Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Wednesday from Happy Larryville, GN!
Nice to see our gracious host popped-in yesterday; maaaan, that motel pic was mighty florid Floridian.
On top of regular JimCo duties, I’m also trying to sort-out logistics for a reroof project which is being complicated due the installation of solar panels. It’d be an easy gig to do after the rainy season…but the building owner wants it done ASAP.
Due to the addition of ~150 mounting brackets for the solar stuff -- each of which needs to be waterproofed in a more time-consuming fashion then simply slapping some sort of sealant on them -- it’s going to be a real juggling act. The brackets can’t be installed until the old roofing is off (as the solar vendor needs to see where all of the joists are) but there inherent potential liability issues with having large portions of the roof “open” at this time of year.
Came up with a few different schemes which I need to discuss with the solar vendor, as this project requires close coordination as well as minimizing the number if trips his crew needs to make to the property.
(At least the solar contractor seems to be a sharp, decent guy who understands that we’re looking out for his bottom line as well as JimCo’s. And we all really like the very competent project manager who’s ultimately in charge of this circus.)
Cool, Fatwa. Especially considering that you’ll be seeing more CA solar projects in the coming years -- good experience.
Wading through all of yesterday’s “historic” impeachment proceedings and trying to figure out what was done, I came across this succinct summary:
Day one recap: A series of 11 rules amendments were offered by Democrat Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Each proposal was defeated individually during 13 hours of arguments and debate. The final rules package, which passed 53-47 at 01:45am this morning, is almost identical to the original draft presented by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The only change was spreading the 24hrs over three days instead of two.
There will be 24 hours of presentation by House Impeachment Managers (over 3 days); 24 hours of presentation by Defense team (over 3 days); 16 hours of Senate questioning; 4 hours of closing arguments, equally divided; and then a Senate debate/vote on further motions to include witnesses. If there are going to be witnesses, they will first be deposed prior to testimony. No witness testimony will be permitted without first being deposed.
The Senate Trial Begins again today at 1:00pm EST, starting with opening arguments by the House Impeachment Managers.
OK, now I’m up to speed.
Thanks for the summary, Sven! That’s more info, in far less time, than the talking heads provided.
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
Fatwa -- solar panel installations certainly complicate roofing jobs. I wonder what things are going to be like in 20 years when all those new homes with mandated solar panels need new roofs? How many botched jobs will be done by home roofing companies?
I’ve got another all-hands professional development day today. My presentation is thankfully not last, this time, so I should have the full 15 minutes (instead of the 5 I had last time) and hopefully more of everyone’s attention.
Hiya, Sven and Paddy!
Add my thanks for the summary; cheers, sir.
Solar panels are going to make many roof replacement jobs significantly more expensive and time-consuming due to the need to remove and reinstall the actual panels. Depending on how the support brackets are installed, some (or all) of them may also need to be removed / reinstalled.
I would guess this will typically add anywhere from 50% to 100% to the cost of installing new roofs on the sections where panels are installed. (Not to mention greatly increasing roofers’ potential liability even if the panels are dealt with by a separate contractor, given that CA is so plaintiff-friendly re construction issues.)
They need to hurry up with reliable solar shingles!
Scanning the headlines over at Hot Air, I see this one: “Scarborough: These Republicans in their Fox News bubble have no idea what’s coming in November”
Joe and Mika. The poster boy and girl for unhappy couples. Given the choice between bedding my ex-wife or Mika, I’d pass on both and shoot myself in the foot instead.
I really wonder what stellar intellects like Joe and Mika and the rest of their media comrades think is going to happen if Trump does lose in November. After pissing on half of the country for over three years now, do they expect us to sit up, shake our heads, and say “Huh. That really was rain. Well, the election is over, let’s all work together now and we’ll have another chance to change things in four years.” ???
Do they really think that things will go back to the way they were? Do they believe that we’ll forgive the insults, assaults, killings, lies, and slander from the left and their media partners? Do they think we’ll just forget and turn the page?
There’s no going back.
The Conservative Treehouse guys have been all in for Trump since Day 1. When he was running, they came up with the best justification for supporting Trump: “He’s not just our candidate; he’s our murder weapon.”
If interested, spend a little time looking back at 2016.
Thank you for this link. I am still reading it but it touches on a number of things that sit uneasily in the dark places of my thoughts. Wow. Had to thank you.