Saturday, May 19, 2007

from my buddy mike

I know that I have not been very good with the blogging lately .. so since my friend mike doesnt have a blog page of his own .. I thought I would post his last email I got from him of his ranting and what happened to him recently.. pretty good times. You think this was happening to me myself.

However.. I did get the hot tub filled this morning and the lawn cut .. but I fucked up the lawnmover. .. Take it away mikey!! ..

The other day I turned on the out side water tap, some time over the next couple of days the valve in the tap in the ceiling started to leak.

I called the handy man connection and they came for an estimate not a bad price and guaranteed work.

in the midst of this my neighbour wants to tear down and replace the fence between our yards and around his yard and wanted to do it through the month of june on the weekends and evenings, then he dicided to speed up the process and do it this weekend.

we were tearing down fence, my estimator for the windows had to show up friday instead of thursday and my plumber was coming.

the fence was coming down not too bad, the estimator was in and out but said he wanted to take the weekend off and i would not get the estimate until next week some time. ( screw that, I calles sears and said go ahead with the job, and took the 23 monthe payment option).

the plumber showed up late, I left the fence job and went to help him, the shut off valve for the main water would not close fully so we dicked around and got the pressure out and he was under way, theings went well until the water valve snapped and we had to call the city to come do an emergency shut down.

the y came and could not get the valve to shut off, they had to call their other crew and hope that they had not gone home for the weekend.

luckily they were still working and could come.

about an hour or two later they got here and had to water bore a hole down eight feet to the valve and try to shut it off, they dicked around for a long long long time and finally my plumber went out and got it so shut off he replaced the valve in my house and went out and turned the water back on and it all works but the city have to come back and dig up the yard to fix the trouble properly,

back to the fence, the neighbour and I did some more ripping out of the old deck and fence around his yard I did not have to help but I did.

this morning he went and got an auger for the holes and his brother to help, we were under way

things were going well until we hit the fucking gas line that had not been marked by the people that I called and clearly stated that we wanted both yards marked

we ran like hell and called 911 the firedept and the sask energy people showed up and have just now fixed the pipe.



Maria said...

That'll learn ya.

Anonymous said...

hey maria i learned that no matter how much preperation you do there is always something that can go wrong. The titanic was built by professionals, the arc by an amature. I called the professionals