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Old 12-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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I'm definitely having one of THOSE weeks.
Got the new truck a few weeks back and last week the stockers stocked 8' sheets instead of 12's into a garage on a Friday.
Saturday morning I was up and at the job at 5:30am to do the builder a favor and swap the sheets out. As I was backing in I was clearing the builders dump trailer by a good 6 inches, but in the dark I didn't see the jack handle sticking out 8"...Dent/scratch below the PS tail light and snapped the damn jack handle off.
-$100 Jack
-$500 Scratch/Dent Repair
Then I loaded up the eights and headed to the supply house.
Returned the eights and stuck some stickers under 8, 12's with the tailgate down and didn't think anything of it.
Well, I didn't really think about my bed being only 6' long due to the diesel transfer tank so now my tail gate is bent to h3ll!
-$1000 for new tail gate

Decide to go get Perry scaffold from the above job one night.
Throw scaffold in but sitting up on the tailgate.
Go around a corner, lose a cross brace so make a U-turn to go get it.
As I make said u-turn my bent tail gate falls open and all the scaffold falls out. I pulled over and threw the flashers on but too late, everyone was driving over my $800 Eagle Rock scaffold...
-$800 Scaffold

Yesterday, we went to lunch and my new-ish tall Trigger bench was in the back of the truck. Came out from lunch, got to the job and noticed it was gone. Someone must have stolen it at lunch.
-$84 Trigger

Yesterday we got to a soundproofing job at an apartment.
We began by masking our way in, masking the entire living room, moving all of the furniture out, found the joists in the lid, struck chalk lines down the entire ceiling to screw to, and delivered and stoked 11 sound board, 8-12's, and 26 sticks of R/C.
This morning we screwed up the first sheet of sound board, and took down a ceiling fan that had a stubborn screw yesterday so we brought pliers for it today.
After removing the fan we immediately noticed a layer of textured 5/8" staring at us from behind a sheet of textured 1/2" and R/C channel..................Someone had already soundproofed the ceiling previously....

Called the owner and informed her there is no sense in soundproofing the ceiling since it already is and had to patch all the holes we made finding the joists, de-masked, put the fan back up, took all materials back to the supply house, put the furniture back, vacuumed, and lost $1132.30 and two days of work...



In the hole $3616.00...
What a great effing week.
LMFAO

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Old 12-13-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Happy Holidays!
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Sorry to hear that Checkers. But look on the bright side, surley it cant get any worse.
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Yeah Checkers thats a tough week and like gazman said it cant get worse - so it just gets better. Write it off and look forward to a good 2012.
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You poor bugger, thats a bad week, you certainly perservered
I would have given up after backing into the jack and sulked like a baby.
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Can ya feel my pain Checkers?? My well pump burnt out xmas night . No water till today . I get to work this morning [wet,raining,cold] I have 9 buckets of texture too mix up . the trigger on my drill eats it.I break out the potato masher ,and start mixing,The hangers call and say they broke the pull rope to my generator ..They need power ..I drove over there ..the spring was broke also..I rigged It up for 1 good pull ,,,,She fired up!! I told em It's running don't shut It off till till ya leave.. Went back to my job to finish mixing those 9 buckets BY hand ...went to fire up the space heater ...no fire!! just blowing fumes.. F/K it ...I stippled all the downstairs ceilings . Did a little sanding then went over to the house the hangers are on to pick up the generator so I could take It home for a solid fix ..Then the phone rings.. someone stepped through the ceiling of a home I finished 3 weeks ago..

I did get a hot shower tonight ..The first In 2 DAYS.. [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6jwK7d9zZo&feature=related[/ame]

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Sometimes when life cr@ps on you it can happen more like a bad dose of the squirts .....and there aint no paper
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I'm definitely having one of THOSE weeks.
Got the new truck a few weeks back and last week the stockers stocked 8' sheets instead of 12's into a garage on a Friday.
Saturday morning I was up and at the job at 5:30am to do the builder a favor and swap the sheets out. As I was backing in I was clearing the builders dump trailer by a good 6 inches, but in the dark I didn't see the jack handle sticking out 8"...Dent/scratch below the PS tail light and snapped the damn jack handle off.
-$100 Jack
-$500 Scratch/Dent Repair
Then I loaded up the eights and headed to the supply house.
Returned the eights and stuck some stickers under 8, 12's with the tailgate down and didn't think anything of it.
Well, I didn't really think about my bed being only 6' long due to the diesel transfer tank so now my tail gate is bent to h3ll!
-$1000 for new tail gate

Decide to go get Perry scaffold from the above job one night.
Throw scaffold in but sitting up on the tailgate.
Go around a corner, lose a cross brace so make a U-turn to go get it.
As I make said u-turn my bent tail gate falls open and all the scaffold falls out. I pulled over and threw the flashers on but too late, everyone was driving over my $800 Eagle Rock scaffold...
-$800 Scaffold

Yesterday, we went to lunch and my new-ish tall Trigger bench was in the back of the truck. Came out from lunch, got to the job and noticed it was gone. Someone must have stolen it at lunch.
-$84 Trigger

Yesterday we got to a soundproofing job at an apartment.
We began by masking our way in, masking the entire living room, moving all of the furniture out, found the joists in the lid, struck chalk lines down the entire ceiling to screw to, and delivered and stoked 11 sound board, 8-12's, and 26 sticks of R/C.
This morning we screwed up the first sheet of sound board, and took down a ceiling fan that had a stubborn screw yesterday so we brought pliers for it today.
After removing the fan we immediately noticed a layer of textured 5/8" staring at us from behind a sheet of textured 1/2" and R/C channel..................Someone had already soundproofed the ceiling previously....

Called the owner and informed her there is no sense in soundproofing the ceiling since it already is and had to patch all the holes we made finding the joists, de-masked, put the fan back up, took all materials back to the supply house, put the furniture back, vacuumed, and lost $1132.30 and two days of work...



In the hole $3616.00...
What a great effing week.
LMFAO
Now don't want to shake you up, but who asked you to soundproof it? if she did she should be giving you at least half the wage for it, now that is fair if that is what happened

Maybe you are being Human...
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:20 AM   #10
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Please keep the stories coming guys, you don't know how good it can make you feel, when somebody elses day is worse than yours
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