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    Sack the wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    What the wife has done since I wanted something fancy (like an automatic garage door) is to build a skylight roof over our backyard terrace.
    Do you not have a "master" plan so that things get done in the order you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Do you not have a "master" plan so that things get done in the order you want?
    Had to have a laugh over this one. Sure we have a master plan. However, the problem lies with the timeline. My wife and I have had several projects in the past and no doubt will have one or two in the future.

    Our master plans with projects completed have always been accomplished. But her timeline and mine do not always mesh.

    My experience has shown that Thai timelines and my falang timelines can drive me crazy at times. I have learned to live and let live. Having said that, if the workers on this project don't finish the wall in the bedroom today, I may go nuts...

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    The wife and the daughter of the skylight contractor taking a break.



    Done for the day.


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    The former living room is now going to be the daughter's bedroom. Here you can peak into where her bathroom and walk-in closet will go.

    I hope the former owners don't mind that the workers are using the glass coffee table...



    Here the plastering of the maid's room is just about done.


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    A Thai worker trying to fill the holes that I have created.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
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    Do you not have a "master" plan so that things get done in the order you want?
    Had to have a laugh over this one. Sure we have a master plan. ...
    so you have two different plans, one for you, the other for your wife!

    that should be fun

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    Interesting thread Hillbilly, but I must admit I'm having a bit of a problem envisioning how the two places come together. Do you have some kind of floorplan, or sketch that we could look at?

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    Yeah, I do. It is called Thai autocad. Done in the dirt.

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    ^

    take a pic!

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    The above pic shows the fence next to the rental home.

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    Saturday I am heading upcountry to relax at our resort.
    At this point in our BKK project, I need to get away.

    Expect an update in about a week. Or look in the TD News thread.

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    Clear as mud now, thanks!
    Have a nice trip up country, will look for updates here in a week or so.
    Great thread, cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    The bedroom in where my daughter will reside is starting to come along nicely. However, the way Sara has been acting as she begins the tweens age, I am thinking about putting up cement blocks on all four sides.
    HB, As Mark Twain once said "you raise kids in a barrel with the lid nailed on and feed them through the hole in the side until they are teenagers then you plug the hole"

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    [/quote]My experience has shown that Thai timelines and my falang timelines can drive me crazy at times.[/quote]

    My wife is absolutely amazed that things get built so fast in America. We drive down the road and people are living in a house that was forest a month or two ago. She wants it to take 6-8 months.

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    It took me 3 years to finally get my house finished in Canada, after the contractor walked out on me. At least it is done now. Time to build in Thailand now.

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    ^ If you managed to get a contractor to walk out on you in Canada, well I suggest you practise your 'mai pen lai' and 'jai yen yen' before you get started here!

    Don't worry- it gets there in the end.

    Good stuff HB, and good luck with it- an interesting project, I look forward to seeing it progress.
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    Hillbilly, a most interesting thread! Am looking forward to reading about the trials and tribulations of your project.

    I have recently been looking at automatic gate closers - the current one has been getting too wet recently, and is now showing signs of developing a cold, despite having a supply of Tiffy and Lemsip at hand! This brand is stocked at Global, the gate closer for swinging gates is priced at 19,000 Baht, may be of interest to you.

    Foresee Garage Door Co., Ltd

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    Nice thread. Will be very interested to see next installments. Good luck.

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    it may be a bit late for my 2 stang but it seems to me you had a perfect situation to do a hacienda type conversion i.e. build a wall around both properties knock down walls, ad a large garden in the center and use individual doors to sperate rooms that open into the garden hence a combination bali, spanish villa.

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    I thought that was what he was doing

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    Well, I have been away for a few days trying to relax. However, rice farming and fishing soon got in the way. Look for these threads coming soon.

    However, let's backtrack a bit and see what has been going on. I know the Thai workers must have been working hard because they had to hang their laundry.



    Now this view shows the original bathroom of the old house. Why in the world anyone puts a urinal in the shower is beyond me. It is coming out shortly. Anyone need one?


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    The skylight framework over our backyard terrace is coming along nicely. All the old sheet metal coverings will be removed hopefully providing a semi-sunny but yet dry environment. Will have to wait and see. Sometimes my plans do not always go according to the way that I thought they should.



    A constant problem at the moment is one of rain. This in turns leads to flooding which the Thais say nam tuam.


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    My daughter chose these rainbow glass lights that will help to light up her custom made closet.



    The main contractor's wife working on building a wall that will be attached to a sliding glass door. Eventually, a garden will fill the void between these two homes.



    But one can only work so long...

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