Teh Squeaky Wheel
Maybe We’ll both make it to church this morning : )
Sunday greetin’s, GN!
Hi, dv8 (and Harper)!!1!
Another fine thread pic from Mac (thanks for your daily diligence, sir!) as well as an acknowledgement of Paddy’s stalwart presence on the M.O. threads every night.
I’m getting really tired of (primarily) Russian or Iranian condo owners trying to claim that stains from old leaks -- which predate JimCo’s replacement of their roofs -- are somehow JimCo’s fault despite the fact our new roof isn’t leaking.
Perhaps invoicing their HOAs for JimCo’s wasted time, effort and gasoline will help deter this shit. (As you might imagine, various work vehicles do not get good gas mileage. And JimCo employees make pretty good money; dealing with even one instance of these attempted scams costs us hundreds of dollars in wages, payroll taxes, comp, fuel, etc.)
Your business sounds so annoying. But I know it generally feels good to do honest work. That’s been my personal experience. I don’t have a lot of issues with customers, but a few pop up here and there. Nothing like you have to deal with, to be sure.
Before I decided to hop on the JimCo train, I spent two weeks shadowing him to get a better idea of who he was, how he conducted his business, etc.
He’s an exceedingly honest, ethical individual -- sometimes, IMO, to a fault -- with his customers. (I like to think one of my contributions to the company was to bring some needed “meanness”; we sometimes play “Good Roofer, Bad Roofer” with clients; Jim as the owner is always the good guy. My “character” suits me just fine…it’s the role I was born to play.)
Ceiling Cat breathes spark of life into Adam.
(I had to paste this into Brave, as I am once again on TOR.)
Criminy…that’s gotta be vexing.
Ceiling Cat is always watching.
This has a few good gags:
I started calling Sesame Street “Socialist Street,” etc. etc. about 35 years ago--maybe more.
I have to open the “edit post” thing, and copy the httpv link, paste it in Brave and then change the v to an s.
But it was worth it.
A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!), and Fatwa!
My pastor has decided to temporarily go back to streaming services only, due to the age of the congregation and spread of the omicron variant, so no heading off to church today. Teh Older and I are still going over to my MiL’s, however, to take down her Christmas lights, put away her Christmas tree, and do a few minor repairs. Hopefully multiple trips to Home Despot won’t be involved.
Fatwa -- it almost makes you understand why stereotypes exist.
Good morning and happy Sunday, GN! Hello to Dv8, Fatwa, Paddy, and Mac.
Fatwa: in the case of condos and HOAs, if there’s some type of damage to a condo’s roof, is it the responsibility of the HOA to repair it or the condo owner? Not knowing anything about HOAs….
A gun owner question: have any of you used sonic cleaners, like this one from Hornady, to clean your guns?
I’ve never used an ultrasonic cleaner on my firearms, mainly because I haven’t had a purpose-built solution for that application. I’ve long used an ultrasonic cleaner on jewelry and such and the results are spectacular with very little effort.
There were a few parts of the video that made me schnort, like when she mentioned the metric system while using avoirdupois units or when she used a spring clamp to go fishing for parts, instead of just lifting out the basket and setting it on some absorbent material.
I will say that you can get an ultrasonic cleaner of the same size for less than half of what Hornady is charging from many other sources.
Yeah, we laughed at that too. Also that she’s wearing a nice white top while cleaning gun parts. I d wish in this video, if she had shown the dirty parts in detail instead of just the clean parts in detail.
Teh bestest place ever has a sonic cleaner for like $60. Might pick that up to just give it a try.
I did a quick check and there are a few companies that make ultrasonic cleaning solutions for gun parts. I don’t know how they compare to each other, but at least you aren’t stuck with only one brand to chose from.
I think I might have worked in shops too long. She is concerned about the solution on her hand but she is working with and around the hot solution with no eye protection. Highly recommend eye protection under such circumstances. The unrestrained hair bothers me as well, though she is not working around spinning machine parts. Just habits.
Yeah, I kept waiting for her to dip her hair into the cleaning solution.
save for t his video….
I didn’t know there was something like this, but it makes sense.
In lieu of a response from Fatwa’s Roofing and Bris Co., let me throw in my $0.02 (now worth even less!). The type of ownership makes the difference, not the presence or absence of an HOA. The owner of a condominium owns their own unit, plus an undivided interest in common areas. This usually means that the individual is responsible for everything within their walls, and the group of owners is responsible for everything else -- exteriors, roofing, roads, parking spacing, green areas, pools, gyms, etc. A single-family, detached home development may have an HOA that collects fees to maintain certain common areas, such as parks and other green spaces, and possibly roads, but the maintenance and repair of what is on the individually owned parcels is up to the owner. The HOA also serves to maintain the “spirit of the community” by rejecting your choice of exterior paint, roofing color and style, fence height and construction, and whether or not you can have your garage door open.
Good Morning again.
It looks like Libertarian Marc is coming to visit us in a few days.
The house is a mess, I’m not sure what we are going to do. Probably we might get some help from some of our churchies. Hopefully.
I just Skyped with him. He’ll be here on Tuesday.!!