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    Alive and well...

    Hi gang,
    one very tired Photo-graph-er here... I've had a 5 week training period with Olan Mills... and this week I 'graduated' when the trainer I'd been working with had a family emergency just as we were setting up at a church on Thursday. He stayed long enough to get things 'set'... then skedaddled. I 'took over' and finished the shoot solo that day and the next. (earning my first 'real' pay vs training pay, including commission on the two days' sales. And I also earned an 'attaboy' for helping out (had I not gone 'solo' they'd have had to reschedule the church)
    Today I helped out at a Pastor's convention and Tuesday I start my own first full schedule. Everything is going well, I'm just really bushed it's been a really Busy month... ending up with a trip back to NY for the holiday weekend.
    I'm going to the Borg tomorrow, going to pick up some supplies and start stripping wallpaper in the living room.
    -Ned

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    BORG bad...photo good....shoot happy!
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    Way to go Ned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burr View Post
    BORG bad...photo good....shoot happy!
    well 'My' ladder is all the way up in Mark K's garage... and I've got 9' ceilings to deal with (which have ceiling paper on them that the LOML wants gone...)... so I was going to invest in a Gorrilla ladder
    -Ned

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    Glad things are going well for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    well 'My' ladder is all the way up in Mark K's garage... and I've got 9' ceilings to deal with (which have ceiling paper on them that the LOML wants gone...)... so I was going to invest in a Gorrilla ladder
    I would prefer scaffolding over a ladder for that kind of work.
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    Good to see things are going well, Ned. I suspect with your previous experience, getting the hang of things at Olan Mills was pretty straightforward for you.

    Those telescoping ladders are worth their weight in gold. We use the heck out of a couple of Little Giants (17' and 26' sizes) in the picture-hanging business.
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    Good to hear from you. Glad things are going well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Good to see things are going well, Ned. I suspect with your previous experience, getting the hang of things at Olan Mills was pretty straightforward for you.

    Those telescoping ladders are worth their weight in gold. We use the heck out of a couple of Little Giants (17' and 26' sizes) in the picture-hanging business.
    I got shaky just thinking about being on a 26' ladder.
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    Glad it is working out, Ned.
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