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how'd we get so far off topic, anyway?
I blame Roy Orbison.
There were some earthworms living there.
How the hell does an earthworm get from the ground into a gutter ten feet up in the air?
I would clean them out but I found out this weekend there's also a bees nest living in one of the piles of leaves that has collected.
Now, if you don't like the idea of giving a wasp a nerve agent death (every muscle in the body contracting simultaneously), you *could* use something sticky (epoxy, hairspray, etc.) but you won't get that "instant knockdown" effect.
Or you could just burn the house down and start over. :)
To clarify my "anywhere on the roof" comment -- if you dump a bunch of poison anywhere on the roof, it'll run down into the gutter, which is where the nest is, right?
I'm in the process of repainting my bedroom, because the prior occupant did a terrible job and the ugliness of the visible brush strokes, drips, painted-over mounting tape, and ripped-out nails was really getting to me. This process has been made much more difficult than it needs to be because of the aforementioned shortcuts taken by said prior occupant. Not to even mention the mess she made of all the molding, which I suppose I'm going to have to suck it up and repaint, too.
If you're going to do a job, fucking do it right.
Even worse is when they paint *over* the outlets. If you're lucky, you might be able to get a plug into them afterwards. If you're not so lucky ... now you've got painting *and* electrical work to do.
I agree, there's just no excuse for that kind of corner cutting. It takes all of five seconds to unscrew a plate and set it aside before painting, and the result looks a million percent better.
I agree, there's just no excuse for that kind of corner cutting. It takes
all of five seconds to unscrew a plate and set it aside before painting,and
the result looks a million percent better.
Some people don't own screwdrivers. I'm pretty sure the previous owner of my house did not own a screwdriver considering every outlet was painted over and most things were held up by tape.
I wonder how he got the paint can open.
Oh, and they also painted across the edges of the thermostat rather than remove it (3 screws...real tricky...)
It really made quite a difference in the look of the room. Very "finished".
I need to think about whether I want to spend more on replacing things. I'm sure they'd look good; I'm just not sure it's worth it.