in on everything, and now I am TOO sad, and praying for recovery.....the wound that never entirely heals (the broken heart from my ex-boyfriend-almost-fiance, spring of this year, if there is POSSIBLY - could there be? :lol: anyone who doens't know about my heinous broken heart of this year).....

Oh, Susie Q, time will heal, but it's awful in the meantime! It's okay to be sad...it's okay to even have a couple of nuggets...a couple. Only a couple. Are you still going to the Stanford conference?

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Okay, so the question is what do I want to do with the rest of my life, lol:

I'd love to spend a month at an artist's retreat somewhere out in the country or mountains or something (not that I'm that good, but it'd be a good excuse to actually paint instead of doing other stuff)...

I'd love to go on a cruise around the world (been to Europe and the Carribbean already)...

I'd love to spend a week at a spa, where they would also take care of my gluten/casein free stuff :)

I'd like to visit Alaska (cruise would be good)

Train trip across the United States

Sky diving...I can go tandem diving with a co-worker who is certified

Remodel my condo

Make a living off of selling jewelry cuz I've discovered I LOVE it and well, am addicted to beads :ph34r:

Spend Christmas snowed in in a cabin somewhere with a cozy fire with people who are close to me

Spend a week hiking through Vermont in the fall (did this already but we just missed the fall colors)

Learn to like yoga :lol:

Visit Italy, France, Canada, Ireland, Scotland (LOVED IT and want to go back), Greece and many others

Visit Disneyworld

Stay in a castle somewhere

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The first thing that pops to mind is meet all of you. :)

Then:

I'd like to start a business that supported right livelihood.

I'd like to get to know my grandchild, arriving in November.

I'd like to travel, especially to Japan and India.

I'd like to grow a little town with friends so that when retirement comes round I'll have a country community.

I'd like to return to cooking and entertaining my friends, I miss that.

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<---- Fixed red hair!!!

*phew* Glad that's over!! :)

How does it look? I need a better pictue in natural light...

Much better, looks great!!

OK...I'm gone for a day and a half....and now I'm 20 pages behind!! How will I ever catch up?? Did anyone take shorthand for me?? ;)

What did I miss?? :rolleyes:

I know the feeling, I think I'll just forever miss those pages ... :(

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Susie Q, I am thinking of you :)

Donna and rinne, great "to do" lists!

Andrea- sounds like a fun day you have planned tomorrow with the family

Morgan- :lol: about your skiing experiences, glad you survived and want to do it again!

....waiting for Rachel's picture changes.... :lol::lol:

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you can't be 20 pages behind, there are only 18 pages!

sorry

You missed the roller skating talk and the changing of the avatars, not sure exactly, not yet as bad as the OMG thread which has like 150 pages .

Man, I'm so confused!!! Aren't we on page 50 now??

Friends....We need an index of what's on each page. Who's going to organize that for us?? :lol: I love Friends...still watch it when I can.

Things to do yet in life? Sheesh...that's a deep question! I'll have to think about that awhile!!

I'll tell you what's NOT going to happen:

Skydiving

motorcycle racing [regular motorcycle riding is OK]

Triathlons

Skiing [bad shoulders, no strength]

Singing at Carnegie Hall

Kissing a pig

Martial Arts lessons

Rock climbing

[see all the physical stuff I can't do is easy to cross off! :rolleyes:

Ok....that's all for now...probably boring everyone!!

Gotta get a pic of myself up here....Scary thought :ph34r:

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We decided to switch plans for tomorrow and go miniature golfing instead.

Just too long of a drive and probabl not enough sleep for the baby boy. He hasn't ad decent naps today which doesn't help.

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:lol: Lymetoo, that was a "not to do" list

Yes, put up your picture- it's always nice to see everybody :)

Andrea- still sounds like it will be a fun day for you all, even if you don't go very far :)

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OK..put up the first pic...me and my lavander dress at my Moms wedding. You cant see my shoes though...they got cut off. I will try to make the pic more clear later.

How do I write something under my pic??

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OK..put up the first pic...me and my lavander dress at my Moms wedding. You cant see my shoes though...they got cut off. I will try to make the pic more clear later.

How do I write something under my pic??

Rachel,

That's a beautiful picture! I love it!

To write under your picture go to profile and the first line under your address stuff in the first section is where you type. I forget what it says....I'll be back and tell you exactly. :P

Ok, it's custom member title (or something like that).

I forgot already. It must be brain freeze due to Racheling ice cream today.....just had my second bowl. One was after lunch, one after dinner. :ph34r:

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OK..put up the first pic...me and my lavander dress at my Moms wedding. You cant see my shoes though...they got cut off. I will try to make the pic more clear later.

How do I write something under my pic??

Beautiful!

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OMG no visor....HOW CUTE!!! very good picture! when was that...I am behind and do not know....kind of in shock seeing a different photo!

:lol:

Yeah....I'm telling you...me in a dress....its a rareity. :lol:

It was at my Mom's wedding...I think 2002. I think I've only worn a dress once or twice since then but no pics. This is the last time I wore a dress and have pictures to prove it. :)

I'm gonna put up more pics...I'll leave this one up for a bit though. My mom wants me to put up a different pic from that day but my head is right next to a toilet. :lol:

Stephanie....what a CUTE baby!!!

Andrea...thanks for the instructions...I'll be trying to figure that out now. Luckily I'm not too brainfogged. :D

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Rachel!!!!!!!!!! Love the picture :)

It doesn't come off as purple though on the computer screen, at least on my computer screen, maybe more lavenderish.

Looks like you are concentrating on not tripping and falling walking in your heels, am I right??

:lol:

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Rachel, what a wonderful picture. I knew you were already pretty, but you look so feminine in this pic. I also wear many baseball caps, but still like to dress up on occasion. You should do it more often. Now I want to see the new sundress you bought a few weeks ago

And yes, the first thing I did, was look and see if I could see the toilet LOL.

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Drive by.....

<--------- Am I pretty or what? :lol:

We'd need a new picture sans glasses and hat to be able to tell. :P

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