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Marilee J. Layman

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11:50 am: Not A Leak
But I get to pay for a bit of drywall sawed out and soon for another bit of drywall put back in. :::sigh::: So I still don't know why the condo is so damp this summer. Yikes, I just talked to MrHandyman and they'll charge $475 to put about 8x12" of drywall back up, mud, and paint. That's for their minimum of two-hours per day, but I'm not sure I can find other things for the worker to do to make up for that much. I wonder if Lucila's husband can do it. Nope, but he'll find me someone who can next week.

I watched Twilight Zone last night and recorded 12 hours since I'll surely be out of things to watch next week. They had a lot of 15-minute episodes, including some by SF authors that I hadn't seen before, like "The Star."

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From:sophielandon
Date:July 4th, 2009 04:26 pm (UTC)
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That's the going rate for pro drywallmen, as well--as we found out last summer. Doing it right is actually very labor-intensive, involving at least three separate mud-and-sand operations, with drying time in between. My husband did his homework, watched a few videos about it, got the tools and materials together, and turned out a perfect, invisible job. But it took days.
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 4th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
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The painter who repaired it when there was a leak two years ago didn't take anywhere near that much time. There was the two days so it would dry the first time. This patch is about 12x12, I think. I'm going to get the leftover drywall out of the storeroom today and see if it's enough.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 4th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
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Sure hope somebody figures out the cause of your damp problem. It wouldn't be funny getting the wall fixed and then having to go in again.
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:July 4th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
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The inside of the wall is dry. That wall, at least. I am on the concrete slab and it's been wetter than usual outside, but the floor isn't wet.
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