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Thread: The Lunatic Fringe (Part 2)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BumperMan View Post
    Where do those second stairs go.
    looks like to the lower level of the deck ... seems to be elevated quite a bit from the yard... lots of steps off the side and going into the back yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFRD_GRL View Post
    Today is a very MEH day. Work email isn't working.. Not the best of moods.. Frustrations with home builder (if anyone has any experience on this front would love to chat)...
    I'm happy to help if I can, but not sure how much help I would be .... I've built homes, but definitely have opinions that sometime differ from other builders, and I would not want to say anything to further stress your relationship with your builder.

    I'm not saying I would ... I just know if I put myself in the shoes of your builder, I'd want the same.

    Again, happy to help if I can...

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    really good tuokrow today ... entering 3rd week of regular gym routine after a very long hiatus ... was in a really good gym routine for 3-4 years and then let it slip away for about 2 years.

    already made some good progress toward strength and cardio ... feels good and hope I keep this trend going.

    soreness is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacotoy View Post
    ugh......

    i had something similar happen years ago with the taco, but i was able to cheat and cover it with some diamond plate. that one looks replacement worthy sadly. just go find a 5W/Goose Tailgate and no one will ever know.

    yeah, I think the tailgate is a loss cuz the whole skin is twisted . We'll see what their insurance says lol
    break, fix, repeat

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    I wanted/needed to mow this eve but the front yard is still to wet so the kayak is loaded and im headed to a pond.
    From the only state in the USA where O'dumbass failed to carry a single county. :hail:

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    Have I mentioned recently how much FedEx SUCKS!

    The excuse today was delayed because of weather, what, too sunny to krow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfecks View Post
    Have I mentioned recently how much FedEx SUCKS!

    The excuse today was delayed because of weather, what, too sunny to krow?
    I would love to use that for an excuse not to work. I don't mind working when the weather sucks. I mean, what else are ya gonna do anyway?

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    Not much in the way of successful fishing results this evening for some reason but it was still nice to get on the water.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    I'm not sure what happened but it seems like the latch failed. Trailer was for a 2" ball and that is a 2" ball. The U-Haul guy mentioned having a hard time getting it to latch but I double checked it and it seemed ok




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    So their equipment failed? That sucks. Were you using the safety pin? If so, and it still failed, I would be all up in their junk till they make it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepycrawler View Post
    Not much in the way of successful fishing results this evening for some reason but it was still nice to get on the water.


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    Looks peaceful

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    Quote Originally Posted by noahfecks View Post
    Have I mentioned recently how much FedEx SUCKS!

    The excuse today was delayed because of weather, what, too sunny to krow?
    UPS, USPS, DHL, etc aren't any better. There isn't a delivery sservice that is actually decent anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    really good tuokrow today ... entering 3rd week of regular gym routine after a very long hiatus ... was in a really good gym routine for 3-4 years and then let it slip away for about 2 years.

    already made some good progress toward strength and cardio ... feels good and hope I keep this trend going.

    soreness is good.
    Goodonya! Keep it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    I'm happy to help if I can, but not sure how much help I would be .... I've built homes, but definitely have opinions that sometime differ from other builders, and I would not want to say anything to further stress your relationship with your builder.

    I'm not saying I would ... I just know if I put myself in the shoes of your builder, I'd want the same.

    Again, happy to help if I can...
    Builder is using a particular contractor for flooring and countertops. Their bid seemed excessive. Got two other bids from third parties (found on Google). Builder's contractor has 62% and 74% markup based off those other two bids I got. Told builder. Their response was basically *pound sand*. To which I responded with, I expect full granite credit and flooring credit and want plywood installed. They are now (hopefully) trying to figure out a reasonable option, as they said they are *working on it*. Any outside insight is welcomed!
    Quote Originally Posted by creepycrawler View Post
    I would love to use that for an excuse not to work. I don't mind working when the weather sucks. I mean, what else are ya gonna do anyway?
    Right???
    Quote Originally Posted by creepycrawler View Post
    Not much in the way of successful fishing results this evening for some reason but it was still nice to get on the water.


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    That is gorgeous, very jealous. I want a kayak badly, but cannot get in or out of a boat yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    UPS, USPS, DHL, etc aren't any better. There isn't a delivery sservice that is actually decent anymore
    LOVE OnTrac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    really good tuokrow today ... entering 3rd week of regular gym routine after a very long hiatus ... was in a really good gym routine for 3-4 years and then let it slip away for about 2 years.

    already made some good progress toward strength and cardio ... feels good and hope I keep this trend going.

    soreness is good.
    Great job!!! It might not sounds like much but I've done 2 miles in two days of walking in the pool. Feeling pretty badass myself, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFRD_GRL View Post
    Great job!!! It might not sounds like much but I've done 2 miles in two days of walking in the pool. Feeling pretty badass myself, lol.

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    You are badass. No doubt about it.

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    I had to do my annual harassment/discrimination training today, this nation is fawked

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    Quote Originally Posted by creepycrawler View Post
    You are badass. No doubt about it.
    Thanks

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    This.

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    Went and visited a GF tonight. Her horse had a baby this morning. Love getting snuggles in with the little ones.

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    Happy day o' humpin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    That sucks beyond belief... I know since a similar thing happened to me with my boat about 5 years ago when the hitch latch popped loose and I messed up my tailgate (similar to yours) and held up traffic on Quebec @ 470 for a bit .... Nice dude in a jeep stopped and helped me lift it back on the ball.

    It was my 2nd time pulling and there wasn't a safety on the latch .... I did make one, but unfortunately, I didn't do it before the 2nd tow.

    Same damn trailer blew a tire going across Kansas and it blew the fender across the median and it hit an 18 wheeler .... I had no idea, but he turned around and found me changing the tire. I thought he was just being nice and offering help and the return of the missing fender .... He was indeed nice, but looking for my insurance info for the damage to his truck. That was a major bummer and I also felt pretty bad about it.

    Part of the tire did hit my (freshly painted) tailgate.... Fortunately, that did buff out.... That trailer definitely cost me some $$

    Sorry about your tailgate.... That really sucks.
    Hey the same thing happened with me and my boat about 5 years ago. Jake you aren't alone in this.

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    It is Wednesday for real this time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester70-2 View Post
    Hey the same thing happened with me and my boat about 5 years ago. Jake you aren't alone in this.

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    I feel a lot better now that it's been a couple days and that I am not the only one to have this SNAFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester70-2 View Post
    It is Wednesday for real this time!

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    how are you liking the new 4runner?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post




    how are you liking the new 4runner?!
    I really like it...need to take it wheeling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron View Post
    Goodonya! Keep it up
    Thanks... definitely gonna try to make it a regular part of my routine again....

    Quote Originally Posted by OFRD_GRL View Post
    Great job!!! It might not sounds like much but I've done 2 miles in two days of walking in the pool. Feeling pretty badass myself, lol.
    Thanks.... That's actually pretty awesome!

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    You are badass. No doubt about it.
    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester70-2 View Post
    I really like it...need to take it wheeling

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    Need to add the supercharger.

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    I've had more employees in the last 6 months than the last 15 years. I may be exaggerating but it's close. I'm hearing similar stories from many others in many different industries at many different skill levels.

    What about you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo.TJ View Post
    Need to add the supercharger.
    And a winch,and real floormats, and another skid plate, and......

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    Quote Originally Posted by OFRD_GRL View Post
    Builder is using a particular contractor for flooring and countertops. Their bid seemed excessive. Got two other bids from third parties (found on Google). Builder's contractor has 62% and 74% markup based off those other two bids I got. Told builder. Their response was basically *pound sand*. To which I responded with, I expect full granite credit and flooring credit and want plywood installed. They are now (hopefully) trying to figure out a reasonable option, as they said they are *working on it*. Any outside insight is welcomed!
    That discrepancy is definitely excessive. It's common for a builder to NOT want to use outside subcontractors sourced by the client for a couple of reasons.

    1) they do commonly have a markup on a sub who should be giving the builder a "wholesale" price vs. "retail" based on the repetition of business. Yes, this markup is in addition to the GC fee (overhead & profit), but should land the pricing in line with competitors.

    2) they trust their subs to complete the job problem-free, or if a problem does arise, they're confident the sub will make it right. Basically, they know the sub will be accountable to the builder and their insurances are in line.

    You just need to be sure you are comparing with companies who are reputable. If the price discrepancy is that great, then the builder should explain why. It could be that his/her markup is a bit too much .... or ..... I have had subs continue to raise prices on me with the assumption I would just continue to give them the work and not shop their rates.

    I'll always pay a little more (or expect the client to) with the assurance of having a sub I trust to do the job right, on-time, and on-budget. Of course, by "a little more" means within reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo.TJ View Post
    I've had more employees in the last 6 months than the last 15 years. I may be exaggerating but it's close. I'm hearing similar stories from many others in many different industries at many different skill levels.

    What about you guys?
    You've had a lot of turnover?

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    headed to gym then to lunch with parents who are up from C Springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    Thanks... definitely gonna try to make it a regular part of my routine again....

    Thanks.... That's actually pretty awesome!

    This.
    Appreciate that :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Ashton View Post
    That discrepancy is definitely excessive. It's common for a builder to NOT want to use outside subcontractors sourced by the client for a couple of reasons.

    1) they do commonly have a markup on a sub who should be giving the builder a "wholesale" price vs. "retail" based on the repetition of business. Yes, this markup is in addition to the GC fee (overhead & profit), but should land the pricing in line with competitors.

    2) they trust their subs to complete the job problem-free, or if a problem does arise, they're confident the sub will make it right. Basically, they know the sub will be accountable to the builder and their insurances are in line.

    You just need to be sure you are comparing with companies who are reputable. If the price discrepancy is that great, then the builder should explain why. It could be that his/her markup is a bit too much .... or ..... I have had subs continue to raise prices on me with the assumption I would just continue to give them the work and not shop their rates.

    I'll always pay a little more (or expect the client to) with the assurance of having a sub I trust to do the job right, on-time, and on-budget. Of course, by "a little more" means within reason.
    I would have been *ok* with a 20% markup due to the convenience of using one contractor for counters and flooring, and for the understanding the builder gets a cut, etc. Both bids I got were from very reputable companies (with lots of personal references). But 62 % 74% I am having a hard time stomaching. I sent both bids to the builder, explained how utterly disappointing this price gouging was, and they are going to get back to me about the situation... No idea what that means. Will have to wait and see. I have flooring being bid right now so I can compare that as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colo.TJ View Post
    I've had more employees in the last 6 months than the last 15 years. I may be exaggerating but it's close. I'm hearing similar stories from many others in many different industries at many different skill levels.

    What about you guys?
    I canít seem to get people to call
    Me back or show up for interviews. Iím hiring a CDL driver right now and of the 26 resumes I got about 8 weíre worth calling, 4 showed up. Only 1 of those was someone I wanted on my team. He turned me down because my boss is too cheap. Now Iím struggling with my second choice which isnít someone Iím very excited about hiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester70-2 View Post
    And a winch,and real floormats, and another skid plate, and......

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    I've done a little business with these folks with good results: https://rcimetalworks.com/product-ca...10-19-4runner/

    YMMV, of course.
    Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway.
    Stupidity is the same.
    And thatís why life is hard.

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    My GAF is broke today

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    Company eliminated my boss and boss' boss yesterday.

    My new boss has 29 direct reports spread across all of WeCO and NW NM. It seems like a great recipe for success. Ugh

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