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(WTKR)   Don't you hate it when the movers hit a power line with their truck and everything you own burns up in a fire so hot it melts the siding off surrounding houses?   ( wtkr.com) divider line
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2014-05-16 10:15:16 AM  
In a situation of danger, some people may freeze but some may spring into action. Others just have thoughts: "I was putting on my sauce for cooking for the day and I was like 'turn off the gas!"
 
2014-05-16 10:17:32 AM  
Burn, baby, burn! MOVING INFERNO!
 
2014-05-16 11:19:57 AM  
Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.
 
2014-05-16 11:24:23 AM  
Inn Sewer Ants
 
2014-05-16 11:24:54 AM  
Thats gotta suck. Melted siding is the weirdest thing though, I saw a house where they must have tried to fry a turkey and it was close to the house and the siding looked like it was sagging off the house in the one area. Looked like a funhouse.
 
2014-05-16 11:25:17 AM  
No, I don't. That's actually my fetish.
 
2014-05-16 11:25:32 AM  
NOH8
 
2014-05-16 11:26:14 AM  

edmo: In a situation of danger, some people may freeze but some may spring into action. Others just have thoughts: "I was putting on my sauce for cooking for the day and I was like 'turn off the gas!"

Quoting inane prattle by eye witnesses makes for compelling jermlism.

 
2014-05-16 11:28:41 AM  
That happened to me once....

Once.
 
2014-05-16 11:30:21 AM  
U-Haul? Not anymore.
 
2014-05-16 11:31:30 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


I suppose that's better than renting a moving van and driving it into the powerline yourself and having no one to blame for all your worldly possessions burning to the ground along with the vehicle you rented and your homeowner's insurance won't cover it because it wasn't in your house.
 
2014-05-16 11:33:11 AM  
My succinct answer is, "No!"
 
2014-05-16 11:37:17 AM  
One reason I take the truly important things (to me) myself when moving.
 
2014-05-16 11:41:13 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: One reason I take the truly important things (to me) myself when moving.


Exactly. You don't want your dildos and vibrators to fall into the wrong hands.
 
2014-05-16 11:44:34 AM  
It's New York so who cares?
 
2014-05-16 11:46:44 AM  
What if it's your comic book shop?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-16 11:48:50 AM  
Norfolk, Va. - It was an unnerving sight-a moving truck was swallowed by flames after running into power lines on Pretty Lake Avenue in Norfolk on Thursday.

God dammit Norfolk, Stahpit.
 
2014-05-16 11:50:31 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


Bonded movers with replacement insurance is the only way to go.
 
2014-05-16 11:53:47 AM  
Ha. An Old Dominion truck. grumpycat.jpg

I use FedEx freight exclusively now, since OD has refused to pay damaged freight claims for several years. They seem to think that it's somehow not their fault whenever the interliners they contract with and use damage something. FedEx is higher on their FAK rate, but at least my shiat gets paid for when it comes back with tire tracks over the crate or forklift fork holes in it.
 
2014-05-16 11:59:18 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


You hope.
 
2014-05-16 12:03:30 PM  
If you have a choice, don't put vinyl siding on a house. It looks terrible. If you're too cheap to use brick or wood, use Hardi-plank.
 
2014-05-16 12:08:09 PM  

LazyMedia: If you have a choice, don't put vinyl siding on a house. It looks terrible. If you're too cheap to use brick or wood, use Hardi-plank.


www.reactionimage.org
 
2014-05-16 12:08:17 PM  

LazyMedia: If you have a choice, don't put vinyl siding on a house. It looks terrible. If you're too cheap to use brick or wood, use Hardi-plank.


One of my neighbors a couple of miles away put Hardi cement board on his house (the eves were too short for brick). I'm not a fan of anything that's not brick or rock, but the Hardi looks pretty good, imo. And it's stout as hell.

Around here, vinyl siding won't last through the first real hail storm.
 
2014-05-16 12:09:32 PM  
Well, there goes my magnesium collection.
 
2014-05-16 12:10:01 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


Not as good as it sounds.  Had it happen to me when a dumbass moving company lost 10 boxes of my shiat.  The move was paid for, so it was full service and they even packed the boxes.  So the thing was, I had to figure out exactly what was in the 10 missing boxes, going on their notes which were quite general, i.e., "shoes, belts, book, knick knacks, items..."  (yes, they actually wrote "items") I had to mentally go back over my 30 years of shiat that I've kept and figure out what had gone missing, then research and place a value on every item, then go back and forth with the dicks at the moving company over these values, finally settle, then realize months later stuff I'd hadn't accounted for was missing and getting nothing for all this...  I'd rather have my stuff than get a check.
 
2014-05-16 12:11:02 PM  

ElLoco: LazyMedia: If you have a choice, don't put vinyl siding on a house. It looks terrible. If you're too cheap to use brick or wood, use Hardi-plank.

One of my neighbors a couple of miles away put Hardi cement board on his house (the eves were too short for brick). I'm not a fan of anything that's not brick or rock, but the Hardi looks pretty good, imo. And it's stout as hell.

Around here, vinyl siding won't last through the first real hail storm.


When it's brand new, vinyl siding looks like what it is, a cheap plastic imitation of wood clapboards. When it gets warped, dented and faded, as it always does, whew. Might as well go with tar paper.
 
2014-05-16 12:17:14 PM  
Who wants a body massage?
 
2014-05-16 12:22:32 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


Plus a refund on the moving expense.

This article seems to involve two people.  One is named Cichy-York and is referred to as a she and the other is Cinchy-York and is referred to as a he.
 
2014-05-16 12:41:44 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Satanic_Hamster: One reason I take the truly important things (to me) myself when moving.

Exactly. You don't want your dildos and vibrators to fall into the wrong hands.


THOSE are replaceable.   Even the Baby Jesus Butt Plug.
 
2014-05-16 12:55:39 PM  
Fun fact. Most of the stuff in your house probably isn't covered by your homeowners insurance. Check your policies closely as to what is actually covered.
 
2014-05-16 01:21:32 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Fun fact. Most of the stuff in your house probably isn't covered by your homeowners insurance. Check your policies closely as to what is actually covered.


And make sure you have the "replacement cost" rider, or else all you'll get is market value.  Buy a $40 shirt and have it burn up in a fire?  Under normal policy terms, you'd get basically resale value of a used shirt, or diddly-squat.  Replacement cost would get you the $40 (or thereabouts).  It's usually a pretty inexpensive rider to add, too.
 
2014-05-16 01:29:42 PM  

SpdrJay: Well, there goes my magnesium collection.


and all that perfectly good thermite, too.  stupid low hanging wires.
 
2014-05-16 01:41:41 PM  

stuffy: Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.

You hope.


It's Norfolk and this is PCS season. It's probably a Navy family. They'll get reimbursed just not as much as they think they should get.
 
2014-05-16 01:54:11 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


I wish it were that simple: my mother was moving from Denver to Steamboat Springs when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the truck off a rural highway.  It was a giant pain in the ass to get money back for all her valuables (lots of antique furniture).  We almost had to get a lawyer to get them to pay up a decent $ amount.  Fortunately it worked out relatively well in the end, but it had the potential to be a long, drawn-out nightmare.
 
2014-05-16 02:38:59 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.


All my best stuff is old, or is hand-crafted, so that wouldn't work for me.
 
2014-05-16 02:45:08 PM  

Skanque: Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.

I wish it were that simple: my mother was moving from Denver to Steamboat Springs when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the truck off a rural highway.  It was a giant pain in the ass to get money back for all her valuables (lots of antique furniture).  We almost had to get a lawyer to get them to pay up a decent $ amount.  Fortunately it worked out relatively well in the end, but it had the potential to be a long, drawn-out nightmare.


An old coworker of mine who was not the best decided to pack all her stuff in a Uhaul and go to Atlanta for work. She has to be the most sleepy person I have ever met, maybe she has narcolepsy, but she fell asleep behind the wheel and rolled the truck. Now she is on the hook for $20k to Uhaul for the truck becuse she didnt need insurance on it. Funny thing is she was leaving here to get away from bill collectors.
 
2014-05-16 04:04:38 PM  

groppet: Skanque: Sin_City_Superhero: Don't I hate it when an insured delivery company gives me a check so I can buy all new stuff? Not really.

I wish it were that simple: my mother was moving from Denver to Steamboat Springs when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and rolled the truck off a rural highway.  It was a giant pain in the ass to get money back for all her valuables (lots of antique furniture).  We almost had to get a lawyer to get them to pay up a decent $ amount.  Fortunately it worked out relatively well in the end, but it had the potential to be a long, drawn-out nightmare.

An old coworker of mine who was not the best decided to pack all her stuff in a Uhaul and go to Atlanta for work. She has to be the most sleepy person I have ever met, maybe she has narcolepsy, but she fell asleep behind the wheel and rolled the truck. Now she is on the hook for $20k to Uhaul for the truck becuse she didnt need insurance on it. Funny thing is she was leaving here to get away from bill collectors.


Okaaaaay.  I assume she thought bill collectors have no way of tracking a person down.
 
2014-05-16 06:36:38 PM  
Sounds a lot like my divorce. Except for the siding.
 
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