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Unread 10-01-2007, 07:01 PM   #1
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Tile setters urgently needed!

For extreme homes makeover. Need to be done tomorrow. House is in Kirkland. Just show up at Totem Mall with your tools at 8:00 tonight, they will put you to work! Looking for finish carpenters also.

I've had two calls from them since yesterday.

Shaughnn -- that's your area isn't it? You can get out of having to get up with the baby tonight!

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P.S. I'd really like my home to be tiled and grouted in one long night by guys who just show up after working all day. Break out the Red Bull!
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Unread 10-01-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Tom Hulse and I were there and it was an absolute blast. They called me last Wednesday to ask me to volunteer for Sunday night and Sara graciously said, "Go! It'll be fun." Lots of chaos and delays, but that was to be expected. When the show airs, look for the "red" shower. That was us.
I left Tom to wrap up as I wanted to be home to put Hannah to bed tonight. The Sunday start was pushed back to this morning/noon.
Incidentally, Ardex donated the Rapid Set mortar system and both Tom and I really enjoyed working with it. It had a good pot life (approx 30), was nice and creamy, and bonded well. The local product reps were right there in the mix with Tom and I too. Hats off to them both. They not only represent their products but they walk the walk too!
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Unread 10-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #3
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Wow, that's great. Be sure to post a warning when it is about to air, I'll be looking for ya. Thought about going up Sunday, but it's a 45 min drive and I've got too much on the plate right now anyway.

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Unread 10-02-2007, 04:52 AM   #4
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so pirate now you are a movie star. well at least ya helped someone in need.
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Unread 10-02-2007, 05:19 AM   #5
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Wow, that's very eye opening.

I didn't have any faith in that show. I figured on windows installed backwards and light switches in the master bedroom turning on lights in the kid's room; but I do have faith in the Pirate.

I guess its time to re-assess my position, on the show that is not the Pirate.
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That was my initial concern also and I expressed it before agreeing. That's how I found out that the General Contractor for the entire project was also the President of the Building Industries Association of Washington and a remodeling contractor of exceptional reputation. When he told me that he had no intention of hanging his own reputation on a shoddy job my own opinion changed a bit. I'm sure that there are faults that can be found with the house as any project conducted at that pace, and without much scrutiny, is gonna have a few "holidays". But I was definitely impressed and I ABSOLUTELY recommend the experience to anyone who has the opportunity.
Or, you could sing on to your local Habitat For Humanity and avoid the cameras and celebrity?
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Unread 10-02-2007, 08:03 AM   #7
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My opinion of the quality of work on that type of show wasn't very good either, but is changing with this new information. It makes sense now that I think about it. I doubt that just any ole hack is going to volunteer his time.

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Or, you could sign on to your local Habitat For Humanity and avoid the cameras and celebrity?
Last summer I was visiting a friend in Usk, Washington. When I arrived he said he had signed us up to work for a day at a Habitat home. I said it sounded good to me. I can't begin to tell you how "good" it really was. I felt great at the end of that day. I met the young lady that was going to live there as well as both of her parents. Made me feel I was really helping another human...much different than sending a check in the mail. The really great part was driving by this summer and seeing the young lady's car in the driveway and the lights on in the house. I think what makes it special is that it's a helping hand..not a hand out.

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Oh, there were plenty of "non-skilled" volunteers also but most of the important stuff was delegated to volunteers with some background in the concerned trade. I can honestly say that I've seen worse-built homes from reputable builders with months of building time instead of days.
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Thanks for the update on the project. Did you see the picture in the paper of the guys working on the roof in the rain on Sunday? There was so many folks up there you couldn't see roof. Only yellow rain gear everywhere.
Good up to you and Tom for working on the project.

some background: Lady with I think four kids. Living in the home she grew up in. Article in the paper said the house was in such poor condition they had to just level it and start over. She has been supporting herself and the kids with swim lessons and as I understand the project they also put in a new larger, covered pool.
Me I sat at home with my arm in a healing position and watched the Seahawks take care of San Fran.
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