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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Marcus » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:01 pm

fudge, I hope the old guy can help you out! Sounds like it could be really cozy there! : (

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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Gorth » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:47 am

Sounds like it's more of a lack of understanding, than malicious intent. It still sucks though. I hope you survive the summer up there and maybe look for alternatives when winter is coming again?
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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Joseph » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:58 am

Well, it was funny in a sad way. We gave him the letter, with pictures, and he said "but they guy said he insulated it" to which we replied he didn't... but he said he did... well, he didn't... but he said he did... well, he didn't and here are the pictures proving it.

It's a three-part issue with him:

He's literally clueless when it comes to basic construction, maintenance, etc.

He's a raging alcoholic with memory problems that may or may not be tied to the alcoholism.

He is cheap and dishonest when it suits his purpose.

But he doesn't have a choice. He legally has to insulate the place. If not, he's looking at fines from the city and they will do the work for him and their bill will be much more than an independent contractor.

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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Marcus » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:45 am

I hope the old bugger help you out! Without it turning nasty! :(

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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Joseph » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:17 am

Yeah, well, he was up here Sunday with a contractor he hired to finally fix the rotted subfloor in the bathroom. And when we showed him the black mold he said it was the first time he'd heard of it. He's either stupid or a liar but my wife finally stopped feeling sorry for him and started getting mad. I've only be patient this long because she felt sorry for him.

And if he wants to play hardball regarding the insulation he looses. The law is the law. And unlike big bad evil property management companies he can financially afford the consequences.

Sad thing, he's got a decent piece of property and the house could really be something... but again, he's clueless. And completely destroying his own foundation at the back of the house too... idiots, bad landscaping, flowers, water and concrete... it's either funny or sad depending on how you look at it.

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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Joseph » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am

Kind of a funny update - So, he was puttering around last night in the yard when we came home, and, as my wife said after, incredibly lucid, and he'll get the material, I'll do the work.

Between his pension and his wife's job he doesn't qualify for the utility company's free energy efficient upgrades so we agreed he's get the material for me. I'm not going up in the attic. It was done twice, poorly, by two different people and not my problem but our walls are and that's what I'll be doing. It'll be basically a "patch job" but an improvement none-the-less.

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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Gorth » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:03 am

Nothing 5 centimeters of asbestos can't fix! :mrgreen:
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Re: Random rant of the day

Post by Marcus » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:34 pm

ASBESTOS! YAY!

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