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Man worst April yet I hear crickets.
Even people trying to sell me stuff have slowed too.
New year was going well, So far April is a thud. everyone must be saving to pay taxes.
 

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Man worst April yet I hear crickets.
Even people trying to sell me stuff have slowed too.
New year was going well, So far April is a thud. everyone must be saving to pay taxes.
Yes april has been slow for me too. was going to ask you if you were hiring:laughing::laughing: I was raised in northern maine and been to the white mtns a few times love that area. went to top of mt washington with my bronco it was fun except for when those damn tour vans went by us doing about 60 miles an hr :eek: next time i am going to take the cog rail up. last time I was there was about 6 or 7 yrs ago. my sister lives pretty close by in farmington maine.
 

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Very nice here and very cold too you would know being from Northern Maine burrrrr.
Cog is nice very expensive now their sales are down big time.
Was talking to some of their crew some maybe laid off.
wish I was hiring that would mean I would not have to do the work no more
Nothing like being a tech/owner. One good thing about here is between calls I can pull over and fish a few spots If i have time.
 

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I need to make $700 a day to keep my habits paid for, whether they're bad or good and I'm too inconsistent lately, even though I've been fairly busy. ????


My dog has to eat too ya know. One thing I'm getting real tired of is what I pay out in a month to everyone else. And I'm changing this....this year.

This is starting to show me who's in my corner and who was just there for the buck.

That's okay, I've got a memory like a woman when it comes to this attitude, and the next time someone calls, or writes, or "suggests" that should contribute.

I actually like the departure because realistically, I could afford it and I could trudge forward and just work more to accomplish it.....but I get no cookie at this point. Phone is still ringing and I don't want to test fate at this point if for some reason things go haywire this year.

I've got a gut feeling right now that elective spending is still going to be stopped dead in the tracks for what my other two companies offer.

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Do I ignore my gut instinct, or do I enter that "screw statistics I'm still going to do it" attitude. Conservatism is a good thing and I'd rather have a armchair view of my situation in a more comfortable stride, than to once again move mountains and give the nod and just figure I'll make that work as well. I've been doing nothing but wiping out these pop-up debts I've got and I feel so much better cleaning the slate than pushing something that isn't in the right timing....yet.

Just don't buy any lotion on ebay from tretter774....it's not lotion. :blink:
 

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We have been slammed all year, well I say that I have been working a job that is probly a few weeks out from finishing after that, who knows. This one is going for 200k plus.
 

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Oh how I wish my April was just slow.
 

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We had a few slow weeks in March

Then it broke real loose last week and everything we touched turned to gold. It is very strange and sometimes I think there is some weird force that stops people from calling. We will get a week we get three leads a day. Nobody will call. Not even sales people, not my mother, and not even customers with a complaint. Then, the following week we will have 4 phone line ringing at the same time all day.

There is something I cannot put my finger on, but this lack of all people calling on the phone goes beyond tax time, the holidays, current events, nor the weather.
 

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I think some people are putting off things that they wouldnt have 5 years ago. Guarding their money more.
 

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Oh how I wish my April was just slow.
Whatever happened to that rebid?

Then it broke real loose last week and everything we touched turned to gold. It is very strange and sometimes I think there is some weird force that stops people from calling. We will get a week we get three leads a day. Nobody will call. Not even sales people, not my mother, and not even customers with a complaint. Then, the following week we will have 4 phone line ringing at the same time all day.

There is something I cannot put my finger on, but this lack of all people calling on the phone goes beyond tax time, the holidays, current events, nor the weather.
Its always been _ing crazy like that, but lately we've had some unusual economic news twisting our customers' fingernails clean off.
 

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Whatever happened to that rebid?

Its always been _ing crazy like that, but lately we've had some unusual economic news twisting our customers' fingernails clean off.

rebid date is 4/15. I'm working on it now. As well as the catholic church and a Wal-Mart renovation.

You service guys surely know about the sign of the moon right? Not talking about your a$$es.
 

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Finished an under parking lot water service for a church today which included a pretty fair amount of galvanized repiping inside. That whole job took 6 days for two men. Replacing an outside ground water drain tomorrow (not my usual thing but the lady needs it and isn't bothered about paying) along with a pvc water service leak and two other calls, I'll have help tomorrow. Wednesday is open for now. Thursday I have a Noritz 751 OD install scheduled. Nothing yet for Friday. If you include the final draw on the church it should be about an 11K week so far. More than my usual but inflated by the last church draw which is just under 4K. Who knows about next week but this week looks good.
 
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