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Old 06-09-2019, 11:50 AM   #12181
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You, sir,...

You'll hear the story.

For now, beam has been half-sistered!

Want coffee now.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:38 PM   #12182
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right on Dr. Fob. How tall is he predicted to be? Does he aspire to be a professional comedian?
No one has given us an adulthood projection, but he's been hovering around the 10th-15th percentile since he was maybe 5 years old. My brother is 5'7", uncles are 5'6" to maybe 5'9". My dad is 6'0" and Mr. Clod is 5'11", but it doesn't seem to have come through...

He aspires to anything that affords him tons of attention and applause.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:50 PM   #12183
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Still, he may have to diet if he loves horses and wants to become a jockey.

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Despite their light weight, they must be able to control a horse that is moving at 40 mph (64 km/h) and weighs 1,200 lb (540 kg). Though there is no height limit for jockeys, they are usually fairly short due to the weight limits. Jockeys typically stand around 4 ft 10 in (147 cm) to 5 ft 6 in (168 cm).
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:00 PM   #12184
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No one has given us an adulthood projection, but he's been hovering around the 10th-15th percentile since he was maybe 5 years old. My brother is 5'7", uncles are 5'6" to maybe 5'9". My dad is 6'0" and Mr. Clod is 5'11", but it doesn't seem to have come through...

He aspires to anything that affords him tons of attention and applause.
That's Just where Goalieboy was and he ended up being a perfectly respectable averagish 5'8.5ish. And if he was any bigger he certainly wouldn't have a chance of being one of the Baja car drivers. wouldn't be able to get in it. Pologirl was always the shortest on the team by quite a bit, used it to her advantage -no-one expected her to be rough or fast so they left her alone and realized their mistakes too late. So many opportunities to use it to your advantage. Good luck to him finding his way
to take advantage of it
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:36 AM   #12185
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The seventh of seven floorboards has been hammered home.

Good night.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:34 AM   #12186
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I managed to resolve a really tricky claim this week. Well, 3 claims with overlapping damages.

PH has been a pain in the butt throughout. Mistakes made on our side as well which meant she was even more of a pain - by the time the claim was referred up to me by the rapid handler, she was at breaking point.

Our adjustor scoped works in total for the claims at 6.5k
Policyholder has quotes - lowest of which (and her preferred choice of contractor) was a little over 12k.

She absolutely does not want us to use our network contractors (which would leave he with nothing to pay except the excess, regardless of how much the job turns out to be once work begins)

She absolutely cannot afford to make up the difference between our limit of liability and her contractor.

It's taken me 6 weeks to get this resolved - getting the contractor to requote without drying costs (we have a drying company who would deal with it separately or provide separate costs not included in the adjustor scope)

Getting chased by the customer and then chasing her contractor on her behalf.

Going line by line to remove little bits that aren't really damaged by the peril, or get him to justify why that should be included

Getting chased by the policyholder, chasing him on her behalf

Rinse and repeat

When the scope was finally agreed we were left with a 4.1k shortfall on what we could offer.

Policyholder now phoning daily and crying.

Back to the contractor.

I negotiated him down 3.5k to do the work. Got my tech expert to authorise an offer for half the remaining shortfall - then added in drying costs that had already been costed by our drying company, which in truth were probably now an overestimate given the length of time elapsed since the leak

Policyholder ended up with an offer that covered the full cost of her works, with a couple hundred left over to rent a dehumidifier for the last bit of drying, and another couple of hundred left over to offset against her 700 excess.

Policyholder has been left with only 500 out of pocket expense and I just saved the company about 1.5k once the additional costs that tend to occur when a claim goes through the network are taken into account.

Her most recent email to me had a smiley face in it.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:28 PM   #12187
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:35 PM   #12188
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Good goin', that's job satisfaction right there!
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Old 06-12-2019, 01:42 PM   #12189
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Yeah man - I really got a kick out of that one.



Way more fun than telling 'John' (don't call him Mr) that I am not sending anybody else to his house because he got aggressive and threatening with one of the decorators :P
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:01 AM   #12190
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WTG Doc!
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:06 AM   #12191
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ta hon.
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Old 06-13-2019, 03:15 PM   #12192
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You do the job in return for money so you can buy food and shelter so you can do the job, that's everyone's base plane.
Above that the reward, the pleasure, comes from doing a great job which often goes unnoticed by bosses who are just trying to make sure everyone is doing their minimum.
The self satisfaction of making personal goals, from knowing you're better than the average bear
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:27 AM   #12193
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Nice job D!
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Old 06-15-2019, 02:54 PM   #12194
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all demolition complete, floor swept.

tarpaper in house, measuring and cutting and installing tarpaper vapor barrier next

Then the same with the pressure treated plywood underlayment

Then purchase, measure, cut, install cement board.


**THEN** the toilet can be reinstalled
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:32 PM   #12195
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Sounds like a reasonable substitute for a weekend at Brunhilda's house of pain.
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