Why are you mad right now?

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  1. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    This is key. I’m sitting in a 100 year old bungalow in FL facing down $8k in repipes and about $6k for complete redo of insulation, boarding up around it for animals and removal of whatever monster crawls under it at night and lives in the attic that I can hear at night.

    And that’s all before I even begin to do stuff to “improve” the home. By which I mean hire contractors as all of this is beyond me and the previous owner just paid a handyman to come in and do whatever while leaving empty beer cans under the house.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    I don't wish contractors on even my worse enemies. Sorry, dude. :(
     
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    Jake GAS Master

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    Broke my ankle in 5 places last week...
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    Going to be a longggg road to recovery after my 2nd surgery.
     
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    KnightBrolaire sso's unofficial pickup hoarder

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    oooof
    at least now you have an excuse to play more guitar
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    Oof. The obvious question though - how did you do it?
     
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    Jake GAS Master

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    Skateboarding, landed my trick but there was a dislocation and twisting after resulting in the injury- 2 surgeons have told me it's the worst they've seen so that's great stuff.

    Tibia is broken into multiple pieces in two spots, fibula as seen above is splintered and the malleoluses are fractured- I'd post what my foot looked like after but don't want to ruin anyone's day. Lets just say it was at a 90 degree angle the wrong way.
     
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    Jake GAS Master

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    Definitely metal as fuck. And I now have an external fixation screwed into my leg so LITERALLY metal as fuck :lol:
     
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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Christ man, as a drummer that xray made me want to curl up into a little ball. I hope you have as smooth a recovery as you can at least. And I guess if you had to mangle your foot, a national lockdown is a pretty good time to do it.
     
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    Thanks man! It's definitely gnarly as fuck but I will say it still could have been worse! My biggest concern as of now is just warding off infection because there are 4 literal holes in my leg with rods holding the device up now and i was a bit concerned about being in the hospital with COVID around but I tested negative and I've got a pretty good support group helping me through it. Hopefully will be back to new in no time.
     
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    I've got a hive of wasps nestled between my wall and my laundry vent. Can't really spray them without opening up the outside of the vent and getting stung a shitload. The spray that I bought fucking sucks at keeping them away long term (it does kill them on contact though) so I guess I have to go back to the store and buy the right one.
     
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  13. Jake

    Jake GAS Master

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    My surgery has been pushed out at least a week now due to swelling and infection risk. So at least another week of my leg literally being snapped in half like a twig.
     
  14. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire sso's unofficial pickup hoarder

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    Dude makes Jocko Willink seem like a pussy lol

    Anyways had to tear apart my vent, spray the nest (which was between the insulation and mdf), then clean all that shit out ( it was a biggg nest) and spray foam around all the vents/other cracks. Still have to spray some more foam and replace the poly sheet but at least now the wasps aren't getting in that way again.
     

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    Ordacleaphobia Shameless Contrarian

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    Reminds of when I was living with my folks and they got invaded by bees. They had this huge house in a very rural area, and one of their neighbors was a beekeeper. And although the there were 20 acres between the house and the bees, they found their way into my folks' attic. They likely were there for quite a while too, because the way we found out was when I was walking down the hallway connecting the main house to the in-law quarters over the garage, and, I shit you not, a drop of honey fell on me from an overhead light fixture. The attic in that house is partitioned into three sections, and the bees didn't make it over to the sections above the more commonly frequented areas, so they were pretty undisturbed.

    Once we confirmed it was definitely bees, we called the neighbor (who's name is, again, not shitting you, Buzz) for advice and he told us not to even try because there were so many, and to wait for him to come handle it. There must have been thousands of bees in there. He brought down probably about 6 gallons worth of honey after he wrangled the bees; and that was just the clean stuff that wasn't contaminated.
     
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    damn, 6 gallons of honey?
    that's like 2 bottles of mead lol
     
  17. Mathemagician

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    I don’t know how feasible it would be to get a metal can underneath the nest and just light a fire with some wood to let the smoke knock them all out. The entire thing would be a bit easier to handle once they are fucking out. Still got a to hazmat yourself though. I’m just assuming you’re somewhere rural/don’t want to spend cash to hire a pro.
     
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    I already sprayed/killed the nest, see the earlier post. No need to pay someone to do something that literally cost me 10$ in spray lol
     
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    I was right in the middle of a good practice session when this happened.
    That's a .30 for reference.
    so salty.
     

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    I'm fairly certain that Siki Spacek is my real father. The resemblance and love of campy trash is uncanny.
     
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