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Somebody Shoot Me - - - Pleeeezzz !


Promised my youngest that I would help him and another feller get the drywall on the ceilings of his new home he's building.  So I'm headed that way this morning and hopefully I will survive and be of some help.  He promised that all I had to do was measure and cut and there would be NO LIFTING REQUIRED.  We'll see how that goes won't we?

If I don't return then just send your donations to "Old Sheetrockers Anonymous" and they will put a memorial plaque on the local PortoPotty

Supposed to be 81 this evening and thunder storms so it should be nice and "HUMID" in that house.  Maybe I should take 6 sweat towels?

L8tr Yall,

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Good luck! Just remember, make enough wrong measurements and cuts, and you won't be suckered into helping anymore..... If you're delegated hanging duty, a little bit of "forcing" the drywall into place will also result your no longer being asked.

With a balmy 30 degrees today, I'm in a t-shirt!!

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I've made up my mind!! I do not 'rock ceilings.

Reason(s)

1- too old

2- too weak

3- too dumb

4- no 'lift' too

5- too #$%^in' old

6- I repeat myself too

Em - Dale gave you some good advice. Now, make sure you use your eye protection!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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WHAT THE F**K ARE YOU THINKING? or did you? you complain about back problems, eye problems, trouble getting it up, trouble getting up, and you agree to go hang friggin sheetrock????

you need to go visit the local shrink,,, nononononononononononono

I'd love to watch this trick,,,  confuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuse

is your insurance up to date,,, ?????  GOOD LUCK AMIGO<<<< let us know what hospital you are in and we'll send you a get well card

 



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LOL, we are so fricken' helpful.............................

Now don't ask me about "forcing" drywall. Let's just say I do NOT have drywall mentality, I have paneling mentality. In style or not doesn't matter, we put up paneling.

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Dale,,,,  Ole Man Meller and I have a few things in Common,, we both were in the drywall business, made a good living at it,, it sure as hell the easiest job but somebody has to do it, it just takes a toll on the ole body,,

I do agree that paneling is much easier , I guess that's why a trailer houses have paneling interiors,, ask any redneck,,( not really,, its the weight issue for using it in trailers,,

 

Meller how was youre first day at rockin,   are you sore????winkwinkwinkwink



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WOW, I deserved every one of those remarks and I will probably really regret it tonight and in the morning, at least my knees will remind me that Y"all are correcto mundo. Of course the reason is plain - - - he's my son and needs help. I realize I can say no and he'll still love me hahahahahaha but as long as I can struggle thru and it doesn't cause any damage I'll at least try. My lack of vision reading the tape and marking for the cuts really slowed me down also.

Now for TODAY - - - it went pretty well. I did ALL the cutting and measuring and Bo and Carlos (cool handyman from El Salvador and a really nice guy) put it on the ceiling. You would not believe the amount of stuff that he has coming down from the ceilings. The guest bedroom alone had main ligh fixture, 4 solar light wire drops, a smoke alarm and 1 speaker wire. He is going to eventually put a Solar Panel up and ?hopefully? never be without lights, even during a Hurricane. Anyhow, all of the drops and fixtures really slows down the process but the walls should go much faster. All we did was lids today and we probably hung 14 sheets of 8'. Bo bought a $100 drywall screw gun that works pretty damned good and seems to be money well spent. I CAN NOT nail off the ceiling like I used to and don't even try.

I'm gonna stay home and get some stuff done here and then we'll start hanging lids again on Saturday. We are saving the high vaulted ceiling until last and I may be unable to help with it, except for on the ground advice and consulting.

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except for on the ground advice and consulting. 

those 8 words would most likely cover my total controbution,  I doubt if I could even climb up on a horse, its been at least 25 years since I even tried to hang board,, sitting behind a damned desk was hard enough,,

I guess I'm lucky to still have my 2 sons still in the trade,, just don't intend to do any remodeling,, I don't miss any part of it,,

That was a good buy on a screw gun,, we use to buy them 25 +at a time, and they disappeared and never came back,,

GOD I'm glad I retired... now I'm just tired,,

I tried to get motavited to clean up the shop, lasted about 1 hr,, the iron in my blood turned to lead in my azz,,  but thereis always tomorrow HUH????biggrinbiggrin



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Yeah, I don't work near as hard around here as I do for my kids and grandkid - - - - hmmmm, probably need to work on that truism? Last night was a little restless and I woke up a lot but mostly from dreaming about handing $@^%#@%# drywall. If all goes well today, I'll go back over there tomorrow and see what we can accomplish.

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Yep!!!!!   Git er donebiggrin



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Saying no is hard, I'll grant you that. Which is why I try to NEVER ask for help, that way, nobody asks in return.

Drywall not used in trailers because of weight, never thought of that, but it's a good point. I just assumed there was no way you could make a drywall wall that wouldn't crack going down the road. I mean, face it, anything that big is gonna flex, and drywall doesn't flex well. I'm in a glorified trailer, AKA double wide. It does have drywall, but the joints are all covered with straps, not taped and mudded into a single, solid, wall. Cheap quick way to finish, or simply preventing the wall from getting there with 20' long cracks? Both?

I don't do drywall. I don't build furniture either. For the same reason. I can measure 6 times, cut three pieces three times, and it still doesn't fit. By that time though, a hammer WILL make it fit. Doesn't make for good drywall nor finished furniture.

I know my limits, so stick to them.

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hangin rock is a young mans sport. you just point mego. you aint gona hang no lids. hahaha

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Mego, I'll be pointing more than I did today from now on - - - - man, my butt was dragging when I got home at 6pm this evening. However, after the hot shower, I'm thinking I may survive after all. Putting all of the solar powered and electrical powered lighting, AC smoke alarms and speaker wires sure makes for slow progress on the ceiling. That's not counting AC and return air vent in the master bedroom so it went pretty slow today. We did get the master bedroom and bath ceiling up along with a few walls but overall it went slow today. I'll pop a vicodin and advil right before laying down and they should "help me make it thru the night".

I need to find some way to be a shiftless no good bastard ALL DAY TOMORROW!



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I need to find some way to be a shiftless no good bastard ALL DAY TOMORROW!


 

Just a regular ol' day for me............. Except the beer, I want something quicker.



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Well, I got of to a good start this morning by sleeping un 8am - - - felt good once I got the bones working after lying down that long. Only ?work? I've done so far was fix some of my famous "Zuppa Tuscana Soup" that is just fancy Tater Soup with Italian Sausage, whole cream and Kale plus some crushed red pepper flakes which I have a tendency to over do, according to one consumer. I also found that getting back to shiftless and lazy is kind like riding a bike, it comes right back to you once you try it again. Hmmmmm, I could learn to live with this.



-- Edited by Mello Yello on Sunday 23rd of February 2014 02:13:53 PM

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Sleeping 'til 8AM? DUDE, that is getting up EARLY for me!!!!!!

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Sleeping 'til 8AM? DUDE, that is getting up EARLY for me!!!!!!


 biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin most mornings I am up, feeding the cats and drinking the first cup by 6am.  However, I must admit that my back gets me outa bed sometimes whether I want to or not but I've been popping a vicodin and advil after drywalling days so that helps me stay prone.



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I think I might need some of that exercise to get the kinks outta my back,, starting back to the gym tomorrow morning,, (orders from headquarters)  Got a new insurance funded gym membership so I better take advantage of it,,, getting to where I can't button my pants anymore.. crycrycrywink



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Amigo, that light work in the gym is a win win, I'll betcha. I promise you that sitting and laying down causes my back more pain than walking around or doing light work such as yard work and messing with repairs and "limited" drywalling. I also think that the anti-inflammatories like the Ibuprofen gives me more relief afterwards than those harder drugs like vicodin, codine and etc. Therefore, I'm gonna dance with the one that brung me.

Footnote: when my rotator cuffs act up in my shoulders, I just get the 3lb hand weights and start exercising my shoulder muscle and pretty soon my shoulder don't hurt anymore. Funny how that works but it does.

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Yep its just  like ironing the wrinkles out of a shirt

 

 

 

 

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The Hell with starve a cold and feed a fever - I WANT DRUGS !



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Wanna go hang some board?????biggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrincrycrycrycrycrycrycry



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Metal or wood studs?????

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Metal or wood studs?????


  16 ga Metal, but can't use a screw gun,, screws have to be screwed in by hand,biggrin



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I just check my calendar and I'm busy those days !

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Mello Yello wrote:

I just check my calendar and I'm busy those days !


 He didnt say which days......lol



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he didn't have to - they are ALL busy !

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Ya got a bad case of lazy lately??? I dobiggrinbiggrin  couldn't pay me enough to do that stuff anymore,, I can't bend over to pick up the screws I drop,,nono



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My son has had a young Salvadorian working for him at $15/hr and he's a pretty good hand and knows quite a bit about the way a house is built. Bo said that after watching me measure and cut he decided to see if Carlos had learned anything and he said he's turned him loose on the closets and some of the simpler walls, however, I imagine that I'll get called back out there for the kitchen and bathroom walls. Maybe not tho because Bo is also a pretty good hand at it now. The vaulted living room ceiling is gonna be a ^@^%#$@^%@ no matter who does it but whoever does will have to go slow and have some major help. Ain't no way I can or will get up on that scaffolding and work but I could stand on the floor and shout instructions maybe?????



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$15 an hour??? Only in my dreams with the cheap ass employers around here.

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