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JunieBJones (JBJ)

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Take a look and tell me what you suggest we do on this - it is a quandary as the po's put the pavers right up to the circa 1895 cottage (which is now a guest room).
The green you see on the siding is due to the cascade of water that shoots down in front of the cottage if it rains.Here when it rains it pours and it gushes down the slope from the parking area through the gate past the cottage and down the hill. We have bricks there to help direct it - but it hits this siding enroute.
Now we have a chipmunk living under the cottage, it is on an old rock foundation and there is NO crawlspace whatsoever. The chipmunk has created this new EXIT for himself. We can't have water pouring into the underside of this cottage. I told DH about it and he will look at it tonight - which is when we expect rain!
He will probably put a brick or two there until he was determine what to do. It is between a rock and a hard place!
What would you do to fix this?
bear with me as I try to post these pics...
http://i40.tinypic.com/9k09dy.jpg or http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=9k09dy&s=5
http://i42.tinypic.com/icid09.jpg or [COLOR= rgb(51, 51, 51)]http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=icid09&s=5[/COLOR]
http://i43.tinypic.com/1zqyf6s.jpg
or [COLOR= rgb(51, 51, 51)]http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zqyf6s&s=5[/COLOR]
 

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We had a problem with water on the lower part of an area of our house next door. (Actually we still have a similar problem with the garage where the chuckleheads butted up wood siding to the concrete walkway.) First, we ended up replacing the wood siding with pressure treated wood, cut to fit. Then, we used a metal flashing material betweein the siding and masonry area (this will probably not work for you since you are right on the ground there. The major fix, I think would be to somehow put in a large pipe or French drain kind of thing to capture the water at the top & divert it away from the building. Sounds easier in theory than practice, I know....
Don't hurt Chip or Dale!!
 

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We have a drain.It is where the gate opens. It runs the water down to the road below. It fills up with debris like plastic flowers from the cemetary and rubbish or leaves in the fall. We get flash floods when it rains here and the parking area is sloped downward from the road behind us, unfortunately. We have spoken with the town re diverting it and they won't budge, it costs money.
We have flashing all along the back where - as you so nicely put it chuckleheads built a planter out of bricks and mortar and put the dirt up against the siding. That was a huge job to get it all out to put that in there.
Replacing the wood siding right there will have to happen - horrible to do it when it is the original siding. The beauty of this ugly building is it is so ugly (original) outside then you step in and it is really nice.
I love chip or dale I want him to live! Dh might have other ideas when he sees this hole!
 

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We have a drain.It is where the gate opens. It runs the water down to the road below. It fills up with debris like plastic flowers from the cemetary and rubbish or leaves in the fall. We get flash floods when it rains here and the parking area is sloped downward from the road behind us, unfortunately. We have spoken with the town re diverting it and they won't budge, it costs money.
We have flashing all along the back where - as you so nicely put it chuckleheads built a planter out of bricks and mortar and put the dirt up against the siding. That was a huge job to get it all out to put that in there.
Replacing the wood siding right there will have to happen - horrible to do it when it is the original siding. The beauty of this ugly building is it is so ugly (original) outside then you step in and it is really nice.
I love chip or dale I want him to live! Dh might have other ideas when he sees this hole!.
I hear you about replacing the siding but if you don't you get into replacing rotted wood over & over & over again. We replaced fascia board with a composite on the North side of the other house because it was the practical thing to do. You can't tell the difference. Unfortunately the pressure treated wood on this one low section stands out because it's not the same width as the lap siding, BUT it replaced a regular piece of wood that someone else put there that had rotted. Actually, they are moving towards being smarter here about letting you use some wood composite materials, rather then wood that will rot. I doubt that they will ever let people put up vinyl siding or windows though. They've made people rip it out & re-do it.
My dh would want to engineer some complex draining system too to run along the walkway or something. He's a grand planner....
Poor Chip (or Dale)...we'll have to have an update on his fate.
 

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Dh is going to put some expanding foam in there for tonight. I asked how long til chip or dale gets throught that? About 10 minutes? This is a temp fix for the rain that is on its way. He said chip is officially about to be evicted!
 

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Sorry but no sympathy for Chip/Dale. I reserve my sympathy for the humans who have to PAY for the actions of C/D. Wish I had an answer for you. I only hope you can plug his hole while he is out. I managed to see my unwelcome guest leaving last year so I could put bricks over his entrance. Did not need him perfuming my area after his demise.
 

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She jumped in there to show me. That is, fyi JBJ. The real JBJ.
Dh made a little kick board and nailed it over the hole and sealed it all up with silicone as the temp fix.
 

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She jumped in there to show me. That is, fyi JBJ. The real JBJ.
Dh made a little kick board and nailed it over the hole and sealed it all up with silicone as the temp fix..
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
 

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She jumped in there to show me. That is, fyi JBJ. The real JBJ.
Dh made a little kick board and nailed it over the hole and sealed it all up with silicone as the temp fix..
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
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Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
She's an Irish Jack Russell - aka puddin' dog. They are NOT hyper and crazy but super B&B dogs. We searched high and low to find the dog that would fit in here and with our two cats. Super good natured. You must have the Parson's Jack that are bred for hunting - longer legs.
She was born on a ranch in South Carolina - http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/
Here is one of her siblings who waterski's in Chicago. http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/jack_russell_photos.html
 

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She jumped in there to show me. That is, fyi JBJ. The real JBJ.
Dh made a little kick board and nailed it over the hole and sealed it all up with silicone as the temp fix..
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
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oceans said:
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
She's an Irish Jack Russell - aka puddin' dog. They are NOT hyper and crazy but super B&B dogs. We searched high and low to find the dog that would fit in here and with our two cats. Super good natured. You must have the Parson's Jack that are bred for hunting - longer legs.
She was born on a ranch in South Carolina - http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/
Here is one of her siblings who waterski's in Chicago. http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/jack_russell_photos.html
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Thanks for the links. It is good to know there are some less hyper ones out there that are better for B& B's. Yes his legs are a bit longer.
 

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She jumped in there to show me. That is, fyi JBJ. The real JBJ.
Dh made a little kick board and nailed it over the hole and sealed it all up with silicone as the temp fix..
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
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oceans said:
Is she a jack russell? Looks like it. I take care of one. He is full of energy. Not a very good B & B dog but I love him.
She's an Irish Jack Russell - aka puddin' dog. They are NOT hyper and crazy but super B&B dogs. We searched high and low to find the dog that would fit in here and with our two cats. Super good natured. You must have the Parson's Jack that are bred for hunting - longer legs.
She was born on a ranch in South Carolina - http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/
Here is one of her siblings who waterski's in Chicago. http://www.jackrussellsofsc.com/jack_russell_photos.html
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I can attest to that! She is very sweet and calm. I was suprised when we were there as we didn't hear a peep. Not one "woof" and often smaller dogs are barkers.
Riki
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg.
Awwwwww! That is so cute! Of them both! She looks all ready for anything the day will bring. What a cutie
RIki
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg.
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg.
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
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egoodell said:
I can't seem to get it to work...
You did it correctly, it is just that tinypic blocks direct links from this website so people wanting to see the photos have to copy and paste the link into the address bar of their browser. :(
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg.
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
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egoodell said:
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
I LOVE THAT DOG! I cut n pasted the second one and it worked - I can't believe what I saw! ha ha
 

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Her official ID is a large dog in a small body.
I am not a small dog person, I Iike big dogs - so she is an unusual small dog. These are the smartest dogs as they have a vocabulary of 30 to 50 phrases/sentences - not words. Our black lab only knew words - like go, walk, etc.
We were told to give her a job and she will be great and stay out of mischief. So she has many jobs to do. She never barks, never whines, she does run 100mph and can jump taller than my head. She is very reserved and when guests meet her they tell me "Oh she is one of those hyper crazy dogs?!" and she just looks up at them Huh?
We have never had such a good dog before. We do walk her often and take her out and about to explore.
Here she is with DH having coffee http://i40.tinypic.com/znxa1l.jpg.
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
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egoodell said:
Okay here goes - some of yours I had to highlight and put on top to go directly as the link didn't work. I don't know if I'm doing this correctly or not, so here goes:
At our inn Sasha has one job
Here he is getting ready to work
http://i39.tinypic.com/25s6ged.jpg
And here he is hard at work:
http://i43.tinypic.com/t8u6ax.jpg
I can't seem to get it to work...
Riki
I LOVE THAT DOG! I cut n pasted the second one and it worked - I can't believe what I saw! ha ha
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Yes, look at your dog's little face and you see such expression....look into a Borzoi face and you see.....a blank stare......they do jump up and down like yours when excited...but it usually takes food to make him give you an expression!
RIki
 
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