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NorCal Buckeye

Member since 06 March 2011 | Blog

2006 alumnus from Ohio State College of Engineering.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: Witnessing the Buckeyes win the National Championship in 2002 as a student.

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Comment 4 hours ago

I do too, though we went with tile in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room. Piece of mind.

I ended up using silicone caulk around the base studs when the concrete sub floor was exposed. We have metal framing so it'll make a nice water barrier between rooms and the outside a couple inches high, which may help if a toilet overflows or we have another accident in the laundry room. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

See, this is exactly why I bought a small home. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

NY and 78 have it right.  He's a fun rivalry heel, but there are definitely a lot more scumbag coaches to actually hate than childish oddball Jimmy.

Being real: Every person I've ever met that took the rivalry too far rarely if ever stepped foot on campus.  Just sayin...

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Reminds me, I was going through my old baseball card and autograph collection a few months ago and found a personalized autographed photo of Jim Harbaugh from his Bears quarterbacking days.  laughed.  My grandmother got,it for me back when I grew up in Chicago.  Got a Trace Armstrong photo signed (in person) and my cherished Robin Ventura signed photo (before Nolan whooped him).

Maybe if I find it again I'll snap a picture and post it on a Friday. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Damn, sorry to hear about the leak. Glad you got insurance working with you (it sounds).

Lesson learned: you get what you pay for (duh).  My contractor was average priced but to be competitive, they have a bunch of ehh kids working for them. My buddy hired a top notch crew but they were soo expensive he had to cut them loose halfway because they were too expensive. 

My wife knew it was coming, but I softly let her know while I may not have the time, my work is on point.  I told the company I'd finish the fine trim pieces like the transitions (which I had to rip up because they were loose, finding acrylic caulk instead of urethane adhesive).

NorCal says: You want it done right, you have to take a week off of work and do it yourself. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

We threw an Animal House themed to go party every year.  Team even had pirate themed parade floats in the homecoming parades in honor of the infamous scene.  Of course we were drunk.

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Funny, it's an often repeated punchline in my office.

"It's not like this is rocket science. Amirite NorCal?"

(Yes you psychology and social work majors, I can count higher than 30)

Comment 25 Apr 2017

As long as he doesn't call is "Frisco".

As Mark Twain famously said, "It's cold as shit in SF in the summer.  And don't buy one of those crappy hoodies near Fisherman's Wharf just because you forgot a coat".

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Said it here a few times, but as my first mentor at Boeing said "as long as it's cold and runs down hill".

He also gave me the best advice I've heard in my lifetime: "Stay in college as long as you can".  Thank you Henry; I swung for the fences on that victory lap.

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Is this 1526 part duex?!?!?!

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Damn. Any clue on what happened to him after the eval?  Sounds like he was right; hopefully he didn't get completely hosed. 

Comment 25 Apr 2017

Yeah, totally a dupe. 1526 forever.

Comment 24 Apr 2017

Here's the floor after the clean up. 

We'll have to wait for the after pictures on the master bedroom and fireplace.
Comment 24 Apr 2017
Incrementally yes, but I havent paid it in full. 25% deposit for materials and another 25% just before they started. They were asking for more and I said "we'll talk about a partial payment when you fix up the trim and clean the floors up". I'll be dropping off another $3k this afternoon to cover what's been finished through this afternoon, but will not pay for any work that remains. Leverage.
Comment 24 Apr 2017
I wish he'd flush. He's worse than my 6,year old. Toilet seat is always down. He can't stand and leak, too short!
Comment 24 Apr 2017

Family is home and the install is still not finished.  Those turds are showing up tomorrow to finish all the trim touch-ups they didn't complete.  Also clean up the glue they tracked on the floor.  And some paint brush marks.

Oh, and they're going to have to rip up part of the master bedroom and the closet since the back 1/4 turned into a "floating floor" when it should actually be glued very securely to the concrete.

I'll be redoing all the transition pieces (T-molds and end caps) that I had to pull up.  The best (and worst) part is that it was very easy to get them up.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

Comment 23 Apr 2017

Never knew anyone with a pet anteater. Is that a scarlet and gray outfit he/she/its wearing? That standing that a normal stance for an anteater?

His name is Orlando.  It's a Darth Vader outfit he prefers.  He's a big fan of the movies so he learned how to stand up like his favorite character.  It took ~6 months, which is 2 months shorter than it took him to learn to use the toilet.

Comment 23 Apr 2017

Nope, that's in the other part of my house where I let my exotic creatures roam.


Comment 23 Apr 2017

Well since I'm going to have to get a whole ton of furniture moving before the crew returns home, AMA responses may be delayed.

Feel free to offer AMA responses "answering as NorCal".  Correct answers will get 2 Stanley Nickels.