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    Default Unknown fancy gizmo

    On an inspection yesterday. The Orkin man was walking around the exterior of the house holding a small electronic thing, looks like a cross between a blackberry and a GPS, and he is sort of pointing it at the foundation. I jokingly asked if that was his termite detector but he said that it was used to check the foundation for cracks and note their width and depth.

    Sounds like BS to me but has anyone ever seen somthing like this? He was reluctant to show me the unit and would not answer anymore questions about it.

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    I don't think so Jim. This one had a bunch of keys on the front - like a blackberry, a stubby little antenna like a GPS, and a large LCD? display with what may have been menu options and a spectrum display like you might see on the front of a ham radio. I could not see it in very much detail.

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    Orkin man, my butt. He obviously is from the CIA.

    "There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception." -James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)
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    Thank a lot John. That's just great!

    Now you have exposed them and I have to keep an eye on my street corner for that Pizza van with all those antennas on the roof!

    Guess I'll have to tell the kids we are moving again.


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    It w3s probably some laser measuring device to sketch a graph of the foundation.

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