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Bob says, “Everybody must get stoned!” (A story within a song)

    Everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned  

     Sometimes, the only thing that makes any sense, in terms of what I find on inspections, is that homeowners are deliberately trying to "entertain" this Seattle Home Inspector----and it really is not that hard----and they really don’t need to work at it as hard as they do----I entertain easily.

    They’ll stone you went you’re walking on the roof

     They’ll stone you when the fire place goes poof

     They’ll stone you when you pause to have a meal

     They’ll stone you when you crucify the deal

     But everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

     Now while the following picture shows a curious use of a stone as a shim, the stone is a bit of a distraction that almost made me miss that this drain pipe goes up on both ends.

SOMEBODY was stoned

    

    They’ll stone you if you miss a G  F  I

     They’ll stone you and you’re sit’n wond’rn why

     They’ll stone you when you gotta-call a plumber

     They’ll stone you and you’ll feel a little dumber

     But everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

     I can’t figure out how the drain is supposed to work.  If it is a vent it will sooner or later fill up with water.  If it is a drain----it creates one mighty strange trap.

     Perhaps I am just too stoned to figure it out, and I must rely on the good will of others to enlighten me----so much for smoky paths to enlightenment----perhaps a plumber will know what is going on.

     I am open to suggestions.

    Everyone should feel quite-right at home

     Everybody must get stoned

 

 Charles Buell

 

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Comment balloon 13 commentsCharles Buell • April 29 2010 01:20PM
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