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Old 05-25-2022, 02:16 PM   #16
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I was looking through Chrome extensions and found one titled "XLS Editor".

The definition of this extension is......

XLS Editor is an extension that allows to create, edit and view any Microsoft Excel document in both XLS and XLSX format. It also handles the standard Open Office format ODS. It is an integration with LibreOffice Online and a file manager.

So, this may be the tool you need to convert Open Office spreadsheets to Excel.
This is your best post ever, Bustin Stones.
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Old 05-25-2022, 02:59 PM   #17
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I was looking through Chrome extensions and found one titled "XLS Editor".

The definition of this extension is......

XLS Editor is an extension that allows to create, edit and view any Microsoft Excel document in both XLS and XLSX format. It also handles the standard Open Office format ODS. It is an integration with LibreOffice Online and a file manager.

So, this may be the tool you need to convert Open Office spreadsheets to Excel.
Much appreciated, dude. But, sadly enough, well beyond my capabilities.
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Old 08-05-2022, 10:03 PM   #18
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House now looking like a house..framing...tyvek..trusses. Soon electrical and plumbing to be ruffed in, also hvac, then drywall..etc..

After that: roofing..siding. went with huge basement and pre-fab basement walls specially designed for finished basement...planning wet bar there..home theatre..workout area..air hockey..billiards..

1,900 sq foot ranch style..same size basement plus 2 car garage..

Did incredibly dumb thing years ago. Was unsure my career would last, thus bought big mobile home. New house embodies long-held dream...bolsters self assessment as dad...represents much to this 10th grade dropout..

Somewhat unsettling, however, to see 5 dudes toil 10 hour days in burning sun (not to mention crane operator and excavator) and realize I am paying them all......

No mortgage for son..busting our tails to pay all cash..what would be point of leaving him home he doesn't really own??

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Old 08-05-2022, 10:23 PM   #19
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House now looking like a house..framing...tyvek..trusses. Soon electrical and plumbing to be ruffed in, also hvac, then drywall..etc..

After that: roofing..siding. went with huge basement and pre-fab basement walls specially designed for finished basement...planning wet bar there..home theatre..workout area..air hockey..billiards..

1,900 sq foot ranch style..same size basement plus 2 car garage..

Did incredibly dumb thing years ago. Was unsure my career would last, thus bought big mobile home. New house embodies long-held dream...bolsters self assessment as dad...represents much to this 10th grade dropout..

Somewhat unsettling, however, to see 5 dudes toil 10 hour days in burning sun (not to mention crane operator and excavator) and realize I am paying them all......

No mortgage for son..busting our tails to pay all cash..what would be point of leaving him home he doesn't really own??
Continued Best Wishes in your endeavor, Mark.
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Continued Best Wishes in your endeavor, Mark.
Tx, Elk. I'm sure my dream house sounds very modest as the goal of a lifetime, but it is everything to Shane and I.
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I have never had a house built. Do you have insurance that covers theft and vandalism during the build? Copper wire goes for $1.80 a pound (unstripped), copper piping $2.60, and brass $1.70 a pound. No I am not a scrap thief,
but I generate scrap from my machine shop, so I see the prices. I am replumbing my house tearing out the copper and replacing with Pex. I only have the copper about 60% replaced and already got over $100 in copper scrap and your house is bigger than mine. Even if done in Pex the fittings are brass with stainless steel banding. Some areas the cops monitor the scrap
yards, others they do not. Tweakers have no problem causing 10's of thousands of dollars damage to make off with a couple $100 in scrap.
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Tx, Elk. I'm sure my dream house sounds very modest as the goal of a lifetime, but it is everything to Shane and I.
I think it's awesome, actually. Good for you...I wish you nothing but the best going forward.
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Tx, Elk. I'm sure my dream house sounds very modest as the goal of a lifetime, but it is everything to Shane and I.
Absolutely.
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I think it's awesome, actually. Good for you...I wish you nothing but the best going forward.
tx, mike. the costs fly at you like meteors.
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tx, mike. the costs fly at you like meteors.

Did you pay for all the framing lumber at peak prices? I think it has dropped to half peak now, but still double of normal. I think about the only item to build a house with that has not went sky high is drywall and drywall mud.
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Did you pay for all the framing lumber at peak prices? I think it has dropped to half peak now, but still double of normal. I think about the only item to build a house with that has not went sky high is drywall and drywall mud.
Long story, dirt. Purchased and stored several components -custon amish-made cabinets, siding, metal roofing, hardwood flooring-almost two years ago, which actually may amount to savings on those items. Bought wood package about one month ago-just when price started to come down. Trusses entailed separate cost and were delivered at re-priced reduction of almost 20% one week ago.

Had nasty falling out early last year with amish clan originally committed to build, and was so lucky to find highly regarded builder not only putting house up quickly, but incorporating my materials while guiding me through money-saving process of hiring sub-contractors for electric, plumbing, drywall, etc..
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