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Time Flies

Submitted by Mark on Fri, 10/15/2010 - 12:01pm.

When you're having fun. Hum...

Almost a year since I used this here. Gee I'm slack :)

Work has been very slow. I did a little door job today.


Submitted by Mark on Wed, 11/04/2009 - 8:22pm.

Well huggybear paid me. That was good. I didn't work in September. Well 25 hours on a roof job and the guy stiffed me.

October was good. I got to work on some very nice high end trim for High Point University. I don't get why the president of a school like HPU needs such a huge room for his suite. Two conference rooms; a dramatic entry way (foyer or whatever). It's just a ridiculous space or perhaps waste of space.

Here's the rub.

For what it cost to build this "Presidential Suite" and the "1924 Prime Steakhouse" one could feed many hungry children in High Point, North Carolina.

Getting Paid

Submitted by Mark on Thu, 06/18/2009 - 11:35pm.

I found some work from a former supervisor (Warthog) that is in business for himself now.

The work is at High Point University. He is subcontracting for Frank L Blum Contracting. I was paid last week for three days. Today he told me he won't be able to pay me until the 25 or 26th of this month.

Okay that is a week's hold back and that is not uncommon. However, the only other guy Warthog has working for him told be he has waited three months to get paid.

Paw Paw goes to the beach

Submitted by Mark on Sat, 05/30/2009 - 7:36am.

So you went to the beach, big deal...well it is for me. I don't get the whole beach vacation thing. The air is sticky and salty.

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Submitted by Mark on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 6:32pm.

I am tired today. We went to Ararat, NC where some in-laws live and traded labor. I tilled a 12 feet by 40 feet garden space and Johnny put new front rotors and brake pads on my wife's car. Johnny works at a parts house so he gets a substantial discount on parts.

Net results: garden space for Jackie and Johnny; new brakes for us and a sore back for Mark ;)

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