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post #6766 of 7558
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

I lived at 42 Clinton St, between Rivington and Stanton 60 years ago.

I think the neighborhood has gotten better.

How old are you? 100?
post #6767 of 7558
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

How old are you? 100?

65, Medicare, Baby

I went to PS4 up the block. Wonder if it's still there?
post #6768 of 7558
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had to buy a new one last year. It cost me $1,600 installed. There is a place in Queens that does rebuilds of them for like $300, but the downside is you have to uninstall it and take it to them.

 

That might be easier than trying to get a guy to come here.

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

i enjoy the fact that i know some good contractors and carpenters.

 

Dude, I would wife swap with you for a week just to get some contractors here.

 

lefty

post #6769 of 7558
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

Shit that may be lame, but a 13-year-old girl might enjoy

As you've divined, there's substantial overlap between those two categories.
And thanks.
post #6770 of 7558
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post


Dude, I would wife swap with you for a week just to get some contractors here.

lefty

homie you've got my number (actually i don't think so, but email and PM, yes). Always worth shooting a note and seeing what happens.
post #6771 of 7558

No telling what will come of this.

 

lefty

post #6772 of 7558
it was actually part of our apartment search. "well that counter top is bullshit, I'll see what that Chinese place has in stock and see if Luke can install"
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Stop teasing me, dude.

 

lefty

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A reliable, reasonable contractor is right up there with a good lawyer and doctor.
post #6775 of 7558
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

At least the I-Bankers have interesting things to talk about in their respective industries (less tech). A lot of these tech people are in La-La Land and don't understand how, like, real businesses work.

They seem to divide into two categories; those who needlessly buy every expensive thing they can find and those that live like a mountain man and become the ultra crunchy.

Like a tech version of Daniel Boone.
post #6776 of 7558
When I own a home I will learn the ways of the trades so I won't need no contractor.
post #6777 of 7558
You think that.

I personally like paying people to do things for me so I don't have to.
post #6778 of 7558
For the work that requires skill it takes some time before you are really up to speed on each task.
post #6779 of 7558
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You think that.

I personally like paying people to do things for me so I don't have to.

I'm with you on this. I know there are people that do not think like me but "home" is where I go to relax and pursue leisure activities not a place I want anything resembling work to happen. My brother is the opposite of me; he's a union clock puncher and takes great pride in doing things like installing a new toilet. It's not that these things are technically that difficult it's just jobs always snowball and never are completed without hitches. No thanks, I'll pay some other clock puncher to do things for me.
post #6780 of 7558
Strolling around NYC as an erstwhile denizen is exhilarating at first and then, invariably, melancholia inducing.

/emo
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