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post #1 of 10 Old 02-17-2009, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I joined up a few days ago and made a genuine rookie mistake. Instead of introducing myself and posting my question in the proper forum/thread, I ran in the room screaming for help with my project. Not to mention my failure to describe my project accurately. I have surfed around this site and now know how to get around.

My name is Heather and I am 'Wonderwoman' because I wonder- how?...best way?...what if?...etc. I am a cosmetology instructor and color specialist. I have the patience of a Saint and the stubborn of a mule. I don't accept 'no' for an answer without being convinced why. My Superman (Wayne) knows this all too well. He retired from the Army last year as a CWO5 after 43 years, 26 active, and now is a gov. contractor.

We are currently tackling home improvements, some of them over my head, but that won't stop me. I'm looking forward to my remodel and I'm not really intimidated, I just want to cover all the bases and get it right the first time. On a 0-10 scale of knowledge/experience/tools, I am about a 3 or 4. Superman trusts me to ask the right questions, do it myself or hire the pros, and "lets" me choose- design, color, materials, etc...and hangs back unless he sees me doing something like...picking up a chainsaw or paying full-price both of which, I would NEVER do! Most of my questions will be about painting and staining wood, trim work, furniture refinishing, carving (dremmel/ handtool) and theory.

In addition to my posts, I invite you to join my friends list if you'd like, merely so I may have a quicklist of remodeling experts/ enthusiasts to contact with a direct question or lasso to participate in a thread, rather than having my question die or get buried in a thread. I have no intentions of sending tea party invitations or overstepping any boundries.
I'm glad I found this site and look forward to seeing your projects, learning tips and tricks, and sharing my progress as well. Thanks, Heather

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Welcome Heather.

I already have a complaint about you though. You simply will not tell people how you really feel about things.

Trust me, we are in the same boat.
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I already feel like I 'm where the stars at night are big and bright.

I know the address of the 'old school' and it's nice to be in good company. Thanks for the welcome. Heather
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Welcome. I'll have to warn you though, when your posts are over three sentences long, I nod off. But then I'm old. Enjoy the site.
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Welcome Heather, sounds like you'll fit in just fine here!

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Welcome!
Nice to see a fellow woman....lol I think the stubborn mule trait is just normal for us head strong women and a trait that a good man appreciates deep down. Just remember when you get excited like before, sit down take a breath and slow down and know there is a place to go for help, BEFORE you loose any fingers etc........lol (kidding). Welcome
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Welcome to the forum. Red

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I joined up a few days ago and made a genuine rookie mistake. Instead of introducing myself and posting my question in the proper forum/thread, I ran in the room screaming for help with my project. Not to mention my failure to describe my project accurately. ...Heather
That faux pas has been the center of many discussions around here ever since too!

Now that you've lowered yourself to the level of the rest of us....welcome aboard!
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-20-2009, 04:04 PM
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Welcome. I'm not a pro, just an enthusiast that's been butchering wood a long time.
At least you came back after your first question. Sometimes we lose them before we can help, (or they don't like our answers.)
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-20-2009, 06:26 PM
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OK, OK, but fair is fair . . . the next time SWMBO comes home from "The Shop" after a new "beauty" procedure I'm coming straight here so you can explain what the heck shes talking about. Then I can, at least, ACT like I know whats going on !
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