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Old 07-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #6571
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Along those lines...

In my lack of ability to perform, reason, justify, and react, I'll also share this little ditty.

Yesterday I drove into a convenience store and drove up to the front of the store to go inside. It wasn't my original intention to take my truck into the store. However!

I started to get out without placing the transmission into park and of course the engine dynamics caused the truck to creep forward slightly. I have no idea what the hell I was thinking.

Realizing immediately that the truck was unintentionally moving forward I slammed my foot on the brake pedal. Well chit! My foot slipped off of the brake pedal and sent the accelerator pedal smashing to the floorboard.

That (stupid-truck) jumped over a seven inch concrete curb and didn't stop until (it) had smashed into the building. HOLY CRAP!!!

I drive a 3/4 van that weighs-in at a little over 8400 pounds as it sits.

I missed crashing through the two glass doors by about eighteen inches.

Just my luck the owner was working and he was there to see it all happening. When the police arrived I told the cop that I thought the business needed a new drive-thru lane anyway and I was just encouraging them to build one. The cop laughed but the owner didn't think I was very funny. Hell, the guy has no sense of humor I guess.

Don't tell anyone about this because I am embarrassed over the incident and don't want too many people to know about it.

Seems that these days I am only working to pay medical co-pays, insurance premiums, and buy gasoline.

Whoops I almost forgot. The building has only recently been given a new face lift and it is all very nice...was all very nice.


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Hmmmm...I think that qualifies as a defnite "OOOOOOOOPPSSS!!!"
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #6573
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To the tenth power.

Actually the building face is EFIS which is a cheap stucco-like product applied over (of all things) Styrofoam. So basically the Styrofoam caved. I don't see any structural damage at all. But hey..."Whoops there goes another insurance premium increase."
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Cheeze and crackers Bud, that was close, you may as well just join the club, you have already met the requirements. Now about that 16 hour job, do you know it took me almost a month to install the porcelain in our kitchen and it is only 12X14? Well I did have to go under the house and do some work and the floor was bad out of level but for crying out loud, a month. As matter a fact you are the one who told me how to do it and I still appreciate it Bud.

Now I have started tearing out our tub and installing a shower and a half bath, this should last me until late fall if I am lucky.
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Only until late fall? What's the rush Jim?
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I'm glad you're alright Bud! That must have been scary.

The 'drive-in" idea was pretty funny.
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We are pleased to announce that the official winner of this week's Cocobolo Crusher Contest is none other than - drum roll please - Bud Cline Tile Contracting!!!

A giant round of applause from everyone please for the winner of this closely contested battle!
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I must say it has been a real treat to have some proper summer weather here, all thanks to Squid of course.

Good time for staining things, as the wood is good and dry and the stain itself dries in mere minutes, instead of mere days as it did in June.

There is to be a screen in front of the propane tanks/fire pump deck, and these are the initial strips that I cut up.
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The missus has one yellow gladioli in bloom, but it is horizontal. I put a stake in the ground for her this morning, but I see she still hasn't got around to tying it up yet...tut, tut...I will have to have a word in her delicate little ear.
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I brought back what is to be the last of the pavers for the J garden from Coombs yesterday, and after supper this evening I did get around to getting them up the bank and close to the tile saw. Some of them will need trimming so that they will go around a curved pathway.
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Notice that the top red one is broken. That's the second one of those that has pulled that stunt. I guess I can still use it as a trimmed paver.

But wouldn't you know it, no sooner do I bring the pavers up to the tile saw than I spot a pile that I didn't even know I had.

I think Jim refers to this as old timers.

So now there are an extra 14 pavers, which means I can make a longer pathway, which means I will need to dig up a few more wheel barrow loads of sand, which means more work.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you very much, thank you, I appreciate it, thank you, thank you, please sit down now, thank you, your response is overwhelming, thank you very much.

Just let me say that I will be in the lobby to sign autographs and sell T-shirts in about fifteen minutes. Thanks for being here. Cash-only on the T-shirt sales.

Thank you!
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Thank you, thank you, thank you very much, thank you, I appreciate it, thank you, thank you, please sit down now, thank you, your response is overwhelming, thank you very much.

Just let me say that I will be in the lobby to sign autographs and sell T-shirts in about fifteen minutes. Thanks for being here. Cash-only on the T-shirt sales.

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Hahahahaha! We love that one, don't we Jim!

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