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01-03-2004, 12:13 AM
That ain't Fla! No snakes , no gators.

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01-03-2004, 01:42 AM
I didn't think there would be any good "mountain" biking in FL either. Then I did some research and found there was an "Epic" course run earlier in the year. I attached my bike to our rental car, and off we went. The course was actually one of the most difficult rides I ever experienced.

As far as the snakes & gators - Why do you think I dumped the bike? :eek:

01-03-2004, 01:47 AM
I'll bite.

So why you got a rental car but a non rental bike? Did you ride from Illinois to Fla just to rent a car?:eek:

01-03-2004, 03:36 AM
Actually I rented the car in IL as I didn't think my car would make it & wasn't as spacious and comfy as the caddy. Also stopped in TN & KY to bike while the wife went shopping. I saved it, she spent it.

While in FL, I did rent this fine machine! :yipee:

01-03-2004, 03:42 AM
Oh yeah?
So where's the bike rack?:D

01-03-2004, 11:24 AM
Jeremy - Sure wish I was good with graffics! However, I could tile your dog, if you held him down! :rofl:

01-03-2004, 01:29 PM
John K, if you want to learn how to tile a cat or a dog check this link. :D

01-03-2004, 01:44 PM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :cry:

Thanks Jim, I needed that! :)

01-05-2004, 08:16 AM
Wow Jim, you sure dug that one out of the archives LOL

John, careful driving them caddy's,gonna spoil a tileguy and make him soft!!!!!!!! ;)

01-05-2004, 01:31 PM
But iot won't affect his rates huh Todd? :D

03-11-2004, 01:51 PM
That's a good looking boy Laurie, wanna change your name to kdzbak? :D

03-11-2004, 01:56 PM
Since this IS a photo thread, thought I'd post a pic or two to show why in part I haven't been around lately....

Hi to all - hope all is well...


BTW, this grandson is Dylan Jakob - he currently resides with me - not sure for how long, but it's a different experience second time around, for sure!

03-11-2004, 01:59 PM
and here is Christopher Lawrence - unfortunately, he is across the country, so we don't see him as much right now. His dad is back in Iraq again - this time, they are taking over for the 82nd Airborne (dad was gone when he was born a year ago)

John Bridge
03-12-2004, 06:20 PM
Hi Laurie,

Glad to have you back around. Don't be a stranger. ;)

03-13-2004, 01:34 AM
Good looking family Laurie.
PM me with your son's unit so I can maybe send him a message of thanks. Our guys are in and out of Iraq on a daily basis.

08-02-2004, 09:44 PM
Here I am with my new friend Roxy, from the Teatro ZinZanny show here in Seattle. Can you tell we had a lot of fun.

08-02-2004, 10:51 PM
Alright! I had no idea there was a photo album. I got married this past April, and here's a little look at me and the Darlin Missus. :king:
Shaughnn and Sara Capua
And, the chapel was well air-conditioned for being 100 years old. That's actually tears making my face that wet. Dang, I'm such a sap. :D

John Bridge
08-03-2004, 05:44 AM
Looks like he's carrying a trowel or a grout float in his left hand. ;)

Nice pic, Shaughnn. :)


Where was Patti while you were cavorting with that floosy? :D

08-03-2004, 09:42 AM
Looking good there Shaughnn! :D

Nice picture - you guys look very happy.
crying's not just for cupcakes ;)

08-03-2004, 06:17 PM
Congratulations to both happy couples. :)

08-04-2004, 07:35 AM
John: I am one lucky man. Patti took the picture.

Shaughnn: Nice to put a picture to a face.

08-19-2004, 11:36 PM
I was looking through the pics, putting names to faces so i thought i'd better put one of me, took it quickly this morning about to go out to work.
Rob Z you ever play any rugby? 6ft 5in 300lb's here, used to play 2nd row. JB were you in London a few weeks ago, because I got cut up by a guy who was your double.
You can see why my friends call me shrek.

John Bridge
08-20-2004, 05:59 AM
Well, it seems to me the least you could do is give us a little smile. Rob does that, and it takes a bit of the threat out of his size. :D

08-20-2004, 09:39 AM
yes, JB's quite the cosmopolitan guy...he like to check up on members here and there - see how things are going - put you in line when you're out...even if you are 6'5" 300

he's John. John Bridge :)

08-20-2004, 03:55 PM
Sorry it was 6.30am and i was facing a 1 1/2 hour drive across london traffic for a poxy repair job, but the day finished ok with a round off golf and a few beers with some friends.hence the smile, though i do think i look daft when i smile. and JB were you in London about 3 weeks ago???

08-20-2004, 06:43 PM
More betterer witha smile. ;)

That couldn't have been John in London. Seems he and the company plane got caught in a crosswind last month.

John Bridge
08-20-2004, 07:57 PM
'Twas not I. Never go to London in August. Nor in July. ;)

08-21-2004, 12:52 AM
When do you go???

John Bridge
08-21-2004, 07:47 AM
Actually, I've never been. ;)

08-22-2004, 02:08 AM
Some one in your family has, because this guy was a double, he had to be from the same gene pool.

John Bridge
08-22-2004, 07:09 AM
Hell, you and I could be from the same gene pool. My father's family was run out of England at some point. :D

08-22-2004, 08:40 AM
Sorry John, mine came over from Germany a few hundred years ago, apparently the name used to be Brandt.

08-22-2004, 11:20 AM
That's probably John's evil twin brother, the Bridge family doesn't talk about him much. He uses M-m-mastic in showers. :D

John Bridge
09-04-2004, 04:52 PM
David Taylor of Tile-Experts was kind enough to send me a picture of Tom Hulse, Mike Ackley (Mike2) and himself. David visted the two moderators while he was on vacation a couple months ago. Since neither Hulse nor Ackley have sent in a pic of themselves, I figure I'll do the honors. :)

The pic was taken at Mike's house in La Conner, Washington (on a sunny day, too :D ).

09-04-2004, 09:18 PM
Well, nice to meet you guys. :D

09-04-2004, 09:40 PM
It's a pleasure guys. :)

Didn't know there was sun in Washington State! :D

I was at my brothers wedding, just outside Portland. Beautiful country! Come to think of it, there was sun for the outdoor reception (at a vineyard/B&B). Thank God I didn't have to drive outa there that night! :loaded: :)

09-05-2004, 08:23 AM
So which is which?

09-05-2004, 09:17 AM
Hi Jim :)

I was thinking the same thing, but according to JB's post, I would try left to right with Tom, Mike, and David.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Sure wouldn't want to be wrong for misnaming somebody! :eek: :shake: :)

John Bridge
09-05-2004, 09:49 AM
That's it, Tom, Mike, David. :)

My sister, who lives in that same area, tells me to come in July. That's the best chance for nice weather, she says. The rest of the year, everybody stops and stares each time the sun pokes through the clouds. :D

I grew up there. Never noticed anything wrong with the weather. Figured it was supposed to be that way. It is God's Country, though. Beautiful.

09-05-2004, 10:08 AM
Pleased to meet y'all. :)

Onliest time I've ever visited the fair state of Washington, the weather was absolutely beautiful the whole week, just like in that there picher. Was in August as I recall. Yep, some pretty country thereabouts.

David Taylor
09-05-2004, 10:37 AM
Actually, that's not Mike's house. I found out later that he rented it for the weekend to impress Tom and I. Complete with family pictures and everything. He even paid the neighbors to call him by his first name. I have no explanation for the boat we went on, other than he found the owner's keys somewhere. ;)

Just kidding, of course. That's his house on the canal alrighty. Both guys are even nicer in person than they are on the boards here. They seem a little shy of the adult beverages, though. :D

09-05-2004, 11:03 AM
well, he's a little leery of those adult beverages. This is his last house after the adult beverage party. :D

09-05-2004, 12:09 PM
Actually thatís not David at all. Itís his twin brother Lester. David got arrested earlier that day driving 100 MPH through the Border Crossing dragging some idgit in a Honda. The Mounties chained him up in the Duty-Free Liquor Store parking lot, then stuck one foot inna bucket of wet fat mud while the drug dogs sniffed out the Ditra and Kerdi he had stuffed in the back-end. Lester left my place later that night with a cold chisel and sledgehammer to retrieve his brother, havenít heard from neither since. :D

David Taylor
09-05-2004, 12:48 PM
I thought Lester had you fooled, Mike. I was just trying to get John to the airport. Ya, that's it... the airport. ;)

09-05-2004, 02:12 PM

Remember that ride John? Wasn't smee along on that trip too?

John Bridge
09-05-2004, 02:49 PM
David drove Smee to the airport the day before I left. Never have asked her how the ride was. I'll just say it's a good thing you were driving when you took him for that boat ride. Don't let that guy anywhere near a steering wheel of any sort if you gonna ride with him. :D

David Taylor
09-05-2004, 03:49 PM
I conditioned... er... bought John a pint or two of courage (Stella Artois) at lunch before heading to the airport and still he remembers. Sheesh. :)

Smee has no permanent psychological damage from her ride - in fact, I hear she's headed to NZ later this month.

Wait a sec... maybe John has a point. :D

09-05-2004, 04:39 PM
Hey David, I thought you were heading down to Atlantic City today?....or did you have to stop in Philly to let the paint catch up?


John Bridge
09-20-2004, 05:53 AM
Moved this from the Advice Forum. Clyde (Bugman) working on his shower in Clemson, S.C. :)

09-20-2004, 09:17 AM
Damn! Ol' Clyde needed him a Pointer to show'im where to pewt his shower pan? :D

09-21-2004, 07:19 PM
Dog's wantin to take a shower. ;)

09-22-2004, 06:58 PM
Hey, This is a good ol bubba dog. He keeps me straight and makes sure I do it right!

Bill Vincent
09-23-2004, 08:59 AM
Beautiful dog. :) He looks like he's lacking for attention, though. :D

09-23-2004, 11:32 AM
Beautiful dog. :) He looks like he's lacking for attention, though. :D

Thanks for the compliment. He is a wonderful dog!

Yeah, he really thinks he is abused. He still wants to be a lap dog so he will flop his front half on my lap and stand on his hind legs. Quite the sight!

Bill Vincent
09-23-2004, 11:58 AM
A good friend of mine has a 130 pound german shepard that thinks the same thing. But with her, it's not just the front half of her that ends up in your lap. :) And once she's in your lap, she'll roll over waiting for you to scratch her belly, and if you don't get right on it, she'll paw at you and flip your arm up with that big nose of hers till you do! :)

09-23-2004, 12:58 PM
Oh YES!!! Been there, done that too. At least Bailey doesn't roll on his belly when he gets on the couch with us. He does the old root hog nose trick and really knows how to paw you too.

He loves to have his neck scratched. Sometimes he will sit there and lean his head back so far I swear I could tip him over backwards.

09-23-2004, 05:43 PM
My Golden Mikey, does that front half bit too, he will also flip my arms aroind. It's a dog's life. :)

09-24-2004, 02:11 AM
ditto to all of the above ..............times 7, it woulld probably be times 8 but the devine M won't let the Kookie Monster in the house. Then he did redeem himself while we were away by taking a serious dislike to our Maid, who now has a toothy tattoo on her forearm for her trouble. We are assured that it was she who was giving him grief. One more and I will have to seriously consider having her put to sleep. :crazy:

09-26-2004, 07:54 AM
Am i the only one.....

09-26-2004, 07:56 AM
That caught the uncanny resemblance? :)

11-02-2004, 05:59 AM
We have a few new folks here so i'll revive this thread to give our new folks an opportunity to put a face to a name,that and i'm playing with my new scanner :D

Niki and I at my younger brothers wedding this summer.
Over 50 years old and she still makes my heart go Ping!! :)

11-02-2004, 08:46 AM
A nice picture and a very sweet sentiment too, Todd. :)

P.S. I can see your resemblence to the little Felker dude in the yellow shirt now. :D

11-02-2004, 10:09 AM
Awwww....what a cute couple :). Todd, that's a lovely thing to say about your lady. What a nice guy you are...why you remind me of my Gerard :D

11-02-2004, 10:48 AM
That caught the uncanny resemblance? :)

Soitenly! Yuk yuk yuk!

John Bridge
11-02-2004, 07:01 PM
So who's the old guy with Niki? :D

Kids look like they're havin' fun, Dave. :)

Raymond S
02-12-2005, 05:00 AM
here ya go.

John Bridge
02-12-2005, 09:57 PM

I think you might have intended to attach a picture, and it didn't happen. If you want to send it to me, I'll get it up here for you. :)

02-13-2005, 06:24 AM
Looks like you're in good shape now Todd. When they took that picture of you in your avatar look's like you had a pretty good beer belly goin there. :)

Raymond S
02-13-2005, 12:11 PM
John, actually I do have a couple of pics I will post (or try to), but I was talking to a couple of guys on the voice server the other night and they were saying how great it was to put a voice to the name, and would'nt it also be cool to put a face along with it, and I think Opie said there was this thread with the pictures but he couldn't remember the name of it, so I bumped it up for them. Whew. What a long sentence.

And thank you for your offer to help with the pics.

02-13-2005, 12:42 PM
So who's the old guy with Niki?

Why I oughta!! ;)

Hey, at least i still got my hair.Thats my younger brother in the background standing like a beacon in a storm :D

Looks like you're in good shape now Todd

Looks can be decieving,slipped the photographer an extra twenty.Good ones can perform miracles :D

A nice picture and a very sweet sentiment too, Todd

I wouldnt trade her for anything,not even a New Felker with all the options and twice the warranty :D

02-26-2005, 12:41 PM
I'm not a big on looking at myself in pictures, so I don't take many. I got married just over a year ago, and there is one that I think is ok. Judi might think the same.

Target practice commence.

02-26-2005, 12:59 PM
Congratulations Mark,
Lovely bouquet. And your bride is lovely as well. Her hand looks so tiny in yours. Those are defintely tile setter's paws. :)

02-26-2005, 01:20 PM
Nothing to shoot at there. :) Congratulations!!

John Bridge
02-26-2005, 05:54 PM
Well, hold it now. Mark, let's just say I can see why you're not overly fond of pictures. ;) Kidding, of course, and Judi is a dolll, a real keeper.

Patti and I are looking forward to meeting you next week. :)

02-26-2005, 07:03 PM
Heres my mugshot if anyone ever wonderd what my dirty chin looked like :shades:

John Bridge
02-26-2005, 07:09 PM
Jack, let's try this again. Smile. :D

thanks for posting.

Eric Philson
02-26-2005, 07:18 PM

You would have done well to follow marks lead and include you wife in the pic. HEEE HEEE HAAAAW!!! :)

Here, I've included my pic.


02-26-2005, 07:44 PM
Say Cheese!

02-26-2005, 09:20 PM
Okay Jack, that last one is just creepy. :eek:

Bill Vincent
02-26-2005, 09:32 PM
Especially with the Perry's bottle stickin out the top of his head!!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

02-26-2005, 10:03 PM
That's what I'm talking 'bout, Bill. Nobody drinks Perry's. Where the heck was that pic taken? The Twilight Zone?? :D

02-26-2005, 10:16 PM
Hey now .... JB asked meh to smile :D Well i never said it would be pretty
but there she be.

02-26-2005, 10:29 PM
Hi Mark :)

Congratulations! You guys make a great couple! :nod:

Hi Jack :)

What can I say? :rofl: Some of us have more of a sense of humor than others. :D

02-26-2005, 10:35 PM
HA...looks like you could put a whole cob of corn into that mouth.........sideways too! :)

Eric Philson
02-26-2005, 10:43 PM

Don't be so rude man, that's his real mouth. :laugh2:

02-26-2005, 11:02 PM
you guys trying to insinuate i look strange or sumthin???

Charles P
02-26-2005, 11:09 PM
I have seen Jack and the scary thing is thats how he actually smiles :yeah: :devil:

Eric Philson
02-26-2005, 11:09 PM
Now see, if you had included your wife in the pic, this would never have happened. They would have been nice for her sake.

jay f
02-26-2005, 11:13 PM
I have heard of a big tooth shark (megalodon), but SHEESH!!! :twitch:

02-27-2005, 05:02 AM
Nice picture Mark!!
Absolutly Lovely Bride,Musta been the shorts that reeled her in eh ;)

I was waiting for you to post a pic of you setting tile in shorts, barefeet and some new platinums covering them tileguy knees.
Perhaps you'll favor us with one of those yet :D :D :D

02-27-2005, 07:09 AM
Todd, this is scary, after seein your, pic i realized i'm startin to look more like your avatar, than you do. :bow: :)

Bill Vincent
02-27-2005, 07:51 AM
you guys trying to insinuate i look strange or sumthin???

Nahhhhhh, we're not INSINUATIN!! :D :D :D

John Bridge
02-27-2005, 09:43 AM
Thanks, Jack. Pay no attention to these idjits, especially to the ones who don't have their own pics in here. ;)

02-27-2005, 10:45 AM
Ill get a decent picture of me and the wife,maybe my kids too. Ill try not
to smile so loud next time :)

02-27-2005, 11:19 AM
Hey John :)

Don't know what you're talking about! :D

Coming soon! :nod: (First have to learn how to downsize, without just showing you a cropped picture of just one tooth, while I'm smiling! :D

Bill Vincent
02-27-2005, 02:09 PM
Kathleen and myself at my sister's house, Christmas 2003 (and yes I did the fireplace. :) )

02-27-2005, 02:14 PM
Kathleens are lovely peoples, I have one too. Nice fireplace. As for you, see my signature. :)

Bill Vincent
02-27-2005, 02:17 PM
kiss my what?? :D

02-27-2005, 02:30 PM

02-27-2005, 06:33 PM
Dude now I got to post my pic how did you downside the picture please tell me how dude I got an opie pic for the gang.

02-27-2005, 06:41 PM
I saw this signature the other day on another forum,I thought it was amusing.

If Women dont find you handsome,they should at least find you Handy!! ;) :D

02-27-2005, 07:19 PM
Dan I got your email. Take a look in the FAQs there's info in there.

jay f
02-27-2005, 07:41 PM
Hey Todd, wasn't that the sign off from the Red Green show?

Eric Philson
02-27-2005, 07:46 PM

jay f
02-27-2005, 08:41 PM
:yeah: :D

02-27-2005, 08:47 PM
Nice photo bill, thanx for sharing.... opie resizing pics isnt that hard you
just need to read the directions and actually TRY it a few times. :bonk:

jay f
02-27-2005, 09:10 PM
Eric, I'd have to crawl! Too old and cold for that :laugh2: .

Eric Philson
02-27-2005, 09:57 PM
Please don't post a pic of that scene!!

Bill Vincent
02-27-2005, 09:58 PM
Opie-- if you want, send it to me, and I'll downsize and post it for you. I'll PM MY EMAIL to you!! :D

jay f
02-27-2005, 09:59 PM
No worries there, Eric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I embarass myself enough as it is! :)

02-28-2005, 06:23 AM
Who the heck is Red Green and how did he get his own show???

Bill Vincent
02-28-2005, 07:16 AM
He's one of those guys who thinks a tool box only requires 2 things-- Duct tape for things that move and shouldn't, and WD-40 for things that DON'T move, and should! :D

02-28-2005, 07:32 AM
Check your PBS listings.
His part of the telethons raise more money than any other I hear.
They also tend to blow things up from time to time (opps)

Man's Prayer-> I'm a man...But I can change... If I have to... I guess.

02-28-2005, 06:31 PM
Well here is the famous OPIE and my Wife and our Daughter. Thanks again Bill for fixing me up.

02-28-2005, 06:50 PM
When was that pic taken dan? the middle of the ice age? get some sun
on those tile knees, ahhh you know im teasin dude... thanx for sharing bro :dance:

02-28-2005, 07:14 PM
Hurrah! :yipee: :yipee: you made it :yipee:

Nice looking family Dan. I didn't know palm trees grew in Canada. ;)

02-28-2005, 07:33 PM
That was taken about 2 weeks ago in St Augustine florida. Hey jack I know I have white leggs dude but im one hell of a tile laying machine so ill take white kneess

02-28-2005, 08:08 PM
Nice Opie...this is where my pic WOULD HAVE BEEN if my son knew how to use a camera,we'll try again tommorrow. :confused:

02-28-2005, 10:19 PM
Here goes!

Left to right - My lovely wife Julie, yours truely, my son Ken, and his wife Freida.

Bill Vincent
02-28-2005, 10:26 PM
Very nice, John. :) Thank God he takes after your wife!! :D

02-28-2005, 10:32 PM
You're right Bill. Only thing is he's from my first marriage, but still a true statement! :D

The only resemblence is we both have tile setters paws. :nod:

03-01-2005, 05:07 AM
Dan, You favor your right Knee?? Looks overworked :D

John, thats an all american family if ever i saw one ;)
Tile setters Paws =(callouses on knuckles and the tell tale double callous in the palm of the right or left hand(depending on which you favor)along with various scars,cuts and scrapes from metal lathe and 9 hangnails on 10 digits from working with cement products(8 hangnails on 9 digits in Dans case.didnt want to discriminate there buddy ;) ).Tell tale signs of arthritis with an earlier onset than normal with patches of keralastic that havent worn off yet from the job 3 weeks ago,Dry,leathery and in basic need of a year long visit from Madge):D
How'd i do John ;)

this is where my pic WOULD HAVE BEEN if my son knew how to use a camera,we'll try again tommorrow
Dave, that excuse didnt cut it for me for very long,we are timing you :D

03-01-2005, 06:57 AM
Hi Todd :)

Your paws are visible from a distance, with mine you have to be close up! :D

Hi Dave :)

You could at least be like me and blame the waitress! :D

Gary K
03-01-2005, 11:18 AM

Your not what I pictured, maybe you just clean up nice when your out with those lovely ladies! :D :D :D

Now that I know what you look like maybe I will see you around town and reconize you. I guess this means I need to put my mug on here so you will know who I am.


Gary K
03-01-2005, 04:38 PM

Here I am laying some 20 x 20.

It's not Shutterbug quaility but hey I'm no photographer.


John Bridge
03-01-2005, 05:16 PM
Dan, you're bigger than I imagined. I was thinking you were some little shrimp of a guy. :D Good lookin' crew.

John, if it wasn't for the deformed hand hangiing over your son's shoulder, you could be taken for a mild mannered college professor. :D Great looking family. :)

Gary, try again. You have to post one with your face in it, buddy. :)

03-01-2005, 06:12 PM
Gee thanks John. Hey I wear polo shirts to work and docker shorts or tommy hilfinger. So What did you guys think I was gonna be scaryier than Jack. I know I have to sneak up on my trowel cause Im so cute is what my wife syas. Thanks for the great replies.

Gary K
03-01-2005, 07:43 PM
Ok here is one with me and my neice MaKenna at Thanksgiving.


03-01-2005, 10:00 PM
Ray sent me this, sorry ray gotta fix whats goin on then ill post your pics
have some kind of script error.

Charles P
03-01-2005, 11:06 PM
This is my three year old daughter havent got one of me yet,camera shy
call this one GOT CAKE?

jay f
03-01-2005, 11:09 PM
Please don't take this the wrong way,( there's a trial going on in your state about this :twitch: ), but she's a cutie!!!!!!!!!!

03-02-2005, 08:36 PM
For raymond

John Bridge
03-02-2005, 08:40 PM
Charles, your daughter is a keeper. :)

Way to go, Gary. You're getting there. MaKenna is a keeper, too. :)

What are you doing, Jack? Is that a horse you're feeding?

03-02-2005, 08:46 PM
I should have explained better. RaymondS sent me those photos last night.
that sure is a big dog, he appears to be sitting with his head chest height.

03-03-2005, 06:13 AM
That tile looks like it has a dog leg in it lol lol. :tongue:

03-03-2005, 07:11 AM
that sure is a big dog, he appears to be sitting with his head chest height.

And it looks like there is a match to it too!

03-03-2005, 05:39 PM
Didn't you guys ever see a Chihuahua before? :D

03-03-2005, 08:22 PM
That tile looks like it has a dog leg in it lol lol. :tongue:
Courtesy laugh :yeah: :rofl: no really,... theres several dog legs in it.....

03-07-2005, 07:33 PM
O.K. here i am last year on a tedious backsplash.

03-07-2005, 07:37 PM
Looks like fun Dave, too bad we can't see your face!

03-07-2005, 07:41 PM
I knew some smart alec would say sumthin. :tongue: Honestly it was the only one i could get under 50kbs with my new photo studio joke! :)

John Bridge
03-07-2005, 07:46 PM
Don't give me that old dodge, Dave. Get a face up here. ;)

03-07-2005, 07:50 PM
HONEST :bow: :)

03-07-2005, 07:58 PM
C'mone Dave :)

I figured it out. :eek:

We can all help you to figure out how to downsize. If you figured out that splash, this downsizing stuff is a walk in the park! :D

03-07-2005, 08:03 PM
MMMMMMMmmmm...Dave your exactly as I pictured you........from behind! :o :p

Dave the Tile Guy
03-07-2005, 08:12 PM
Well I might as well throw mine on here too. This is really cool, being able to see different setters from all over the world. Even found a guy I used to work with years ago from the union! Notice the resemblance between myself and my avatar...was thinking of putting it on the truck too! lol The bathroom picture is one I recently did that was in a lottery home.

03-07-2005, 08:19 PM
Too many Daves around here :devil: What's a lottery house? :)

03-07-2005, 08:26 PM
Dave, if what your talking about is that your avatar has a tinsy winsy body and a big head..well then i 'd have to say that you DON"T have a tinsy winsy body and a.......forget the head. :) HA just kiddin' your head looks small beside that brick wall your standing in front of........ :) O.K enough gibberish for now........... :idea:
Seeing that picture is making me want to go move to Alberta again what a slice of land that is.......... :cry: :drool2:
By the way, If I do move back, waht do you charge for bodyguad fees? HAR HAAAR!!!!!!! :)

By the way i'm assuming the the lotery house is basically that......a lottery up here that if you buy a ticket you get a house....mainly for hospital contributions. Am i right there Dave?

Dave the Tile Guy
03-07-2005, 08:29 PM
LOL...."All the Daves I know, I la la". So true. A lottery house.....a house they give away in a lottery! ;) It was worth just over a million dollars. Was one of those hospital lotteries where they give away cash cars and million dollar houses to raise money for cancer or something...cant remember. I've done three of them so far.

03-07-2005, 08:30 PM
Wow,never heard of that. :yipee: :)Too many Randys too. :tongue: :yeah:

03-07-2005, 08:31 PM
Nice bathroom dude... i love doin that caliber work. keeps me interested.
thanx for sharin the photos :)

Dave the Tile Guy
03-07-2005, 08:32 PM
yeah its beautiful here allright. I've only lived here for three years and absolutely LOVE it. That little piece of land is JUST at the very southern tip of Calgary. But its growing outward so fast that that little chunk will probably be filled with houses within a couple of years.

03-07-2005, 08:32 PM Dave it goes like this........" these are the Dave's I know I Know.....these are the Dave's I know"!
Remeber this......."HEY...You've got my pen.........give me back my pen"!
No. :laugh2:

03-07-2005, 08:34 PM
Thats what my backyard looked like 2 years ago, now we have 400 condos
goin in on the other side of my fence :bang: if you can buy a peice of that land
doit cuzz its gonna make some money if you own it.

03-07-2005, 09:14 PM
There might be too many Daves and randy's but there is Only one damn 9 finger OPIE ya know. Nice bath dave and dave nice hat get a haircut BOY.

03-07-2005, 09:16 PM

Bill Vincent
03-07-2005, 10:31 PM
MMMMMMMmmmm...Dave your exactly as I pictured you........from behind!

Randy-- yer scarin me again. :D

03-08-2005, 07:58 AM
HA ... these are the Dave's I know I Know.....these are the Dave's I know"!

another kid in the hall?


03-12-2005, 08:22 PM
A face to the the mug shot's 4 years old from my wedding, but I had to find the best I had for you guys(without tearing one out of a frame). The other pic is my wife Georgeanne...we've been together 10 years and married four. No kids yet(with the exception of our dog, but we're ready for them now).


03-12-2005, 08:33 PM
Mike, y'all make a nice couple. :)

03-12-2005, 08:34 PM
wow dude do you tile in them clothes.

03-12-2005, 09:11 PM
Hi Mike :)

Excellent photo shots! You guys are lookin good. :nod:

It's amazing what you can get away with using B & W! :D

03-13-2005, 06:29 AM
What are ya waitin fur, we had two kids...BADDA BING BADDA BOOM...then two more..LICKETY SPLIT...then you can be like us! YIKES! What am i sayin! :bow: :)

John Bridge
03-13-2005, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the additions, Dave and Mike. Georgeanne is definitely a keeper. :)

What I want to know is this. I know you can do tile work during the Calgary summers (six weeks), but what do you do the other ten months of the year?


Dave the Tile Guy
03-13-2005, 01:06 PM
Why do you think I picked this trade 25 yrs ago? ;) While its -40 outside, I work away inside in my T-shirt with my coffee maker, microwave and lawn chair, watching all the siders, roofers, and framers work away like popsicles!! I do maybe one or two outside jobs a year. Busy as hell too. Last year with myself and a helper I did just over 200k...and thats just labour contract!

John K
03-15-2005, 06:12 AM

Is that canadian money or U.S dollars.. :D

03-15-2005, 06:23 AM
Nice photos guys!!

Dave, another guy that knows what carharts were truly made for (to get you from the truck into the building without losing your guys on the way) :D

Never tried the bibs though,they dont believe in heating the buildings around here enough for a light T shirt.they keep it a few degrees over minimum for setting it seems like ;)

Welcome aboard to another guy that knows that 6 months of winter is really 7(but who's counting :D )

Dave the Tile Guy
03-15-2005, 09:26 PM
yeah thats Canadian, what....55-60 K US? *hehehe* I was thinkin of inviting some of you southerners up for a poker game. Can I use my money and you use yours? ;)
Speaking of Carharts...I can't work without mine! One pair last me about 9 months, so about 10 bucks a month on coveralls. They have a pocket for every tool I own almost. I carry my nippers, olfa knife in the sides...pen, steadlter pencil and felt in the bib as well as my calculater, razor scraper and cel phone in the other bib pocket. Pointer goes in the back pocket..along with about 10 lbs of old crusty thinset...need to put the vacuum hose in there every week or so ;) Then I can almost fit my Wet saw in the other pocket! *whew*

Rob Z
03-28-2005, 08:22 PM
Little Robby is fascinated with tape measures, step ladders and levels. :)

03-28-2005, 08:27 PM
The truth hurts he can read it better than you huh. Its ok we wont tell.

John Bridge
03-28-2005, 08:33 PM
Geez, Rob, he's already more than 3/4 of the way up a four-foot level. Let's see, that would make him . . . uh . . . over three feet tall. ;)

Raymond S
03-28-2005, 08:46 PM
Great looking son, Rob. Bet he is lots of fun.

Hey... Wait a minute... is that the basement drywall job? Where is the dust, debris, and tools and stuff? How can anybody work in that?

03-28-2005, 09:04 PM
Hi Rob :)

I can only guess what this is leading him to do when he gets older. If he's anything like my son, you won't be able to afford him after he's about 18! :deal:

Great looking boy! :nod:

Rob Z
03-28-2005, 09:18 PM

That's the one, Raymond. :) That's the shower pan liner behind Robby, covered with a piece of carpet.

The little guy is even more obsessed with football than tools. For some reason, he has latched onto Brett Farve and John Elway as his favorite players. We haven't been able to get him to understand that Elway has retired.

Raymond S
03-28-2005, 09:23 PM
Well, he sure picked a couple of good ones. Where is the link to all the progress pics?

03-29-2005, 05:50 PM
I hate pictures like that Rob, makes me wonder where the hell did the time go. :)

Seriously he looks great. Where's my Met fan Jana?

Hey1 I've been meaning to tell you, Monte Python and the Holy Grail are coming to Broadway. Mike Nichols and one of the original crew from the show, Eric?? are producing it.

04-04-2005, 04:57 PM
OK, y'all, here's a picher of three generations of Stephens tile setters, two sure-nuff mud men and one not quite yet mud man. Onna left is Troy, then "Little" Davy, then regular Davy onna right.

I did not, of course, refer to Little Davy as Little Davy whilst in his presence on accounta it appeared the boy could bench press a VW bus on a good day - either end. :D

You want you some serious tile work done, it don't get no better than this. :)

I cropped the picher a little. The table next to Davy is has an identical Target saw set up on it. Likely for tile races at lunch time, or some such. And in the back of Davy's truck was another blue saw, bigger than these. Sorry, Todd, didn't see nary yellow tool on site. :rolleyes:

04-04-2005, 05:00 PM
After we all visited for a while, it became apparent to the older members of the group that Davy required a bit of 'splainin' on some of the finer points of usin' the tile saw. But I axe you, does it look like he's payin' the least bit of attention? :D

Rd Tile
04-04-2005, 05:07 PM
Wow, the Three Stooges do tile work? :D

The second picture.:):)

04-04-2005, 05:10 PM
Man, looks like their working on some cheap tract houses. Typical Texas. :D

David Taylor
04-04-2005, 05:16 PM
Who's that middle guy in the second picture, CX? Some riff-raff they done found looking for bottles out back? :D

04-04-2005, 05:20 PM
Davy looks like hes laughin at you all. Is that davys dad wow. My hat goes off to the crew the 3 live mud crew. nice target she looks like she needs a little 401 k plan.

04-04-2005, 06:46 PM
It was a pleasure meeting and visiting with CX this morning. I really enjoyed it. :)

Opie, that saw is only 6 months old or so. It's hard to tell but Dad has a piece of plywood bolted to the table to make it bigger. He was cutting 18x18 down to 9x18. :)

Raymond S
04-04-2005, 06:52 PM
Great pics, thanks for sharing.

cx, had you already met Davy, or was that a "I'll be passing through" thing?
Gotta have all the details, now.

Davy, whatcha working on? Gotta be a thrill for you working with them.

John Bridge
04-04-2005, 09:19 PM
I can't tell, but five will get you ten CX is wearing short pants with his long sleave shirt. No class, I'm tellin' ya. ;)

Nice pictures. I'd come up and lend a hand, but I probably wouldn't measure up. I can't run three tile saws at the same time. :D

04-04-2005, 10:36 PM
Naw, John, they was only runnin' two, one was inna truck, still. Actually, they was only runnin' one. That's the one Troy was usin' to cut all them slates for a shower (oh, yeah, we discussed that. :) ). In fact, Troy was the onliest one I seen to hit a lick the whole time. :D

No, Raymond, I'd never met Davy nor either of the other generations. It was, in fact, just an "Ill be passin' through" thing.

Oh, and on the matter of my attire, Mr. Bridge, of course I was wearin' shorts. I'll take comfort over class any old day. :shades:

Maybe because I actually have some comfort. :D

04-05-2005, 06:21 AM
Wow, all them big beefy Targets and i noticed yall are mixing with a milwaukee Jr :D
Ol Troy looks like he's forgot more about Tile than I ever Knew :D
Yep, quite the crew.At least youve got a couple guys you can count on Davy :)

Looks like Jr might even give RobZ a run for his money in the humongous category.Bet he was a football player in high school.I would have put him at right gaurd or Defensive Tackle :D

04-05-2005, 07:02 PM
Todd, you got it, he played Defensive Tackle, not a bad player either. :)

That little Milwaukee Hole Shooter has been mixing thinset for nearly ten years, it's alla guy needs. Anything bigger wants to tip over the bucket of water.

Dad is a hard worker, I'd have a hard time keeping up with him if it wasn't for the 4 hip surgeries he has had. One of them still gives him trouble.

We did talk about receding hair lines too, we all three agreed there wasn't room for both hair and brains up there. :) Jr. didn't have anything to say about that. :)

The big Target stayed on the truck, it's for my weekend job, 24x24 Limestone.

04-05-2005, 07:08 PM
Is it just my confuser, or does Kelly really favor Larry, of the 3 Stooges fame? :D

04-05-2005, 07:17 PM
Actually he likes Shep the best. :D

04-05-2005, 08:23 PM
Cx were you standing in a bucket of water with an ungrounded wire floating
around in there. your hair is jumpin for joy :D

John Bridge
04-06-2005, 08:53 AM
Looks like he had just combed his hair. You oughta see him after he's been workin'. :D

06-12-2005, 05:57 AM
Me on holiday with a friend, he's 5ft 6''

06-12-2005, 06:00 AM
Thats my older bro, still playing rugby.I awlays thought if he'd been American, he woulda made a good HB back or TE. He's 6ft 2" 240lb's, strong as an Ox and used to be able to run 100meters on grass pitch wearing rugby boots in 12.5 secs.

06-12-2005, 08:42 AM
I'll bet he could have. How about we phoney up his birth certificate? ;)

John Bridge
06-12-2005, 12:12 PM
Danny, you could make those pictures a little larger.

Why did you shave your head?


06-12-2005, 11:02 PM
My Bro and I are just trying to beat nature.

06-13-2005, 04:22 AM
When you live in the UK it is best to adopt the hairstyle of choice of most competitive swimmers since you are almost constantly under water:D

Bill Vincent
06-15-2005, 07:51 PM
I worked for a while with ceramechanic today on a job he's doing, and told him I was gonna take this to post it in the photo album, so here's Pete hard at work doing a HELLUVA job on a crema marfil master bath! :)

06-19-2005, 06:37 AM
Thanks for the help, Bill, but I wish you wouldn't have taken a picture of me wiping a booger off my finger. Maybe the next pic can show me scratching my arss. JK :uhh: :laugh2:

John Bridge
06-19-2005, 10:20 AM
I see Peter uses a digital trowel, too. ;)

07-22-2005, 10:17 AM
Hannah Marie Capua
3 weeks early and born on July 22nd at 1:29AM
7 pounds and one ounce
21 inches of fascinating joy

PS: I've changed the photo because I realized that after hours of labor, quite a bit of lost blood, and just out of surgery is not the way my wife would care to be introduced to the rest of you. We'll see if she lets me post something of the three of us later? :D
Home, making things ready for Hannah,

07-22-2005, 10:26 AM
Marvelos, little girls are a joy! :)

07-22-2005, 12:35 PM
Congradulations :yipee: :yipee: Shaughnn and Mrs. S. Is this the first??

I've nothing but girls, and they are not too much trouble until it gets to the marrying off time. Then OH BOY. :rolleyes:

07-22-2005, 01:00 PM
Congratulations to you and Sara, Shaughnn. :)

07-22-2005, 02:38 PM
Very nice Shaughnn. Life's fixin to get even gooder. Little girls (along with beer) are living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. :laugh2: I've got two boys and a girl...don't know what I'd do with out 'em.

07-22-2005, 03:38 PM
Congratulations Shaughnn and Sara. Hannah is definitely a keeper!!! :yipee:

Let me warn you, Shaughnn, little girls have a way of wrapping daddy around their little finger so tight you never get loose. I know, I have two :D Last one married off in January. Enjoy every minute because they grow up way to fast.

07-22-2005, 03:59 PM
so now you have a helper you dont have to pay till shes 18 is what ur saying. Congrats good luck.

07-22-2005, 05:13 PM
Congratulations Shaughnn. :)

Gary K
07-22-2005, 06:17 PM
Congrats Shaughnn, just think now its all about dirty diapers and the 2 am feedings. Relax you will only have 2 years before the terrible twos come around. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Derek & Jacqui
07-22-2005, 08:52 PM
:yipee: Congrats Sara & after thought you to Shaughnn..

07-22-2005, 10:06 PM
Hannah Marie is a beautiful name! Congrats to you both! :)

John Corley
07-22-2005, 10:21 PM
Congratulations Shaughnn!

Being a good father is the most challenging and rewarding thing you will ever do.

07-23-2005, 03:48 AM
Shaughn, Congratulations!! Finally got it right did ya :D
Welcome to the world of Daddy' step, Grandpa :)

Tool Guy - Kg
07-23-2005, 01:36 PM
Congrats, Shaughnn,
No, the NEXT step is to quick have a boy who can be overly protective of his sister Hannah when she starts dating! :laugh2:

Bill Vincent
07-23-2005, 03:25 PM
Hey Shaughnn-- Congradulations, my friend!

Sometimes I think with the issue of every girl's birth certificate should come a complimentary shotgun for Dad!! :D

08-16-2005, 09:31 PM
For all those wondering what I look like, here's a pic. sorry no crayons like Jack. :tongue:

08-20-2005, 01:56 PM
Great shot Joe, I knew you weren't a nerd. :D

10-15-2005, 02:49 PM
She turned 12 weeks old yesterday. I get the feeling that she's gonna make her Mommy and Daddy very proud when she's older. :)
But she's not too serious to kick up her heels and mosh, either. :D

10-15-2005, 03:18 PM
Hi Shaughnn :)

I'm sure she's going to be a heart breaker! :cry: :D

10-15-2005, 03:36 PM
Shaughnn, She's a keeper alright!! Enjoy every minute. They grow up way too fast. :D

10-15-2005, 07:41 PM
Shaughn is there thinset in the fingernails??? that is child abuse man come on I know good help is hard to find but train her rite ok we dont want to fix bad floors.

10-15-2005, 08:08 PM
That's a genuine "French Manicure". But don't worry. She'll know how to stack a tub and float a vanity as soon as she can see over the edge. That might be the only way we'll afford all the college we're looking forward to sending her to. :)

10-15-2005, 10:33 PM
Hey! Little Hannah Marie and I have the same haircut! :)

Bill Vincent
10-16-2005, 12:05 AM
Shaughnn, she's a definite sweetheart!! :) (Bet she gives Dad a bunch of gray hair, too, before she's done!! :D )

10-16-2005, 08:29 AM
Yep, I can see now daddy will be buying her anything she wants. The toys get more expensive as they get older. :)

10-16-2005, 09:06 AM
Let's just hope she misses this one or I'll be in BIG trouble :)

10-16-2005, 09:26 AM
We had horses for a while when my kids were young. My wife is the bad one, she wants every animal that she sees. The animals did keep my daughters interest for a while instead of boys.

10-16-2005, 09:45 PM
Seeing pic's of your little girl remind me of when mine was that age. Now she's 16 and driving and she's a man-killer (good looking, not driving wise). She can also run a table saw, chop saw, jig saw, mix thinset, set tile, and grout. Pretty much everything we've learned together. She designs the projects and then we build them. Not bad for a "girly" girl.

One proud dad!


10-21-2005, 06:11 PM
What a beautiful little girl, youre a lucky man shaughnn. The DK shirt
is a nice touch also :nod:

Eric Philson
10-21-2005, 08:51 PM
It's time I got around to here too. Congrats Shaughnn!! She's a real beauty. My wife gave birth to number 5 in February. They never stop being what I live for.

10-21-2005, 09:07 PM
Number five, way to go, Eric. :nod:

Rob Z
10-31-2005, 11:11 PM
Robby picking apples and pumpkins.

Jana doing what she does best-acting silly.

John Bridge
11-01-2005, 05:53 AM
I'll say it again. Where does the time go? :)

Kids are looking great, Rob.

11-01-2005, 06:17 AM
Rob you need to teach them how to mix grout in that pumpkin. That would be funny

11-01-2005, 10:50 AM
As John said....seems like last week you posted his first pictures.

Can Jana still sing the Mets song?

Little girls being silly are a treasure. :)

Rob Z
11-01-2005, 09:06 PM

Some day I'll call when Jana is ready to sing the song to you again.


11-02-2005, 04:16 PM
She'll be too busy soon, shopping for her prom dress with her Mom. :)

Bill Vincent
11-02-2005, 05:55 PM
She'll be too busy soon, shopping for her prom dress with her Mom. :)

And that'll be right after she goes CAR shopping with DAD!! :D :D :D

01-11-2006, 12:49 PM
sil Luke (USN), d Adrian (USN), their d Riley (13 mo), d Lauren (USMC),their son Christopher (33.5 mo), sil Mark (USMC)

L-R (on couch):
son Rich, dil Kelly, Alexis' & Jesse's son Charles (Charlie) (9 mo), d Alexis (USN), sil Jesse (USN), Alexis' son Dylan (32 mo) (Dylan lives with us right now).


John Bridge
01-11-2006, 05:28 PM
So would you call it a military family, Laurie? :) A wholesome looking group for sure.

My son Matt has joined the army on the delayed enlistment program. He'll be leaving the first of June after completing his freshman year of college.

01-16-2006, 10:32 AM

I'd call it a family well-scattered, for sure. It has taken several years to assemble everyone for a picture, thanks in large part to military schedule conflicts. It also makes for lively interactions and friendly disagreements when they all do get together.

My prayers (and best wishes) to your son and all of you. It is certainly an honorable thing to do, but QUITE nerve-racking for all nowadays - especially family and friends left behind.


03-05-2006, 02:46 AM
I was caught smiling on the job today. figgerd id post it cause the last time
i smiled for the forums it was photoshopped. :yeah: oh and then there was
the crayons but that wasnt a smile. Got a great shot of chuck playin in the mud but onna count of him bein camera shy ill email it to him and let him post
when he so wants to :cool:

03-05-2006, 07:56 AM
Sorry Jack, I can't picture you without the crayons. :D

Looks like good mud, although you're holding it in the wrong hand. :tup2:

John Bridge
03-05-2006, 03:05 PM
Davy, look at his hawk. Looks almost new, doesn't it? He needs to take it out and run over it with the truck a couple times. :D

03-05-2006, 07:02 PM
My wife saw this picture and said that I look a bit like Jack.... And dont worry Jack, you got that hawk in the correct hand... Us southpaws gotta stick together...

Hmmm... Look alike, both lefties... Gonna have to call Mom to see if I might have a long lost twin.... :scratch:

Danny Ferguson
03-05-2006, 07:26 PM
Meet my family, myself with wife Elizabeth, and kids Caitlyn and Caleb. Jeez! that piture turned out like crap. I'm not very good at this piture stuff.

03-05-2006, 07:36 PM
nice family danny. Jack looks like Ichabob crane long neck big cheek and weird smile. must be cause crayola was out of colors

03-05-2006, 07:38 PM
Love them Easter pictures. :)

That's great looking group! Nothing wrong with that picture. :)

03-05-2006, 07:49 PM
Nice looking family Danny. :) I thought that was an oil painting. :D