Yep, moved to the Klopeks, now for renovations!

ck80

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So, things have gotten complicated because.... of course they would!

Today was a cluster____ in more ways than one. In addition to having a bad encounter with the copperhead, which, thankfully didn't get either of us and we had to take out... well, timelines got blown.

Our travertine tile has been sitting in the distribution warehouse since May 21st. They haven't been able (or willing??) to move it 6 miles to the store where we can pick it up. We also are not allowed to go to the warehouse ourselves. It was supposed to be available 'in a couple days' as the system showed 30,000 pcs vs the 800 we ordered.

So, unfortunately, I've got a back procedure again early AM on the 3rd, so I can't be towing crates back or assisting in unloading literal tons of stone. Add to that by the time I CAN do those things, we lose time to get the tile laid dealing with that transport, and, have movers booked for the 21st. Tons of packing at the current place so......

We may be slumming it, living on bare concrete floors for a while and circling back to doing the tile a month or two down the road... going to talk to the tile place tomorrow. Likely just canceling the order.
 
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ck80

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Removed more carpet. MOAR CARPET!!!!! :blam:

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Tomorrow it shall join its relatives at the county dump!
 
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if you got back injuries, wouldn't it be safer and easier just to hire local day labor to get the stuff pulled out the place cleaned?
 

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if you got back injuries, wouldn't it be safer and easier just to hire local day labor to get the stuff pulled out the place cleaned?
Well.... yes, and no.

I can make the wife carry some. We've hired day labor before from multiple sources. Never ended well. They always disrespect the property, from trash in the yard, to driving into the grass and leaving ruts, smoking butts everywhere including inside houses. Then, knowing it's empty, we've had some come by and parry and make yet more messes. We've had them break toilets, undo already completed work by damaging restored and repainted wall surfaces.

Nope, not for me. Never again. If we do it we know what's being done, where, and how.
 
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ck80

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Teenage indentured servants?
While initially making the raw material is fun, the incubation period would take too long. I wouldn't be looking to wait 13 or more years for more labor.

Then again, it's many thousands of dollars to obtain the indenture contract as well.
 

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Orrr
While initially making the raw material is fun, the incubation period would take too long. I wouldn't be looking to wait 13 or more years for more labor.

Then again, it's many thousands of dollars to obtain the indenture contract as well.

Don't forget the logistical tail that comes with them. The ROI is pretty light.
 

ck80

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Orrr


Don't forget the logistical tail that comes with them. The ROI is pretty light.
Too bad the pandemic is over. Could've bought pre-owned, fostered a couple 17 year olds, claimed the child tax credits, and sent them.on their way 12 months later having netted a profit.
 

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So, carpets gone, mission success. Redneck trailer hauled what could've been trailer park gold to the transfer station. I stead I dumped it.

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1,240 pounds of carpet and padding. Tears from the single wides will flow tonight.
 
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Today the King proved its worth.

Hauled home the first load of stone, one trip:

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Barely a little squat right? That represents a load IN THE TRUCK of:

* 150 pound Ironton pallet rack
* 125+/- pounds of tools
* 40 pound shop vac
* full tank of gas etc
* 1,540 pounds of half inch thick Italian marble tiles
* 2,100 pounds of 1/2 inch thick slate tile
* one wooden palletized crate (unknown weight.)
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Then in the TRAILER:

* 1 full size spare for blowout protection
* 2,240 pounds of 1/2 inch thickTurkish travertine tile
* 700 pounds of slate tile
* two palletized crates (unknown weight)

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When you add me and the better half weigh in around 350 combined pounds and all the misc drinks, bags, etc in the things...

I dunno, kinda wonder about the GCWR of that trip. :unsure:
 
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