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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by ygmir » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:37 am

*rides in on War Rabbit*
Opens bar, starts ECM*

HI Marty!
HI Gang!

Saturday morning!
*pushes tv clicker, heads for ROS*
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Post by magicmarty » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:05 am

:D :D :D :D
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Post by Ratty » Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:45 am

Thank Ygmir. That was a relaxing coffee break.
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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:04 am

(leaning back in a chair, with cold wash rag over forehead, and surrounded by a myriad of empty bottles of fun stuff)

*manages a thumbs up* before passing out,......again.
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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by ygmir » Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:01 am

*walks in, notes lump in corner booth with thumbs up signal, snoring*

yeah, people havin fun. that's a good thing, IMHO.
not talking politics, judging what is art, dissing others for varied opinions or perspectives.

cartoons, comics, overindulging, maybe some smoking and giggles.

Today, I'm missing the old dark corner booth with the cigar and whiskey, the snarky asshats who would rip you then give you the shirt off their backs, the wide eyed noobs who just want to fit come play (as most of us where at one point).

The OMWs, the orignal "Bar", and the ever so fun "Bar2". The inventors, who brought the NEB, automatic Banjo, ECM, SCC....all the fun stuff that was.

It's nice to have this thread to hang in at times.
Most egos are checked at the door, left (hopefully) with politics, religion, critique and ass-hattery.

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Post by magicmarty » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:25 am

As always, YG is right on the money! Nice to come in here and just "be". Have some fun, a bit of silly. Loved your "curve ball" cartoon, FigJam. Started to hit some tennis balls once again in a very limited way. Felt so good to be back on the court even if I can't move too well. Nobody cares and we all have some fun "slap and tickle" tennis. No, they don't play that kind of tennis at Roland Garros or Wimbledon, but who cares. Guess Doc saw the Giants in a rare win at Baltimore yesterday. Tonight is game 2 of the NBA championships Warriors vs Toronto. Go Warriors! So much for the sports report!

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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by Dr. Pyro » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:37 am

magicmarty wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:25 am
Guess Doc saw the Giants in a rare win at Baltimore yesterday.
And hope to see another today. There are heavy thunderstorms forecasted for around 3 p.m. (call it the sixth inning or thereabouts) but what the hell, right?

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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by burner von braun » Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:15 pm

Howdy!

Well, I'm sitting here under a big oak shade tree taking a break at the moment, and decided to stop into the bar. Good to see everyone! Especially glad to see our elder statesman stopping by more frequently these days. Still swatting those pesky tennis balls around I see, eh Marty? Someday perhaps you'll explain to us what the heck they did to start this feud in the first place!

Yg, sorry to hear you're not going to be able to make it out to the desert this year. Hopefully you'll be able to get things squared away and return next year. Or, who knows, maybe things will still open up for this year. It's a lot of work though, to do it right, and I think we can all relate to that.

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Post by magicmarty » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:02 am

Hey, BVB. Still have your witty artwork on the wall in my office. Lots of tennis balls in odd and quirky places. Always gives me a smile. Actually, tennis balls are into SM. They really love getting hit, the harder the better. Their squeals of delight at every blow are a true peak experience for both the ball and the swatter! :P :roll:
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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am

*strolls in, starts ECM*
HI BVB! Hi Marty!

well, the heats setting in. Been doing a lot of concrete vertical (wall and plaster finishing) work, this is getting hard on me though. Seems I just can't one hand multiple 50 lb. buckets of mud over my head like I once could.....haha damn.

I have a neat job coming up in a very historic cemetery....downside is, moving a 250 lbs stone, 300' up a 45 ish degree slope, that's mostly old concrete steps, and we are not allowed any sort of equipment there.

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Post by magicmarty » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:28 am

Yeah, YG, and it don't get no better as the years go by. So, just do what you can do and be happy you can do that. That's what I've been doing and while not perfect, it a whale of a lot better than the alternative. :)

Doc got to see a couple of rare Giant's wins in Baltimore. Tonight it's the Warriors vs Toronto in game 3. Go Warriors!
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Post by burner von braun » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:15 pm

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Marty, glad you're still getting a smile from the various images, they're fun to make.

...and oh-la-la !! Who knew tennis could be so much fun! :lol:

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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by Skuzzy61 » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:37 pm

ygmir wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
*strolls in, starts ECM*
HI BVB! Hi Marty!

well, the heats setting in. Been doing a lot of concrete vertical (wall and plaster finishing) work, this is getting hard on me though. Seems I just can't one hand multiple 50 lb. buckets of mud over my head like I once could.....haha damn.

I have a neat job coming up in a very historic cemetery....downside is, moving a 250 lbs stone, 300' up a 45 ish degree slope, that's mostly old concrete steps, and we are not allowed any sort of equipment there.

*heads to ROS*
No way to get a block and tackle anchored at the top, eh?

*slurps down a cold one*
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Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Post by ygmir » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:18 pm

Skuzzy61 wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:37 pm
ygmir wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:19 am
*strolls in, starts ECM*
HI BVB! Hi Marty!

well, the heats setting in. Been doing a lot of concrete vertical (wall and plaster finishing) work, this is getting hard on me though. Seems I just can't one hand multiple 50 lb. buckets of mud over my head like I once could.....haha damn.

I have a neat job coming up in a very historic cemetery....downside is, moving a 250 lbs stone, 300' up a 45 ish degree slope, that's mostly old concrete steps, and we are not allowed any sort of equipment there.

*heads to ROS*
No way to get a block and tackle anchored at the top, eh?

*slurps down a cold one*
well yeah, but by my figuring, it'll take as long to rig and get 600' of cable strung and a winch or come along, and then drag it, as to just work it up the hill by hand, little by little.
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Post by Elliot » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 pm

Ever carry something awkward in a blanket? Four, five, six or more guys holding onto corners and edges of the blanket, and the item in the middle of the blanket. Could you use that principle and make a "blanket -- a cargo sling, I think it would be called -- with rope?
Of course, you would have to round up some local guys, but for only a short time.
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Post by magicmarty » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:46 pm

What you really need is a sky hook. I've got one in the trunk of my car and can sell it to you, along with a local bridge for one hell of deal
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Post by FIGJAM » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:46 pm

4 guys and a surplus stretcher.

We've handled cactus heavier than that using this method.
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Post by ygmir » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:50 am

Elliot wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Ever carry something awkward in a blanket? Four, five, six or more guys holding onto corners and edges of the blanket, and the item in the middle of the blanket. Could you use that principle and make a "blanket -- a cargo sling, I think it would be called -- with rope?
Of course, you would have to round up some local guys, but for only a short time.
I can just imagine the phone calls:
"there are 4 guys carrying something up the cemetery wrapped in a blanket, and there is fresh dirt dug at the top of the hill".......I mean, how could that end any way but funny?

I've arranged a couple of helpers, and will create a version of your idea, Elliot, but with straps and a couple of 2x4's across. It'll work out fine.

here's a couple of photos, first, standing where the stones go, looking down to the road where we'll start up the stairs, second, at the road, looking up, we'll be putting it right in front of the cedar and stone wall at the top.
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Post by magicmarty » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am

Mighty impressive!
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Post by Elliot » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 am

Quite so. Stretcher, sling, blanket, net, web, sedan chair... any such that will provide good hand-holds outside of the stone itself. (And of course, the obvious... like pallbearers.)

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Post by ygmir » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm

magicmarty wrote:
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Mighty impressive!
yeah.....and now the family wants me to make a concrete wall/curbing around the plot. Only 1/2 yard of concrete......but, hand carried. haaha, and why do I always say "yes"? Maybe my prices are too cheap? No hesitation to my bid "just do it".....dang. haha
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Post by Elliot » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:51 pm

I wrote magazine articles for almost 20 years -- average of two articles each month, one of them with my own photos. And I charged far too little for at least the first ten years, maybe 15.
When I finally wised up and started cranking up my invoices, they simply paid without comment. When at last I charged quite a lot... they simply paid without comment. So I had definitely charged too little for a long time.
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Post by magicmarty » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:06 am

By all means, up the price, you my dear buddy, Ygmir, are worth it. Elliot is right, no one will complain, they'll just pay the bill.
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:33 am

ygmir wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm
magicmarty wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am
Mighty impressive!
yeah.....and now the family wants me to make a concrete wall/curbing around the plot. Only 1/2 yard of concrete......but, hand carried. haaha, and why do I always say "yes"? Maybe my prices are too cheap? No hesitation to my bid "just do it".....dang. haha
I (not so fondly) remember schlepping mud up 3 flights of stairs for gang showers in a medical center before the elevators were installed.

Two 5 gallon buckets at a time, no waiting!!! :roll:
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Post by ygmir » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:13 am

FIGJAM wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:33 am
ygmir wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm
magicmarty wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:30 am
Mighty impressive!
yeah.....and now the family wants me to make a concrete wall/curbing around the plot. Only 1/2 yard of concrete......but, hand carried. haaha, and why do I always say "yes"? Maybe my prices are too cheap? No hesitation to my bid "just do it".....dang. haha
I (not so fondly) remember schlepping mud up 3 flights of stairs for gang showers in a medical center before the elevators were installed.

Two 5 gallon buckets at a time, no waiting!!! :roll:
ah yeah, "the good old days".......I guess my issue is I wish I was "remembering" this instead of "looking forward".......ahaah

and yeah, Elliot and Marty are right, I get it. But, well, I charge what seems fair. I suppose, that's where I miss the boat. I pay myself, the same as my helpers. I'd not ask them to do anything I won't do myself, so, well, we're all worth the same. I add up materials, and double that, knowing I'll miss something, or something will go wrong.
And yet, when I get feedback about competing pricing, I find I'm 20% or sometimes more, below.. yet feel I'm doing fine? I dunno, I guess I don't understand business...?
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Post by FIGJAM » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:58 am

I used to figure my tile jobs the same way, BUT experience and knowledge ARE worth more. :)
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