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Life is random and a little oddball.

Don’t you think? That’s why I love Cee’s Oddball Challenge.

Where else would you use this?

Meet Farrell Taylor. He remodeled our bathroom, kitchen and everything in between.

Meet Farrell Taylor. He remodeled our bathroom, kitchen and everything in between.

No, Farrell’s not shy. Neither is Steven, his son. He IS a perfectionist, though, and lots of fun.

I did NOT say he was an oddball!

He just can’t stay out of the crawl spaces. Listen up.

"Hey, Vince, look at this."

“Hey, Vince, look at this.”

“This is why this subfloor is bulging and spongy.”

“There’s no support. They just put it over a hole.”

I rushed over to take oddball pictures. Farrell ripped off the subfloor panel and ripped out the insulation. I could see that back in the “good ole days,” builders supported the house foundation with wire.

"Don't worry about it Farrell. We can support it.

“Don’t worry about it, Marsha. We can support it.

It looked like a fiberglass fish swimming in a sea of dust. Can you see the wire?

You can see where the 1940s house met up with the 1990s house. The fish’s support wire is a little harder to see.

They spared no expenses with support materials.

They spared no expenses with support materials.

“Look at this, Vince. They used scrap lumber.”

I tried to get a close-up of the scrappy wood. That’s pretty oddball, don’t you think?


Farrell already had it out the door and into the trash. I had to chase it down to prove to you that things weren’t all they were cracked up to be back in the good ole days.

Steven fished it out of the trash for me. Aren't you impressed?

Steven fished it out of the trash for me. Aren’t you impressed?

Then Farrell began building a new support for the subfloor.

"But wait! Look here Vince. Steven, go cut me two more pieces of lumber."

“But wait! Look here Vince.’

“What’s wrong?” I asked.

“They didn’t support the wood floor either,” Vince told me.

Steven cut me two more pieces.

“Steven, go cut me two more pieces of lumber.”

Yep, the wire is still there.

Cutting into Farrell’s back.

Whew! Now he could go back and reattach the frame he started in the first place.

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“Let me have those rusty nails, Farrell.” hehehe (There’s a story behind that private joke.)

He told us about the billionaire who straightened and reused all the old nails he pulled out of one floor.

That’s just one small story. I haven’t even told you all the oddball stories Farrell told us while he worked.

For example, he reminded us not to walk on the new floor. To help us remember he left us this mental picture – the 300-pound woman who walked on the newly glued floor 30 seconds after he told her not to walk on it for 24 hours.

So that’s it for today’s oddball stories.

If you liked this post or Farrell, PLEASE share it with your friends.

If you like Farrell you have to use my name or he won’t call you back. He’s REALLY busy!

This post has all the clickable links to get back to Cee and see other odd pictures or enter for yourself.

In case you missed them, click here.

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    • Thanks Cee! 🙂 I’m enjoying participating in these. I have sooooo many odd ball pictures! 🙂 It’s just taken me a while to get with it and get them sorted out.





Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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