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    Not sure what the landlord is going to say yet. Bit worried about it! lol. I have never ever seen that much water in my life coming at me. It was like some emergency ER between me and my pop. The looks on our faces. I haven't told them about the hammock part yet. Just mentioned that I was trying to hang something up. The maint. guy seemed understanding actually. Maybe it was the fact that he was staring at two wet freaked out dudes. Wow wow wow. I am tired this morning. You know what. We get wiser everyday and if you don't laugh at this cra#.... it will drive you insane. My wallet is the only thing crying. Other than that.... whatever. Life is too short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    Not sure what the landlord is going to say yet. Bit worried about it! lol. I have never ever seen that much water in my life coming at me. It was like some emergency ER between me and my pop. The looks on our faces. I haven't told them about the hammock part yet. Just mentioned that I was trying to hang something up. The maint. guy seemed understanding actually. Maybe it was the fact that he was staring at two wet freaked out dudes. Wow wow wow. I am tired this morning. You know what. We get wiser everyday and if you don't laugh at this cra#.... it will drive you insane. My wallet is the only thing crying. Other than that.... whatever. Life is too short.
    WOW! Now, hopefully the weight of you in the hammock won't pull the 2x4 studs out of the wall!

    I guess the potential of this sort of thing is why I have never even tried to hang inside except when I have dragged my Vario stand inside first! Which in fact I did again just recently when my wife made her annual visit to her cousin! But it sure makes for better sleeping than my back yard, where it is always just too hard for me to either fall asleep or to easy to be awakened by some noise.
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    For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us....that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
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    Holy smokes! Live and learn. Sound like you have a good attitude about it.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    the whole building in fact....howdy neighbor

    That's just funny! At least my neighbors only think I'm weird.
    Trust nobody!

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    I'm guessing you can kiss that security deposit goodbye.

    Hope you were on the ground floor so as not to flood the neighbors below.

    I hate what I perceive as the overuse of the rotfl smiley, but in this case...

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    I'm torn on this one. My love of hammocks says its all part of trying to achieve hammock bliss, but since I'm an apt. maintenance man I can just think what I would be saying at midnight after a emergency call like that. The closest I have come to that was a ceiling fan pulled out of the ceiling a few months back when a kid tried rigging a bed sheet into a hammock. After making repairs and talking to her dad she now has an Eno and hammock stand in her room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf track View Post
    After making repairs and talking to her dad she now has an Eno and hammock stand in her room.
    After busting everything up she gets an Eno AND a hammock stand? Hmmm, methinks I feel an idea brewing... now, where are those darned sheets?
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    Excellent story!
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    After reading this the 80 bucks I spent on my stud sensor seems cheap compared to that repair bill picked it up at Lowes and it let's me know if there is eletrical or plumbing in the wall
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    Yeah, really funny. Except for the landlord, and any other apartment into which water invaded as the water main flooded the building, and the inconvenience to all the other people in the building who had to go without water. It never ceases to amaze me the stupid things people do when they try to be handy around the home.

    You should have thought about where you were going to drill, and you also should ask the landlord's permission before drilling into 2x4 studs ANYWHERE in your rented apartment. I hope, for the sake of forcing you to learn an object lesson you get billed for all the repairs.

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