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Reboot - verb - to boot or be booted again.

Reboot - verb - to boot or to be booted again.

English is an interesting language.  It recycles old words to be used again in an entirely different way.

Reboot would be one of those woods.  Spam, app, mouse, click - well, I could go on.

Yesterday my post considered an improper roof repair regarding plumbing vent collars, sometimes called boots.

That house had new shingles but the "roofer" did not want to replace the boots.

On this house we have exactly the opposite!

This "roofer" did not want to replace the shingles, but found the boots to be leaking.

But replacing the entire collar, and boot, would have caused extra roof work as these older shingles would likely break during the collar replacement.

What to do?  Simply reboot!  Typically referring to computers, and restarting them, English can devise additional ways to use older, and even newer, words! 

This Flipper has done just that!

What we have here is a new boot, on top of an old boot, with gobs of goop to boot!

See how I did that, mixing the old and new form of a word in the same sentence?

I bet that ain't leakin' now!  Double your pleasure, double your fun!  Gee, maybe that's really silicone covered with bootblack?  Wow, I did it again!  I should go to word boot camp!

My recommendation:  have a good look at the house you want to buy!  Hire a home inspector!  He will have tools and cool stuff to help you understand as much as possible about that house!  He might even have a nifty telephoto lens on the camera!  And while sellers and Flippers sometimes consider the home inspector to be a jack-booted thug, they aren't.  You might even find a very polite home inspector who will not want to dirty the new carpet and show you his booty.

Hey, not that booty!  This booty!  Do you like the stylish yellow?

 

 

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 8 commentsJay Markanich • April 25 2016 02:18AM

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 Good morning Jay Markanich . I have seen it re-boots before and I always thought it was a sign of a very lazy roofing contractor. I thought rebooting was something you did to your computer. What do I know?

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) about 2 years ago

Like the Flipper, I used the word six different ways in the post, Michael.  Re-use, re-use, re-use!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 2 years ago

Haha, a million ways to use the word "boot!"

Good thing you were there to find the faulty boot redo. People working on roofs should really do the job correctly. Geez.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 2 years ago

Good morning Jay. A semantic's lesson out of a roof condition! Excellent! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

The dude that did that shoulda been booted off the roof! 

Posted by Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector (Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area) about 2 years ago

I try to have fun, Kat, and show instructive things at the same time.

Now, where else can you go for that, Wayne?

Fred - booted back to the dude ranch?  With, um, cowboy boots?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 2 years ago

A lesson in home inspections and the English language all in one.  Markanich University!  Go Mighty Mo's!

Posted by Stephen Weakley (Nationwide Mortgage Services) about 2 years ago

Thanks Stephen.  Mighty Mo is bootiful.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 2 years ago

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