hardworking mofos!! … tomorrow, finito!!
i left before they arrived, they finished packing their shit when i got back!!
$50/hr/man… do the math. oh, materials were separate – 8 large! more math!!
… home, sweet home!!
Spent the better part of yesterday installing this HD antenna. The job complete, feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment … perfect time for a roofgoof pose … and a beer, of course! Pic was taken using a Nokia Lumina 1020, and its mega 41-megapixel sensor w/ 6 Carl Zeiss lenses! Love it!
… my ENTIRE weekend!! Laying wood floor. Bamboo. Or in my case bamboozled. Winter storm weather didn’t help, neither did the long drive there and back (… and there and back again) in said conditions. Saturday started and ended the same, shovelling snow. Sunday too. Rolled in close to midnight last night, six tonight. My lost weekend. Doing my part to help, that’s me!
random pics. oh yeah, floor’s finished. done!
I DON’T have proper pieces to do a proper job, so I ain’t doin’ it till I get ’em. Tired of shit being piled high on me too, it never ends … AND, here I thought I was done with this?! FUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!
… all that shit is stupid anyways … I mean, all these years and I never noticed, lol!
… FINALLY!! Paint painted, powder room pedestal sink sunk (try saying that fast five times peter piper, lol) – Tiff K’s gorgeous choice … girl’s got a beauty-colour eye! Hey, in my defense, woulda been done way sooner had I not devoted myself to a more important, time-consuming reno job I was helping out with. Sacrifice is important – don’t forget it … and ya can even quote me, lol!
… what? another 4:20 post? I swear, it’s not on purpose y’all, lol!
Hands down! Absolutely! Without a doubt!
… wasn’t even your headache, yet you kindly & generously stepped up! You can’t possibly imagine what that means to me. Maybe you can, maybe that’s why you do what you do, you are who you are! And, btw, if there’s a better looking, better dressed man your age … I haven’t seen him! Damn dude, got it goin’ on!!
… on a similar topic, kinda related. Why didn’t anyone bother to tell me ABS cement mixed w/ skin is bad, very bad? Like, crazier than crazy glue … some kinda motherfucking mental stick-to-yer-skin-shit! Live and renovating-learn … live and learn!!
… arrived in the mail today! Been spending up a storm with my temporary card, buying a shitload of shit, scoring great deals along the way, AND getting 10% off (or more) all purchases. Have I told y’all (recently, lol) how much I LOVE Lowe’s … looks like they love me back too … card says, Preferred Customer … 😉
… who’d have thunk it? Problem solved. Money saved. Was no way I was doling out delivery fee dinero for a bathtub. I’m already getting soaked enough as it is – trust me!
… oh, and that Lowe’s sign in the background, while purely unintentional, is truly fitting … I LOVE Lowe’s!
BIGTIME!! I don’t profess being a plumber … only a know-it-all. But, under this particular October 31st scary situation handled myself handy-dandy-halloween-well, if I do say so myself! Water spewing everywhere on two floors was the last thing I wanted to see. Images of THAT proverbial expen$ive emergency plumber phone-call kept fla$hing in my mind! A bit of collateral drywall damage looking for leaks, and then capping off the water supply with shut-off valves … and dan’s-yer-plumber!!
… LOL!! I ain’t kidding either!! I heard about the guy, and today I witnessed it first hand. Apparently he hangs around the neighbourhood trying to drum up business. A renovator (read scam artist, lol), without a vehicle, without tools, definitely without any license. As we were leaving walking towards the car, he rode past, blurting something out about ‘not hearing from you’, before turning his head and delivering this gem as he continued pedalling, LOL!!
… it’s been a long haul … Christ, I bought those two toilets LAST summer … I’ve been sitting on them ever since, lol!! Went through too many to count potential renovators – but I’ll point out/name a few that come to mind. Ben, Stephen, Tony – all three of these cocksuckers committed to do the work, then last minute bailed – completely motherfucking unprofessional btw. AND, I still stand by my “if I ever see his work van, I’m chucking a brick through the windshield” words outta my pissed off mouth at the time regarding one (ain’t saying) who I feel COMPLETELY screwed me, wasting a waiting for your lying ass to show up day. Then came along Oswald – asshole … same story. Next up: Miro – who finally picked up his phone and after our talk asked me to email him with all the pertinent info – I did minutes later. Never heard back from him as he promised … well, not till 3 weeks later with lame-ass excuses, but still he had the nerve to ask me if I still wanted him to do the job … yeah motherfucker, as if … go fuck yourself!! Which finally brings me to my man the Hawk … dude was upfront from the get-go, said it was a 2 week job and it was. Said he could only work 1 week straight (the next week he’d be absent to finish another job), but that he’d return the following week to complete it … and he did – exactly as he said. Hawk-eye arrived promptly at 8 a.m. and stayed till 5 or 6 o’clock … a few days he even stayed much later, was only one day he left earlier (3 o’clock), and only because he did all he could do. Nine long-ass days later – now he’s gone, and now it’s done!! All’s well that ends well … right motherfuckers, lol?!?!
… quickie update on the spruce up. I know I know, you’ve been patiently waiting to hear … too many headaches – don’t get me started. Good news is that FINALLY it’s a go … thanks Reno Warrior Hawk!! Been shopping up a storm at the big-box stores – over buying too since their return policy permits taking back unused shit no questions asked. Couldn’t believe my luck today returning to another store, not even big-box … receipt was from July 5 … and before I walked in was hoping they’d give me a store credit, was ready to beg/plead … but dude casually asked for my AMEX, lol. Here’s my great story from Lowe’s yesterday. I was looking for a specific bathroom vanity that I saw online – it was advertised at a clearance price, and knew the last one in the whole province was THIS display model. I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right. I asked the person to get me the person in charge to ask what the best price I could get if I chose to buy it … continually was showing him the DAMAGE (while I kept planning my negotiation strategies) … but it wasn’t even – only had three tiny nicks, still didn’t stop me from unashamedly planting that, you better give me a good deal seed , meanwhile thinking of the price I wanted to pay. And I knew he was gonna discount it further – they wanted to get rid of it (btw, from overheard conversations amongst employees, always keeping my ears open listening for juicy info … this vendor was being completely discontinued from Lowe’s – BONUS, more bargaining ammo, lol) … so I was one step ahead of him when he told me he’d slash it by 50% MORE … of course I was gonna take it for that (besides it’s close to what I was thinking as a GREAT price), but I gave him my best pokerface hiding my excitement and countered with my “fine, but throw in touch-up paint ’cause I ain’t paying for it”. Lady at the paints bent over backwards trying to match it, she was right … stain (not paint) was the answer, and she said I needed clear satin polyurethane too to apply after the stain … I said great, what did I care, it was gonna be comped – $14 worth for both cans, lol. And here’s the best part, as I proceeded to the check-out I asked the worker helping me about the return policy on this … I honestly assumed it was a final sale (read; no returns) since it was the last one, and since it included so many price reductions … I’m not joking – it’s sick what I paid!! He shook his head and said that I could return it like any other purchase!! Are you fucking kidding me I said, lol?! And I ain’t returning it … thing’s f’n gorgeous AND I haven’t even touched up the blemishes yet!! Been walking around the stores doing the construction guy thing too … you know, with a tape measure strapped to my pants … ‘cept I hang it low on the pocket of my low rise jeans for that little bit of cocky construction guy swagger, ‘nstead of the high waisted up to yer armpits old-school look, like all ya conservative douchey-dufus professionals, lol. Yes, I know the latter is the more practical pick … but DAMN, really was rockin’ ma look, lol!!