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RE: Murfs on going construction
« on: July 02, 2009, 06:21:37 AM »
Don\'t know if I have not repeated a couple of these pictures but if so sorry :(† but the rest are all of as yesterday. Will get more today of the close up and making of the hollow block machine in detail, if he works, he didn\'t work yesterday, was sick(called ETOH Flu) :o.

Things look at little rough like some of the columns but I have checked with the finish mason who is going to make them round and then went to one of his houses and they looked wonderful.

I no matter what the damn oncologist says next week will have them build me a pump jack system so I can Faux Marbling to thee columns, been many years since I have done it but still think I can. Should make for a beautiful entrance I hope.



Believe it or not standing inside of the living room ???




The start of a 240 connection I think for the Fridge& Freezer?





Another 240 for the stainless steel sub-zero electric stove. Wanted gas but just a little afriad of it with Jen-Jen, love her to death but she is not to much with gas stoves or any stoves for that matter! ::)





From the floor plans I am looking at, I think the Family room?




One of my favorite nieces the one they used to call cabbage head when she was born, she is going to be a beauty...you just wait and see i love her so, but then I love all of them. :-*






The bent re-bar lift the boys made to get hollow blocks from the ground to the second floor.





the bay window





Two 110 outlets in our master bedroom, this one is on my side of the bed, she will have two on her side of the bed.




What I want the front gate and wall to look like.





this is hard to see, but if you look close you will see the rope with the wooden handles they use to lift the hollow block





2 hollow block on its way.





The man doing the lifting.




The man at the top receiving the hollow block



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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 03:24:05 PM »
You can\'t do worse that scootering around the neighbourhood and taking photos of gates and fencing to give you some ideas.....

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 04:02:44 PM »
You can\'t do worse that scootering around the neighbourhood and taking photos of gates and fencing to give you some ideas.....

I am not sure I understand you, do you mean I am wasting my time, shucks c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n iI haven\'t been on a \"Hog\" in 10 years...that picture came from a decorating magazine...so I guess you don\'t like the fence style....but it could be something I\'m missing which i accept...I\'m missing a lot just left the bank, its payroll Friday, and I leave on Sunday to go to the VA to have these 5 doctors poke and prod me and then for me to do what I damn well wish anyway....if not for the worry of my wife and 86 year old Father who begged me to go, I would not be going....I mean why go anywhere to here bad news, shucks I can read my own records , I worked there for 10 years still have computer access...they are in hopes because they brought in a pulmonary specialist from Saint Lukes in Manila, he is going to convince me to go on this damn O2 tank, well it aint never going to happen I came into this world after a spank on the fanny by starting to breathe on my own, without O2 I\'ll be damned if I am leaving it with two tubes stuck up my nose, my nose is big enough as it is no use to draw more attention to it than needed.

Jack feel free to delete this for I strayed....again not much, it is the truth, I am going to Manila, people talk about their health on here up to and including rear end check up† :)

Murf

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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 04:05:58 PM »
All I\'m saying is you can find tons of ideas that will and won\'t work for you (anyone) just by taking a scooter/moped ride around your neighbourhood

I got two or three great ideas that would work for me.....saw monstosities I wouldn\'t touch with a barge pole




Don\'t totally dismiss the O2 route....if it gives you a few more yucks, go for it......I was in an incubator my first week on earth......the stuff I\'d have missed† ::)

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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2009, 07:04:14 PM »
All I\'m saying is you can find tons of ideas that will and won\'t work for you (anyone) just by taking a scooter/moped ride around your neighbourhood

I got two or three great ideas that would work for me.....saw monstosities I wouldn\'t touch with a barge pole




Don\'t totally dismiss the O2 route....if it gives you a few more yucks, go for it......I was in an incubator my first week on earth......the stuff I\'d have missed† ::)

coming from you I will take that...most people have no idea what a barge pole is?† let me tell you the real truth Ron, if Barren Island had not washed into the sea that is where I would be...being born on the cusp june 22 but still the sign of the crab....i belong to the sea, but she will never belong to me, for she surrenders to no one, be it god or myth....

doubt it, but because I have three people now in that corner, my Father my hero, my wife, my best friend, and you a no good scally wagging pirate....I maybe will at least listen and not walk out...
Murf

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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 08:59:52 AM »
Accept the decision on the O2 tank and just use it when you need a little help, like after you climb to the roof to view the mountains.† You don\'t have to keep it hooked up all the time.† My dad keeps his handy and uses it just a few times a day for a little \"breather\".†  ;D

Sorry, just had to throw that in.† † :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 10:37:16 AM »
Accept the decision on the O2 tank and just use it when you need a little help, like after you climb to the roof to view the mountains.† You don\'t have to keep it hooked up all the time.† My dad keeps his handy and uses it just a few times a day for a little \"breather\".†† ;D

Sorry, just had to throw that in.† † :)

even coming from you and you know I hope how I feel about you, but if my Father who is my hero, my wife who is my life can\'t change my mind, I am afraid its a big fat NO to you also...sorry Bro...I have seen what it did to the other Vets with agent orange, they tell me to the one, they started off with a tank just so they could sleep and after about 1 month found they had to have it turned up to more liters of O2 per minute, then they found they couldn\'t walk in the grocery store without at portable tank in a backpack on their back...you know what that reminds me of?? I know you do!

O2 your father is a lucky man or maybe more strong willed than all of us Vets with agent orange, This is the advice of my Pulmonary Doctor. but I also have my own personal doctor who says once your start Murf it;s worse than \"crack\" I wouldn\'t know what that feels like but have seen enough coming down from it in detox to know I want nothing to do with crack., sahboo or any other illegal drug.

My hope is for enough money someday to have one lung transplant at the Mayo Clinic if I can get the Secretary of the VA who we don\'t even have a permanent one yet to appeal my case to. They do it for lung cancer patients, but their theory is with me that mine is spreading to rapidly and I would not make it off the table for their is no anesthesiologist who is willing to sign off on me with less than 10 % lung capacity

But I certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness I think my current plan is the best, turn this all over to God, let what will be† will be will just be, that\'s why I am getting a puppy on the way back from Manila,† one to give me some exercise, two when Tampo hits I am heading out with the dog, she get tired sooner or later as she is the one who loves big dogs., three a 180 lb dog even though friendly as heck can be quite intimidating to potential bad guys.

Happy Fourth of July I am celebrated today , gave the crew half a day off got some roast pig , lechon manok along with my famous deep fat fried Blue Marlin deep in eggs and buttermilk. plus all the tradition Filipino dishes they are cooking

Sorry no red horse but plenty of other drinks both for the ladies and men. Me I can\'t find any damn Skyy or Stoli so it is Absolute for me today but after about 3 it all tastes the same...:)

Murf

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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 09:02:57 PM »
Happy 4th bro!†  :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2009, 06:27:28 AM »
And the same to you my Brother and Sister ;D ;D

It was one amazing day, and not off topic for the fourth is not a RP holiday but the party we had yesterday was just amazing. I have never cried so much in my life. The warm and friendly atmosphere among this culture is way beyond belief sometime. 8)

I got up at 4 am, was at the fish market at 6 purchased my Blue Marlin , ordered 10 Lechon manooks and bought one half of a lechon bayboy.Plus the regular traditions Filipino food both my cook and the neighbors help fix it was a banquet not to be out done by the Buffett at Hyatt Regency .
My sister in law cooked this dish which I love donít know how to spell it or say it so forgive me, but the closest I can come to it looks like a fresh corn taco, it sounds like limpia but whatever they are she takes my corn beef with finely grated carrots cabbage onions garlic wraps them with the mixture and then deep fat fries them. My god I ate 4 as she was cooking them then she finally hit me with the spoon so I thought I should stop.† ;D

I had a plan with my architect, the boys would work through their usual 12 oíclock lunch break and I would feed them all plus my family at one, but I would still pay them for the rest of the day. He agreed and the boys were delighted. The food was ready at 12.30 so I feed them; my home made tartar sauce was such a hit on top of the deep fat fried blue marlin I had to make more. We ended up feeding around 55 people for the neighbors, just how it is here drifted over and brought their children which were not only fine but heartwarming.
If I would try to get 55 people in the USA to come to my party I would have to plan 3 months in advance, send out invitation cards wait for the RSVP and then be damn lucky if I got 20 to show up.

Here in my slice of the jungle, you cook it and they will come
The karaoke video Machine came at 1pm promptly, and then guess what, it also started raining a torrent so much so we had to cut the circuit breaker to the hollow block machine for the water was getting damn close to the electrical motor switch. But it finally let up, it was raining so hard you could not hear, so we waited the usual 30 minutes it stopped and my wife came out put on the first songÖMy Way by Frank Sinatra which she loves to hear me sing and so did the crowd, either that are they were just being nice to the ďbossĒ

Speaking of which he came at around two told me he heard I could sing well and wanted a contest, I said fine. He sang some song by the Hummperburt artist it was good, but could not come†  close to me, I told him Jo JO, you are better looking than me, but canít out sing me. He just laughed and said ďMurf with that Nose of yours, I will agree you can out sing me but you sure am not no George ClooneyÖgosh I donít see what George has for looks that I donít but I guess the woman do.
They my wife puts on her song to me, ďfrom this moment on by Shania Twain, there wasnít a dry eye in the crowd, when two people can share openly and honestly their love for each other it makes for† a good day.

I had ten cases of beer 2 cases of coke and 10 tandywine iced down, by 5pm I was out of beer so had to buy some more. but the crowd had no grown to around 75 so it was to be expected, you could cook 10 caribou , ten cows and 20 bayboys and still run out of food , these people just love eating.

The genuine friendship that was shared yesterday was one of the many reasons I love it here, yes I complain about the sometime corruption and to many documentary stamps for ever damn piece of paper work you have to submit to BIR, but at least the RPís corruption is out in the open, in the USA they just tax to death the average middle income worker, live the rich alone to pay no taxes and the poor they just pay for, free health care, section 8 housing and food stamps.

This culture never ceases to amaze me, maybe I am naive, maybe I am still star struck with my wife, but God I love these people. If I could get my nieces now to fall in line shucks I just might live another 20 years.

I left the party at 7pm, told them out of respect for my neighbors I wanted everything shut down at 10 pm, my wife came up stairs with me with help for my feet were so swollen by this time by being on them all day I could barely walk. After she gave me my meds, she started to get ready for bed, I told her honey , I am fine, I am going to sleep you go join the party which she gladly did, sometimes we just need to better know our mates and give them some breathing room .Jealousy is one thing me and Jennifer have never had a problem with.

So even though it was an American Holiday, we celebrated here in the middle of the jungle just like time square.

 A great time had by all, itís off to Manila† a couple of hours, whatever happens with the oncologist I have already dismissed, I am moving forward and going to live every minute to the fullest.

It has been 6 weeks and next week the roof goes on, so please donít tell me these boys donít know what they are doing. For me hiring a Filipino crew was the best decision I ever made, and† doing this myself when I knew nothing about hollow block building would have been a disaster, I might be too proud and with my own set of wrong sided egos but I am not that stupid?

Happy Independence day America, for me I hope you change course soon, go back to your values, morals and principles that this great country was built on. I donít think we need to be number one in everything, but we certainly donít need to be last.

America, I love you, but you could learn a few things from some of my neighbors who know what real neighbors are really about.

Murf

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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2009, 07:37:11 AM »
...they started off with a tank just so they could sleep and after about 1 month found they had to have it turned up to more liters of O2 per minute, then they found they couldn\'t walk in the grocery store without at portable tank in a backpack on their back...

... gave the crew half a day off got some roast pig , lechon manok along with my famous deep fat fried Blue Marlin deep in eggs and buttermilk...

Murf,

I respect the courage your decision takes and I\'m not trying to convince you of anything... just commenting on your post.

What your fellow \"agent orange\" Vets have told you is true.† A person\'s metabolism will adjust to their blood\'s oxygen saturation level up to a point.† That is one reason some long distance runners train at high altitude locations... their metabolic function will adjust to low O2 sat levels, then they benefit from increased endurance, etc., when they participate in meets at lower altitudes where they will have higher O2 sats.†

Similarly, if someone\'s O2 sats are low due to emphysema, asbestosis, exposure to agent orange or anything else that decreases the amount of O2 absorbed by their alveoli when they inhale... their metabolism will adjust to their lower 02 sat level (up to a point).† If they begin to use supplemental O2 on a regular basis, their metabolism adjusts to the higher O2 sat levels, and they then become \"short of breath\" when they are without the supplemental O2 they have acclimated to.

However, I hope you will keep your eye on that \"up to a point\" problem. If O2 sats get too low, it can lead to respiratory arrest - you stop breathing.† Before it gets to that point, supplemental O2 can add time to your life, so you can continue to enjoy being with your beautiful asawa and the extended family.† Hopefully you will let your doc help you to know when you are nearing that \"point\" so that you can continue to make whatever decision you feel is best for you and your family.

On a brighter subject - I wish I was there for your 4th celebration. I would sure like to be a member of your construction crew (for the 1/2 day off only† ;D ;D ).

My best wishes to you on all of the above, including a smooth finish in the completion of your house.† I\'ve enjoyed the photos.

Tom in Big D
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Re: RE: Murfs on going construction
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2009, 04:28:45 AM »
Tom I wish you were here for the party also, would have been nice to tell some bull sh98 stories :),

Thanks for info on the sat O2 and I agree with most everything you say but and because some will say this is personal all I will say about my visit to the VA is I had a 32 year old brand new doctor tell me if was a physical impossibility that I could still be walking for my sat O2 was in the lower 80\'s. He asked me to let the other docs check the readings two more did came up with the same conclusion, that I should not be alive.

we discussed the O2 option, I said get me a tank and let me show you something, they agreed I said now set it for where you would have me run in 1.5 litter per mintue. they put the sat O2 back on my finger , nothing changed, then I said, will you allow me to run it where i want to and i will show you how i can raise my sat O2 , they agreed again, i set it to 4 , my sat O2 went into the 90\'s .

I then asked will the va approve an oxygen level that high, they said no. I said so whats the use.

My walking around is not up to them, out of my hands and theirs, its way beyond me why I am still alive, but must be for a reason.

Anyway enough about that, moderators if this is off topic please feel to delete.I was simply replying to Tom\'s comment, and I feel good pneumonia and all, life is good, no one said it is fair, but i will live every† minute to the fullest.

Got some great human interest stories to tell you guys about the \"street people\" of Manila me and my wife interviewed.

Glad to be back home in the Jungle , the damn pollution in Manila had me coughing 24/7 don\'t know how you guys who live there managne it...oh i guess i do, you have \"lungs\" :)

Murf

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009, 08:09:21 AM »
Murf,

I wanted to say something a time or two after reading some of your posts concerning some of your \"challenges,\" but I did not have the right words... So, in the true spirit of my chosen profession, I stole someone else\'s:

\"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.\"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2009, 08:31:05 AM »
Murf,

I wanted to say something a time or two after reading some of your posts concerning some of your \"challenges,\" but I did not have the right words... So, in the true spirit of my chosen profession, I stole someone else\'s:

\"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.\"
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tom in Big D

Tom,

I can actually say I was brought to tears with your poem and I am so surprised it did not come to me before for I am a great fan of Ralph\'s

\"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.\"
Ralph Waldo Emerson

but with the events of the proceeding weeks and the visit with my doctors in Manila your piece at this time in my life is especially both sensitive and a positive and soulful inspiration to me.

I thank you very deeply for your foresight and your thoughtfulness in taking the time to think of others so selflessly, for we don\'t know each other except† behind the sometimes mask of this computer screen.

The world would be a much better place off with more people of your kindred spirit.

a much more , so much more wiser man than me once said or so it says, that \" if you do this to but one of my children you have done it to me\"

Thanks for the glass of water, my dear friend.!

Murf
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