Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for November 22, 2016

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    Argythree  about 7 years ago

    Frank, don’t look behind you, but ’let’s make sure the drywall is done right’…

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Having recently changed our own Thanksgiving plans (we will be dining at home now), i got thinking about the Degroots. Will the fire portion of the story resolve so that all the Degroot clan, both family and acquired family, will be able to be together around the table on Thursday? If not, won’t this be the family’s first Thanksgiving without all members of the immediate family being there?

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    Templo S.U.D.  about 7 years ago

    Mr. Degroot’s handyman expertise must be a little rusty.

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    cdgar  about 7 years ago

    Done right is a real good idea Frank.

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    cdcoventry  about 7 years ago

    it’s tough to keep a person of many talents from just doing what needs to be done. TJ has always been an “ask forgiveness later” type so they should be used to this.

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    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  about 7 years ago

    “You an’ me got a whole different definition of “right,” Mr. D."

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    CO Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Hint, you don’t staple drywall. :-)

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    Airman  about 7 years ago

    We’ll return to our story after this short klutz break.

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    Make Mine Marvel  about 7 years ago

    I’m confused. What did Frank (and Nancy) think “Plan BAT” was all about? How does this come as a surprise to Frank now?

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    gromit82  about 7 years ago

    Considering that Frank and Nancy are actively helping TJ remodel the house, it should have gone without saying that he had their approval to remodel the house.

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    JR0602  about 7 years ago

    I was told to hang drywall across the studs for extra rigidity but I’ve seen it done both ways, usually with nails or screws. I hope Nancy didn’t get too startled from the falling drywall sheet. I can see her mud pan flying onto Frank’s head! An “A” for effort, anyway.

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    bjy1293 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Grace Hopper. It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (9 December 1906 – 1 January 1992) was a U.S. Naval officer, and an early computer programmer

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    jeff_e  about 7 years ago

    Sad trombone for Frank, ever portrayed as the fool.

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    linsonl  about 7 years ago

    If you buy a fixer upper house like I did, you will learn drywall, plumbing, electricity, and a lot of other things the hard way.

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    Tue Elung-Jensen  about 7 years ago

    Is he seriously using a stabler for drywall?

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    greenearthman  about 7 years ago

    The person who invents a staple gun, or air gun that will nail drywall, will make millions. I ran a one man show drywall co. for 20+ years.

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    eclark  about 7 years ago

    Drywall should be hung butting up to the ceiling. Any gaps that need to be filled should be near the floor where the seams can be more easily covered by moulding, or furniture, etc.

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    ekw555  about 7 years ago

    you don’t put drywall up with a stapler!

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    Willywise52 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Don’t you use a hammer and nails?

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    JayBluE  about 7 years ago

    “Board Game”

    “Plastered And Hammered”

    “Drunk Punch”

    “A Household Staple”

    “Pla-ster Crazy”

    “Falling Down, On The Job”

    “Through Thick And Thin (But Mostly Thin)”

    “Owens Corny”

    “Ministrone, Mimeing And Malfunctioning”

    “Best Is, As-best-os”

    “Textile Message”

    “Fables Of The Deconstruction” (♪♬)

    “Woody… Or Wouldn’t He?”


    “The Insolence Of Insulation”

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    JayBluE  about 7 years ago

    Boy, Frank must’ve mixed up his briefcase with his tool box, again! And maybe he left his Craftsman case at work…


    If he’s stapling sheets to a wall, I’d hate to see what happens at work, when it’s time to fasten some papers together, and he reaches into his toolbox…

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    Schrodinger's Dog  about 7 years ago

    wonder if that board is gonna conk Nancy on the head?!

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    Tyge  about 7 years ago

    Oops! Just a reminder from “The Benefactor.” Or did Greg E just now wake up and say “Hey! TJ shouldn’t have been able to do this without permission”?

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    JayBluE  about 7 years ago

    That is, if Nancy doesn’t do that to Frank , first!

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    Chopped Fowl  about 7 years ago

    Egads ….. time to step back and take ten ….

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    ladyjazz17  about 7 years ago

    I thought maybe Greg was giving a shout-out to Canadian contractor and TV star Mike Holmes, who says “do it right the first time” and knows how to to just that. :-)

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    RoseHawke  about 7 years ago

    Er, what? He’s stapling drywall? And vertical? Tsk.Besides being stronger (drywall has a grain) going perpendicular to the studs, that one horizontal joint is a lot less footage to tape and mud (and easier to get to for us short folk) than multiple vertical ones.

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    barister  about 7 years ago

    He says as the wall he just put up falls to the floor. smh.

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    A R V reader  about 7 years ago

    Looks like a typical cartoon story line where everything falls apart as soon as it’s done.

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    a1151762150  about 7 years ago

    Might help if he was using a drill instead of a staple gun…

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    2Goldfish  about 7 years ago

    Obviously he doesn’t know how to hang drywall. You don’t do it with a staple gun.

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    ACTIVIST1234  about 7 years ago

    “remodeling is 93% done”


    All that’s left is the interior of the house [walls, floors, ceilings, windows, cabinets, etc.]

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    Mordock999 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Well actually Frank, the Bank “Owns” that House, but YOU are Right. Old Smiley SHOULD have Asked You FIRST but of Course He NEVER Does because He KNOWS that whatever He does, YOU and indeed, MANY of the Gentle Souls Here, will Quickly and Happily FORGIVE Him.

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    æ²  about 7 years ago

    Dude, everyone knows you duct tape drywall. Duh.

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    Mikeyj  about 7 years ago

    There’s a reason they created drywall screws, Frank….

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    Outsideplaying  about 7 years ago

    Looks like you missed a spot Frank.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member about 7 years ago

    It’s OK to do a shabby job hanging the drywall. TJ and Brad will just smash it with a sledgehammer anyway, the next time Shannon comes over and goes missing.

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    Mikeyj  about 7 years ago

    Although drywall can be installed vertically, most pros now install it horizontally… either way, NO ONE uses a staple gun!

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    Mikeyj  about 7 years ago

    Being that Shannon is the most intelligent person in the place, they should put her in charge… mallets and glue paste mixed with bubble gum, should do the trick!!

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    DADOF3  about 7 years ago

    Hmm… Can’t say I’ve ever seen drywall being hung with staples.. Running it horizontally also tends to give fewer seams. ;-)

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    ai_vin  about 7 years ago

    Frank’s using a stapler to hang drywall? That’s a big No No.

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    skesif  about 7 years ago

    If he’s using nails to nail the drywall to the wood, why is it falling off? Or did he put the nails in the wrong spot?

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    ewbank  about 7 years ago

    Uh. Hanging drywall with a stapler?

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    evergrey  about 7 years ago

    Haha, they think that level of remodeling will take a day?I’ve done home remodeling before. Try weeks. Or months.

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    bryan42  about 7 years ago

    You do not use a staple gun for drywall – ever.

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    Airman  about 7 years ago

    I clicked on a cartoon and got a “how to” book on putting up drywall. Now, that is a dry subject. Get on with the wildfire, or go back to Tiffany shopping for skimpy little things.

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    ACTIVIST1234  about 7 years ago

    When we use volunteer labor, we get what we pay for.

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    ACTIVIST1234  about 7 years ago

    Is is machismo or mythology that causes so many men to think they can repair both cars and houses naturally, without any training?

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    abstractnotions  about 7 years ago

    I’m getting this really grim feeling someone is going to die in the forest fire.

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    Luanaphile  about 7 years ago

    Are they adding a bedroom? I can’t remember.

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    JCarrK  about 7 years ago

    Should have added sound insulation.

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    sjsczurek  about 7 years ago

    Where I come from, drywall is usually fastened with drywall screws.

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    Sisyphos  about 7 years ago

    Uhh, Frank?

    About that “done right” thing?

    Staples aren’t getting the job done right: look behind you!

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    namelocdet  about 7 years ago

    Hanging drywall with a staple gun??? And where’s the insulation?

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    JPuzzleWhiz  about 7 years ago

    Man, so many people pointing out Frank’s mistake of using staples to put up drywall…one might think you all didn’t bother to read the comments…

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    John Reece  about 7 years ago

    I think the real message of this entire story line is summed up in the strip of a few days ago where TJ and the Fire Captain were giving the same message to their respective crews.

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    SukieCrandall Premium Member about 7 years ago

    Thanksgiving note: premature mastication in our home has begun. Half the sweet potato pie is gone!

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    Argythree  about 7 years ago



    A worried face…

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