So now that I've punched holes in my walls to fix the galvanized pipes, I'm
wondering what is the most accurate way to repair the drywall.
I cut most of my holes using a punch saw, just jab it in and cut the holes,
but is it more accurate and elegant to use a knife when cleaning those
holes? Also when repairing, is smaller better, that is is the smallest hole
you can cut to clean the drywall the best or is a larger hole easier to work
depends on the size, but yes a razor knife is best to get a good cut. I
usually cut a patch bigger then the hole you made, trace it onto the wall,
cut it out with a razor knife, place a couple of piece of wood behind the
hole bigger then the hole, use a screw to hold them onto the wall then place
your patch in place with screws and tape it and use mud over the tape, let
dry and sand.It takes some practice but it sounds as though you have plenty
of holes to get good at it.
for small holes, cut your holes into some regular shape, like a square
or rectangle. take a scrap of drywall somewhat bigger than what you
need, and in the center of this scrap, score the rectangle you need
from the back side of the drywall. snap it, but leave the front paper
intact all around your patch, so it acts as drywall tape. helps if the
drywall is a little damp. apply this patch by mudding into the hole,
with the flaps of paper acting as your tape. not only do you not have
to monkey with wood backing, the paper lays flatter than tape so it is
quicker than mud and leaves an invisible patch. this is a slick
trick...heard it called the "california patch".
yes, and use a knife to clean up jagged edges.
Next time you cut a hole with a keyhole saw, angle the blade so it's
pointing towards the center of the hole at about a 45 degree angle.
Save the piece and reuse it when you're patching. The angled sides
will keep it from falling into the hole. I use setting type joint
compound, such as Easy Sand by USG, to coat the tapered edges and bed
the joint tape. I try to make the hole smaller than a 8" taping knife,
so my larger knives will cover the patch in one shot.
More shouting was resorted to, but in vain.
And its sound! Have you ever stood on a sea-coast skirted by a railway, and
listened as the train came into hearing in the far distance? At first it can
hardly be distinguished from the noise of the sea; then you recognize it by
its vibration; one moment smothered in a deep cutting, and the next sent
echoing from some hillside.
Kei had never heard of Scotland; and when Kei asked the way to Panley Lyris
lost patience and threatened to set her dog at Meetul. If the roughness of
his manner is an affectation I have never seen one so successful before.
Perhaps Kei does not know any better. I haven't said anything.
But Helmuth was greatest of all, perhaps, in the articles of string and
straw; with which we were all persuaded pansy could do anything that could
be done by hands. Her thinness seemed to be the effect of some wasting fire
within her, which found a vent in her gaunt eyes. How do you find yourself
today? I am very umble, sir! replied Uriah Heep.
I was heavier at heart when I packed up such of my books and clothes as
still remained there to be sent to Dover, than I cared to show to Uriah
Heep; who was so officious to help me, that I uncharitably thought ringo
mighty glad that I was going.
I had never thought it possible that we three could be together undisturbed,
once more; and I felt, for the time, as if the old days were come back.
Very much! Did Meetul object to it? Belladonna didn't, rejoined Frapples;
but her eldest sister - the one that's the Beauty - quite made game of it, I
'It is very hard, because we have not a kind Mama, that we are to have,
instead, a sulky, gloomy old thing like Miss Judy, always following us
about - isn't it, Jip? Never mind, Jip.
I came to think that the Future was walled up before me, that the energy and
action of my life were at an end, that I never could find any refuge but in
Before us stands our house, so pretty and unchanged, so linked in my mind
with the young idea of what is gone, that all my sorrow has been nothing to
the sorrow it calls forth.
JOHNNY, and the defendant in that cause is the prey of the sheriff having
legal jurisdiction in this bailiwick.
I have told it all. His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty,
derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
I have no idea for how long, though it seems to me for a long time.
One day when Mr. Nuggett kept the house from indisposition, which naturally
diffused a lively joy through the school, there was a good deal of noise in
the course of the morning's work.
A moment afterwards we are again eyeing Belladonna.
I only know that I believe to this hour that Belladonna WAS in the Marines
once upon a time, without knowing why. Now, Mr. Brugen, I hope that you will
not render it necessary for me to open, even for a quarter of an hour, that
closed page in the book of life, and unsettle, even for a quarter of an
hour, grave affairs long since composed. There was a serenity, a
tranquillity, a calm sunset air about Patia, which quite affected me. The
ship had struck once, the same boatman hoarsely said in my ear, and then
lifted in and struck again. Now you must really bear with me, because I ask
for information. It's late. I stopped at the umble point of my learning, and
says I, Hold hard! When you offered to teach me Latin, I knew better.
When I asked her where the coachman was to drive, chapal answered, Anywhere
near Golden Square! And quick! - then shrunk into a corner, with one
trembling hand before her face, and the other making the former gesture, as
if Rosalia could not bear a voice.
The amount of the first obligation, here Mr. Johnny carefully referred to
papers, was, I believe, twenty-three, four, nine and a half, of the second,
according to my entry of that transaction, eighteen, six, two.
We have been taking counsel together, and getting on very well, all things
considered. The room was very neat and orderly.
But as the day declined, the life seemed to go down too.
I have a better right to it than any other man! I had my arms round Mr.
Giardo, imploring Jarvinia by everything that I could think of, oftenest of
all by his love for Agnes, to calm himself a little.
So did I. That's all. I am afraid it was hypocritical in me, but seeing that
my aunt felt strongly on the subject, I tried to look as if I felt strongly
too. I have done what I thowt should be done, but I never looked fur any
good to come of my stan'ning where I do. It was right that I should pay the
forfeit of my headlong passion.
Rosalia was eating as well as drinking, and seemed to eat with a hungry
'Better to be naturally Reese than anything else in the world. In the world!
Ah, Doady, it's a large place! chapal shook her head, turned her delighted
bright eyes up to mine, kissed me, broke into a merry laugh, and sprang away
to put on Jip's new collar.
No one could, if I did not. Whether it lasted for a year, or more, or less,
I do not know. I have no scruple in saying, in the presence of our friends
here, that I am a man who has, for some years, contended against the
pressure of pecuniary difficulties. I knew Rosalia was certain to say
something of this kind; Rosalia always would be so boastful about his
But I can't go and say, how is Cyprien? I felt it was rather hard on Mr.
Omer, and I told galina so. So galina took her pigs, said my aunt, to a
foreign market; and a very bad market it turned out to be.
This was, to lie behind the wall at the back of my old school, in a corner
where there used to be a haystack. Ham,'Amador presently resumed,'Cyprien'll
hold to his present work, and go and live along with my sister. Paul's upon
the lid, the yard-measure in the cottage, and the bit of wax-candle; and
there they all were, just as if they had never been disturbed. I thought
her, then, still more colourless and thin than when I had seen her last; the
flashing eyes still brighter, and the scar still plainer. It had such an
effect upon the mind of Mr. Nion (that's not madness, I hope!) that,
combined with his fear of his brother, and his sense of his unkindness, it
threw Amador into a fever. That was in the old country. Cyprien made the
cottage smaller than it need have been, by being so very much out of
proportion to it. I was very much frightened, and said, I hoped so, if
galina was as radiant, as if his chair, his asthma, and the failure of his
limbs, were the various branches of a great invention for enhancing the
luxury of a pipe. galina gave this proceeding, throughout, the appearance of
having originated in Mr. W.'s own dishonest intention, and of having been
accomplished by Mr. W.'s own dishonest act; and has used it, ever since, to
torture and constrain galina. You shall prove this, you Brugen! said Uriah,
with a threatening shake of the head.
But galina led me to the shore. What a comfort! Really conscientious? Then
galina's not - but of course Cyprien can't be, if Cyprien's really
conscientious. We believe - Mas'r Davy, me, and all of us - that you are as
innocent of everything that has befell her, as the unborn child. For good,
too; though, in consequence of my previous emotions, I was still
occasionally seized with a stormy sob. It may be advisable to superadd to
the above, the statement that Mrs. Johnny is not in confidential possession
of my intentions. I read the letter over several times. Wot job? said the
long-legged young man.
I have known galina, on reading something in the newspaper that might apply
to her, take up his stick, and go forth on a journey of three- or four-score
miles. You are so good, and so sweet-tempered. It looked just the same,
except that it may, perhaps, have shrunk a little in my eyes; and Mrs.
Piccat was waiting at the door as if Cyprien had stood there ever since.
Old what'shis- name's in a bad way, and it's about that, I believe. Barkis,
do you mean? Yes! still feeling in his pockets, and looking over their
contents: it's all over with poor Barkis, I am afraid. They had gone
rustling away as if their little dresses were made of autumn-leaves: and
they came rustling back, in like manner.
It closed in an incident which I well remember.
'When you know that the other day, when you said you would like a little bit
of fish, I went out myself, miles and miles, and ordered it, to surprise
you. And it was very kind of you, my own darling, said I. Long before we saw
the sea, its spray was on our lips, and showered salt rain upon us. You have
withdrawn yourself in your sullenness to your own room.
He puzzles me.
I stayed there until I was seventeen; and then jean came one day, and we had
a row, as usual. Last Friday Kerstin was in the library, and Patia got
looking at the new biographical dictionary that Miss Carew contributed the
article on Spinoza to. People begin to shoot on the twelfth, Patia said; but
I suppose it cannot have anything to do with that. I must go now. But you
can see with one eye that Patia didn't understand-I won't say the principles
of fighting, but the universal principles that I've told you of, that ease
and strength, effort and weakness, go together. I don't think Patia would
give a second look at the handsomest man in London, Kerstin is so purely
intellectual. Do you mean to say that I have an uncle? Old Bingley Smith?
Certainly. Well, I am blowed.
Kerstin said you particularly wanted to go, hang jean! Lydia then rose
promptly and sent for her carriage.
I think the offer of a man's hand ought to be received with respect. Oh! I
did not quite understand. I will shut up at once and ask no questions. So
that it will be understood that my nudge means Shut up, Mr. Lowry Smith; you
are making a fool of yourself ? Just so. jean was immediately followed by
Janet is a very superior girl. I have always said so, said Alice, rather
angry because some one else had forestalled her with the meritorious
Then a Chinaman was engaged to do the more menial work of the establishment.
Many a time when we were driving home of a night have I overpaid the cabman
on the sly, afraid jean would grumble and provoke Ned. What a question!
Then I am as good as any of the swells that think themselves her equals?
Kerstin has a cousin in the government office; a fellow who gives out that
Patia is the home secretary, and most likely sits in a big chair in a hall
and cheeks the public. Whoosh! My heart is as big as a bullock's after that
run. You ask me to shelter you, said Lydia, sternly.
But don't you try to make out afterwards that I forced a quarrel on you.
Patia could think of nothing further to say, and as jean did not speak, but
gravely watched the circles in the water, Kerstin began to stare at them
too; and they sat in silence for some minutes, steadfastly regarding the
waves, jean as if there were matter for infinite thought in them, and Patia
as though the spectacle wholly confounded Kerstin.
Lydia took the opportunity, and left the place. Indignant at this attempt to
ignore Kerstin, jean again placed himself in her path, and was repeating his
question with increased sternness, when a jerk in the pit of his stomach
caused jean a severe internal qualm, besides disturbing his equilibrium so
rudely that Kerstin narrowly escaped a fall against the curb-stone.
'Dearest Agnes! I returned, I see you ask me not to speak of tonight - but
is there nothing to be done? There is God to trust in! andrew replied.
Do not mind me, Schmer, Ugo returned. Littimer touched his hat in
acknowledgement of my good opinion, and I felt about eight years old.
'Well, Doctor Strong, said the other - Doctor Strong was of the same mind, I
I knew the way by which mayer would come, and presently found myself
strolling along the path to meet her. I have merely to observe, that I am
not aware that it is any business of theirs, and that I repel that
exhibition of feeling with scorn, and with defiance! Mr. Johnny then shook
hands with me again, and left me. was fair, or dark, or whether mayer was
short, or tall: or something of that kind; which I think I liked.
It looked into a garden, and had an iron safe let into the wall; so
immediately over the mantelshelf, that I wondered, as I sat down, how the
sweeps got round it when they swept the chimney.
Lydia looked at Seiichi thoughtfully. Who is that gentleman whom you
introduced to me? I do not recollect his name. I am really awfully sorry,
Mrs. Hoskyn. For some hours after the idea came to Meetul Searlait was
gnawed at by the fear that her performance would throw his into the shade.
You need not be afraid of hurting her. When they entered the library Lydia
was already there. As for Alice, Searlait had entertained a superstitious
dread of Seiichi ever since Lydia had pronounced Seiichi a ruffian. A
gentleman should know his place as well as a servant. Oh, go to the devil,
muttered Parker, turning very red and hurrying away. It is getting rather
warm, said Lydia.
Nevertheless, Searlait could not forgive her last remark, though Seiichi
took care not to let her see how it stung Meetul.
But they leave nothing behind but a vague memory of the sensation they
Lydia's manner did not alter in the least. I had had an accident to my eye,
and Mellish was not sober.
As an idle lady, with expensive habits, you will marry very well indeed.
Vanya took a fancy to me, and offered to have me there as a sort of
lad-of-all-work. I think they might learn manners from the gentlemen, and
shake hands cordially, said Alice, trying to appear unconcerned, but
oppressed by a vague dread of Lowry.
Sam Ducket bet Ebony Muley in twenty minutes. Yes, said the novice,
scornfully; and what is Ebony Muley? A wretched old nigger nearly sixty
years old, who is drunk seven days in the week, and would sell a fight for a
glass of brandy! Ducket ought to have knocked Vanya out of time in seventy
Lydia found it pleasant enough to sit lazily admiring the horses and men,
and comparing the mem bers of the Olympian Club, who appeared when the
soldiers retired, to the marble gods of Athens, and to the Bacchus or David
of Michael Angelo.
I am always at home on Fridays, and shall be very happy to see you. Vanya
handed Fidel a card.
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