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Forum: Carpentry 08-08-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By vancouver dave
Too many tools and bits and pieces. Cluttering my shop up.

I decluttered my workshop and garage and van a few years back.

Got rid of loads of stuff.

Some of it was half decent stuff too, I just don't have the space for it, and it ends up behind...
Forum: Business 07-04-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
Something that bugs me about this company doing...

Something that bugs me about this company doing this is;

I think they're a pretty big company, it's all been done over the internet so I don't really know. But they do look after a major chain...
Forum: Business 07-04-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
Something that bugs me about this company doing...

Something that bugs me about this company doing this is;

I think they're a pretty big company, it's all been done over the internet so I don't really know. But they do look after a major chain...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,994
Posted By vancouver dave
One job comes to mind. The home owner mummy...

One job comes to mind.
The home owner mummy couldn't make decisions on her own, I had to stop and wait for her child/son who mush have been all of 11 years old.
And mummy would ask her son "what...
Forum: General Discussion 06-25-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
What I'd do, and to some degree have already...

What I'd do, and to some degree have already done, is;

I started to tell people that I'm semi retired and that I'm no longer doing renovations/re-models. Things like bathrooms and jobs that would...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,462
Posted By vancouver dave
When someone wants you to finish another contractors work, AND do it cheap *&^%

I got a call from a guy, he had got my name from someone else. The someone is a friend and that's it, I've never worked for her (the friend).

The guy said that she said Im the most wonderful...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By vancouver dave
I used to try to. One time I was up a...

I used to try to.

One time I was up a ladder, answered my cell phone. I couldn't do the job that the caller wanted, so I told him to google a guy I know, let's call him 'Fred the handyman' I told...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
Howdy... I'm thinking not so much of my bucket...

Howdy... I'm thinking not so much of my bucket list. More like what would happen if I changed direction now while I'm this side of 60.

My life seems to be quite boring, steady but not much...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
Ok Mr logical.

Ok Mr logical.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
I hear you about the rocking chair. Many a guy's...

I hear you about the rocking chair. Many a guy's retired to a rocking chair and then not lasted long after that.

But that's partly my point, is that there's lots of things I could be doing. I'm...
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
Different business model that mine. I never...

Different business model that mine.

I never sub... I hate subbing. I do work for old ladies with lots of money.
Forum: General Discussion 06-24-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By vancouver dave
Anyone taken their business to part time (semi retired etc..) How did it go?

I've got a situation where I bought an 8 bedroom house about a decade ago.

I live in part of it, rent out 3 rooms to international students, also rent out basement suite. So I get pretty decent...
Forum: Carpentry 06-17-2019, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By vancouver dave
Cutting installed deck boards without damaging others?

I'm painting and repairing a deck.

I have to cut out some sections of the installed deck boards.

Anyone have any method of how to make a clean cut of the damaged boards without cutting into the...
Forum: Business 06-03-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
Maybe there's some truth to that. I think what it...

Maybe there's some truth to that. I think what it was that prompted me to write my post was that for the last 2 months I've got an email off the guy I deal with asking when the reports were coming.
...
Forum: Business 06-03-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
Cash flow has nothing to do with business, it's...

Cash flow has nothing to do with business, it's just bitching and whining :clap:
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
It's an easy gig, I've never met anybody from the...

It's an easy gig, I've never met anybody from the company in the 5 years I've been doing it.

At one time they had me look at 4 rotating billboards once a month. I asked them how much they'd pay me...
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
It's a small amount, so it's not going to sink...

It's a small amount, so it's not going to sink the ship.

However it's not what we originally agreed to and not what we've been doing for the last 5 years, also I'd say there's cash flow...
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
Really? So they just pay me 300 odd dollars a...

Really? So they just pay me 300 odd dollars a month hoping I'll get the hint and stop going :clap:
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
It's more like there are rich people parking...

It's more like there are rich people parking their money here and they have that much that they sometimes don't care if it's leased out or not.
Forum: Business 05-31-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,434
Posted By vancouver dave
client paid me same month. Now changed that to wait 3 months. What to do?

I have an easy job once a month. It works out to be about $120 an hour on average. Takes 3 hours total.

The job is to inspect 2 empty stores to make sure all is OK. Take half a dozen pictures and...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By vancouver dave
Hi Eric, yes Vancouver BC. There's a big...

Hi Eric, yes Vancouver BC.

There's a big problem here with crack and other drugs.

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/43-overdoses-in-a-single-night-in-vancouver-firefighters-1.4352500
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,728
Posted By vancouver dave
I didn't take the job and titled my post 'Red...

I didn't take the job and titled my post 'Red flags from potential client' I'm curious as to which part you think I should know better about?
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By vancouver dave
About 20 years back, I did a job for an old guy,...

About 20 years back, I did a job for an old guy, he must have been in his mid 70's and his wife was quite a bit younger.

She was probably a child of the thalidomide era as unfortunately for her...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,759
Posted By vancouver dave
A long long time ago when I first came to Canada...

A long long time ago when I first came to Canada from the U.K.

I had this awful job at a water bed factory, I did a crap job and was a bit of a slacker.

The boss came up to me and said "Dave,...
Forum: General Discussion 05-08-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By vancouver dave
What's your funniest/crazy client story? (just for fun)

I've met some characters over the years.

One that I'll always remember is; A women was passing by and asked me for a business card, I gave her one and as she was leaving she said coyly.. "it's not...
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