Saturday, March 17, 2012

Doing the lords work part 6 - follow up

         Well I was expecting to bring you nothing but good news on my follow-up. However I received some bad news with a panic phone call or text that the flower bed was leaking water into the church building. OMG was the impossible happening, was there a sprinkler pipe running through the building that was actually causing the leak ? I was 110% sure that my design was absolutely fail safe. Since I had supervised 98% of the operation I was not sure what could've gone wrong ?

        Of course right away the unqualified dumb ass $100 per hour "White" Gardener gave his unsolicited opinion. Oh my God I just knew it, this project was too difficult to complete for you guys. The church should have hired a real license contractor to do this project. Ha ha ha I was right after all. I just told you so. ( Since he did not like anybody getting into to his area - stealing his work.)

      Well if you remember I had left the crew in charge of installing 6 sprinkler heads exactly like above with some 1/2 gallon per hour drip emitters. What could possibly go wrong it was 10,000% fool proof ? Well do you know what went wrong, the dumb ass unqualified, over paid white gardener showed up while the plants were being installed. So he told the crew that the 1/2 GPH drip emitters would not be enough to water the plants. He told them, here are 50 little plugs that you can put in their instead, their useful for keeping the bugs out but will let the water flow freely when you bury the 1/4" plastic tube. 

Failure analysis !!!

     So did you figure it out yet, what the problem was ? As you can see from above each head - wide open can put out 141 GPH per hour. With three heads running for 20 minutes each, guess how much water was being pumped into the flower planter. Yes you are 10,000% correct 141 gallons of water were being pumped into the flower planter to water 10 little plants that could easily be watered with less than 2 gallons of water, and this was being done 3 times per week.

     Do I want to kill an unqualified dumb ass $100 per hour "White" over paid Gardener YES !!!
Even though I am a white guy too, its hard to imagine that a Licensed professional gardener could be such a stupid dumb ass who has a license ? His over watering of the same planters had caused $30,000 in damages of water damage and mold inside the 2 class rooms a few summers ago.


  1. You sound like a good Christian! Wow!

  2. No no no

    I'm just helping a friend and working for food and free legal advice :-))

  3. It was that 2% of the time you weren't there that killed your plan!! IF this licensed gardener caused the problem before resulting in $30k in damages, WHY would you leave the door open for him to step in and do it AGAIN!!

    1. @ John - I've always thought that any contractor with good help should be able to leave a site for awhile. I may be wrong but it seems to me they often are required to do so - to meet with clients, get supplies, check other projects, etc. So 2% off site to me seems completely acceptable.

      What I don't get is why would the crew do what he asked instead of following Jerry's instructions? How many bosses were there on this project anyway? Too many chiefs is never good.

      Regardless, sorry you're having to deal with this Jerry. I'm with Maria on this one. I have less and less to do with people the older I get, and try more and more to surround myself only with people that lift me higher. I'm surprised at all the animosity floating around this one. Best of luck on the repairs.

  4. The older I get the less tolerance I have for stupidity so I totally get where you're coming from. Unfortunately this is also the reason I don't volunteer as much as I used to.

    Hmmm... there has to be a happy medium.

    Hope the problem is fixed now!

  5. Guys

    Working a project at a church even for FREE ...seams to be a very complicated process as I have learned, one should not assume everyone is working on the same team. Lots of people want to do it their way event hough they have zero clue what is going on. It was no big deal for me, but the guy who made the boo boo had to come to for 1/2 day off his work. On his real job he makes $350 per hour. I've been under the weather with flue or something, so i'm just scraping by doing only whats 100% necessary.

    I just discovered another secret, if I am logged out at blogger all of a sudden replying to comments works again. So if anybody has same problem try logging out of blogger.



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