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    I am such a dumbass!

    ok, dont know if you all want to hear this, but i will start anyway.

    Thursday night, the wifey and i sitting on the front porch, for some reason i bring up this drop in the sidewalk in front of the house. its like a 4 inch drop from one piece of the sidewalk to the next.
    been like this for 5 years, but for some @$cked up reason, i start dwelling on the rise in the sidewalk. theres also a few other pieces that are craked and look the sh$t as well.
    thinking to myself, as much as i am loved around here by the shitbags in the community, lol, yeah right, i am suprised some dipshit hasnt purposely tripped on my sidewalk and sued me.

    Soooo, Friday moning, i start breaking the sidewalk up with the spud bar. Now its saturday i have the walkway from the front porch steps done, and now i have this piece of sidewalk along the main rd, that is about 10 freaken inches think, and its about 4 1/2 feet by 6 foot long.

    my saw will only cut 3 inches, its still to thick to break up.

    SOOOO, i had to rent this damn bobcat today, to assist me in removing this freaken slab of concrete.
    thinking thats i would have this done in a day, i only rented it for a day.
    Now while busting this piece of concrete up, somehow or another i catch the top of the city's water department shut off valve.

    Oh, MFG,
    water stupidtendant shows up, throwing a fit running his mouth.
    they fixed it, and tell me that i will have to pay for it, and the overtime that required to fix it.

    The freaken bill is $498.00

    WTF..

    Now thinking it was only going to cost me $215.00 for the concrete out front i ended with a total bill of
    215.00 concrete truck/concrete
    50.00 for sealer for concrete
    145.00 bobcat /1 day
    plus 65.00 to fill it up with fuel before returning/sombitch couldnt have been full when i got it.
    498.00 for the damn water valve
    total: $908.00

    so much for spending 215.00 like i planned.
    my wife is sooooo freaken mad at me right now its not even funny...
    so i just wanted to share this F@$ked up weeked with me fellow sista's, and brotha's.
    I am such a Dumbass!!!!!!!

    From now on, everything will be contracted out!!!!
    ok, sorry for venting, you all have a good day!
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    **pat on the back**

    But it is fixed and you have learned a costly yet valuable lesson....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Illiy View Post
    **pat on the back**

    But it is fixed and you have learned a costly yet valuable lesson....

    yeah, quit trying to be "Bob Villa", and pay someone else to do the shit.
    I did it honestly to save money....
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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    ok, dont know if you all want to hear this, but i will start anyway.

    Thursday night, the wifey and i sitting on the front porch, for some reason i bring up this drop in the sidewalk in front of the house. its like a 4 inch drop from one piece of the sidewalk to the next.
    been like this for 5 years, but for some @$cked up reason, i start dwelling on the rise in the sidewalk. theres also a few other pieces that are craked and look the sh$t as well.
    thinking to myself, as much as i am loved around here by the shitbags in the community, lol, yeah right, i am suprised some dipshit hasnt purposely tripped on my sidewalk and sued me.

    Soooo, Friday moning, i start breaking the sidewalk up with the spud bar. Now its saturday i have the walkway from the front porch steps done, and now i have this piece of sidewalk along the main rd, that is about 10 freaken inches think, and its about 4 1/2 feet by 6 foot long.

    my saw will only cut 3 inches, its still to thick to break up.

    SOOOO, i had to rent this damn bobcat today, to assist me in removing this freaken slab of concrete.
    thinking thats i would have this done in a day, i only rented it for a day.
    Now while busting this piece of concrete up, somehow or another i catch the top of the city's water department shut off valve.

    Oh, MFG,
    water stupidtendant shows up, throwing a fit running his mouth.
    they fixed it, and tell me that i will have to pay for it, and the overtime that required to fix it.

    The freaken bill is $498.00

    WTF..

    Now thinking it was only going to cost me $215.00 for the concrete out front i ended with a total bill of
    215.00 concrete truck/concrete
    50.00 for sealer for concrete
    145.00 bobcat /1 day
    plus 65.00 to fill it up with fuel before returning/sombitch couldnt have been full when i got it.
    498.00 for the damn water valve
    total: $908.00

    so much for spending 215.00 like i planned.
    my wife is sooooo freaken mad at me right now its not even funny...
    so i just wanted to share this F@$ked up weeked with me fellow sista's, and brotha's.
    I am such a Dumbass!!!!!!!

    From now on, everything will be contracted out!!!!
    ok, sorry for venting, you all have a good day!

    LOL...nice job dumbass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    LOL...nice job dumbass!
    hey thanks for the moral support pudge, lol
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    Anytime. Hell, a 30 dollar bag of quickcrete and a trowell would have evened up that gap. Might have looked a lil ghetto, but it was cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge113 View Post
    Anytime. Hell, a 30 dollar bag of quickcrete and a trowell would have evened up that gap. Might have looked a lil ghetto, but it was cheap!
    i honestly thought about that, but i figured if i was going to do it, might as well do it right.
    i guess i over shot that phrase, huh
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    As smart as man is, we haven't been able to invent a machine that can smell drugs or tell us where a person has walked, Dogs are sophisticated investigative tools!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    i honestly thought about that, but i figured if i was going to do it, might as well do it right.
    i guess i over shot that phrase, huh
    Fo SHO....

    Hell, I gotta laugh at the quickcrete. One of the guys here (good guy, but not too bright) did a slab in his driveway to park his cars on, maybe 10 by 10 entirely in quickcrete.
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    You know what's creepy??

    I just poured a floor in my basement, and was standing on my porch thinking "My sidewalk is all fudged up....I should get a yard of concrete and fix it next week"...


    Then I came inside to consider the price, tools, and man hours.

    But first....I checked LEF..


    I'm glad I did this first.
    I think I'll stick to painting instead.
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    Looks like I'm not the only dumbass this weekend

    My sidewalk had the same problem, and I thought about fixing it myself, but I found out that our town has a Sidewalk Replacement Program. That cost me about the about the same as what yours cost you, but it was a helluva of a lot less trouble and I get to pay it out over 12 months as part of my water bill.

    Too bad I hadn't been so wise about that old boat I bought to restore back in the 1990's - Let's just say that after a year of backbreaking work and about $2000 worth of plywood, fiberglass patch, motor parts, wiring, new light fixtures, gas tank, trailer tires, and all that shit, what I wound up with was still an old boat that wasn't quite lake-worthy.

    So I was a dumbass long before this weekend

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    Dood thats pretty funny...sorry for the expenses

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    Dont you just HATE those "little" home projects that end up being a major a%$ pain??!!

    My latest one started with cutting down one unsightly shrub. Been balking ever since at the flower bed cidp24a wants in the place of the FOUR shrubs that ended up going!
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    Jeez, I think I'll just stay at work...

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    Yeah well I decided to play plumber today and it didn't turn out to well for me either. Water everywhere, I stand up cursing, tools flying around, then suddenly I open my eyes and see my 2 yr. old standing over me saying daddy bobo, daddy bobo. I made the mistake of trying to kick the milk crate I was sitting on and it didn't fair to well for me.

    Guess I should have listened to Dope Fiend Wille at the hardware store and payed him the $10.00 he said he would do the job for.

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    10" thick sidewalk?

    Think of it as a $215 repair, $498 water shutoff renewal program and $195 story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    215.00 concrete truck/concrete
    50.00 for sealer for concrete
    145.00 bobcat /1 day
    plus 65.00 to fill it up with fuel before returning/sombitch couldnt have been full when i got it.
    498.00 for the damn water valve
    total: $908.00
    So, what was the "Priceless" part of this?
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    The priceless part? Getting his wife mad enough to quit talking to him. Funny how some men try for years to accomplish that. Come on guys, you have something to learn here. K-9 accomplished that in only ONE weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmur5074 View Post
    You know what's creepy??
    Then I came inside to consider the price, tools, and man hours.

    But first....I checked LEF..

    I'm glad I did this first.
    I think I'll stick to painting instead.
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