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Old 07-11-2011, 06:53 PM   #21
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A tornado. It was a few miles away while we were roofing a new house. Luckily it wasn't very big and it swept back up in the clouds. Never came back down either and the storm suddenly stopped before it got to us. Kind of a funny feeling standing on a roof looking at a tornado.

Had a bat house once also. Tore the whole roof off and let the attic breathe for two days while the guano (sp) was removed. After we sealed the roof all up, the bats hung around for another month, the owner said, before they found somewhere else to live. The dropping were brought out in large black garbage bags that they could barely carry.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:11 PM   #22
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Saw a dead Possum spiked to the side of a framing job once with a sign that read: "Pay your subs".

At that point, there was nothing there but framing, so who do you think put it there? Some framers really are dumb.
Bet he got paid.

I saw a sparky leave a 90 day late notice in a hanger with a machete once. He got paid that day and never did anymore work for the GC.

The funny thing is that GC's billing cycle was always between 60 and 90 days depending on when you submitted your bill. Everyone knew it from the get go. Guy burnt a bridge over something that had been the same for at least three years working for the GC.
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I used to work with a guy who roofed in flip flops.
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The dropping were brought out in large black garbage bags that they could barely carry.
And people think roofing is bad.. I've thought many times 'at least I don't have to deal with the critter'.
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I cant help but to add to the thread.
My partner and I were installing with windows in Detroit, we were handed a 13 window install for Thursday and Friday. We showed up Thursday Morning 8 am and was greeted by the Mrs. wearing NO clothes. Yea it gets better, we get started opening the holes when her husband walks out in a police uniform, and introduced himself. As we chatted about what was going to happen he lit a *lefty* and started puffing away!
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I cant help but to add to the thread.
My partner and I were installing with windows in Detroit, we were handed a 13 window install for Thursday and Friday. We showed up Thursday Morning 8 am and was greeted by the Mrs. wearing NO clothes. Yea it gets better, we get started opening the holes when her husband walks out in a police uniform, and introduced himself. As we chatted about what was going to happen he lit a *lefty* and started puffing away!
lol I found this growing in the front yard of one of my projects.

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We were doing a fence last week and the neighbor's fence was held up by a humongous beach ball. Gotta give the beach ball props...it was doing a tough job and holding up pretty well.
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Once when I was 18 working with a small GC we were reroofing a church next to the high school.

oh my!!! the things those kids were doing in public
There had to have been some thing in the water in that town.
It wasn't only the high school kids, we saw adults playing turtle (earlier posted pic) in the front yard across from the church.
Even the preacher was a randy pervert.

HOW COME I never found any loose girls like those when I was in school??????????????
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Me cuffed with my face in the dirt at gun point....
H.O. knew we were going to be there, we had the key and alarm code. Knocked on the door, no answer. So we went in.
H.O. 15yr old daughter was upstairs. Guess she did'nt want to answer the door. She called 911 from the closet and told them 2 people broke in the house and were going to kill her.
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off the top of my head...couple jobs where people died and left big dead man spots on the flooring..

another job, a multimillionaire..who was a total kiss fanatic and had a whole room designated to them..mugs, dolls, albums, artwork by paul stanley...anything and everything kiss...we had a medallion made and inlaid it in the floor for him..

all i can come up with right now...sure theres more
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we had a lady buy a sunroom for her husband but he died before we finished it. I felt terrible for her.
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Doing a little side work for a property manager in the ghetto, some sort of splatter stain that had obviously been washed...didnt want to ask but i had a strange vibe going on the whole time i was there...im guessing it wasnt strawberry jam.
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Laying the subfloor on the first level of the 5 unit town house we are on... girls next door on the deck sunbathing... That sure was interesting.

We also used to have a guy in a powered wheel chair come up and ask for stuff for fire wood. He was just a young guy, 25 years old... maybe. Every day, he would stop by the site, despite the weather.. rain, cold, snow... always there. He got stuck in the mud once, and we had to help him out. Very interesting fellow, obviously had a mental disability, but very commited. We'd always send him on his way with a few of his tote bags full of wood scraps.
oh my god, that sounds like me with framing sites, i hope the lower section is not true


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