Friday, April 06, 2018

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Since I met R we have lived in Milton Street Elwood (flat), Waverley Road in East Malvern (semi detached house), Prosper Parade in Glen Iris (big house), Station Street in Burwood (large unit), Rosamond Street Balaclava (small house), and now here for over fifteen years in St Kilda Road Melbourne (large apartment).

Tradie Brother did a lot of work for us at mates rates in Glen Iris, knocking out walls and making good along with building decking. In Burwood he built us a wonderful timber decking around a fantastic crab apple tree and removed the interior fireplace.

In Balaclava, our exposed brick lounge room chimney had a serious lean. Can you fix that Bro? A badly leaning exposed brick chimney could be a big problem but it seemed to have stabilised its lean. I expect the chimney still has the same lean, but Tradie Brother covered it up with vertical sheets of plasterboard. There were other leaning aspects to our Victorian period house in Balaclava, that could not be so disguised.

16 comments:

  1. Every family needs a Tradie Brother. Ours is missing that gem.

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    1. EC, he not keen to be helpful in the area nowadays.

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  2. Might need to borrow Tradie Brother!

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    1. Jayne, you could probably do ok yourself.

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  3. Wish I had a tradie brother.
    Merle........

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    1. Merle, I wish I had one now that was not such a heavy drinker and no longer helpful.

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  4. Apart from Burwood, I have lived in every other suburb you mentioned. You have good taste :)

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    1. Hels, the sad thing is now that working class people like R and myself have no way of possibly living in such suburbs now if they are starting from scratch. It wasn't easy back then, but possible.

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  5. So lucky to have a good tradie brother. A friend of ours has one but he's not good as he charges his brother full price!

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    1. Margaret, if your friend is paying full rates, then perhaps he should employ someone else to the jobs and make his brother feel guilty.

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  6. My brother is more into concrete construction, although he could probably fix a lot of smaller stuff.

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    1. River, yes, people who do such things usually can fix things.

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  7. Just lean with whatever it is that is leaning and it will appear to be straight! :)

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    1. Lee, rather salient, and as I have heard, strong grass leans with the wind.

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  8. I so need a tradie brother. Wait I have one. He just never appears.

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    1. Strayer, rather like my own nowadays.

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