I'm sure you all can relate.
Mounting one of those hose holders. Didn't want to nail it into the siding
so I cut a 2x4 to size to wedge it firmly between some exterior trim 2x that
runs vertically up the front of the house.
Got the length just right with a bit of an angle on one end so it could
nicely wedge in there. Beveled the front so it will shed water and put a
slight bevel on the back too.
Was about to put a few kerfs in the back just to make sure water wouldn't
get caught behind it and the phone rang. Went to answer it blah blah blah
went back to work. Had completely lost my train of thought and on the next
cut I watched in dismay as rather than put a 1/4 in kerf in the board I
neatly sawed off the end.
Just finished redoing and mounting it and it looks nice. Painted it same
color as the siding and it just looks like the hose is sort of floating
there. Didn't need to use a single fastener to mount it.
hrm.. just noticed it is Friday the 13th... that must have been it! it
On Fri, 13 May 2005 19:02:03 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'd start by getting a lawyer and suing whoever called.
Then, buy an answering machine so you dont have to answer the phone
when you are busy. I think phones are intrusive and annoying. When I
am busy, I refuse to answer them. I always tell people to email me
instead of calling unless it's an emergency. If you have a cell
phone, flush it down the toilet or use it to practice making sawcuts
and kerfs. They look better when customized anyhow, plus they will no
longer pester you.
Heard a story about a handy-man who went up to the (I think) Likes
Observatory without stopping at the 10,000 foot level for 24 hours to
One of the astronomers asked him, half way through the job, why he was so
frustrated. He replied: "It's this damn board! No matter how much I cut off,
it's still too short!"
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