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footfootfoot 12-21-2012 11:07 AM

Crazy-ass high winds today and pouring rain sunshowers and now the wind just blew the ridge cap off my house, in pieces. Too windy to go up on the roof and fix it, to rainy to just let it be for now.

Color my stone bummed.

orthodoc 12-21-2012 11:53 AM

And more snow to come ... bummer, foot. Buckets in the attic until the storm goes by?

infinite monkey 12-21-2012 12:42 PM

Oh, I loved that book, Buckets in the Attic. The story of twin buckets who are kept in the attic their entire childhood, inevitably growing into young adults, with no one to love but each other. Put your bucket to the test.

BigV 12-21-2012 01:26 PM

shit... good luck footfootfoot

we had a very dry summer. a drought really. but the first real rain of the fall came and the next morning there was a wet spot on the floor. directly underneath the wet spot on the ceiling. shitshitshitshit. I just fucking did the roof. anyhow... since then, we've had **plenty** more rain, and no more leaks. I think my roof is like a little wooden boat and the planks had dried and shrunk over the hot dry summer. Now they're.... snugged up to each other, and tight. watertight.

I hope so. I can't find any more water, so.. I'm gonna call it good.

good luck man. Can you get a tarp held down by battens and lines over the ridge? I've had to do that one too.

footfootfoot 12-21-2012 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 844720)
Oh, I loved that book, Buckets in the Attic. The story of twin buckets who are kept in the attic their entire childhood, inevitably growing into young adults, with no one to love but each other. Put your bucket to the test.

You are tragically under-employed Infi.

glatt 12-21-2012 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 844705)
Crazy-ass high winds today and pouring rain sunshowers and now the wind just blew the ridge cap off my house, in pieces. Too windy to go up on the roof and fix it, to rainy to just let it be for now.

Color my stone bummed.

Sorry foots!

I'm waiting for the wind to die down so my parents' plane can take off and get here. Apparently it's windy up there.

BigV 01-22-2013 01:53 PM

my car is in need of repair. there's some broken stuff, and there's some deferred maintenance stuff. I just got the final number from the mechanic--$1800. ouch.

he's cutting me a break on a bunch of stuff, but the car will be mechanically sound (again) and suitable for safe driving for another few trips around the world.

now, I have to get to the credit union for the money and get to the mechanic. but, um, no car. I guess it's a good day for a bike ride.

jimhelm 01-22-2013 01:55 PM

you don't have a debit card to access your money in that credit union?

maybe the mechanic has a runner that could pick you up in your car?

BigV 01-22-2013 02:04 PM

he's giving me a cash discount, so cash. Also, the car's not ready, won't be ready until tomorrow. i've been with this mechanic for years, so paying him a day before the car's ready is not the risk it would be with a different relationship.

I like your "runner' idea. that would definitely shorten / simplify the process. on the other hand, i need the exercise.

It appears that i need to do some maintenance on the left shift key as well. 8sigh*

footfootfoot 01-22-2013 02:27 PM

My distinct memories of Seattle were the hills. The very hilly hills. Maybe I was in Ballard? Maybe it was everywhere.

Oh,wait. This is 2013, all you kids have those titanium electro-shifting 47 speed bikes. I kept thinking 1980s and ten speeds. What a cranky old codger.

GET OFF THE GODDAMN LAWN!

BigV 01-22-2013 04:05 PM

update

i was walking my 21 speed manual shift bike-thing down the steps to the sidewalk when my neighbor was walking up the street. i asked him if he'd like to do a good deed today. he took me to the CU and to the mechanic and back. So no bike ride for me today.

word is that the car will be ready tomorrow. clutch, timing belt, valve cover gasket (serious leak--making a mess of the whole shitterie; likely the source of trouble for the oil saturated timing belt), rear struts. maybe on list 9will check tomorrow) power steering high pressure hose replacement, brakes, front control arm bushings, shift gate alignment adjustment. NOT on list but still needed that I'll do: tune up, brakes, ... we'll see the diagnosis pages.

glatt 01-22-2013 04:13 PM

That's a lot of work for what sounds like a pretty fair price.

toranokaze 01-25-2013 03:24 AM

I think I broke my wrist

ZenGum 01-25-2013 03:42 AM

[obligatory masturbation joke]

BigV 01-25-2013 03:42 AM

First school now wrist. Are you jinxed?

What happened?


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