More slow progress.
Had to get the roof over the door done before I got too far into siding the cedar shake. I still have to install the ceiling in it, and paint it. It has primer and shingles so it is ready for the rain the next few days. The 4X4's I used I bought years ago and I used them to support the old garage walls. I saved them when I tore down the old garage and now they have been recycled into the new portico.
It's now past 4am and I made it through the entire saga [so far].
Good job, Joe. Not just on the the garage build, but the entire project and dealings with EVERYTHING.
Phew, you made it through the medical system just in time! I had even forgotten about CV until I started getting closer to present time and that's right, crap is closed right now!
Back to the title of this thread, that caught my attentions originally: yes, INCOMPETENCE is far more rampant than CV [even with the "liberal counting of case"]. Not everyone, but holy smokes, a LARGE portion of this population does not care about the quality of their work, their professionalism or respect. Can you tell my dad was a tradesman? Owned his own flooring business running multiple carpet, tile and linoleum crews [this was the 70s-90s]. He was doing all the high end, really high custom jobs for law firms, mansions etc, while his crews were doing most of the mass production, residential stuff. I started working for him when I was about 5 years old, he'd pick me up after kindergarten and take me to the job site. I started out picking up scraps and then graduated into fetching tools and so on until I could actually lay my own carpet, linoleum and tile. Now I'm an IT guy, go figure huh. But he also taught me use my mind over my body. But I carry those values into daily life, it makes me who I am and I just happen to be successful at doing good work. It fathoms me how a human, with the same mental capacities as any of us, could allow themselves to not have pride in their work.
But anyways, super long rant over. Keep up the good work, Joe. You're an example.
It has been a long and tiring few weeks. I got done putting cedar shake on one side. 2 1/2 sides to go. It is damn hard work doing this alone on a ladder 20 feet in the air. It is really testing my nerves. I haul up a bucket of Cedar shake shingles and hook them to a ladder rung. Then fight with the air hose on my stapler. Trying to balance, hold a shingle, staple the shingle. It is a slow process. I have tried several different methods of doing this, none are easy.
Finally got done with one side today. I will install the back 2nd story window tomorrow with help from my brothers. Then on to more cedar shake. I might do all the easy low stuff first.
Probably the best car show ever. Watch Vice Grip Garage on YouTube.
I already learned on some stuff.
This 1st episode in a series got me hooked. Buy a 1972 Chevelle that hasn't run in 30 years fix it and drive it home 600 miles in 3 days.
AMAZING! BRING THE THUNDER!
Got my replacement jack stands from HF, using their gift card and some cash. I also had a 20% off coupon but the cashier wouldn't accept it. She said that jack stands weren't included in the coupon and that it's written in the small print. I wasn't going to argue with her, so I went home and...
@patrickstapler and @silverblueBP and I share text cooking up a little something something from time to time. We pass along information and tips especially grilling.
Now this isn't a grill recipe, it's a Shepherd's Pie. Let's see some of the lockdown/quarantine food that's being cooked...
Its taken me 2 years to find a flagpole that I think is sturdy enough for this areas winds that didnt cost $500+.
I didnt receive the hardware so it was today before I could get it up.
Ive got a 4x6 American flag and a 4x6 POW/MIA flag to fly on Sundays.