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Forum: General Discussion 03-14-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,147
Posted By Live_oak
The GC on the job is responsible for the overall...

The GC on the job is responsible for the overall site conditions. In the absence of a true GC, with the homeowner acting as one and not knowing what that means, it means that no one will own the...
Forum: Remodeling 03-10-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,171
Posted By Live_oak
I helped a girlfriend do an entire bathroom off...

I helped a girlfriend do an entire bathroom off of Craigslist finds. And I've never had any issue either buying or selling anything. I've picked up a $30 cedar chest in a working class section of...
Forum: Remodeling 03-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,171
Posted By Live_oak
Start down that road and we'll see you on...

Start down that road and we'll see you on Hoarders! (I oughta know, as I have a garage so full of "too cool to trash" that no car fits into it.)
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,206
Posted By Live_oak
I'm just too damn old. I don't even know what a...

I'm just too damn old. I don't even know what a "bitcoin" IS. And now it's already gone. I feel like my grandma. "Back in my day, we used REAL money. The kind we buried out back in mason jars."
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 02-24-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,604
Posted By Live_oak
Done. But I didn't appreciate the hijack...

Done.

But I didn't appreciate the hijack that wouldn't let me proceed without doing it. Just like I don't appreciate the popup blurbo suggesting I use the mobile app when I access with a...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,946
Posted By Live_oak
I want a TARDIS phone. Bigger on the inside than...

I want a TARDIS phone. Bigger on the inside than out. :) I don't want a giant tablet type phone to carry everywhere. It's got to be small enough to fit in a jeans pocket easily. But it's got...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-12-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,061
Posted By Live_oak
Um, KAP, how do you feel about polygamy?...

Um, KAP, how do you feel about polygamy? :whistling Thems some fabulous treats for your lady that you have thought about. I'm low maintenance, but damn, I'm not no maintenance! Just one of those...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-08-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,061
Posted By Live_oak
I would just like to come home to a house that I...

I would just like to come home to a house that I didn't have to clean (housekeeping service) and a meal that's edible that I didn't have to cook (catered dinner?) and someone that would rub my feet...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,913
Posted By Live_oak
You're the GC. You set the tone and the...

You're the GC. You set the tone and the parameters for behavior. You're not their friend (at work). You're their boss. If you want certain behaviors from them, or for certain behaviors to cease,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 02-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,744
Posted By Live_oak
GSD's are super smart as you said, so have a plan...

GSD's are super smart as you said, so have a plan in place to channel that to constructive channels or it could result acting out from boredom. As far as getting along with the kids, just have the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-30-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 52,769
Posted By Live_oak
People who would rather finance a poorly designed...

People who would rather finance a poorly designed and lesser quality project through Home Cheapo than buy something better (and cheaper) outright. If they are that strapped on cash, why are they...
Forum: General Discussion 01-28-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,386
Posted By Live_oak
You have to have a pipeline to get you through...

You have to have a pipeline to get you through the slow months. Did an estimate back in September? Call them up and tell them that you have a slow month, so you can fit them in, and you'll give...
Forum: General Discussion 01-24-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,872
Posted By Live_oak
This isn't about a lack of trust, or, it wasn't...

This isn't about a lack of trust, or, it wasn't until yu blew off taking care of the customer. She wanted to come home to a completed counter that was only waiting on the caulk to cure to be used. ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,073
Posted By Live_oak
I can carve a block of Velveeta. Will that...

I can carve a block of Velveeta. Will that count? :laughing:
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,917
Posted By Live_oak
I sold shoes to put myself through college, so I...

I sold shoes to put myself through college, so I have a bit of experience dealing with the issue on the other side of the equation.

First, address the bacteria present on your feet. You don't...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,797
Posted By Live_oak
Anyone who likes The Floyd should try to see The...

Anyone who likes The Floyd should try to see The Machine (http://www.themachinelive.com/) in concert at least once. THE best Floyd tribute band in existence----without the crowds that were at a real...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,097
Posted By Live_oak
:mad: Sometimes the real truck turns out to be...

:mad: Sometimes the real truck turns out to be worse than a fake though.

We'd been looking for a 71 El Camino for a while and one came onto Craigslist while hubby was out of town. So, I'm a...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 01-15-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Live_oak
I think it's probably a pretty good personal...

I think it's probably a pretty good personal mission statement. For a company though, not so much.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-13-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,286
Posted By Live_oak
What kind of thermos do you have? Are you...

What kind of thermos do you have? Are you getting the soup hot enough before capping the lid? Then put it in an lunch cooler? Nothing beats hot and spicy soup when it's cold. Had some great tom...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,115
Posted By Live_oak
Personally, I wouldn't want a lot of people...

Personally, I wouldn't want a lot of people traipsing through my home either. But, this is something that I cover with all of my customers at point of sale. I always tell them I'm going to...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,968
Posted By Live_oak
There's nothing uglier than beautiful wood...

There's nothing uglier than beautiful wood covered up with white paint just because it's trendy. Step away from the Houzz account and take a look at the quality of the materials involved and the...
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,333
Posted By Live_oak
Explain to the HO that the laws of physics...

Explain to the HO that the laws of physics prohibit that look outside of certain temperate climates.:blink: He wants a CA industrial modern house, then he has to move to somewhere with CA weather.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-31-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,614
Posted By Live_oak
I've taken to doing a "basic" price that hits...

I've taken to doing a "basic" price that hits their budget numbers, and then the "dream" price that hits their wants. The sale usually ends up being lower than the dream, but higher than their...
Forum: General Discussion 12-30-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,591
Posted By Live_oak
I'm going to focus on better communication with...

I'm going to focus on better communication with clients, in the hopes that they'll communicate better with me. I hate treating anyone like a first grader, but I think that many clients are kinda...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-27-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,309
Posted By Live_oak
Man, that's freaking AWESOME!

Man, that's freaking AWESOME!
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