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Posted: 3/20/2006 10:45:39 AM EDT
So I got up early this morning to get started on painting my house.

As I was going around removing lose paint and doing caulk seals as needed I noticed some areas of wood rot. Many of the "other men" who live nearby suggested I simply paint over it or patch it up with wood putty.

Not me. I grab the crowbar and pull that shit down. Then I pop over to the Depot and grab some T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.



Sadly this feat astounded the "other men" of the neighborhood.

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:50:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 10:50:46 AM EDT by KNYTE]
You soundly thrashed the wood rot.

My personal opinion on the thread title would be: "real men" honor their families, and "other men" do not.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:52:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.



Real men wouldn't complain about tired arms.....nancy boy
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:54:25 AM EDT
you thavage
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 10:55:06 AM EDT
Well, that meets my criteria.

Broken down to essentials, real men take care of shit. If something's broken, we handle it. We adapt and overcome. Good job. Your man card is hereby renewed for another year.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:20:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.



Real men wouldn't complain about tired arms.....nancy boy



It wasn't a complaint...it was an astute observation.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:20:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.



Real men wouldn't complain about tired arms.....nancy boy



And they wouldn't have let their walls start rotting.

Yeah, yeah, I know. You're in FL.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:23:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:25:03 AM EDT
"You don't get a rose pinned on you for doing your job"

It's a line I remember from a movie as a kid. It just sort of stuck with me.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:31:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DougH9:
"You don't get a rose pinned on you for doing your job"

It's a line I remember from a movie as a kid. It just sort of stuck with me.



Ooo, I need to remember that one.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:36:29 AM EDT
A real man would have kicked back in a lawn chair reading porn and drinking beer while watching two illegals do it.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:37:10 AM EDT
Nicely done!

I am astounded by the number of "men" in my area that can't even change a fricking tire.

People look at me shocked sometimes when I say I fixed somthing my damn self.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:44:18 AM EDT
I can use a real man around this place.

j/k Good Job SteyrAUG
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:51:38 AM EDT
Nothing like fixing somthing with your own to hands. From the pics it looks like you did a good job. Now puts some vinyl siding on it and you won't have to paint again. I put vinyl siding on my house last year, by myself it took me a little over three months to finish it, thats with working ever off day I had. But I saved $7,000 doing it myself , now I have to reroof my house this year.

Most "other men" have no idea how to fix your build anything, it amazes me to no end that alot of men did not know thier way around a set of tools. They would rather give money to someone else and let them fix the problem.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:52:59 AM EDT
You should have painted it over and then sold the house.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:56:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
So I got up early this morning to get started on painting my house.

As I was going around removing lose paint and doing caulk seals as needed I noticed some areas of wood rot. Many of the "other men" who live nearby suggested I simply paint over it or patch it up with wood putty.

Not me. I grab the crowbar and pull that shit down. Then I pop over to the Depot and grab some T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.Replace some sideing and trim, had you replaced a wall, that would have been a feat for a real man!

img462.imageshack.us/img462/563/p10032573id.jpg

Sadly this feat astounded the "other men" of the neighborhood.

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.




Btw...Good job on the premptive(sp?)strike on the rot!



Travis
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 11:59:51 AM EDT
Was a video of the Shrike being fired ever posted?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:03:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 12:04:29 PM EDT by Yojimbo]
Good job!

Get it done and get it done right!

My dad always told me that doing things half assed would only earn me ass kicking down the road.

Now I find myself saying the same things to my own sons.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:08:41 PM EDT
real men pay someone else to do it......

<­BR>

because we can
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:13:39 PM EDT

T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.



Do you mean to tell me that you live in a stick built house? T111 walls? You actually know this and stay in the house during a hurricane
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:24:24 PM EDT
Welcome to ARFcom, where mythical creatures like the Real Man and the Shrike really do exist.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:00:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:

T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.



Do you mean to tell me that you live in a stick built house? T111 walls? You actually know this and stay in the house during a hurricane



Heck with hurricanes....zombies would walk RIGHT THROUGH that girly house!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:17:11 PM EDT
A house with wood on the outside? I thought they were extinct!!!


Good job, SteyrAUG

I live on a "man" street. We aways ready to help each other for the next project. No one stands around and says "Is that how that works? That's for the father in law to ask......


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, from Robert Heinlein's "Time Enough for Love"


C.M.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 1:48:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 1:48:32 PM EDT by luger355]
there is only ONE real man in the universe.....
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 2:04:02 PM EDT
My son lives in DC now and works in an office. The other "men" he knows are absolutely astounded that he knows how to do very ordinary stuff like fix a wall, replace stair treads and build something if he needs it instead of buying it or paying other people. But, he grew up helping me build decks, garages and trim houses. He, on the other hand, is amazed that they can't do ANYTHING. I guess the chicks there really dig it. Around here(TN) it's just normal stuff.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:21:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By walrus:
Was a video of the Shrike being fired ever posted?



Nope, I don't have a digital video camera.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:22:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By echo6:

T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.



Do you mean to tell me that you live in a stick built house? T111 walls? You actually know this and stay in the house during a hurricane



CBS house with an addition that was done with T111.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:23:36 PM EDT
someone get this guy a medal
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:25:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:31:17 PM EDT
I have to be honest here, I can't fix diddly squat around the house. I grew up in an apartment, then went to college, then went out on my own. I hate home repair stuff, and my repair-fu is weak, really weak.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:33:13 PM EDT
You used store-bought panels?

A real man would have cut down a tree with his Bowie knife and then whittled replacement panels from the
trunk.

Damn sissified city slickers!
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:42:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
A Tribute to Real Men



From the description of Captain Sigurdur "Iceman" Petursson:


Although he's called the "Iceman," I have no doubt this man was born and raised a pirate. How can he not be? He probably eats rocks and shits gun powder. If he were any manlier, he'd start a website where he lambasted morons who emailed him on a daily basis. Captain Petursson is a real man in every sense of the word.



Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:44:31 PM EDT
If you want to watch some real fun, take one big city girl, one real man that grew up on a farm.
Mix in car trouble, a messed up door, and a electricle problem. Throw in time to cook some steaks.
Pie will be provided.......................................
More of this mix and we would have fewer libtards.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:47:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By luger355:
there is only ONE real man in the universe.....
www.sadurski.com/satyra/sobowtory/norris.jpg



What a douche.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:52:38 PM EDT
A real man would be out looking for the next task that needs to be performed instead of wasting his damn time posting on the internet.

<­BR>


....wait a minute...
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:53:14 PM EDT
I will state this with one hundred percent certanty.....I had my own remodeling company for five years and it takes less time to do it right than it takes to justify all the bullshit you went through to patch it and make it look half way decent. Great job dointg it correctly. HATS OFF TO THOSE WHO DO NOT HALF ASS REPAIRS TO THEIR OWN HOMES........Steyer has a man card issued in laminate.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:56:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
So I got up early this morning to get started on painting my house.

As I was going around removing lose paint and doing caulk seals as needed I noticed some areas of wood rot. Many of the "other men" who live nearby suggested I simply paint over it or patch it up with wood putty.

Not me. I grab the crowbar and pull that shit down. Then I pop over to the Depot and grab some T111 and some 1x4s and I replace the fucking wall.

img462.imageshack.us/img462/563/p10032573id.jpg

Sadly this feat astounded the "other men" of the neighborhood.

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.




Good job man.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:58:08 PM EDT
Forgot to add there is a down side to this, some always has a bigger one.
One tornado, no problem I got this, I get the garden tractor out and my 16 inch chain saw to save the world.
Pull up to Big tree downed down the street, It's five feet in the trunk and 70 feet long, this is bad.
Start hacking away at what I could. Neighbor comes back from area where it is worse then ours, he look doesn't say a word just walks to what is left of his barn. Next thing I here is the sound of a deisel engine screeching metal and he drives out of the rubble on a full size tractor with a front loader and in the bucket is a chainsaw with a 24 inch blade and a big damn engine.
Ok at this time I looked down and felt small.(incert envy here)
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:58:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 6:01:11 PM EDT by danpass]


A real man would have shot the entire old wall out with his Shrike and then replaced it.




J/K Nice work

edit: I've built my own bed and now I am going to build a loft bed, should be cool
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:00:55 PM EDT

A real smart man could have easily put that off for years.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:04:30 PM EDT
You da MAN! You gun slingin', nail poundin', hurricane and group buy survivan SOB. I like your style.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:25:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 6:25:55 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
Nothing like the satisfaction of doing something yourself. Good Job

I found it interesting last year when I was building my little rowboat that many people were amazed that you could actually bend wood. I guess they thought it came from crooked trees or something



Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:24:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Nothing like the satisfaction of doing something yourself. Good Job

I found it interesting last year when I was building my little rowboat that many people were amazed that you could actually bend wood. I guess they thought it came from crooked trees or something

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=43734







Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:28:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Kooter:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

God my arms are fucking tired. Time to start painting...maybe after lunch.



Real men wouldn't complain about tired arms.....nancy boy



Link Posted: 3/21/2006 4:32:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Nothing like the satisfaction of doing something yourself. Good Job

I found it interesting last year when I was building my little rowboat that many people were amazed that you could actually bend wood. I guess they thought it came from crooked trees or something

photos.ar15.com/ImageGallery/Attachments/DownloadAttach.asp?iImageUnq=43734




There is something wrong with your kids face. He's got this big square empty space. What did you do to your kids face
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:14:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 5:20:24 AM EDT
Isn't there some kind of homeowner's association to prevent you from replacing rotten wood paneling? Let's not forget to paint it one of the three approved colors!!!!


Weren't you the one looking for another house? I hope this isn't it!


Jeez.... I spend too much time here.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:54:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
Isn't there some kind of homeowner's association to prevent you from replacing rotten wood paneling? Let's not forget to paint it one of the three approved colors!!!!


Weren't you the one looking for another house? I hope this isn't it!


Jeez.... I spend too much time here.



Thank God I don't have a HOA.

Would have taken more time to get the job "approved" than it took to just do it.
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