Introducing sneezeblood

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1

    sneezeblood

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    Hi all,

    I'm happy to have this forum as a resource and am grateful for any advice or wisdom I might receive. I'm an elementary school teacher trying to transition to a more nomadic lifestyle. It's my hope to eventually work part time and supplement my income through rental properties. I just bought my first house, a 1963 brick house with a nice yard on a private property. It's been a crazy ordeal so far and my girlfriend/life partner are working there every weekend to get it rental ready. We've been watching videos, reading online, etc. in order to figure out what the heck is going on.

    There are so many contractors, handypeople, plumbers, etc. that are either complete and total losers, scam artists, or informative angels that it's maddening trying to figure out what's what.

    I'm sorry that I can't offer advice of my own to others, but ideally that will change with time as I gain experience. I really enjoy working on the house--I feel really happy and content whether I'm in a moldy crawlspace or awkwardly and inefficiently sanding floors. Cheers!!
     
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    oldognewtrick

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    Welcome to House Repair Talk! Hope you brought your own Kleenex.
     
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    Welcome you will get lots of good info here.:welcome:
     
  4. Nov 8, 2018 #4

    bud16415

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    Just watch a few shows of FixerUpper and you guys will be a Chip & Joanne couple in no time.


    It is a lot of hard work but if you are up for it the folk here will guide you along. That’s what we like to do. Don’t be afraid to use the like button when you get some help.
    :):welcome:
     
  5. Nov 9, 2018 #5

    mabloodhound

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    Bud just gave you the worst advice ever. Do NOT follow what they do on those TV shows. Fixer Upper has some of the worst methods I've ever seen. Remember, it's a TV show and drama is the producer's goal. I'm sure Bud meant it that way too.
     
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    bud16415

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    Ya we need a tongue in cheek emoji for me to put after those lines.


    Demo day is the best you give everyone a sledge and go at the nice but slightly dated kitchen cabinets. No one ever says dang those would be nice in the garage or basement or workshop or sewing room or pantry or donate them to someone that has nothing and would love them. Plus it is ten times more work picking up a 1000 bits of wood and paying to have a dumpster and fill a land fill than carry them out in one piece to the curb with a free sign and they would be gone in 5 minutes. The other day they sledge hammered a granite island top to smithereens. Did I mention no safety glasses.


    Lately they have been taking out all the ceiling joists and making high ceilings. I keep waiting for the walls to blow out. But it is “open concept”.


    Watch this old house.
     
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    mabloodhound

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    Nothing irks me more than to see them destroy good cabinets that, as yous aid, go to a needy home. I put items like that in front of my home and by day's end they're gone. And as you said it takes longer, plus the damage to the perfectly good flooring.
    Yes, This Old House does follow correct building procedures although some of their "design" choices are lacking.
     
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