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Old 11-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #41
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All it takes is one contact to get you in. That lady I helped with her permit lives in a monster house in a swank 'hood. I got to know her architect and landscaper, also. I'll send them both a holiday card, and make a call around the time the permit gets approved.

However, it's never a guarantee even once you get in that circle. About four years ago I was a sub helping install a new chiller serving the main house and pool building at Woody Johnson's estate in Bedminster (Johnson & Johnson heir, New York Jets owner). His "people" were great, very friendly and down to earth. The guy running the property reminded me of my dad, of all things. But the guy who GC'd it stiffed me. We came in and ran some chiller piping (GC purchased the pre-insulated stuff). Three days of work maybe? He went belly up a couple months later and we never saw a dime.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:33 PM   #42
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At least that listing gives me an idea that it would take a few years to able to make one house payment!!

I dont think I could afford the heat bill there!!

P.S. Seems a little silly.
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That's Alpine, NJ which is an island of its own. I believe Alpine is THE wealthiest town in all of the US.

Those people are not part of "our" economy, believe me...
My Father painted a few nice homes in Alpine NJ. He was the owner of Gold Coast Painting.
Ahhhh, memories of being a teenager and sitting in the van while he pleased the persnickitty homeowner by painting behind the vents that were well above eye level.

Bubble Hill is in Alpine.
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it takes a special breed to work in neighborhoods like that....i can't do it...i lack the necessary 'people skills'
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My Father painted a few nice homes in Alpine NJ. He was the owner of Gold Coast Painting.
Ahhhh, memories of being a teenager and sitting in the van while he pleased the persnickitty homeowner by painting behind the vents that were well above eye level.

Bubble Hill is in Alpine.
Eddie Murphy's crib?
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Eddie Murphy's crib?
Maybe Piscopos???
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Indeedy!

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it takes a special breed to work in neighborhoods like that....i can't do it...i lack the necessary 'people skills'

I love the working environment, the people skills are a facade until I close the door behind me once I get home...


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As I posted in another thread.............."Assss Sucking is an Artform". Those who excel at it get the tough, expensive, ridiculously PROFITABLE jobs!
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Sad story of a poor spaghetti farmer in New Jersey. The construction of these big houses in the New Jersey countryside is contributing to the extinction of these fine Americans who make their living from the land.

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Sad story of a poor spaghetti farmer in New Jersey. The construction of these big houses in the New Jersey countryside is contributing to the extinction of these fine Americans who make their living from the land.
You just are not Fookin' right Bodger! Just not right!
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Oh good lord, some people have too much time on their hands.
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Couple thoughts. One, beautiful house, mansion, castle? Second, I did alot of work for a guy here who has several homes accross the country. He paid a little over a million for a house on the Rouge River that was built by our company back in the 70s. He than put over 1/2 mill in remodel and landscape. One day he came out said he just lost 70k in the market. Next day he was up 300k. Did I mention this is a house he can come to during salmon and steelhead season for a week at a time. He was talking about how he was getting grief from a nieghbor about water rights or something, and he said he would turn his legal team loose on the guy and break him financially. Working for these people who seem to have more money than god can be very good. If some thing goes wrong, it could be very bad. Never forget, its not whether your right or wrong before a jury of your peers, but whether or not you can financially afford to continue to be represented.
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Sorry, previouly missed bodgers video. I thought spagetti only grew in Itally.
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Sorry, previouly missed bodgers video. I thought spagetti only grew in Itally.
Domestically raised free range spaghetti. A little less gamey flavor than the imported.
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Domestically raised free range spaghetti. A little less gamey flavor than the imported.
Gosh, I gota couple acres Im not doing anything with, I wonder if it grows in our climate. $$$$$$$
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Gosh, I gota couple acres Im not doing anything with, I wonder if it grows in our climate. $$$$$$$
No - there is not enough contaminants in the ground in Oregon. It would spoil before it got to market.
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No - there is not enough contaminants in the ground in Oregon. It would spoil before it got to market.
A nuclear waste dump in the area is generally a big help. Nevada is currently the leading producer of the larger mutant strains of pasta such as the ziti and the big rigatonis.
Also, lasagna will simply not flourish in a hilly region, it must be raised in the flatter areas.
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No - there is not enough contaminants in the ground in Oregon. It would spoil before it got to market.
Well now what am I going to do. I just placed an order for spaggetti seed from some guy in New Jersey. He had a strict No Return policy.

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