Archive for March, 2011

No Baloney

by on Monday, March 28th, 2011

As a kid, we had plenty of bologna sandwiches for lunch. It was usually a rotation of PBJ, bologna, tuna salad and once in a while, grilled cheese or a hot dog. As kids, we liked those and eat them all readily. As an adult, I can’t remember willingly asking for a bologna sandwich in years. I don’t know why or what happened to move bologna to the bottom of the lunch options list.


by on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

In the chain of evolution within the construction industry, there are the lowest skilled workers, the highly skilled workers and the handyman types. The handy man knows a little about everything, from plumbing to electrical to laying carpet and adding wall partitions for a new recreation room, known as a “man cave” in today’s lingo.

The lowest form of workers, and possibly life itself, are the roofers. These men are not trustworthy, they steal from you, do no more than absolutely necessary, and don’t bother to even show up half the time. Then they charge you a fortune for their half assed work.

So now, two weeks of aggravation and $6,342 later, my house has a new roof. I hope I don’t have to deal with any of this again until the 25 year warranty runs out – and by then I’ll probably be ready to sell the house and move nto a retirement condo.