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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 09, 4:18 AM Thread Starter
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A day in the life of George!

Doubt you guys car but...

Doing yard renovation, I feel what George goes through. I ripped out a bunch of shrubs and 5 decent size trees and took them to the dump. 2 trips, heres a pic from the first load..

Sweet work truck
The second load were the trees in the top left of picture. They were blocking view out of the kitchen and had to go. My mommy () is helping me pick out replacements that wont be so overpowering. I used a sawzall to cut them all down and a pick axe to remove them. Some of them were very very difficult to remove.


Heres the back yard after clearing and cleaning the whole place up. Lots of work removing mega amounts of concrete blocks that were used as a retaining wall and the shrubs. There was also a ridiculous concrete patio I had to remove. (see mom + Kona)



Heres a pic of the thousands of pounds on conrete I moved up to the front yard. Going to put it on craigslist for free soon.

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Re: A day in the life of George!

Cool stuff Brett. I wonder if anyone noticed the collector plate on the El Camino?....since it's not supposed to be for anything but 'hauling @$$'.

I kind of doubt anyone will take all that concrete....but you may try locally about concrete recycling. Down here there's Randle's Sand and Gravel and they recycle yard waste, concrete, etc. even for homeowners for free...you just have to get it there.

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Cool stuff Brett. I wonder if anyone noticed the collector plate on the El Camino?....since it's not supposed to be for anything but 'hauling @$$'.

I kind of doubt anyone will take all that concrete....but you may try locally about concrete recycling. Down here there's Randle's Sand and Gravel and they recycle yard waste, concrete, etc. even for homeowners for free...you just have to get it there.
Hmm, have not heard about that. I have seen broken concrete on craigslist for free before and figured that maybe someone will want it. I'll give it a try, if it doesnt work, its probably 3-4 trips in the camino.

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Brett,
I can't believe you tore out a perfectly good burnout pad!

Maybe we can re-assemble with some mortor at Darryls?

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Doubt you guys car but...

Doing yard renovation, I feel what George goes through.
You still have no idea, wait unitl you get a wife standing there watching you work with her arms folded and that look on her face you still have no clue
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You still have no idea, wait unitl you get a wife standing there watching you work with her arms folded and that look on her face you still have no clue

One of the many reasons I am not very good at being married is because I usually just turn around and say " Why are you just standing there watching me, shouldn't you be in the kitchen or something?"

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Re: A day in the life of George!

I don't want to taint my own thread with reno stuff, so I'll just hijack yours.

I'll be replacing our dishwasher today. The old one was getting grouchy and stopped making me dinner and doing the laundry.

Let's hope she doesn't read this.

Actually, I do have to re and re the dishwasher.
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I'll be replacing our dishwasher today. The old one was getting grouchy and stopped making me dinner and doing the laundry.
My brother really pissed off his wife once. I walked in and he was pouring a huge glass of wine and when I asked why he was pouring such a large glass, he just said "I'm loading my dishwasher". His wife was not impressed, but I thought it was hilarious.

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Hey Brett if you cant get rid of it let me know and I will bring my truck down and we can fill it up and take it to a recycler if there is one close by. That way maybe we can do it in trip. That truck can haul a load
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Sweet, thanks Kev.

I can't believe George hasnt responded to a thread in his honor!

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I can't believe George hasnt responded to a thread in his honor!
Maybe there should be a thread called "A day in the life of Brett!", I bet he'd respond to that one.

As far as all the wife comments....I wouldn't know either b/c I've never been married, but I'm not a fan of people standing there watching me work either. I like making comments/sarcastic remarks when that happens, one of my favorite opportunities.

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As far as all the wife comments....I wouldn't know either b/c I've never been married, but I'm not a fan of people standing there watching me work either. I like making comments/sarcastic remarks when that happens, one of my favorite opportunities.
The one that gets me is when I am doing something and SHE asks:
"Are you doing that right"
or
"Do you know how to do that"

Last year, we had our T-Giving dinner on the following Sunday due to family schedules.
Dishwasher crapped out early in the day----I was told in no uncertain terms that if there was no working DW by noon-----no dinner was coming either.
Bring washer home and start the R&R --- she calls---"Do you know what you're doing??"
THEN-----daughter and SIL show up to watch (no help here). Jeremy suggested I needed longer shirts (his plumber's comment) for Christmas.

Funny-----they got supper-----I got no new shirts

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My brother really pissed off his wife once. I walked in and he was pouring a huge glass of wine and when I asked why he was pouring such a large glass, he just said "I'm loading my dishwasher". His wife was not impressed, but I thought it was hilarious.
Now that's funny.

I survived the dishwasher install. Only a few extra parts left over. While I was doing the install, the good wife was outside staining the deck. Last Sunday while I was racing, she stayed home and worked on the deck.

I think I'll take the Chevelle out for one last rip before I tear it apart. I wouldn't want to be in the way of the wife's progress.
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Any excuse to use a sawzall is a good day in my book!

We got a blue spruce as a gift and it "accidentally" died - carved that sucker up with the sawzall. Fun stuff!

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The one that gets me is when I am doing something and SHE asks:
"Are you doing that right"
or
"Do you know how to do that"

Last year, we had our T-Giving dinner on the following Sunday due to family schedules.
Dishwasher crapped out early in the day----I was told in no uncertain terms that if there was no working DW by noon-----no dinner was coming either.
Bring washer home and start the R&R --- she calls---"Do you know what you're doing??"
THEN-----daughter and SIL show up to watch (no help here). Jeremy suggested I needed longer shirts (his plumber's comment) for Christmas.

Funny-----they got supper-----I got no new shirts
Sheer lack of respect. I know some people like that, it doesn't happen much anymore though, or they leave out of embarrassment. Perfect example: digging up the septic pipe on you guessed it Thanksgiving morning 6 years ago....the cell phone flying into the poopy water pretty much stopped that conversation

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