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Postby biittner77 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:11 pm

Dry wall. Hanging it, mudding it, sanding it, everything about it is the worst job in the world. I never thought I'd hate any project more than painting. At least painting you get to see the finished project. Know what happens when you're done hanging dry wall? You have to paint it like 3 times.
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Postby Thurman Merman » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:50 pm

I tried to hang and mud drywall once. I didnt really have any issues with the hanging (or so I thought), but the mudding was super tedious, so I paid my buddy to come and do it for me. After he was done, he told me that because of the way I hung the drywall, it took him a lot longer than it should have, and it would have been cheaper for him to just hang and mud it than to mud what I had already done. After that experiment, I will always hire someone to do drywall for me.
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Postby Derwood » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:36 pm

No one is better at dry walking than Mexicans. When we finished our basement, this guy hung me mudded the entire thing (including the ceiling) in just a few hours. Dude was a machine

IF TRUMP WINS WHO WILL HANG MY DRYWALL
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Postby biittner77 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:59 pm

Derwood wrote:No one is better at dry walking than Mexicans. When we finished our basement, this guy hung me mudded the entire thing (including the ceiling) in just a few hours. Dude was a machine

IF TRUMP WINS WHO WILL HANG MY DRYWALL


I wasn't sure if that was true in different parts of the country but the guys that did the dry wall in my house were Mexicans and they did, in fact, do it faster and better than I could ever hope to. I've been saying the same thing about Trump this whole project.
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Postby Sosa21MVP » Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:54 am

We used to have a Mexican cleaning crew where I work. I miss them so much. They hired some other outfit and it has been all downhill...and kind of gross.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:43 am

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Postby biittner77 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:06 pm

Facing a blizzard warning, the NHL and the Washington Capitals have moved the game time from 7 to 5 pm. I have tickets to this game but won't be able to use them unless I want to drive through a blizzard- both ways. So instead of doing the right thing and postponing, they're going to play in front of 25 people so they can collect the money and screw the fans. Hopefully, they'll change their minds.
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Postby dawson1989 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:18 pm

Rant thread turned into Mexicans work berry berry hard thread.
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Postby littleburr24 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:27 pm

biittner77 wrote:Facing a blizzard warning, the NHL and the Washington Capitals have moved the game time from 7 to 5 pm. I have tickets to this game but won't be able to use them unless I want to drive through a blizzard- both ways. So instead of doing the right thing and postponing, they're going to play in front of 25 people so they can collect the money and screw the fans. Hopefully, they'll change their minds.



Well it looks like it was postponed now. So there ya go!
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Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:02 pm

New scratches on my wooden floors. GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:04 pm

OleMissCub wrote:New scratches on my wooden floors. GOD DAMNIT!!!!!!

You should have let her leave
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Postby biittner77 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:33 pm

littleburr24 wrote:
biittner77 wrote:Facing a blizzard warning, the NHL and the Washington Capitals have moved the game time from 7 to 5 pm. I have tickets to this game but won't be able to use them unless I want to drive through a blizzard- both ways. So instead of doing the right thing and postponing, they're going to play in front of 25 people so they can collect the money and screw the fans. Hopefully, they'll change their minds.



Well it looks like it was postponed now. So there ya go!


They finally wound up doing the right thing. I wish they hadn't waited until 2 pm to cancel a 5 pm game. I was faced with the prospect of either driving into a blizzard or eating ~$900 worth of tickets. We were in the car when we heard the news.
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Postby kujay » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:26 pm

There was a game in St. Louis like that about five years ago. Except it was St. Louis, so the freakout was over like six inches of snow, not two feet.

Anyway, we got free tickets and only lived about two miles from the arena, so we went. It was stupid -- maybe 300 people there.
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Postby CubinNY » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:15 pm

The main insurance company I contract with just cut my reimbursement rates by 20% effective March 1. With more cuts promised for next year.

Whoopie!!!! Now I may have to fire one of my staff and do more direct therapy myself while also running things. Wouldn't it be nice if we could just tell the person we contract with for a services, "hey bud, I'm only paying you 80% of what I owe you."?
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Postby BigbadB » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:52 pm

biittner77 wrote:Dry wall. Hanging it, mudding it, sanding it, everything about it is the worst job in the world. I never thought I'd hate any project more than painting. At least painting you get to see the finished project. Know what happens when you're done hanging dry wall? You have to paint it like 3 times.


Back in the day when my dad built houses with nothing more than 1 laborer, which was me when I was out of school for the summer, I was the one standing on a ladder holding a 4' x 8' sheet of drywall in place on the ceiling while he tacked each corner with nails. I now blame hanging drywall as to why my shoulders joints make loud crackly/crunching noises anytime I lift my arms above my shoulders. Good times!
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Postby Smack » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:39 pm

A really nice girl I used to work with was bludgeoned to death by her husband in front of their small child on Monday. This comes a few months after another acquaintance of mine had her jealous estranged husband murder a mutual friend of theirs he thought she was seeing. Followed by his suicide. They had two small children. horsefeathers up world we live in.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:09 pm

Smack wrote:A really nice girl I used to work with was bludgeoned to death by her husband in front of their small child on Monday. This comes a few months after another acquaintance of mine had her jealous estranged husband murder a mutual friend of theirs he thought she was seeing. Followed by his suicide. They had two small children. [expletive] up world we live in.

if he's lucky they will foolishly charge him for all of the emails he sent which will allow him to get off on a technicality of some sort, apparently.




(actually, very sorry about your loss. some woman my mother-in-law knew was recently beat to death by her estranged husband. this horsefeathers is all too common with really terrible guys who are apparently having their superiority threatened or something)
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Postby biittner77 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:06 pm

My wife hired one of my former students as a personal asst. When I saw her at the office Christmas party we talked about school and she started asking about some of her teachers. It turns out that she hadn't heard about the teacher that got murdered by her husband. It got me thinking, how many people knew someone that got murdered?
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Postby Banedon » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:11 pm

biittner77 wrote:My wife hired one of my former students as a personal asst. When I saw her at the office Christmas party we talked about school and she started asking about some of her teachers. It turns out that she hadn't heard about the teacher that got murdered by her husband. It got me thinking, how many people knew someone that got murdered?


I'm not aware of anyone that I know being murdered, though it's certainly possible that someone I've lost track of has been. I know someone that had a sister and nephew that died in a murder/suicide if I recall, but I didn't actually know them. And I did have a friend from high school that committed suicide in college.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:15 pm

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biittner77 wrote:My wife hired one of my former students as a personal asst. When I saw her at the office Christmas party we talked about school and she started asking about some of her teachers. It turns out that she hadn't heard about the teacher that got murdered by her husband. It got me thinking, how many people knew someone that got murdered?


I'm not aware of anyone that I know being murdered, though it's certainly possible that someone I've lost track of has been. I know someone that had a sister and nephew that died in a murder/suicide if I recall, but I didn't actually know them. And I did have a friend from high school that committed suicide in college.


A friend of mine was murdered in high school, and another person I knew was murdered in college. So the vast majority of people I know also knows somebody who was murdered.
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Postby mul21 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:17 pm

biittner77 wrote:My wife hired one of my former students as a personal asst. When I saw her at the office Christmas party we talked about school and she started asking about some of her teachers. It turns out that she hadn't heard about the teacher that got murdered by her husband. It got me thinking, how many people knew someone that got murdered?


I lived across the street from this psycho until I was about 6, but that's as close as I've gotten to anything like that.

http://www.rockfordadvocate.com/new-twi ... mith-5211/

And "burned down his home" isn't exactly accurate. It was more like broke off a gas line and went for a walk to try to blow up the rest of his family.
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Postby Tim » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:41 pm

biittner77 wrote:My wife hired one of my former students as a personal asst. When I saw her at the office Christmas party we talked about school and she started asking about some of her teachers. It turns out that she hadn't heard about the teacher that got murdered by her husband. It got me thinking, how many people knew someone that got murdered?

I knew kids in high school that got killed.

What is more weird to me is that as an adult I was working with someone that murdered her husband and then sat on the front steps smoking a cig until the police arrived. When they asked her what happened, she said "He wouldn't help with the dishes."
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Postby davell » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:14 pm

I went to elementary school with a kid that eventually went nuts and opened fire inside the local employment agency, killing a few people.

I didn't actually see it, but heard a murder at a car dealership about a decade ago. We were picking up her new car and we were waiting on it to through detail, about 8:30 in the morning. I was watching TV in the waiting area and my wife was in the bathroom. Heard a "pop, pop, pop" and looked out the window curiously. Everyone was running frantically, trying to get indoors. A body was laying on the ground. They locked all the doors and we all hid(dealership though, so windows all over the place, not a ton of cover)

Anyway, the murderer wasn't of any harm to anyone else. He was an older guy and had went to the dealership to kill the salesman that was screwing his wife. He did, then put his gun up, sat calmly in the bed of his truck and waited for the cops to arrest him. Which they did a few minutes later.
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Postby NewUserName » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:13 pm

I had a cousin commit a murder several yrs ago. Drug related. I only met him a couple times. It was very traumatic for a lot of my family members. I couldn't imagine the pain and suffering of the victims family.
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Postby Tryptamine » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:06 am

Before I was born, my Grandfather on my Mom's side was murdered. He was a former cop who was jailed for writing a couple bad checks. For whatever unknown reasons, they put him in with rapists/murders etc who knew he was a former cop. A group of them hung him in his cell and left a fake suicide note. The only way they knew it was fake was because the guys who did it wrote the note blaming the suicide on his wife and kids, but spelled the kid's names wrong.
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