"Worst-case scenario? The renovation goes three years and two million dollars over budget, one of you bludgeons me to death with my own hammer, and you both get the electric chair."
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"We have only jobs here, Mr. Sanderson, not 'gigs.' "
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The Freelance Life.
"I want the whole thing gutted."
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"O.K., I'm good for I.T.—how about spreadsheets, anybody here good at spreadsheets?"
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"And, what's worse, this has cost me some Iraqi contracts."
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"Shut up. You could use an Empire waist, too!"
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Painter Achieves A Few Seconds Of Flight As Ladder Falls
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"I remodelled, but I left it so that when danger threatens I can still take refuge in the redoubt."
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"My contractor told me Rome would only take a day."
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"Good news! Our septic tank is shot."
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If Rick Had Been A Building Contractor
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"When you get down to it, Dave, we're all about people: people helping people to kill people."
Your home remodel team: architect, contractor, couples therapist
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"Would it be possible for you to totally exaggerate how much it will cost and how long it will take, so we'll be pleasantly surprised at the end?"
"He retired as an executive, returned as a contractor, became a consultant and now he's a brooding presence."
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