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Old 02-11-2019, 08:09 PM   #21
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Exactly. If I had another job I needed to get to & those small items were still on another job, I'd buy new pans & brushes & get my ass to work instead of using it as an excuse to not work.
This is exactly why I have so many painting supplies. Well, not because they get locked away. But because I tend to forget to bring them to the job, and since I live in BFE, it's more effective to run to the store and buy more rollers/covers, brushes etc.

I also own three drywall t-squares for just this reason.

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Old 02-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #22
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This is exactly why I have so many painting supplies. Well, not because they get locked away. But because I tend to forget to bring them to the job, and since I live in BFE, it's more effective to run to the store and buy more rollers/covers, brushes etc.

I also own three drywall t-squares for just this reason.

On more than one occasion I have told the ole lady I'm leaving a job, had to clean out a brush from decking oil... So the question came up in my brain, "Do I stay the extra 5 minutes to clean this out or do I just say f-it and take off." 9 times out of 10 I'll pay 15 bucks for another brush rather than have the wife pissed off that I got caught up in traffic because I didn't leave when I said I would.
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On more than one occasion I have told the ole lady I'm leaving a job, had to clean out a brush from decking oil... So the question came up in my brain, "Do I stay the extra 5 minutes to clean this out or do I just say f-it and take off." 9 times out of 10 I'll pay 15 bucks for another brush rather than have the wife pissed off that I got caught up in traffic because I didn't leave when I said I would.
Talk about weighing your pro's and con's...
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You have to figure this kind of nonsense in your bid.
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That's kinda dick.

Dude obviously does his thing to his customers satisfaction... Staying busy.

Hell, just today I called an audible because my Dad needed a ride to Tampa to go pick something up in my truck. I love my Dad but I'll be damned if he's driving my truck with a trailer.

Just means I'll have a couple late days this week. We all get to do that, if his wife makes it so he can take a week off... Seems he's the smartest one here
I thought the way Sean Hannity kisses Trumps ass was nauseating......
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I thought the way Sean Hannity kisses Trumps ass was nauseating......
Lemme know when Trump does for Hannity my wife does for me...
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Lemme know when Trump does for Hannity my wife does for me...
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Lemme know when Trump does for Hannity my wife does for me...
I was referring to Easy not your wife.
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I'm totally fine with this turning into wife shoutout thread.

Shouts to my wife for being cool.
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I'm totally fine with this turning into wife shoutout thread.

Shouts to my wife for being cool.
Pretty solid turn of events actually. Just to summarize...

It started goofing off.
Got serious.
Turned into a who's who of wives.
People start touting wives being cooler than Hannity...
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This is exactly why I have so many painting supplies. Well, not because they get locked away. But because I tend to forget to bring them to the job, and since I live in BFE, it's more effective to run to the store and buy more rollers/covers, brushes etc.

I also own three drywall t-squares for just this reason.

I ended up with a brand new dewalt 20 volt 4" grinder & new drill this weekend because we had a key break off in a lock in the middle of BFE. We took a group of disabled hunters snow goose hunting in the MO boothill. Didn't take any tools to solve problems, so I sent one of our volunteers to Arkansas to buy a grinder kit. Nope, tool only, so he bought me a new drill with 2 batteries as well because it was $99 & a battery & charger was $80.

I'm glad we had it, because the next day we had a wheel bearing go out on the trailer we were pulling & seized the races to the spindle. Grinder made short work of those races.

I get more new tools this way
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I'm totally fine with this turning into wife shoutout thread.

Shouts to my wife for being cool.


I was able to make the jump from school teacher to GC because of the support, encouragement, and bringing home the bacon of my wife.

I married up.


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I just want to chime in and say I ALWAYS leave tools on site. They've gotten stolen, and I've changed my mind about where I'm working the next day so I had to make a special trip to get them. It continues to bite me, and yet I promise, I won't change.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #34
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I was able to make the jump from school teacher to GC because of the support, encouragement, and bringing home the bacon of my wife.

I married up.


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We started out so young that nobody was bringing home bacon at all.

I did the thing when she was changing jobs within her industry. She did the thing when I wanted to strike out on my own. Somewhere in there she turned into one of the greatest minds in her industry. My plan from now on is to just stay on her good side.
More coffee, madame?
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We started out so young that nobody was bringing home bacon at all.



I did the thing when she was changing jobs within her industry. She did the thing when I wanted to strike out on my own. Somewhere in there she turned into one of the greatest minds in her industry. My plan from now on is to just stay on her good side.

More coffee, madame?


What is her specialty?


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I don't even know.
She works in the textile industry, but that's almost irrelevant.
Her genius is in identifying weak points in systems and correcting them.
Also, she was trained by the best in the business in customer service, and is the epitome of follow up protocol.
I have no idea where this all came from, but she's an unstoppable force.
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Since we're making this about our wives I'll ring that doorbell.

For now I'm better off for pay but that fluctuates and hers is ALWAYS steady. The woman is like a rock, wakes up does her thing, self disciplined as hell. She works from home so she has to be able to make sure she is getting work done during work hours or family suffers. Everyday always works her own schedule and doesn't change it.

And she deals with me. If I decide I would rather be fishing but means I have to work Saturday... She's cool with that.
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Now let's make fun of our wives....

Snow and ice forecast for today. Nothing doing at 7. Still nothing at 8. School got closed the night before, so at least one of us is staying home.
"Work from home, " I say.
"No, it's not snowing, I'm going in. Blah blah blah leadership professionalism, responsibility, or something. "
"Look at the sky!"

Now my kid and I are watching Cars and drinking tea while she's stuck in snow traffic.
Gotta know when to fold em, honey. When life gives you a reprieve, you take it!
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Daycare is closed, my wife's work is closed, I was going to go back to my in laws to finish painting but I'm sure Hunterdon got it worse than we did. I'll find something to work on around the house today

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Now let's make fun of our wives....

Snow and ice forecast for today. Nothing doing at 7. Still nothing at 8. School got closed the night before, so at least one of us is staying home.
"Work from home, " I say.
"No, it's not snowing, I'm going in. Blah blah blah leadership professionalism, responsibility, or something. "
"Look at the sky!"

Now my kid and I are watching Cars and drinking tea while she's stuck in snow traffic.
Gotta know when to fold em, honey. When life gives you a reprieve, you take it!
My wife has an uncanny ability to feel math and logic.

"I feel like if you turn here it'll be faster"
"I feel like we didn't get as many oranges"
"I feel like that's not going to fit on that wall"

My math was more stubborn than her feelings.

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