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Fence Repair - The Truth Be Told

My daughter likes to play soccer in the back yard.  I ask her not to take shots against our fence as it is 14 years old and she is strong enough to break it.

WELL, DOES SHE LISTEN?

You know the answer. 

One day last week the dog got out twice in the same day.  Different neighbors brought her home after she visited their house.

One of the neighbors decided that since I was not home (as I am always out in the market place, offering and multiplying my capitalist talents for pecuniary gain), he decided to help me by repairing my fence.

Like most households, we have duct tape in the house.  It is a very useful item, for many things!

Asking my wife for some duct tape, he took it upon himself to "FIX" my fence!

When I got home, I heard the story and the words,  "He did a good job!"

I am tempted to see how long it lasts!

But there you go!  As often as I make fun of duct tape repairs on other people's houses, I can add my own to that list!  I am busted!

FENCE REPAIR - THE TRUTH BE TOLD...

My recommendation:  I am grateful for good and helpful neighbors!  And mine are great people.  They must think I am because they all trust me with their house keys!  But, my recommendation is:  hide the duct tape.



 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 20 commentsJay Markanich • April 20 2012 02:54AM

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Hi Jay, welcome to the parenting years of teens.  Trust me, the grandkids will be the rewards for not killing them now! lol

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) about 6 years ago

Thanks Bob.  She is the youngest of four kids, with my youngest son just getting back from his fifth all-expense paid trip to Afghanistan.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Jay, Hmmm, add fence repair to the many uses of duct tape!  Wouldn't have thought about that one at all...wonder if it will work on chain link?? :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 6 years ago

Yes, Bliz, yes, it will.  Or any of the many Billy Jays products.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Morning Jay if the duct tape had been hidden the dog would still be getting out.  You sir as you so aptly observed are busted. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 6 years ago

So it seems James!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

My daughter was throwing her softball against the house the other day. Kids, you gotta love 'em. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) about 6 years ago

Hey duct tape can do all when it comes to repairs. Nice shot on this one

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) about 6 years ago

Thank GOD for the creator of duct tape. This product has saved me many times and I can see, you as well.

Thank you for sharing the post with all of us.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 6 years ago

Jim - I did that with a hard ball, against the brick!  The funniest thing about this is what my wife said!

Harry - I am definitely busted.  But I AM tempted to see how long it lasts!

Joe - I have a book called "Did Monkeys Invent The Monkey Wrench," a history of stuff like this.  It is a fabulous book which you would probably love!  It has the history of duck tape (the real name) and you would find it as interesting as I did.

http://www.amazon.com/Did-Monkeys-Invent-Monkey-Wrench/dp/B004JZX4BO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1334924956&sr=1-1

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Jay, that is a wonderful story about your neighbors!  Perhaps your daughter should be on repair duty.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 6 years ago

Duct tape seems to carry a lot of responsibility in the world, always being expected to solve so many problems Jay.

I bet we all can find duct tape being used in our own homes in some fashion that we may not want known.

Thanks for the photo.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) about 6 years ago

Good morning Jay,

The duct tape may last longer than the board around it!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 6 years ago

If the duct tape came in better colors Id consider using it for repairs around the house but since it doesnt (or maybe it does I have no idea I've only seen the silver) I look for other bandaids until the next closing :)  Thanks for sharing your inspection stories - I learn so much from them!

Posted by Kelly McGovern, Working with Kelly is a good move (Realty Concierge International) about 6 years ago

Jay, After 35+years in the Mack Truck dealership business, I have seen duct tape in places you would not believe. I often wish I had saved some pics.

Posted by Tom Bailey (Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc.) about 6 years ago

Thanks Kathy.  But it would never get done!

Tom - one of the most used, or over-used, products in history!

Lisa - that board is 14 years old and you may be right!

Kelly - you are behind the times!  It comes in many colors now.  Go find out!  Glad you like the stories!

Tom - I bet that is surely true!  And yes, you should have some photos!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Jay the horse farm across the road from us has a few damaged sections of fence... I will show the grounds person your picture!  another use for this incredible product ;-)

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 6 years ago

They will probably be speechless with gratitude Chris.  Speechless.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Jay, Duct tape the whole thing then you do not need to stain or maintain. It would look real sweet too. Kinda manly all silvery and stuff.

Posted by Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC (NCW Home Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

Thanks Don!  Hi ho silvery!  Away!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 6 years ago

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