Fox News is Leftist. Their ownership and a majority of their anchors are Left. The few that are on the Right or Independent / Libertarian have the best ratings in News. None of them say anything against vaccines, though.Man, this thread blew up with the political stuff again. LOL. There was an interview (based on a book or article) awhile back with a guy who talked about how there used to be more than 2 political parties and you had more range of options/opinions but now it has become so polarized. Each side thinks the other is evil.
Fox news requires their employees to get vaccinated and any who refuse have to be Covid tested every day. They also practice social distancing and masking indoors. These rules were in place before any government mandates for vaccines. Yet they have their talking heads go on and say vaccines are bad. People who got vaccinated at the first opportunity and had no negative side effects are out telling people not to get vaccinated. I don't like Fox and I don't like CNN. They are both other ends of the horseshoe. Too extreme.
Cleaning WHAT?So... backyard cleaning continues apace. Cleaning, planting and mulching along the house is largely done. I'll be working on a walkway extending from the deck today. Hopefully I can share pictures here when done.
Also got quotes for remainder of cleaning along back and one side of fence. The best so far is around $4200; I was hoping to closer to $3000-3500. I don't know if it would be appropriate to post additional details here, but I'd be interested in knowing if people think if $4200 is reasonable or I might be able to do better.
Apologies as I should have thought of that. I don't have great picture off-hand (the ones below are from late last year I think), but I'll try to get better ones tomorrow. The first picture shows the level of the problem because this house was a foreclosure and inhabited for 6+ years before we bought it. Then, when we got it we were focused on fixing stuff inside and this didn't seem like an urgent thing.Cleaning WHAT?
Ok, so a complete landscape job. As far as stumps, can you dig around them enough to use a chain saw on the sides and bore a hole through them for a chain / drag them out? I have done that, and got the stump below grade. That's what they will be doing, I assume.Apologies as I should have thought of that. I don't have great picture off-hand (the ones below are from late last year I think), but I'll try to get better ones tomorrow. The first picture shows the level of the problem because this house was a foreclosure and inhabited for 6+ years before we bought it. Then, when we got it we were focused on fixing stuff inside and this didn't seem like an urgent thing.
So there are 3 trees on the back fence that need to come out (I'll do the cutting, but the contractor will pull out the stumps) because they are either way too close to the fence (like the maple in the 2nd pic) or about to fall (pine on right back corner). Then they need clean all these shrubs and sapling growing everywhere, and regrade the soil along the back. I also want to get rid of that "pull-out" along side fence (enlarges from 3ft at the gate entrance to about 1ft wide) and make it an even 4ft wide area all the way though with 3-4 shrubs. Then, install stone edging, weed fabric, and put mulch everywhere. I have a sketch how I want it. I've also attached an estimate I received. The last $550 amount for a stone edging is for something else, so let's not consider that. The other things come out to $4225.
By the way, I'm contracting only the side and back because as I mentioned in my previous post, I've fixed next to the house myself already.
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Why do you say laughable? The price? The job?Sorry, I'm completely skipping your question about the bid because I think it's laughable.
The price. I get hiring out so you can do other stuff, I just can't understand why you would hire out, unless you are flipping the house soon.Why do you say laughable? The price? The job?
Let me be clear, I most assuredly could do the work but I find that I don't have enough time, especially contiguous time. I did the side of the house (other side of the gate on the pic) and I'm finishing along the back of the house, but it took me the whole summer as I only can squeeze a few hours here and there. Anyway, letting a contractor finishing up the outside frees up time for me to work on stuff inside that still needs fixing.
What Havasu said... I don't mind shutting this thread down for a week.