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Category: food

10/30/13 11:32 - ID#58214 pmobl

DBGB's on Allen Has Amazing Food

Who would have thought.

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And hot chicks..

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Category: work

10/29/13 11:46 - ID#58211

Sick Days

I have so much sick time but can never use it. The last two days I called in sick but ended up working 5.5 hours on monday and 10 hours today. My personal time expires Dec 5. I have 40 hours to burn and probably no option to use any of it. Patrick and I are literally working right now. I am actually working two jobs tonight. I would kill for an off the grid camping trip.

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Category: sick

10/28/13 11:16 - ID#58200

My October Cold

I swear this happens every year at the same time.

It was especially bad because I am allergic to latex and the wet paint smell makes me ill but we got the low VOC one. That plus all the dust from construction added to stupid cold I've had since Friday which has been a pain in butt.

I had every intention of going to work today but I couldn't stop sneezing and coughing so I figured I would stay home and not infect more people. I also had planned on going to see Rusko play at Town Ballroom. I ended up working half the day from home but you can't really go out from home, so we missed Rusko.

Not sure about tommorow, back to the nyquil.
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Category: bathroom

10/28/13 11:11 - ID#58199 pmobl

Bathroom Complete


Other than scrubbing a little more grout haze off the floor we are done. (e:Joe), (e:terry) and I did so much work in since the contractors left its unbelievable.

Overall I am really happy with everything. I know its not 100% historical style but I think it still looks classy. I fixed the white spot near the ceiling in the back of the shower since these pics were taken. I live the mirror on the arm between the vanity mirrors. It makes things like cutting the back of your hair or cleaning your ears so much easier.

As I was taking a bath in the warm sun this morning and stepped out onto the heated tile floor, I hoped this is beginning to fixing everything in the house.

I learned a lot from this project. From sealing tile to installing towel racks and hooking up all the compression fittings and drains after we moved the vanity and tub. I also decided that next time I am going to do it myself as I felt the workers were not as carwful with details as I would have been. Like the threshold being too close to the water or tub being pressed right up against the wall for no apparent reason. We also had to dig out the tiles that were hidden under grout before sealing. Basically they saved us a lot of time but at the same time cost a lot of money and worked much more sloppily than I would have.

Now if only I could get over the stupid cold I have.

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Category: appliances

10/26/13 10:32 - ID#58190 pmobl

Dehumifier Frozen


Apparently they don't work under 70 degrees. I still had it on from the summer.

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Category: bathroom

10/26/13 10:10 - ID#58189 pmobl

Shower View - NSFW

It looks best from this vantage point!

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Category: bars

10/25/13 02:43 - ID#58187

Out with Terry and Joe and the Siblings

We went out last night to invite people to our Halloween party. Was a pretty fun night fueled by drink specials.

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Category: bathroom

10/25/13 02:32 - ID#58186

Bathroom - Fixed

They came and fixed the remaining issues. They even built and stained a new floor board to replace the one that was missing. It looks pretty awesome now. Now time to take everything back out so we can paint and then hang up all the hardware.

The tub looks great. I am so glad we bought it. Last night (e:joe) and I took a bath in and it was plenty of space for both of us 6+ footers. It was hard to get out of the hot water but the heated floor helps.

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I am also really happy with the vanity despite it being the brown one instead of the black one I thought I ordered. The brown is dark enough though and matches the rubbed bronze hardware.

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They fixed all the issues I had with the shower heads. There are so many options between the hand held, the rain showers, the standard showers and the jets. Its pretty amazing now like the ones we saw in the catalogs when we first decided to build a walk in multi-person shower.

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Another gratuitous (e:lilho) homage
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Category: work

10/24/13 09:29 - ID#58185

Work - I'm on strike

Sometimes I love it. Most of my projects are exciting, I am paid well, and I love working with my employees and coworkers but every once in a while I have a run in with someone who makes me question the time and dedication I put into it and the place I work at. I left today never wanting to go back. I hope I feel different on Monday but right now I have no interested in working one second past 40 hours instead of the normal 50+ hours I put it. Really, they lose so fuck it. Maybe I should just start looking. I got a lot to offer...
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Category: bathroom

10/24/13 10:01 - ID#58182 pmobl

Bathroom Done

Hi Paul, Keith tells me everything is done and looking great! If you concur, would like to collect balance owed of $6,750.00. Thanks for your business!



My response:

I would have appreciated a final walk-through. I have never had any other work done where the contractor did not have a final walk-through. Maybe they would have caught some of these glaringly obvious issues. Or maybe thats why they didn't do one because the issues existed as demonstrated by the photos below.

For example, the supposed to be rain shower that is now just a leaky cap in my ceiling and the other showerheads are leaking from the bolt where they are connected to the arm on the shower wall. Did no one test them?

These are such obvious oversights that it terrifies me to think whatever less obvious things were overlooked.

Additionally:

1. The door trim is over the position of the light.
2. The window does not fit in the wall and sits above it almost an inch.
3. A piece of floor board in the adjoining bedroom is missing. It was there before they started. Do your guys know where the floor board is?
4. They scratched the crap out of my branch new $1600 dresser. Its frustrating because this happened when they put debris up there and then must have tried to clean it up yesterday by wiping rock debris on the wood. i

I am checking on the repair cost of these today or tomorrow.

I will gladly pay you once you rectify these issues or if you give me a written signed letter stating these issues will be rectified.
Paul

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