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I often wonder why and how we do it. I think we must have some sort of magical powers. We are handed huge structures that have been mishandled by brilliant people ( read idiots), horribly neglected exteriors and interiors, clients who watch lifestyles of the rich and famous, yet have the budgets of the poor and infamous. We often compete against contractors of dubious character ( read idiots) who will neglect to tell the client " oh taping the sheetrock is extra" or " did I say six weeks, sorry, I meant six years".

Yet we persevere year after year through the clients, employees, jobs, trucks, materials and suppliers from hell! Why do we do it? It sure isn't the money because the stacks of thousands often get reduced to stealing change out of the water bottle to buy a pack of smokes. We don't do it for the glory, more often the client seems so anxious to get you out of their house regardless of the fact you just added a half of house to their existing house in the time it took for their stupid architect to draw and get the prints approved. But of course he'll brag that he" built that" ~ while pointing to your project~ Not only that, once you touch it you own it and all of the neighbors homes too. A tree crashes through the neighbors house and you were doing a basement remodel... your fault.

I don't know if there is a heaven when we die, but I hope it has a contractor service entrance, but knowing our luck it will have the same service as the home depot's.
 

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wow dude you doing alright there?
 

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We're puppets. Punchlist is just a puppet who can see the strings.
 

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Someone needs a vacation:whistling:laughing:
 

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puppets?

Puppets? I represent that remark! :blink::blink: lol. It isn't bad. life is good I love this business, sure I hate it sometimes but there is nothing better in the world than being out on the second floor deck of a house in the spring or the fall after you ripped off the roof. getting ready to frame up the barn dormer. breakin each others balls and feeling like your are doing something productive. I wouldn't want to do anything else, beside the whole Selma Hyack,tropical island thing.
 

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vacation? wtf is that, people still do those things? man I gotta get out more...:whistling
 

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There are days when I wish I could smash everything with a sledge and then there are days I want to give everyone a free vacation. Life I guess. Anyone who tells me they are happy every day every minute I slowly back up and run when they turn around, kind of like when someone boast how religious they are.:whistling
 

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8am this morning my phone rings. It was a client that I installed sod for a few weeks back. It died and they want a warranty replacement. Turns out they disabled the irrigation system because they didn't want a high water bill. It's all my fault and they demand a free replacement of the sod.

It ain't just carpentry that deals with stuff like that.
 

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I think every kind of job is a love hate thing. There's good and bad in everyone (job) I've had at least. But there's a bonus that keeps me doing what I do, it's sense of accomplishment and pride of work ("OK" two things). That's why there's a picture post here and people share pictures of there work. Fellow contractors know the good feeling of pride and accomplishment and post a "attaboy" or "looks good".

That's why I think we do it. On the other hand we could just be stupid. :laughing:
 

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bastardos!!!!!

8am this morning my phone rings. It was a client that I installed sod for a few weeks back. It died and they want a warranty replacement. Turns out they disabled the irrigation system because they didn't want a high water bill. It's all my fault and they demand a free replacement of the sod.

It ain't just carpentry that deals with stuff like that.
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WeEEEEEEEEE! sounds like fun=== NOT!:shutup::shutup::shutup::shutup::shutup::shutup:
 

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i can understand his thoughts about when your in the middle of something
hard/easy doesn't really matter,and you look up and see that blue sky/or rolling hills or a beautiful lake and you realise that if you weren't there you'd never see such things

alot of people are stuck in buildings all day,that would drive me crazy
 

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8am this morning my phone rings. It was a client that I installed sod for a few weeks back. It died and they want a warranty replacement. Turns out they disabled the irrigation system because they didn't want a high water bill. It's all my fault and they demand a free replacement of the sod.

It ain't just carpentry that deals with stuff like that.
I see ya got out of CT jail Bob. :clap:
 

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i can understand his thoughts about when your in the middle of something
hard/easy doesn't really matter,and you look up and see that blue sky/or rolling hills or a beautiful lake and you realize that if you weren't there you'd never see such things

alot of people are stuck in buildings all day,that would drive me crazy
I agree Tom, I spent many good years working near the ocean. Sometimes lucky enough to be beachfront or inland waterway.
There were times when I was beachfront and didn't look at the ocean for days. I realize now, that I took some things for granted.:sad:
 

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Yeah, at least I had ChainsawCharlie to keep me company.
 

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8am this morning my phone rings. It was a client that I installed sod for a few weeks back. It died and they want a warranty replacement. Turns out they disabled the irrigation system because they didn't want a high water bill. It's all my fault and they demand a free replacement of the sod.

It ain't just carpentry that deals with stuff like that.
To f'n bad. Grass need water to grow, you stop watering and it stops growing.
 

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Turns out they disabled the irrigation system because they didn't want a high water bill. It's all my fault and they demand a free replacement of the sod.
:blink::blink: How is this your fault?? they really expect a warranty on something that needs maintenance? Okay I just drained my oil out fo my truck and drove around a while, can't wait till morning when I call Ford and demand a replacement, I probably wont wait too long?:w00t::blink:
 

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It's my fault because they say it's my fault. I'm not too worried about it, I have a seperate contract for sod. It spells out real clear the fertilization, mowing, and watering requirements to get the 24 month warranty. They elected not to have me mow or fertilize, and they shut off the irrigation system. Not my problem.
 

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Is it really dead dead?

If they irrigated it now, would it rejuvenate? Maybe they have a second chance.

Glad to hear you have a real contract that protects you. :thumbsup:
 
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