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Mon Mar 23

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 6:21 PM

Re: Low Hanging Fruit

(((rosewine)))

Sat Mar 21

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YewGuise replied to the Replies I'd Like To Make board. 11:18 PM

Re: On Doppels

...change your posting style...

He can't.

...and backstory.

You're assuming he's even aware he's using a doppel, and that prior posts were deleted. I'm guessing he's just posting as usual.

(if it's [more]

Tue Mar 17

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YewGuise replied to the An Open Letter board. 1:46 PM

Re: An Open Letter

(((rosewine)))

Mon Mar 16

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:41 PM

Re: Other People's Money...

This sounds like a dumb-emotional based decision. Why do both daughters need a chance to live in an inherited house? If he's concerned about "fairness" that he helped one forego rent payments, then sell the house and gift some of the [more]

Sun Mar 15

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:14 PM

Re: Installing a walk-in tub/geriatric upgrades

I think walk-in tubs will soon be a thing of the past. You can't get into a full tub, you have to sit there as the water rises. Worse, when you're done, you have to sit there, wet, while the water drains.

A curbless shower is much more [more]

Mon Mar 2

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:35 PM

Re: Car Pad - temporary or permanent.

I also vote for pavers. DIY to save money; your teenagers can help. And if it sags in 5-10 years, that's about the time you won't need it any more anyway, so you can switch back to grass or gardens then.

Note that pavers are shaped like [more]

Wed Feb 25

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:12 PM

Re: Well, that was close

An Owner can require liens waivers and releases from the subs. and material suppliers that are to be paid from any draw. ... An owner can issue joint checks... (etc)
Only if he knows who the subs and suppliers are, and it's a tricky
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Sat Feb 21

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:24 PM

Re: Well, that was close

Who was more irresponsible, the homeowner who chose a GC unwisely, or the subcontractor who chose the GC unwisely?

Well, let's see. Before hiring my GC, who was recommended by both my architect and my kitchen designer, I:
- asked [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:11 PM

Re: Well, that was close

OK, I googled "mechanics lien Maryland."
There are plenty of conditions, including timelines, that would preclude a subcontractor from getting a lien in this case. But more importantly, as part of the process, before the Court creates [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:26 PM

Re: Well, that was close

I would take the dunning notice very seriously...

Oh, I do. It was addressed to the G.C. at my home address, so technically I should have forwarded it without opening it. But I did open it, and then emailed the sub asking him to [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:09 PM

Re: Well, that was close

Are his unpaid subs able to come back to you and put a lien on your property?

Since the subs' contracts are with the G.C., and not me, they shouldn't put a lien on my house, but whether they are able to or not might be a [more]

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YewGuise posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:15 PM

Well, that was close

Last year I hired a contractor for a major renovation. He had some top-notch employees, but some of his subs were 2nd-rate, and he himself was disorganized, moody, snippy, defensive, and a horrible communicator. I was a little incredulous that he was [more]

Fri Feb 20

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YewGuise replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:27 AM

Re: Girls can use computers, too!

...the company logo on my shirt...
He asks "are you the receptionist?"


Receptionists are better dressed.

YG
former FORTRAN programmer

Thu Feb 19

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YewGuise replied to the Baby Boomers board. 8:22 PM

Re: Good Morning

Not sure why but there have been fewer BB posts over the last year or so and some folks are MIA.

It's not the same without Phil.

YG
Still missing him.

Tue Feb 17

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 5:59 PM

Re: Coffee

...I went and bought some coffee at McDonalds...

I worked at several offices that provided coffee, and other employees thought that was just great because, yay, free! There was also a frig, and once in a while the boss would bring in [more]

Mon Feb 16

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YewGuise replied to the Everyday Ethics board. 11:02 AM

Re: Poll: Wedding invites

...every destination wedding I've attended has put the burden of travel & lodging costs on the guests...

Every wedding I've attended, destination or not, has put the burden of travel & lodging costs on the guests. Destination [more]

Sun Feb 15

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YewGuise replied to the Taking Care of Parents board. 7:04 PM

Re: An here we go

(((LWW)))

Fri Feb 13

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YewGuise replied to the Fools and Their Money board. 12:36 PM

Re: Advice For Preparing Your Income Tax Return

...I have not filed yet. Am I a bad Fool?

I haven't filed yet, either. I don't care whether Fuskie thinks I'm a good or bad Fool, and if I did care, I wouldn't take that particular comment personally anyway. I have my reasons, and [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Fools and Their Money board. 10:59 AM

Re: Advice For Preparing Your Income Tax Return

thinks he is the arbitrator
All I'm seeing is a guy sharing info he finds to be of interest, on the assumption it might also be of interest, or helpful, to others.

I interpreted the "filed taxes already" remark as an [more]

Mon Feb 9

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:03 AM

Re: miniblinds

http://www.nextdayblinds.com/

All showrooms are in the D.C. area, but since online ordering is available I presume they'll ship anywhere. Might be pricier than what you're looking for, though.

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