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  1. Feb 13, 2020 #14371

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    The issue isn't the pump or the amount of water in cavity it sits in. The problem is water building up in the cider block wall behind the pump. This rarely happens but an experienced eye needs to be here to monitor the situation when more than 4 inches of rain is predicted by the weather service and then only in a certain pattern... There is no simple fix.
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2020 #14372

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    Hashbrown: Glad to hear your son handled himself so well. Kudos to you. Also glad to hear the school handled everything appropriately, punishing the instigator, and not the victim. Again, kudos to you for electing the right school board members. Looks like you taught him how to box. Now you just have to teach him how to smoke cigars, and drink Scotch. Aren't those the three things a father is supposed to teach a son?

    Alas, I am again stuck in the land of the cubicle people with a phone growing out of my ear. The only thing worse than working is not working. Hopefully, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it isn't an oncoming train.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2020 #14373

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    Got up super early to start cleaning up and vacuuming. My kitchen is now arranged in the family room so I can find stuff. No sign of the plumber. Two workman today, decided they didn't the young guy since most of the demolition is done and sitting in the front yard. These two guys seem fine. The sink I bought last night needs to be returned, not enough holes. Ugh. I'll do it tomorrow when husband is home. He has said he has something pretty much every day next week, so I'm housebound. Probably a good time to work on the laundry room and garage.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2020 #14374

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    Mostly just had housework type jobs this week so far.

    Helped work on organizing shoes at Church last night. This ministry has 35 boxes of clothes and shoes (separated by size) ready to donate.

    We went to our homeowner's insurance agent today to get a quote on flood insurance, in case the mortgage company force places a policy, which we are still unsure of. He answered several questions that we had, so good talk!
     
  5. Feb 13, 2020 #14375

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    Finished a short story I wrote while we had some bad weather here. I'll post it in the library later.
     
  6. Feb 13, 2020 #14376

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    Eddie will put new leather on for $30. Yay

    Had lunch .

    Headed home .
    Temps are Dropping.
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    Jim
     
  7. Feb 13, 2020 #14377

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    Thank goodness, 102 is pretty high.
    :LOL:
     
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    This kind of thing of trying to get someone else to do their job for them drives me crazy. I have seen it so many times. I think any kind of construction and remodeling work can come have lots of frustration and challenges. In my experiences, some of these guys are always trying to get paid in advance, and when money is in their pocket, they disappear. I had this happen after I had my garage built and hired a couple guys to rebuild the fence. Money in their pocket and they were gone. There was more work and they would have been paid more, but, nope, they decided to go missing for a while. I finished the fence myself. Then days later wondered why I would do it myself? Because my property was vulnerable and needed to be fenced! I can swing a hammer.
     
  9. Feb 13, 2020 #14379

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    That's exactly what I was thinking at first!

    Weedy and AH. We work in the trades - with homeowners, it's half down and half at time of completion. If they want it all (or most) up front find someone else. Half and half is fair. The only one to stiff us so far was a millionaire homeowner who ordered something specific and very custom then claimed that's not what he had in mind so didn't pay us. His wife is an attorney so no fighting them - collections sent it back to us. We now require half down - at least trims the odds of them backing out. On the other hand, homeowners need something to assure the work will be done. So it's fair.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2020 #14380

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    I used to do half down and half at completion as a photographer. After a bit, I had to get all up front as apparently the photos became much less important after the wedding.
     
  11. Feb 13, 2020 #14381

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    Wow! That's hard to believe (but I do believe you.). People are just weird.
     
  12. Feb 13, 2020 #14382

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    Sitting with dad at the hospital tonight. He's quiet, resting easy. It's cold outside, supposed to get down to 27. Just surfing the net.
    I bought a new charger for my phone. 6ft cord, my old one was only 3ft. Now I can surf and be comfortable.

    Nothing to do but watch late night TV.
     
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    Well, the plumber hasn't told us what he charges. He's avoiding my husband. He says it's materials and work is reasonable. He was supposed to call husband this morning, but didn't. He shows up when he wants, says he's on his way and isn't. We are supposed to pay him and the other workers tomorrow. Cash. Every Friday. Unfortunately. they can only do so much and then wait for the plumber. So, they have demoed 3 bathrooms and one kitchen. Not one area is near completion.
     
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    I would not pay him @Amish Heart only those who worked. Might be worth it to find someone else. Or you could go one step farther and say nobody gets their money until the plumber shows up since they(or at least contractor) hired him. Sorry, doesn't make it easier. I am just cautious with cash deals unless I know the folks and/or their work.
     
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    They are charging hourly. We have to get all the supplies and pay for them. So each Friday,they are wanting their hourly pay for the week. But the plumber is different. The main worker hired him.
     
  16. Feb 13, 2020 #14386

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    Well good folks.
    Know what I'm doing.
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    See y'all tomorrow
    I'll leave at 7am for my eye doctors.

    Jim
     
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    @Amish Heart I'd be all over the guy who hired the plumber. Sounds like a racket to me. Everyone is getting cash to stand around because the plumber isn't there?

    I'd keep a log book on every moment the plumber is late and others are waiting.

    Maybe I'm wrong, just sounds fishy.
     
  18. Feb 14, 2020 #14388

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    Gotta go checkout why I'm seeing quadruple visions.

    Hope it's just my need for glasses.

    It's cold
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    Jim
     
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    Cold here in Colorado too. But it's supposed to be in the 40s this afternoon.. 15816844159971791934332.jpg
     
  20. Feb 14, 2020 #14390

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    Well I did my due diligence. The Valentines Card, candy, and flowers will be waiting for my wife when she gets up. I will call later to see if she wants to go out to dinner.

    Otherwise, another day in the salt mines. Do I hear dwarfs whistling in the background?
     
  21. Feb 14, 2020 #14391

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    Last night my wife was at a meeting so our little ladies made a few batches of low carb chocolate chip cookies and some strawberries dipped in dark chocolate. We even managed to clean up and remove the delicious baking odor before she got home, thanks to some scented candles and an essential oils diffuser. My wife's flowers should be delivered to her office this morning and her card will be on the table when she gets home. She didn't want to go out so we are dining in with the family and then we are going to play some board games. That is when she will get her tasty treats from the girls.
     
  22. Feb 14, 2020 #14392

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    My wife is so happy today..
    She is driving me to my eye appointment at VA.
    Then lunch.
    Then she drives me home.
    100 miles each way.

    Happy Valentine's day ...our 53rd to share.

    Jim
     
  23. Feb 14, 2020 #14393

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    I'm thinking money got tighter, also. Something one could put off since they knew the photos were taken.
     
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    Waiting now while eyes are dial latting..
    Barely can read.
    Already know my right eye has drastically changed.
    Need new prescription.

    Holy crap I can't see much .

    Long day ahead.

    Jim
     
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    Just got home from the hospital, I'll sleep most of today. Dad rested quietly until about midnight... then he was awake the rest of the night which meant I was also. The last time I looked at the clock it was 4:30am... I slept until 06:05am then I was up again.

    I'm not even going to bother going to bed... this recliner sleeps just fine. Night Yall!
     
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    Happy St. Valentine's Day :heart: I am just curious if you talked to your moonshiner about your vision before going to the opt. (I do hope they figure it out for ya.)

    @Spikedriver Hope you packed your longhandles!
    @snappy1 If you ever decide to do it again, I would have in writing - All files/photos deleted after 30 days. Sounds like you're out of that field but just in case. It bugs me that folks are so irresponsible and inconsiderate of others' time and money.
     
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    Can't see much. Eyes dia payed.

    On our way jomr

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  29. Feb 14, 2020 #14399

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    Somebody want to explain to me why before I have Physical Therapy my knee bends just like it supposed too.
    Straightens just like it's supposed too.
    But I get started on Physical Therapy it tightens up so much we can 't measure it for surgeon.
    I got told today I wasn't exercising at home enough.
    I told PT assistant to kiss my *ss.
    Walked about 2000 steps yesterday,exercised for VA Physical Therapy just fine.
    Bend is at 110 straight is 1-2.
    Came home and called VA Physical Therapist that is working with me.
    Maybe she can get to the bottom of this bs.
    Cause as far as I'm concerned I am done with local Physical Therapy.
    VA Physical Therapist supposed to call me back later.
    Only have 5 more scheduled appointments with local Physical Therapist.
     
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    It was on a Valentine's Day that my wife and I went on our first date. That was a few years back.
     

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