Hanging Over My Head

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

When you work in a multi-level office building you may have no idea what may be hanging over your head. On Friday I learned what was hanging over my head. Old Rusty!

OldSewerPipe

It's an old toilet/sewer pipe that decided IT had to "go". Of course, with my 600 sq' office space , my 2' sq computer had to be directly underneath it. How lucky for me! On the positive side at least it wasn't in my son's Ary Gallery.

Here is the not so beautiful site above my desk as they had to tare through the 100 year old ceiling to get to the problem. BTW can you say asbestos? 

UpAboveMyHead

Of course this happened Friday around 4:00. Lucky for me a contractor was called in right away and he worked all weekend. By yesterday afternoon things were fairly well cleaned up and now (late Tuesday morning) I'm back at my desk with an adaquate running computer. Geeeze!

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WARD COUNTY NOTARY SERVICES

ROBERT L. TIMM, OWNER

201 Main Street South, Suite 116

 Minot North Dakota 58701

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Comments (28)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It could have been worse Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist but as you said there is a bright side (or two) to it. As soon as it happened I thought about Mr Crappy and hoped he would approve of the post. 😃

Feb 23, 2021 08:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thanks for the feature Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . I'm glad there is a group I can post this "crappy" stuff to.

Feb 23, 2021 08:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Bob,  Yes glad it did not get into your son art gallery.  That would not be good.

 

Feb 23, 2021 12:22 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It would have been a disaster Will Hamm . The computer ended up undamaged but stained original artwork would have been a true loss.

Feb 23, 2021 01:03 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

"Ole Ironpipes" could have left a nasty memory on your noggin' eh, or for that matter MO memory. Glad to hear you're OK RealMan.

Feb 23, 2021 01:58 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Bob, 

I guess it could have been worse!  I am sure you are happy to be back at your desk able to get some work done.

Feb 23, 2021 04:47 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Hi Bob, I decided to pop into AR and read a few posts. And I see our good friend Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist featured your post in the Craptacular group. It was well deserved! I'm sorry for the loss of your computer. I assume it was beyond saving. :( It's good to see you are doing well.

Feb 23, 2021 06:46 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

Thankfully, your computer was not a victim of the malfunction.  Good to hear you are back up and running 

Feb 24, 2021 12:28 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Everything has a useful life , but few give us clues until it’s too late !!!!!!!!!

Feb 24, 2021 02:54 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob "RealMan" Timm - important that no one was hurt and hopefully insurance covered it.

Feb 24, 2021 04:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I like that Kevin J. May , ole ironpipes 😃. Considerng the gravity of the situation I came out very good.

Feb 24, 2021 05:27 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Thank you Sheri Sperry - MCNE® . It's nice to be back to work under normal conditions today.

Feb 24, 2021 05:28 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I'm glad you stopped in Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty and saw Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist post. The hard drive was spared and thus no information was lost. I was very lucky.

Feb 24, 2021 05:30 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

James Dray although it was unfortunate that my computer was in the exact wrong spot I was very lucky.

Feb 24, 2021 05:31 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good point Michael J. Perry . When you have an old building with layers of ceilings there is just no way of knowing what might drop in for a visit.

Feb 24, 2021 05:33 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

There was no major damage Grant Schneider and what was didn't reach the deductable. The landlord was very good about fixing things including my loss.

Feb 24, 2021 05:34 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

We had some leaks a few years ago in our office roof.  Made for some interesting days, but nothing like a toilet causing them.  Just rain and a deteriorating roof.

Feb 24, 2021 07:52 PM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Bob, and to complicate matters, asbestos was found in the ceiling.  If it didn't require full haz mat removal procedures, that would be a lucky break also.

Mar 01, 2021 09:20 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Chris Ann Cleland by the time that rain water gets to you it's none to clean either. Finding a leak in a roof is never easy, it usually leads to a whole new roof.

Mar 02, 2021 05:22 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Good point Kris Collis, Associate Broker .  I think to remove the asbestos in this building they would have to tear it down 🙄. 

Mar 02, 2021 05:24 AM

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