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What would you guy's do if you were injured to where you could not really talk and looked pretty bad, but could inspect? Would you cancel your inspections?

I am on the fence right now....... it seems unprofessional to show up without being able to talk client's through the inspection findings (and looking like crap), but a guy's gotta make a living.

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

What would you guy's do if you were injured to where you could not really talk and looked pretty bad, but could inspect? Would you cancel your inspections?

I am on the fence right now....... it seems unprofessional to show up without being able to talk client's through the inspection findings (and looking like crap), but a guy's gotta make a living.

If it were a short term condition, I'd cancel the inspections and focus on my recovery. If it were a long term condition, I'd see about getting an assistant.

Care to talk about it?

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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Jim said it well.

Lay off until you can speak clearly. Don't trust anyone to communicate what you think. As WJ as said We must communicate/write to not be misunderstood.

I hired an assistant for the summer after breaking my ankle. Never missed an inspection. As you said a guy has to male a living.

Lastly, I always look this bad

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Care to talk about it?

Jim, I can't tell whether or not you are being serious. I can take that question a few different ways. If you are messing with me about "talking" right now-- that was funny. If you want me to be your inspection assistant for a job I have at the beach tomorrow, let me know soon. I am on my butt all day, so you can message me back, or texting my phone (503-476-5234) would be the quickest.

I told the Realtor I could probably do it on my own on Monday, and that I looked messed up. I told her to find someone for Friday, but none of her back up's were available, at least as of yesterday when my new secretary (g- friend) spoke with her.

Word of advice to all-- wear mouth protection when playing 3rd base in softball................

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

Care to talk about it?

Word of advice to all-- wear mouth protection when playing 3rd base in softball................

Yikes. I feel your pain. Last year, my ballplaying daughter was being "groomed" to play 3B. She plays DIII ball, so the pitching isn't very deceptive. The shortcomings on the pitching staff meant a whole lot of 100mph rocket shots coming to 3B. I bought the kid a gameface (http://www.gameface.com/) and she refused to wear it. Lucky for her, she either caught or dodged everything hit her way.

FYI, a shortstop got her jaw smashed in the College World Series a few years back. She got a paintball mask (which is a pretty good solution) and went back out there.

I think my kid will be at 1B or corner OF this year. Or, she might pitch. If she ends up on the bump, I'll try to persuade her to wear the gameface.

Y'know, a lot of male slow-pitch pitchers wear full catcher's gear.

One last word: Incrediball. http://store.linedrive.com/softball-equipment.html

WJ

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

Thanks for all of your comment's , as usual. It is just a short term "condition" as far as not being able to talk. One of my doc's told me it would be a good idea to start wearing a mustache for a while......... I just need to find out if I can grow one now

Now you have a big decision to make. Cop stache? Porn stache? Robert Goulet? A pencil thin probably wont help you much, but a Hulk Hogan is a great cover up if you can pull it off.[;)]

I shaved my beard off years ago after someone told me that it looked like a fox squirrel had taken up residence on my face (red, brown, white and gray all at once).[:-paperba

Sorry to hear about your injury. Just thinking about it makes my teeth hurt. Get well soon.

Tim

Stacheless since 86

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

Thanks for all of your comment's , as usual. It is just a short term "condition" as far as not being able to talk. One of my doc's told me it would be a good idea to start wearing a mustache for a while......... I just need to find out if I can grow one now

I vote Papa Teutel (American Chopper) face-and-neck decorative facewhiskers.

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

Care to talk about it?

Jim, I can't tell whether or not you are being serious. I can take that question a few different ways. If you are messing with me about "talking" right now-- that was funny. If you want me to be your inspection assistant for a job I have at the beach tomorrow, let me know soon. I am on my butt all day, so you can message me back, or texting my phone (503-476-5234) would be the quickest.

I told the Realtor I could probably do it on my own on Monday, and that I looked messed up. I told her to find someone for Friday, but none of her back up's were available, at least as of yesterday when my new secretary (g- friend) spoke with her.

Word of advice to all-- wear mouth protection when playing 3rd base in softball................

I just texted you. If you still want to do it, I'm free tomorrow.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

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I may have to quit reading these posts, a couple of your comments made me smile/ laugh a little which hurt like #$@@.

Yikes is right. I played the hot corner throughout high school when I was not on the hill and up until about 4-5 years ago played 3rd in city league softball.

I played short/ 3rd/ pitcher growing up, but for softball (5 years) I have switched to left field. Too many of the guys are out of shape, and I have wheels. The only reason I was playing 3rd is that I have a torn groin. My legs couldn't keep up with playing in 2-3 separate leagues with up to 5 games a week.

Those double walled aluminum bats are trouble.

I wish it were a double walled aluminum batt. We go by USSSA rules and use batts like the Mikken Freak Plus which I think allows the ball to fly off the batt at 100+ mph. The hard shot on the ground had a bad hop which found my face before I even knew I should dodge the ball.

Wear the paintball mask to the inspection and just make grunting noises.

I could have done that tomorrow, but the Realtor wouldn't go for having Jim help me out.......maybe down the road.

Now you have a big decision to make. Cop stache? Porn stache? Robert Goulet? A pencil thin probably wont help you much, but a Hulk Hogan is a great cover up if you can pull it off.

I'm thinking Magnum P.I, but I may have to go buy the 'stache.

Yikes. I feel your pain. Last year, my ballplaying daughter was being "groomed" to play 3B. She plays DIII ball, so the pitching isn't very deceptive. The shortcomings on the pitching staff meant a whole lot of 100mph rocket shots coming to 3B. I bought the kid a gameface (http://www.gameface.com/) and she refused to wear it. Lucky for her, she either caught or dodged everything hit her way.

I'd at least push for a mouth guard-- I'm finding out tooth repair/ replacement is pretty expensive.

We've gone through a couple of different pitchers over the years in men's league. So far the worst injury for a pitcher on our team is a broken leg from a hard shot. One of our pitcher's used to wear catcher's gear. I've heard there have been at least a couple of deaths over the years from slow pitch. How about the sound a ball makes off of a pitcher's shin on a hard shot.........

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Tomorrow is my first inspection since surgery (against the judgment of both my surgeon and my wife - two women infinitely smarter than I). I'm bringing an assistant to do the heavy work. Currently I am forbidden from lifting anything heavier than a remote control (had 29 staples removed from my belly yesterday, hate to tear that sucker open again). The assistant will do all the ladder work while I do all the walking and talking.

-Brad

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Originally posted by Brandon Whitmore

Walter ,

Thanks for the heads up regarding the Game Face. I never would have even considered wearing one of those until now.......you know, the macho thing. I am seriously considering having one of those things rush ordered to me before my upcoming games.

You are most welcome. However, I think you might like a paintball mask better. Google 'em up. You'll find that they protect all the exposed parts of your head. Better yet, the good ones have fans to keep your head cool.

It ain't the aluminum bats that getcha these days. It's the composites. My kid swings a Miken composite. Ball goes far. Fast.

As you know, softballs ain't soft. When I coached Little League, we played a coaches' game at the end of the season. We used the Incrediball.

When I got into my mid-40s, I stuck with coaching.

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I'm not getting why you'd even ask the Realtor.

Is this one of those rare situations in which the Realtor is the client?

The reason I asked the Realtor (not the purchaser, but I have had not contact with the purchaser on this one), is that I am the one being hired to do the work. I don't think it's right to just show up with someone else without getting the O.K. Just my opinion. By the way, this is one of the good Realtor's that looks out for her client's best interests. I have killed many of her deals on the listing and buying side, without so much as a complaint. She has never asked me to "go easy", etc.

Back when I worked for a larger inspection company, clients/ Realtors would call up and request a specific inspector. There were times when there was a mix up, or scheduling conflict when a different inspector would show without prior approval. Some of these situations were not good.

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