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KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 13, 2021 - 1:58pm

 Antigone wrote:


Next door. Renters. 

Our neighborhood, and the entire Coachella Valley, has become the new STR (short term rental) capital of the world.
People are buying homes they really can't afford. Rent them out over weekends, concert times, tennis tournaments or just vacation rentals. And they make killer bucks for a short time of rental.
There's a huge backlash around from local homeowners in the whole valley that don't like the idea of these homeowners, mostly from out of town, turning our neighborhoods into a hotel business.
I've seen some bad issues in our own neighborhood. 
Heck. We've had Elon Musk stay a few doors down from us. And Of Monsters and Men perform in the same house backyard during the Coachella a few years back.
Our local city has started to crackdown on the out of controlness off this situation. Because of that... things have improved somewhat.



Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
Gender: Female


Posted: Jun 13, 2021 - 3:54am

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

In your neighborhood?
Bad stuff happens anyplace. 



Next door. Renters. 

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 12, 2021 - 9:20pm

 Antigone wrote:

Called 911 for the first time (I think) in my life. Domestic disturbance next door. Young woman was taken away in handcuffs. Pretty scary. 


In your neighborhood?
Bad stuff happens anyplace. 

Antigone

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Location: A house, in a Virginian Valley
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Posted: Jun 12, 2021 - 1:48pm

Called 911 for the first time (I think) in my life. Domestic disturbance next door. Young woman was taken away in handcuffs. Pretty scary. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 9:06pm

 kcar wrote:


Hey, it could've been worse. They could have played Radiohead instead of JB...


7:30 in the morning is no time for Jeff Buckley. It was horrible and I almost bought the wrong coupler, it had me all out of sorts.
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 8:32pm

 westslope wrote:

Looks great!   I have a friend who has worked as a 'taper' and he has gone into the details of doing a good job. 


I've been a "taper" for over 48 years now. Longer... if you consider the first time I picked up a Ames "Nail Spotter" to use... I was in the 4th grade (1964).
I'm still trying to figure it out. 
My shoulders hurt.

Coaxial

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Location: 543 miles west of Paradis,1491 miles eas
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 7:03pm

 Steely_D wrote:
Up early enough to walk on the beach as the sun rose, drinking a cup of French Press
Made some eggs with basil and black garlic, served in a (Costco) croissant
Got in a kayak for about an hour, oh it was fine. Weather was nice and sun not too hot yet.
Walked into town and hit up the nice vegan place for lunch, then walked back
Brief nap, and rehydration. Maybe do a little laundry. Once it cools down out there maybe take another walk, or a dip in the Pacific. Trying to enjoy each of these days. Will have to go home soon, and don’t want to have regrets about forgetting to have done something.
(Tomorrow, up early to snorkel Hanauma Bay) And maybe try to sneak down to the place where Obama stayed here after he left the White House; it’s about 3+ miles from here.
 
{#Cheers}
Steely_D

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Location: Biscayne Bay
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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 6:36pm

Up early enough to walk on the beach as the sun rose, drinking a cup of French Press
Made some eggs with basil and black garlic, served in a (Costco) croissant
Got in a kayak for about an hour, oh it was fine. Weather was nice and sun not too hot yet.
Walked into town and hit up the nice vegan place for lunch, then walked back
Brief nap, and rehydration. Maybe do a little laundry. Once it cools down out there maybe take another walk, or a dip in the Pacific.

Trying to enjoy each of these days. Will have to go home soon, and don’t want to have regrets about forgetting to have done something.
(Tomorrow, up early to snorkel Hanauma Bay) And maybe try to sneak down to the place where Obama stayed here after he left the White House; it’s about 3+ miles from here.

GeneP59

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Location: On the edge of tomorrow looking back at yesterday.
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 5:50pm

Spent the better part of day reworking and tweeking my resumé and cover letter. 


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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 4:55pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 I thought they piped in their music from corporate but when it tracked into a second fit of caterwauling, I mentioned to Sylvia, floor manager at the hardware store that having Jeff Buckley on the store music thing is odd and quite unpleasant. She got on the intercom and said "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and a disembodied boss voice shouted "WHAT" and she repeated "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and the voice said quietly, "okay."



Hey, it could've been worse. They could have played Radiohead instead of JB...
westslope

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Location: BC sage brush steppe


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 2:32pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I got an early start (5:20 am) on a job... a new 3 car garage for a homeowner. 34 sheets of 4' x 12' sheetrock.
Here's a shot after I "strung" the tape......


Looks great!   I have a friend who has worked as a 'taper' and he has gone into the details of doing a good job. 

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Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 2:16pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

 I thought they piped in their music from corporate but when it tracked into a second fit of caterwauling, I mentioned to Sylvia, floor manager at the hardware store that having Jeff Buckley on the store music thing is odd and quite unpleasant. She got on the intercom and said "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and a disembodied boss voice shouted "WHAT" and she repeated "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and the voice said quietly, "okay."





ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 1, 2021 - 1:49pm

 I thought they piped in their music from corporate but when it tracked into a second fit of caterwauling, I mentioned to Sylvia, floor manager at the hardware store that having Jeff Buckley on the store music thing is odd and quite unpleasant. She got on the intercom and said "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and a disembodied boss voice shouted "WHAT" and she repeated "This is the fifth complaint we've had about the music" and the voice said quietly, "okay."

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 9:15pm

 oldviolin wrote:

That's awesome. I know they do a lot of that orange peel out west. Here it seems smooth finish is still preferred. The old popcorn ceiling is still common but reviled for the most part.
4x12x5/8 is monstrous lol

"Orange peel" texture came about because the painters started to spray their paint instead of rolling. Rolling left a stipple effect on the finished drywall. When they quit rolling... you could see the difference from the joint compound and the face paper on the sheetrock. Especially with recycled paper on sheetrock. It has tiny hash marks all over it.
So spraying texture replaced the painters initial job.
I do a lot of "smooth wall" work. You have to "putty coat" 100% of the rock to make it right. Most people don't want to pay the price difference.
I also do a lot of acoustic (popcorn) removals. I've got those down to a science.
My hangers love 5/8". They like the way it snaps clean just scoring one side. They're nuts. And they have no necks. 
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 9:03pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
 oldviolin wrote:

By yourself? ugh. That hurts  just to think about it. What are you, some kind of old super rock jockey?
I didn't "hang" the rock. I can do "hanging". When it gets to the point of ceilings/ 4'x 12'x  5'8"/ over 10 sheets... I have hangers who are the best. They don't like to finish... I do.
I just past the point of finishing drywall for 47 years now. Probably more. I joined the Painters Union in March of '73 to be official. The first time I picked up a drywall tool was in '64. My dad was a finisher back in the day.
I have the tools to crank production out. The owner was bragging about a "mudder' he knew who was so fast. His guy did everything by hand. He couldn't believe what I got done in the 1.5  hours it took me to tape his garage. Of course, it took me the rest of the day to get it finished off. But his hand job guy would have taken a week and a half to do it.
 
That's awesome. I know they do a lot of that orange peel out west. Here it seems smooth finish is still preferred. The old popcorn ceiling is still common but reviled for the most part.
4x12x5/8 is monstrous lol
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 8:51pm

 oldviolin wrote:

By yourself? ugh. That hurts  just to think about it. What are you, some kind of old super rock jockey?


I didn't "hang" the rock. I can do "hanging". When it gets to the point of ceilings/ 4'x 12'x  5'8"/ over 10 sheets... I have hangers who are the best. They don't like to finish... I do.
I just past the point of finishing drywall for 47 years now. Probably more. I joined the Painters Union in March of '73 to be official. The first time I picked up a drywall tool was in '64. My dad was a finisher back in the day.
I have the tools to crank production out. The owner was bragging about a "mudder' he knew who was so fast. His guy did everything by hand. He couldn't believe what I got done in the 1.5  hours it took me to tape his garage. Of course, it took me the rest of the day to get it finished off. But his hand job guy would have taken a week and a half to do it.
oldviolin

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Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 7:28pm

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
I got an early start (5:20 am) on a job... a new 3 car garage for a homeowner. 34 sheets of 4' x 12' sheetrock.
Here's a shot after I "strung" the tape. This is the finished product. Ready for "orange peel" texture...
Long day. 11 hours. 
Tomorrow I will spray the texture. 
 
By yourself? ugh. That hurts just to think about it. What are you, some kind of old super rock jockey?
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 7:10pm

I got an early start (5:20 am) on a job... a new 3 car garage for a homeowner. 34 sheets of 4' x 12' sheetrock.
Here's a shot after I "strung" the tape.



This is the finished product. Ready for "orange peel" texture...




Long day. 11 hours. 
Tomorrow I will spray the texture. 

KurtfromLaQuinta

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Location: Really deep in the heart of South California
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 6:59pm

 whatshisname wrote:


So today Ive just finished of the repair work and wondering where is it going on display. Glad I didn't chuck it.




Great story with a happy ending.



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Location: West OZ
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 22, 2021 - 6:41pm

Had a bit of a clean up of the spare room the other day. Bumped into an old 1920's era oval beveled-edge swiveling dressing mirror . The English oak frame was badly broken into two places and her ladyship was adamant that after sitting there for the past four years "it was going".
Inclined to agree ,was bundling it up when I thought that this mirror had been around for at least four generations of my family.  Started feeling guilty.
Can recall it originally being in a great aunt's bedroom.  Poor thing must have looked into that mirror daily for the two plus years housebound as she battled with tuberculosis.
My mum would have had to have used it as she was there getting dressed on her wedding day. Same would have been for my youngest aunt and sister too.
That mirror then made it's way to my child hood home . As kids (there were 8 of us !) we all would have had to glance into that mirror before heading off to goings on like Sunday church ,
a school formal or a first date.
But it was the thought of the very last time that mirror was used. It was by my dear mum,  checking her top for the last time as the ambulance crew waited to deliver her to hospital for the last time. The frame then got broken in the clean up after her passing.
So today Ive just finished of the repair work and wondering where is it going on display. Glad I didn't chuck it.





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