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Old 02-26-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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We just got word that the largest job that I have ever put numbers to is going to happen.
I want to share this in the spirit that there is still good work out there and that all news is not bad news. I'm so sick and fed up with bad news I could scream.

This job should handle about 5 months worth of work. So this year is not looking too shabby.

Lets try to make it a point to share our good news with each other. We could all benefit from the good news.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:39 PM   #2
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We just got word that the largest job that I have ever put numbers to is going to happen.
I want to share this in the spirit that there is still good work out there and that all news is not bad news. I'm so sick and fed up with bad news I could scream.

This job should handle about 5 months worth of work. So this year is not looking too shabby.

Lets try to make it a point to share our good news with each other. We could all benefit from the good news.
Congrats Gus, hope this job leads to more like it. I agree that we need to share good news not to boast, but to instill hope. Positive energy breeds positive energy. Good luck, and please post progress pics.

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Way to go Gus

I am still booked up for another 2 weeks, & I have 4 estimates in the next two days to go on - one for an addition, one for a deck
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #5
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Congrats Gus, hope this job leads to more like it. I agree that we need to share good news not to boast, but to instill hope. Positive energy breads positive energy. Good luck, and please post progress pics.
Thats the spirit of the thread, right there.

The next job that we start, I'll try to post shots from start to install. Could be fun
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Way to go Gus

I am still booked up for another 2 weeks, & I have 4 estimates in the next two days to go on - one for an addition, one for a deck
Great
Post back when you get each one of them.
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Great news Gus.
I just got done bidding an addition to a nursing home. If I get it , it should start around Sept.
There is money being spent out there, we just need to convince those spending it to let "us" do the work
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Been waiting on a downpayment to come for a $28K kitchen. Screwed up situation. Guys wife dies, then his house burns down 2 months later. She had willed 2/3rd of the house to the church and 1/3rd to him. So everything is going throught her estate lawyer. Got the downpayment check today. Get to work on it for about 5 weeks including the install.
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Congrats... things have been picking up for me too, and I'm in one of the hardest-hit areas of the country. '08 was horrible, I sometimes had stretches of 30+ days with nothing, but the last 2 months have been pretty good, and I have a decent amount of work lined up for next month. It's a welcome change, hopefully this trend continues.
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Good mail day today huh Leo?
5 weeks work is a great blessing. 2/3rds blessing anyway
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I think the sh*t is really going to hit the fan. I have a bunch of different jobs on the horizon and they are all going to fall on me at the same time. I have a kitchen job for NYC it was suppose to be done a week after Christmas. Delays, red tape, bureaucrats have delayed it until 2 weeks ago when the demo of the apt just started. I have another kitchen in Mystic that I am bidding on and almost certain to get. Both the NYC and the Mystic kitchens are very small. But both are going to be starting soon. When the good luck comes it is going to crush me.

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I think the sh*t is really going to hit the fan. I have a bunch of different jobs on the horizon and they are all going to fall on me at the same time. I have a kitchen job for NYC it was suppose to be done a week after Christmas. Delays, red tape, bureaucrats have delayed it until 2 weeks ago when the demo of the apt just started. I have another kitchen in Mystic that I am bidding on and almost certain to get. Both the NYC and the Mystic kitchens are very small. But both are going to be starting soon. When the good luck comes it is going to crush me.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:35 PM   #13
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Aaah, you bitch if they hung you
with a brand new Kentucky hemp rope!
China is selling us all the rope we need for hanging
But hey, thats not good news
Good news, we are looking for good news.

Leo, that is a great challenge to have. Way better than the bad version
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Yer just reveling in my good new, eh?
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There are a couple of eggs
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I get home late tonight from a long day, 1/2 of it doing actual work and the other 1/2 running around doing what we do, kinda tired - in a somewhat crappy mood and this is the first thread that I see!

No more sh*tty mood


That's GREAT news, Gus - Good to hear that there's quality work out there for capable PROS to get!

I agree with you guys that we should share our good fortune with each other and be happy for our fellow brothers.

Good luck to all and post some pics


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Ta-da-da-dam..I'm with you to taste a sweets of success
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:06 PM   #18
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I'm just getting going on a decent project, slabs and walls.

This year I have found if I go look for the work I don't get the job, but when they seek me out I get the job, what gives with that? But I am not complaining
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Waiting for signed contract to replace interior door blanks, 15 doors, in a building with major settlement problems. I will definitely get before and afters of this one. Mostly for proof of a job well done, can't be too careful. The building is on pilings, and engineering is Romper Room quality. The homeowner is well aware of this, and very understanding, just wants an upgrade from flush to 2-panel simple arch. Should be able to hide top of door being 3/8 out of square in one case. Didn't want to replace entire units because they expect more settlement. That's coastal living for you.
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Good news Gus!! I should be busy till December with this build aside from the usual hang ups and stuff.
I'll post pics of this one, has an indoor pooland 50k of steel in the roof.

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