Jersey Thread - Off Topic (Non Trade) - Contractor Talk

Jersey Thread

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-18-2018, 10:03 AM   #1
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 6,843
Rewards Points: 10,678

Jersey Thread


I was at my in-laws place yesterday and my MIL likes to paint little mantras around the house. Little things to muse on or what have you. Yesterday I noticed she had put, "Be Grateful" over by the window looking out onto the back yard.
We agreed that you actually do have to work at being grateful, and really remind yourself of what you've got.

Here's my attempt at being grateful, working in Jersey style.

First, I'm so so so grateful for my decision to stay late on Wednesday and wrap up the Edgewater job so that I didn't have to go in on Thursday. If I had gone in on Thursday, I'd have done it from 9-1, which would have put me squarely in the crosshairs of Snowpocalypse 2018.
Man alive, I hope y'all survived that ok. The ****show record that I heard was my wife's coworker who sat in 2 hours of traffic to go from Fairfield to..... Fairfield. Damn man.
Overall time high score that I heard of goes to my sister in law who left a conference in AC at about noon, headed to Blairstown, but ended up stranded in Morristown at 9pm, unable to go any farther.
Glad I missed out on that insanity.

Secondly, I have one last job to do for a guy this month before the holiday, then I'm wrapped for November, retreating indoors to work on my own place to get ready for some folks we're taking in. Long story. Oy.
Here's the grateful part. After doing that Edgewater job, I am so so so grateful that this one will be in the burbs. Working in Florham Park on Monday. Cul-de-sac. Driveway. Garage to set up in so I can cut out of the rain.
I mean, I'd have gone back to West New York or whatever, but man am I grateful I don't have to.


Anyway, hope all my Jersey guys can find something to be grateful for this coming week and finish the short week strong before Turkey Time.
Easy Gibson is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   

Advertisement

 

Old 11-18-2018, 10:21 AM   #2
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,343
Rewards Points: 2,006

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Easy Gibson View Post
I was at my in-laws place yesterday and my MIL likes to paint little mantras around the house. Little things to muse on or what have you. Yesterday I noticed she had put, "Be Grateful" over by the window looking out onto the back yard.
We agreed that you actually do have to work at being grateful, and really remind yourself of what you've got.

Here's my attempt at being grateful, working in Jersey style.

First, I'm so so so grateful for my decision to stay late on Wednesday and wrap up the Edgewater job so that I didn't have to go in on Thursday. If I had gone in on Thursday, I'd have done it from 9-1, which would have put me squarely in the crosshairs of Snowpocalypse 2018.
Man alive, I hope y'all survived that ok. The ****show record that I heard was my wife's coworker who sat in 2 hours of traffic to go from Fairfield to..... Fairfield. Damn man.
Overall time high score that I heard of goes to my sister in law who left a conference in AC at about noon, headed to Blairstown, but ended up stranded in Morristown at 9pm, unable to go any farther.
Glad I missed out on that insanity.

Secondly, I have one last job to do for a guy this month before the holiday, then I'm wrapped for November, retreating indoors to work on my own place to get ready for some folks we're taking in. Long story. Oy.
Here's the grateful part. After doing that Edgewater job, I am so so so grateful that this one will be in the burbs. Working in Florham Park on Monday. Cul-de-sac. Driveway. Garage to set up in so I can cut out of the rain.
I mean, I'd have gone back to West New York or whatever, but man am I grateful I don't have to.


Anyway, hope all my Jersey guys can find something to be grateful for this coming week and finish the short week strong before Turkey Time.
Looks like I’m going to be working thanksgiving day. I’m grateful for that.

Advertisement

Big Johnson is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 12:17 PM   #3
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 5,318
Rewards Points: 686

Re: Jersey Thread


Easy, your town had the best roads anywhere in my travels. Even up the main st hill, 46 was closed so up I went could not believe I could see blacktop

rrk is offline  
   
 
Old 11-18-2018, 06:20 PM   #4
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 6,843
Rewards Points: 10,678

Re: Jersey Thread


DPW here is solid. Eventually Wooton and Main both had to be closed, but they were open later at night.

Something about that snow made it very bad conditions, even in places I saw brining happening.
Easy Gibson is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 07:26 PM   #5
Pro
 
Big Johnson's Avatar
 
Trade: Contractor Grunt
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Michigan
Posts: 3,343
Rewards Points: 2,006

Re: Jersey Thread


Guess I’m taking TG off after all. Oh well, I’ll still work Friday Saturday and Sunday..
Big Johnson is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 07:31 PM   #6
Pro
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/ Interior & Exterior Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 9,082
Rewards Points: 10,756

Re: Jersey Thread


I'm beyond backed up with work and blew my shoulder out. Struggling to put the truck in gear much less all the crap I have to do.
Can't lift above my waist and I have a bath, an attic, a kitchen, a few doors, few windows, rock, spackle, trim and paint..
.hoping I bounce back with some rest.
Tom M is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 09:17 PM   #7
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 6,843
Rewards Points: 10,678

Re: Jersey Thread


This right here is how I weasel my way in to people's circles.

Holler at me if you need help with punchlist stuff or paint, especially if it's anything west of the Turnpike.
Easy Gibson is offline  
Old 11-18-2018, 09:21 PM   #8
Pro
 
Tom M's Avatar
 
Trade: GC/ Interior & Exterior Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bergen County, NJ
Posts: 9,082
Rewards Points: 10,756

Re: Jersey Thread


Okay thanks for offer
Tom M is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 05:23 AM   #9
Pro
 
MarkJames's Avatar
 
Trade: Handyman Services
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 7,924
Rewards Points: 17,773

Re: Jersey Thread


Cool, but my calendar says Wednesday just started.

I think it was a dream and you're not done. Get back to work.

Last edited by MarkJames; 11-21-2018 at 07:37 AM.
MarkJames is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 02:07 PM   #10
Head Grunt
 
Tashler's Avatar
 
Trade: carpentry
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 148
Rewards Points: 227

Re: Jersey Thread


Wooten and Main? Had me stumped for a minute. Didn't know they had those in Jersey City.
Then I saw that you moved to Boonton. Welcome to the burbs.
What made you move up here?
Tashler is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 03:07 PM   #11
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 5,318
Rewards Points: 686

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashler View Post
Wooten and Main? Had me stumped for a minute. Didn't know they had those in Jersey City.
Then I saw that you moved to Boonton. Welcome to the burbs.
What made you move up here?
Reality
rrk is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 04:08 PM   #12
Pro
 
TimNJ's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,743
Rewards Points: 3,920

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by rrk View Post
Easy, your town had the best roads anywhere in my travels. Even up the main st hill, 46 was closed so up I went could not believe I could see blacktop

I think we have you beat down south here.

Today I'm driving on rte 206 and also rte 38 in burlco., and the hiway dept is spraying brine and it's not supposed to do anything until Sat afternoon and that's rain.
__________________
Trump-The "Con Man's" Con Man.
TimNJ is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TimNJ For This Useful Post:
rrk (11-21-2018)
Old 11-21-2018, 05:31 PM   #13
General Contractor
 
greg24k's Avatar
 
Trade: New Home Construction-Additions-Remodeling
Join Date: May 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,364
Rewards Points: 7,802

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by TimNJ View Post
I think we have you beat down south here.

Today I'm driving on rte 206 and also rte 38 in burlco., and the hiway dept is spraying brine and it's not supposed to do anything until Sat afternoon and that's rain.
I hope you feel better Tim

As 206 goes, I hate that fk road, one lane and if you get stuck behind someone slow you be there forever.
__________________
I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!
greg24k is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 05:37 PM   #14
Pro
 
rrk's Avatar
 
Trade: remodeling
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: new jersey
Posts: 5,318
Rewards Points: 686

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by greg24k View Post
I hope you feel better Tim

As 206 goes, I hate that fk road, one lane and if you get stuck behind someone slow you be there forever.
I'm at the north end of 206, I sometimes get stuck behind hay wagons
rrk is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to rrk For This Useful Post:
greg24k (11-22-2018)
Old 11-21-2018, 09:00 PM   #15
Punching above his weight
 
Easy Gibson's Avatar
 
Trade: Gun for hire.
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Best seat at the table
Posts: 6,843
Rewards Points: 10,678

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashler View Post
Wooten and Main? Had me stumped for a minute. Didn't know they had those in Jersey City.
Then I saw that you moved to Boonton. Welcome to the burbs.
What made you move up here?
You in town?

We moved due to a confluence of circumstances. Neither of us had anything to do with NYC work wise anymore, so the commute didn't make any sense at all.
Once the kid came around we were out of space. Jersey City doesn't have enough inventory for 3-bedrooms, so the ones that are there are stupid expensive. Even if I had it, I don't know that I could bring myself to pay 7 figures for 700 square feet.

Boonton was the intersection of reasonable commutes, walkable downtown, funk, and good looking houses, while still being reasonably close to our parents/siblings.
Boonton is a real good seat at the table. See board title for confirmation.
Easy Gibson is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 10:00 PM   #16
Head Grunt
 
Tashler's Avatar
 
Trade: carpentry
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 148
Rewards Points: 227

Re: Jersey Thread


I'm in Wanaque, not very far. About 20 minutes.
Tashler is offline  
Old 11-21-2018, 11:13 PM   #17
Pro
 
rblakes1's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeling
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 1,191
Rewards Points: 2,496

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by greg24k View Post
I hope you feel better Tim

As 206 goes, I hate that fk road, one lane and if you get stuck behind someone slow you be there forever.
Have you ever gotten to enjoy the drive from the Somerville circle down thru Princeton? That'll put you into a nice, murderous rage.


Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
rblakes1 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to rblakes1 For This Useful Post:
greg24k (11-22-2018)
Old 11-21-2018, 11:17 PM   #18
Pro
 
TimNJ's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,743
Rewards Points: 3,920

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by greg24k View Post
I hope you feel better Tim

As 206 goes, I hate that fk road, one lane and if you get stuck behind someone slow you be there forever.
You got that right.
We go to Vincentown Diner and the traffic at rush hour backs up at least a mile where the road goes from 4 to 2 lanes.
__________________
Trump-The "Con Man's" Con Man.
TimNJ is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to TimNJ For This Useful Post:
greg24k (11-22-2018)
Old 11-21-2018, 11:18 PM   #19
Pro
 
TimNJ's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,743
Rewards Points: 3,920

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by rblakes1 View Post
Have you ever gotten to enjoy the drive from the Somerville circle down thru Princeton? That'll put you into a nice, murderous rage.


Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
Oh yeah.
I've done that drive years ago and oh happy day when I stopped.
__________________
Trump-The "Con Man's" Con Man.
TimNJ is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TimNJ For This Useful Post:
greg24k (11-22-2018), rblakes1 (11-21-2018)
Old 11-21-2018, 11:19 PM   #20
Pro
 
TimNJ's Avatar
 
Trade: Remodeler
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 5,743
Rewards Points: 3,920

Re: Jersey Thread


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tashler View Post
I'm in Wanaque, not very far. About 20 minutes.
Where that hospital is?

Advertisement

__________________
Trump-The "Con Man's" Con Man.
TimNJ is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radient heat system control questions and thread sealent for glycol. RedBaronww1 Plumbing 0 09-25-2016 12:34 PM
Favorite suppliers in Portland, OR Golden view General Discussion 13 10-26-2014 02:23 PM
Looking for good books on construction sapple89 General Discussion 4 09-19-2014 10:21 AM
New to the site form jersey Donnie D. New Member Introductions 5 02-27-2013 10:39 AM
Introduction from New Jersey ACG New Member Introductions 7 10-20-2012 06:06 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?