View Full Version : I Have Nothing To Do Here

23-05-2005, 16:46:27
Here being work

and I am sure I am going to get in trouble for it

Early last week some idiot cut an airline, capped it, and welded it shut. The connection they cut is not a dime a dozen down at the local hardware store, and they had to order the part. It came in today, but the fewls aren't scheduled to install it until Wednesday.

That'll set me over a week behind since all the machines I use require the air for the pneumatic valves. Luckily we are in shut-down.

Still, I tend to get in trouble for other ppls mistakes and I have a feeling the next couple of days is going to suck.

At least work is suppose to start on my house this Wednesday. That'll be nice... having construction works walking around my house all day while wifey and I are at work.



23-05-2005, 16:49:47
Cool, what are you having done? Baby room addition?

23-05-2005, 16:56:00
I had the foundation repaired last year, this caused a lot of cracks in the stucko and interior walls (being plaster and all). So I am having all that fixed, plus I gutted the bathroom and don't have the time to install a new one myself.

Oh, and I had to destroy the entry and back entry to access the foundation, so I am finally getting that fixed.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-05-2005, 16:59:03


"I had to destroy the entry and back entry to access the foundation"

Sounds bad, but can't imagine it. You don't have a cellar/baseement?

23-05-2005, 17:06:31
I have a cellar, but the portion of the foundation that needed to be replaced was behind the actuall stairs from the back door down to the ground... it was a real mess

sucko, stucco? the concrete-like layer on the exterior of the house.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-05-2005, 17:10:26
Ah, I was thinking of stucco ceilings.

23-05-2005, 17:16:58
I know what you are talking about... those suck

I am trying to get this place into a sellable condition, not so much for the baby. The house doesn't really need to be baby ready until it begins to crawl and stuff.

We are looking at moving, or trying to at least. I am applying for jobs out of state and interviewing constantly it seems, or at least 1-2 per week.

The housing market around here is nuts, and I really don't think it will stop. Though the house 2 doors down from me is asking 700k and it's the same size, though it is a newer house, but is still not worth that... IMO

23-05-2005, 18:05:07
Its hard to believe anyplace could be more expensive than Maryland, but California clearly has us and about anywhere else beat.

I've got friends in Irvine that just laughed when I asked if they'd be buying a house.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-05-2005, 18:20:43
California is nuts. 2 years after I bought my hoouse, it's gone up 50% in value, and it's not stopping - they're developing an area close by, so I'm thinking it'll be another two years, and the price will be 100% of the purchase price.

Once it's paid off, I can sell it, move back home to Australia, and literally be a millionaire. That's kinda scary.

23-05-2005, 18:54:54
I've easily made at least $100,000 in my first year of ownership. That's 25% on a townhouse with no front yard, a tiny patio for a back yard, and a total square footage for around 1325.

23-05-2005, 20:09:18
I think I can get 100k out of my place right now, as is. So, I figure whatever I put into it I may be able to get back and then some. Really, way more than I need.

23-05-2005, 20:13:33
just had an interview with a company in Cincinnati. Man, if I move there I would be carry next to nothing in a mortgage!!

23-05-2005, 20:34:49
...but you'd be in Cinci. For all practical purposes, its Kentucky :)

23-05-2005, 21:14:48

23-05-2005, 23:14:04
But at least you'd be able to see the Bengals!:):beer::bounce:

23-05-2005, 23:14:38
I'm a Niner fan...

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
24-05-2005, 00:40:02
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
...2 years after I bought my hoouse, it's gone up 50%...

Dang, I'm turning into a Canadian!

A while back we were looking to move to Iowa, some nice places there in the boonies for under $100k.

24-05-2005, 01:43:09
Originally posted by Oerdin
I've easily made at least $100,000 in my first year of ownership. That's 25% on a townhouse with no front yard, a tiny patio for a back yard, and a total square footage for around 1325.

That's insane. My parents' old place 15 km outside Montreal (quite a large city, so we were well inside the limits of suburbia) had 8000 sq ft of property, 4 bedroom, furnished basement, wooden deck, solarium, large pool and 2 car garage, and it went for ~250000$CAN = 200000$US

Their new place ~7km from downtown is a brand-new townhouse (they have the corner unit) sitting on about 2000 sq.ft of property with an elevated wooden deck out back, all hardwood floors, finished basement, beautiful tile kitchen and 1.5 bathroom, 2 bedrooms and they paid 200000$CAN = 160000$US

People in the States are insane with their house prices.

24-05-2005, 09:37:15
Depends where in the states, some cities are really expensive, some not cities are really cheap.

24-05-2005, 17:53:27
Still nothing to do... I've finished all my reports and have no one to show them to. Still can't run any experiments as the CDA is still down.

dooooooo di

I am having lunch with the wife in about 2 hours, so I got that to look forward to.