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Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,654
Posted By 66 Shelby
It isn't something that's usually brought up,...

It isn't something that's usually brought up, even though a large percentage of my clients are older and/or retired. They tend to be upper middle class/lower upper class, so before I do any type of...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-20-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By 66 Shelby
That is awesome! When I was a teenager, I had a...

That is awesome! When I was a teenager, I had a black lab that could jump over our 6' fence. Drove my parent's nuts, because he was too stupid to jump back over when he got out. He would just sit...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-20-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,074
Posted By 66 Shelby
I think an automated fast food place would be...

I think an automated fast food place would be great, even if the prices weren't lower. Your order probably wouldn't be F-d up (like usual) and you wouldn't have to deal with the surly, inattentive,...
Forum: Flooring 03-18-2016, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,945
Posted By 66 Shelby
For the flooring part of my business, my biggest...

For the flooring part of my business, my biggest mistake was not getting a van immediately. Instead, I used a truck for the first year or so and got caught in a couple of thunderstorms (that pop up...
Forum: Flooring 03-18-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,824
Posted By 66 Shelby
Those pics got my ire up. That is one of the...

Those pics got my ire up. That is one of the crappiest layouts I've ever seen (unfortunately not the worst). If I was the HO, those idiots would have been thrown off the job, after I took them...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 03-17-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,627
Posted By 66 Shelby
Get 4x10 plywood.

Get 4x10 plywood.
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,083
Posted By 66 Shelby
I've seen it before. Those are the types of jobs...

I've seen it before. Those are the types of jobs I turn down. I'm not waiting twice as long to get paid, along with 2 sets of excuses of why I'm not getting paid on time.
Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By 66 Shelby
I had a referral call me and she said she...

I had a referral call me and she said she couldn't find me on any of the 'good' websites.

"What sites would those be, ma'am?"

Her talking to me like I was retarded -
"Homeadvisor and Angies...
Forum: Business 01-10-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,763
Posted By 66 Shelby
I need the reliability of a steady paycheck. ...

I need the reliability of a steady paycheck. It's the same amount every week whether I work 0 hours or 100. It does take a lot of resolve to not look at the balance in the business account and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-08-2016, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,236
Posted By 66 Shelby
When you're starting out, bidding is easily the...

When you're starting out, bidding is easily the hardest part of construction. It will become easier with experience. For now, get a pen and paper and try to visualize the job from start to finish,...
Forum: Business 01-07-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,483
Posted By 66 Shelby
Here's where your logic is flawed - You buy...

Here's where your logic is flawed - You buy something with a CC and get your item immediately. Bank sends you a bill 30 days later. You pay the bill. Now you've kept YOUR money in YOUR pocket (or...
Forum: General Discussion 12-31-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,582
Posted By 66 Shelby
Just an update...He got his present and was...

Just an update...He got his present and was THRILLED. He hugged me so hard I think he broke my ribs. He was able to move his closing date up to yesterday (12/30) and he just called me, from the new...
Forum: Business 12-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,470
Posted By 66 Shelby
Great post(s) for the most part, but #11 seems to...

Great post(s) for the most part, but #11 seems to contradict #4. Are you keeping it small or building a brand (making it big)? As far as lettering your trucks - I would do it on a truck that's...
Forum: General Discussion 12-17-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,869
Posted By 66 Shelby
The timing worked out perfect this year. I've...

The timing worked out perfect this year. I've got a very small punch list for tomorrow and I'll be done before noon. Client wants to take me out to lunch and after that I'm done until January 4th. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,851
Posted By 66 Shelby
I had them go get the additional wood and...

I had them go get the additional wood and finished the job the next day. Work was slow at that time, so the extra day didn't really matter schedule-wise. I also got paid based on MY measurements. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,851
Posted By 66 Shelby
I once told that to a client who measured and...

I once told that to a client who measured and ordered their own floor (hardwood) and I only quoted labor. They were 20% short and the kooky bitch hit the ceiling and I couldn't stop laughing at her...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,582
Posted By 66 Shelby
The problem with a gift card is exactly like Mort...

The problem with a gift card is exactly like Mort said - He doesn't know what he needs. I did pick up an assortment of anchors and screws in a sectional box, along with duct (Hell yeah I use duct...
Forum: General Discussion 12-11-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,582
Posted By 66 Shelby
Thanks for the suggestions. Speed square,...

Thanks for the suggestions. Speed square, flashlight (duh!), and electrical tester are going on the list. Putty & spackle (4" tape) knives are on the list already.

He has that and I'm thinking...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,718
Posted By 66 Shelby
Add showing up on time (or calling if you're...

Add showing up on time (or calling if you're going to be late), and not texting/yapping on your phone all day...and you got yourself a job!

I wonder if there are actual people like that, or is it...
Forum: General Discussion 11-19-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,054
Posted By 66 Shelby
The moment a client starts dictating the amount...

The moment a client starts dictating the amount I'll be paid is the moment the conversation is OVER.
Forum: General Discussion 11-07-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,778
Posted By 66 Shelby
Yup. Them fvcking bastards are an entire...

Yup. Them fvcking bastards are an entire culture/race/whatever unto themselves and I swear to God I'll beat the chit out of anyone I catch stealing from me. Lowest form of life on this planet that...
Forum: Business 10-28-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,212
Posted By 66 Shelby
A line of credit is very useful when starting a...

A line of credit is very useful when starting a business, but keep in mind that it counts as 'open credit'. Meaning it can be used at any time, so it shows up as debt even if your balance is zero,...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,816
Posted By 66 Shelby
That's TFF and what I did over the weekend. A...

That's TFF and what I did over the weekend. A very good client asked me to stop by her daughters house on Saturday to help her and her dad put together and hang some wall hung...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 10-25-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,922
Posted By 66 Shelby
The other night our daughter called from a local...

The other night our daughter called from a local sports bar and she was obviously 'tipsy'. As I was giving her a blast of chit about not drinking and driving and making sure she remembers the number...
Forum: Remodeling 10-25-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,741
Posted By 66 Shelby
I dunno, Kind of a toss-up. That temp power is...

I dunno, Kind of a toss-up. That temp power is pretty slick.
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