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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006


    I noticed that Tod asked where I was so I thought I'd take a few minutes and tell you what has been going on.

    Our area got hit real hard with a hail storm July 2, since then I have been working as usual from 8:00 - 5:00, come home, eat supper, then go do estimates till dark. I have done close to 60-70 estimates. People are needing new roofs, siding, facia and gutters/downspouts....sometimes new windows.

    Here is a picture of what the hail did to peoples siding.

    Farmers crops were shredded......(luckily mine were spared.)

    It wasn't long before my bids were being accepted and I was extremely busy. I hired my sons on the weekends to do roofing, but their boss needed them on saturdays to finish up what they were doing in a nearby factory (they are both electricians) so I hired a full time roofing subcontractor, I also hired a new man to help me do the vinyl siding and facia, I also have a need for a guy doing gutters after I get done.

    I'll be honest folks.....this was much needed for me, our area has been real depressed with not much work. I am fortunate in that I have enough to "get by" but when this hail storm hit, I went from just me working to swamped with work. I think I have received around 20 contracts on work I bid on, with more estimates yet to do. Granted I am not getting all that I bid on, but I am getting more than I had hoped for. This has been a blessing for me and I am thankful for it.

    So, I am not on the computer much, and not anything at all going on out in the workshop, I go to work, do estimates, check my computer briefly for any information in regards to invoices/proposals from my roofing contractor.....check in the tractor forum (still have mod duties you know) and go off to bed, to wake up again at 6:00 a.m. and start again.

    I did manage to get one thing done for myself.....a fence in front of the barn that I did on Sunday.

    So, now you know what I have been up to.....a busy, busy fella, but not complaining for a minute about it, just thankful for every bit of it.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2006
    glad you`re busy steve! good to hear from you.
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  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    Houston, Texas
    Hi Steve ,
    Your being gone is for a good thing. Congratulations, make hay while the sun shines, and Tod, thanks for helping us find out about "The Ashman" and his whereabouts.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Glad your business is good. Unfortunate for those folks who needed your services.
    Could use you here. I just ordered a gutter job for the house. Getting the kind that have a cover and don't need cleaning. Paying way too much but the company that has these is the only game in town.

  5. #5
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    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    wow, that is some hail damage. Personally, Ive never seen anything like that.
    Looks like someone shot the side of the house with a machine gun.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Sorry for all those folk's damaged goods but you are in an enviable position in this economy; really busy. Hang in there.
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  7. #7
    Glad your absence is because you're busy Steve - too bad it's all coming at once. Feast or famine I guess. Just hope the folks needing your help are getting along OK - that must have been some storm!


  8. #8
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    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    Glad that's all it is. We'll be here when you get some breathing room, and caught up on sleep. Jim.
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  9. #9
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    Jan 2007
    New Springfield OH
    And in your spare time your doing what?

  10. #10
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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Glad to see you're OK and staying busy. It's good that you've got lots of business, but a shame it took a disaster to make it happen.
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