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Old 10-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #16
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Crawdads is just little lobsters.

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One of them there mods done gone and removed some of our posts though
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:48 PM   #18
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le déménageur message a bloqué à nouveau bing sez "the message mover has blocked again"
One of the moderators has removed some of our posts. bing sez is, L'un des modérateurs a supprimé certains de nos postes.
One of them there mods done gone and removed some of our posts though, bing sputtered and said it don't do provinciale.

I thought the thread got shorter, for a while posts were comung so quickly I couldn't keep up. I don't remember what you posted, I'm in another Hi-jacked thread where OP got snippy with allthumbs for guessing and told him to act professional. haven't heard from that OP either. I get the two threads confused. What do we need moderators for, we can take care of those tossers.


Glad you're back Mike, these furriners and Yankees is tearin' up the Muricun language like a buzzard on road kill. At least one of um never heard of chicken fried steak, one of um might put cheese curds on French fries and gravy but won't eat mud bugs. Hepp me teach um how to eat and tok right.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:51 PM   #19
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OP's roofing contractor story was interesting. Too bad you all are bent on hijacking it!
Hope OP comes back will more of the story.
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Missouri, 6M people and fewer last names than Kentucky.
Unlike some states that will remain unnamed where the family trees have no branches?

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Not sure if you were just venting or had a question or two?
It's a tale of woe. But unlike some tales of woe that just leave the reader going, "Why don't these miserable b******s just end it already." there are lessons in this one. Or reinforcements for those who have learned those lessons before. Or amusement for the peanut gallery. Or an opportunity for the sarcastic to practice their craft.

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Maybe if you'd hired one[a contractor] instead of a door to door solicitor, you'd have your 24' rafters with scrolls on the ends, properly decked roof, and a driveway swept clean.
In another life/time/world I would buy a different house. But it's nice to see that you've taken my Lesson #2 to heart. Glad to be of service.

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You do realize where you are don't you?
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  • Missouri?
  • In a pickle?
  • A Do It Yourself chatroom where we are: 1) chatting and 2) I'm getting there.
  • In the General Discussions section? Oh, I get it. I'm not a general.

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We've alraedy seen a few examples of your thought process.
At least I have them. Like some people and luck who, if the didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any at all.

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And rafters that are 'suspended" under decking are real easy to replace.
When I replaced the rafter previously I lifted the shingle tab and screwed through the next shingle and decking to attach the rafter. Sure, easy enough. But here I had new shingles going on and really didn't want to start off by drilling holes in them. It's a minor nit...but it's my minor nit. It just really didn't seem like that much to ask to: 1) carpentry, 2) shingle, 3) profit!.

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(yes, that would be the Mexicans)" right about here is where it got uninteresting.
Sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy routine. If "Mexican" makes you uninterested, you could be a... Mexican is a description, not a pejorative. I have seen the entire neighborhood reroofed and haven't seen a single crew made up of slavs or norsemen or whatever.
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OP's roofing contractor story was interesting. Too bad you all are bent on hijacking it!
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OP's roofing contractor story was interesting. Too bad you all are bent on hijacking it!
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Anyway, the job is circling the.........

Wait a minute. Going to backtrack here.

Dear notmrjohn;

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I take it from the use of "solicitor" you come from somewhere up north, eh? You have Mike Holmes. I love his shows. But he's wrong about doing due diligence on a contractor will make all your problems go away. (He's not real strong in the nuance department) Because even ON HIS SHOW, the homeowners will go, 'But we did the research. We got the references. We did the background check and we're still on Mike's show.'

One of my co-workers hired one of the biggest roofers in the area some time back. Been here forever. TV commercials and everything. They put new shingles on a rotten deck. My co-worker paid top dollar for a ten year roof.

Going for a so-called 'reputable' contractor is not a guarantee they will make it right. It may improve your chances, but that's all. My house is too small for the likes of a big contractor. With all the roofing going on around here, a big contractor would have just subbed my house out and I would have had even less control that I did. Nondescript house in a nondescript neighborhood and no in house legal department to ensure compliance. (and yeah, there are lawyers involved in this tale of woe)

My father had good luck with his roof. But his roof was simple (1 strip it, 2 shingle it, 3 profit). I was thinking I might contact him about what we have left but he is already a no show for my sister's house.

Sorry notmrjohn. Your comment is not supported by the evidence.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #24
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"Meh." squared.
"story was interesting" if you like rereading the same 'best seller' over and over. Or watching re-runs of Mike Holmes, who ever he is, apparently some day time TV guy who has the same kinda show over and over.


"fewer last names..." "the family trees have no branches?" If A=B, then B=A. But then re-run addicts don't quite grasp redundancy.
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"It's a tale of woe. " We felt that alright. Its exactly like those 'tales that leave the reader going, "Why don't these miserable b******s just end it already." ' (And I am an expert in verbosity, ask anyone, check my proudly earned membership status. At least I wait til someone has given their opinion or advice, or give my own, or finish the lesson before I circumlocute down the prolix path thru the loquacious verbiage and gratuitous garrulousness.)


“Maybe if you'd hired one..” I stand by the statement.


“In the General Discussions section?” You hit the nail on the head. The section where many responders are the people you are not a fan of.


“ ...examples of your thought process”. “At least I have them.” That's to be determined, you're the one with the tale of woe and despair. Which seems to have been inspired by a lack of thought concerning caveats of which you say you were aware at the genesis.



And regarding thought, “suspended” rafters, think about it...... Rafters support decking, decking does not support rafters. As for chronological procedure, At the risk of being redundant, “reputable contractor,” written contract specifying work to be done, order of procedure, materials to be used. Being on site when work starts and is being done. Asking questions and stopping work when it is not being done to your satisfaction.


“TV commercials and everything.” Everyone knows the way to judge any business in by size of Yellow Page ad.. if they can afford a full page they must be reputable.


“...house is too small for the likes of a big contractor. With all the roofing going on around here, a big contractor would have just subbed my house out...” Big contractors take small jobs, small contractors take big jobs.. Size of company is no sign of anything but size. Of course a “big” contractor will get out from behind desk, change suit for overalls and climb up on roof.


“Your comment is not supported by the evidence” Well, yes it is, actually. The only ”evidence” you've presented is of people who were aware of all warnings, but did not do sufficient homework.


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“If "Mexican" makes you uninterested, you could be a... Mexican” Yes, I may. I am more than uninterested, I am offended. “Mexican is a description, not a pejorative.” Mexican is a description of people who are residents and/or citizens of Mexico. Using the term for people of whose residency, citizenship, country of origin, you have no knowledge, whose ancestors may have been residents and citizens of the US long B4 your's even heard of America is pejorative, derogatory and just plain ignorant.. Substitute any nationality or ethnicity, another job description. “that'd be the Blacks,” the Indians, the Irish, the Poles, the Swedes.. Got a loan from the bankers and contract checked by lawyers, that'd be the Jews.. Hispanics have moved into the trades and are as proficient as any one.
Its too bad they moved up from just digging ditches and toting loads and have taken the decent jobs from the Nordic Aryan blooded real Americans.
America for Americans...... from Ellesmere Island to Tierra del Fuego!

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I'm sorry your vocabulary is so deficient to misconstrue “door-to-door solicitor” we use the term down here in the benighted South frequently...Its a perfectly normal red, white, and true blue blooded American term
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...or#solicitor_4
I do not “have" Mike Holmes, as I said I never heard of him.


Do you read the responses? Do you look at the info under the user names? Have you glanced at a profile to see what the responders location, profession might be, that they might have a few days experience or some knowledge about anything? Because we now come to the truly offensive part.


“you come from somewhere up north”
My seconds shall call upon you in the evening, sir..I fully realize such comments are to be expected from a resident of a vacillating border state. None the less I can not allow such a slur to stand without the appropriate response. Should I fall in my effort to expunge this disgraceful blot upon my escutcheon, you may expect challenges from those who resent your attempt to associate me with them in their frozen waste land of cheese curds and syrup coated pucks.
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Well actually NotMrJohn, We`d be proud to call you a Canuck. However, I myself have never had poutine on my chips...vinegar only...its delicious

Pure Canadian maple syrup.. nothing finer just not on a puck
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Vinegar or gravy on fries, no ketchup, nasty stuff ketchup.
Ever had a Texas Stack? Plate size pancake, big sausage patty on that, nother flap jack, bacon on that, flap jack, link sausages on that, alternate till tall enough. Some folks put a fried eggs, other meats in stack, I put eggs on top, cause i don't like syrup on egg but like runny yolk soaked into pancakes. Cause after its high enuff and butter is running down sides you pour a few gallons of Maple syrup on it all. Don't tell none the other Southrons, but I cannot stand sorghum molasses.

I 'member in my Hi-Skool days, minor league hockey came to our Texas Panhandle town. At first everone bought seats mid rink, thinkin it was like the 50yd line, then we all moved to the ends. After a few folks got conked and lost teeth, we learned to keep eyes on puck and duck. Some of us even learned about offsides and not to leave after the second half. Players all had funny names; Lee Richeliu, the Champ of Elyeees; the goalie, Antoin, on net. Some of us tried to learn to skate, but we were too loose to track. some Canadians learned what chicken fried steak was, but couldn't eat it, being edentate and all. man, one of the few thinks tougher than some chicken fried steaks is a frozen puck.

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