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Should i be pissed
show user profile  npcph
This is going to be way off topic, but I’m really kind of pissed off and thought i would vent. For some of you, you will remember that on Christmas day, my brother-in-law had a fire in his house and it pretty much destroyed all of his belongings. Structurally the house is fine, but a couple of rooms needed to be gutted and rebuilt. And the rest of the house needed to be professionally cleaned and everything such as windows, doors and molding needed to be replaced. The only thing left was the hardwood floors, drywall and ceilings in those rooms.

From the time it happened, I have been over at the house helping him fix it up. I helped him gut the kitchen and the family room including sledge hammering out the floor. I helped him go through all of his belongings and categorize them and list them and then dump them in the dumpster. I helped rip out carpet, cabinets, doors, molding, and lights. And his parents originally lived in the house and had the family room added on. Under the carpet his mom had written a note on the sub floor that was covered by carpet. I spent 3 hours hand cutting the floor to get the piece with the note out so it wasn't destroyed. After the contractors did all of the walls and ceiling, i put in the kitchen floor for him. I spent hours making sure everything was perfect. At one point him and his dad put in the door thresholds and did a horrible job and they came loose. I fixed them so they were right. I ran all of his speaker wires and hooked up his TV and stereo. I helped him install the gas lines for his stove and then installed the molding around his wood burning fireplace. I was at the house helping him until the day before his unveiling to his family.

So they day of the unveiling, he was showing everything to his family. The problem that i have is the credit for all of the work that i put in, which was about 80 hours, was given to other people who didn't help worth a shit. I fixed all of his thresholds and he boasted about his dad doing them. I put in the floor and he gave all of the credit to this guy Tom who was only there for about an hour while we worked and only put in about 5 minutes worth of actual work. So this annoys me a little bit, but i figure, who cares, let him say what ever he wants. I feel good that i was able to help him. Then the last blow comes when he walks in with a special bottle of Jack Daniels Gold that cost about $125 (from what he said) that he bought for the guy Tom who stood around while I did the floor. They are hunting buddies, so they are close, but wtf. I spend 80 hrs and he thanks him for 1 hour of standing around. So then he says that his wife’s uncle Jack, who also didn't help worth a shit and only showed up when he heard there was scrap steel and appliances laying around, was told to keep all of the money from the scrap from the house. Which was about $185? That’s all of the shit i pulled out of the house and loaded into the trailer so Jack could get the scrap money.

Now let’s add insult to injury here. My sister-in-law Jill isn't my biggest fan. She is very religious and since I’m half Jewish and half catholic, she feels as though I’m a heathen. And since I don't go to church every Sunday, she likes me even less. When cleaning out the house, the only thing that she even remotely cared about was her stupid self help books. She even got mad and yelled at me when I threw them in the dumpster because they deserved to be set in it and not thrown. And last year she wouldn't even talk to me on Easter because I was half Jewish. I really don't give a shit, but after all of this work I did in her house she has never even said thank you to me.

So with all of the work I did in the house has allowed them to save enough money to be able to upgrade the kitchen cabinets, have enough money in the budget to put new siding on the house and a new roof. So in the end, I think that I was able to save them about $5000.00 with the work I did.

Sorry if this was long winded, but I need to vent.

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4/15/2008 10:18:29 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:18:29 AM)
show user profile  mrgrotey
Hey that sucks man, hate it when credit goes the wrong way. Go give everyone a slap and tell'em who did the work, that oughta sort it out ;)

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4/15/2008 10:24:49 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:24:49 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
Just go burn his house down again and don't help him out this time.
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4/15/2008 10:26:37 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:26:37 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
what year of jack daniels gold bottle was that ?

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4/15/2008 10:31:03 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:31:03 AM)
show user profile  MrPumpernickel
Burn down his house again!

YouTube Channel

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4/15/2008 10:31:38 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:31:38 AM)
show user profile  maxwin
lol cylon, thats a great idea... make it so

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4/15/2008 10:34:04 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:34:04 AM)
show user profile  npcph
LOL cylon. I'm not alowed to play with matches though:)

Not sure what year the jack daniels was, but the bottle said something like Jack Daniels Gold Edition.

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4/15/2008 10:38:14 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:38:14 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
Ncph, some petrol and a lighter hsould do the trick, just make sure no ones home when you do it though, I would hate to have peoples deaths on my conscience.
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4/15/2008 10:58:57 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 10:58:57 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
lol @ cylon. I like your trail of thought.

/edit. Ask your sister in law where her god was while her house was on fire.

My Turbosquid Area

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4/15/2008 11:05:00 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:12:43 AM)
show user profile  Cylon
While your at it get your laptop insured, and any other piece of expensive equipment you may own, then you can flog it all on ebay, say it was all lost in the fire and get the insurance company to pay out for brand new kit.
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4/15/2008 11:12:36 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:12:36 AM)
show user profile  mak
KB those Jack Daniels Gold bottles are collectors items no matter what year they were made, real nice they are...proper nice gift that. Toms a lucky sod.
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4/15/2008 11:15:31 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:15:31 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
yup, i know, they go back to like 1904. those are way more then 180 quid.

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4/15/2008 11:21:09 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:21:09 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
You helped the guy out charitably, with no expectation of payment, so why are you pissed that you aren't getting anything for it?

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4/15/2008 11:25:48 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:25:48 AM)
show user profile  npcph
Westcoast: The ironic thing is it was a religious christmas candle she got from her church that caused the fire.
KB/Mak: it's not that old, maybe 2004 or newer.

[EDIT] Mattymoose: I'm not expecting anything for it, but a little recognition would be appreicated. The scrap is not that big of a deal, i figure who really cares. just funny how he didn't even load it and he kept the money. The jack daniels made me mad because he made this big deal about buying it for all of the help that Tom gave him. The floor was nice because i did it. I don't want him to buy me anything, but it would have been nice for him to at lease acknowledge as he's showing everything to people that i helped him out.

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4/15/2008 11:30:22 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:36:26 AM)
show user profile  Mad-Dog-Bomber
Daam man that sucks, In know how it feels not gettin credit heh. well what to do? I`ll tell you what do to.

1. Go to a bar drink it up, get laid and do it for your country
2. Find and collect a termites
3. Release termites upon the house lolz
4. sit back, relax. enjoy life as you know it.
5. Do not limite yourself with the rules of any religion.

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4/15/2008 11:36:36 AM (last edit: 4/15/2008 11:36:36 AM)
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