Life is random and a little oddball.
Don’t you think? That’s why I love Cee’s Oddball Challenge.
Where else would you use this?
No, Farrell’s not shy. Neither is Steven, his son. He IS a perfectionist, though, and lots of fun.
I did NOT say he was an oddball!
He just can’t stay out of the crawl spaces. Listen up.
“This is why this subfloor is bulging and spongy.”
“There’s no support. They just put it over a hole.”
I rushed over to take oddball pictures. Farrell ripped off the subfloor panel and ripped out the insulation. I could see that back in the “good ole days,” builders supported the house foundation with wire.
It looked like a fiberglass fish swimming in a sea of dust. Can you see the wire?
You can see where the 1940s house met up with the 1990s house. The fish’s support wire is a little harder to see.
“Look at this, Vince. They used scrap lumber.”
I tried to get a close-up of the scrappy wood. That’s pretty oddball, don’t you think?
Farrell already had it out the door and into the trash. I had to chase it down to prove to you that things weren’t all they were cracked up to be back in the good ole days.
Then Farrell began building a new support for the subfloor.
“What’s wrong?” I asked.
“They didn’t support the wood floor either,” Vince told me.
Yep, the wire is still there.
Cutting into Farrell’s back.
Whew! Now he could go back and reattach the frame he started in the first place.
He told us about the billionaire who straightened and reused all the old nails he pulled out of one floor.
That’s just one small story. I haven’t even told you all the oddball stories Farrell told us while he worked.
For example, he reminded us not to walk on the new floor. To help us remember he left us this mental picture – the 300-pound woman who walked on the newly glued floor 30 seconds after he told her not to walk on it for 24 hours.
So that’s it for today’s oddball stories.
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