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Old 03-11-2010, 03:40 PM  
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Default Foundation Repair Tomorrow. What to Watch For?

I'm a bundle of jangled nerve about my foundation being done tomorrow. I keep envisioning some kind of massive failure or disaster that they won't be liable for.

I know one of the worst things that can happen is the plumbing is damaged under the slab. I intend to watch them do the job if only because I find it interesting (I promise to stay out of the way), so are there any red flags I should watch for, like code words and furtive looks... or running and screaming? I'm already concerned about the sprinkler system. (They know how to get around that. Right?)

:::sigh::: I guess THIS is what husbands are for.



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I can tell you this..........

I am currently working a remodel for a woman that wants to "only watch" and I'm ready to kill her. She talks and distracts constantly. Her mere presence of looking over my shoulder all the time is nerve racking. I have been at this trade for more than thirty three years and I don't require constant supervision. The more she hangs around the more irritated I get.

I am skilled at what I do.
I am knowledgeable in my field.
I complete jobs on time and on money.
I am insured for any mishaps that may occur although there have been none during my entire career.

In fact, her constant presence is only slowing things down.

GET MY DRIFT CAT?

Find a friend and take in a movie or two, or go to the mall for the day, or something. But don't stand around and watch. You could get hurt.



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Default Oh yeah???

Well :P~~~ to you, mister!

I don't intend to supervise; I want to watch. I'm a voyeur. I don't distract, other than my charm and good looks, because I want the good job. It's just that I want to know what they mean when they say, "Jimbob, lookie here..."

Although if you come fix the shower tile that is getting worse every time I touch it, I promise to leave you alone.

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Savy, I mean this with all respect, but the questions you are posting here should of been asked to the people doing your foundation repair. If you have enough faith in them to hire them then give them space to do their job. Not saying you can't see what their doing but don't get in the way. And I hope everything goes for the best. Let us know how things turn out.

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I guess THIS is what husbands are for.
Among other things. . .
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You guys are mean.

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You guys are mean.
So, were your anxieties realized?
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See my new post.

Anxieties are still there, though. Yeah. But that's actually just my nature.

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Anxieties are still there, though. Yeah. But that's actually just my nature.
Nah, c'mon, nowadays there is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Serotonin_(5-HT).svg
It must work if they had to search through 50,000 compounds, and sacrifice many lab animals, before they hit on this! Plus all the money they spent on this research. . .

Support your local drug company! And your local foundation guys!
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Hey, I tried the drugs. Even the really good ones. They don't work for squat.

Oh, and I did support the local foundation guys. I smiled kindly and asked if they would take this concrete covered pole with them that was left in the back by the former owner. They did, and even still I felt compelled to slip them a twenty for it.



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