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Old 18-05-2010, 15:10   #1
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Happy Dance

Been doing the Happy Dance around here all day..
THE BUSINESS HAS SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
where we were planning on taking the canvas business with us, but had someone come in a week or so ago and made a proposal and after a little arguing back and forth, we came to something we both could live with..
The biggest element was getting rid of everything.. and now its gone..
After cruisint for the last few years, setting in one spot for over a year has taken its toll and all we wanted was to get back out..
We'll be watching the grankids over the summer and headed south in the fall............................
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Old 18-05-2010, 15:16   #2
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Congratulations ! What a feeling it must be .
Both my partner and I are selling houses at the moment, so we know how the waiting feels .

Good luck and enjoy the grandkids !
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Old 18-05-2010, 15:26   #3
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Congratulations

You are free ! ! !

Too bad for me because I wanted to stop by and ask you some canvas questions. Can I PM you?

BTW - I'll be sailing down the coast in September, leave boat in Ensenada and continue to Panama in February 2010. We may see each other...
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Perhaps we will see you in the Caribbean?
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Old 19-05-2010, 08:03   #5
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Congratulations

You are free ! ! !

Too bad for me because I wanted to stop by and ask you some canvas questions. Can I PM you?

BTW - I'll be sailing down the coast in September, leave boat in Ensenada and continue to Panama in February 2010. We may see each other...
You can give me a shout anytime at SailingOnR3@yahoo or use the contact form on www.SailingOnR3.Com..
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Old 19-05-2010, 08:19   #6
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so when do ya head out the gate and which way are you turning??
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Old 19-05-2010, 08:22   #7
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so when do ya head out the gate and which way are you turning??
we've made the right turn twice now, going left this time.. looking forward to a month or so in the channel islands and then doing the Ha Ha with a couple others we know..........from there - who knows
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Nice one Randy....
Well pleased for you guys... Enjoy
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Cool!!... now that you jettisoned your back log you have time for my canvas work..

Just Kidding....I remember your story you posted on how business just kept comming in and how it re-settled you.

It must be a great feeling to be free again.

I have only had that feeling once in my life and I remember it well..it didn't involve the sea or a boat however.
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Cool!!... now that you jettisoned your back log you have time for my canvas work..

Just Kidding....I remember your story you posted on how business just kept comming in and how it re-settled you.

It must be a great feeling to be free again.

I have only had that feeling once in my life and I remember it well..it didn't involve the sea or a boat however.
for the first time in over a year, I slept in till 7 am.. normally I'm out the door by 6........ and jettisoned is right.. the guy asked if he could, by chance pick up some of the work I had laid out..
My reply was "God Yes" please do..........
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Well consider yourself fortunate...for the last 2 years It hasn't really mattered when I get up...there is few if any Excavation jobs to do, or be had....no one in their right mind is buying my buisness.

Driving School bus is starting to look good...

Good on Ya!
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Well consider yourself fortunate...for the last 2 years It hasn't really mattered when I get up...there is few if any Excavation jobs to do, or be had....no one in their right mind is buying my buisness.

Driving School bus is starting to look good...

Good on Ya!
Not to change subjects here but I've always felt that if life gives you lemons, you make lemon-ade.. sounds corny but up until a couple years ago I was a special inspector for concrete and steel.. when I was cut in work, decided to persue my hobby of photography and opened a studio next to my wifes sewing shop..
We've always figured we'd toss it all up in the air and see what came down with a dollar attached..
As the sewing incresed, the photography studio was made smaller until it was gone and we had a full blown canvas shop.. That was just over 1 year ago.. and we've made enough over that year to leave again.. the sale of the business is just a bonus..

Just a note.. If I had the equeptment to do the type of work as you do, I'd find some way to put the equeptment on a barge and take advantage of the grants avalable to turn the business into a deralick recovery system.. Was just reading that the state of california has dedicated a mass amount of money to the cleanup of the waterways where boats have been dumped and abandon and now litter the sides of the rivers and sloughs.. anyone with the ability to clean up the mess is bound to make bucks.. BUT, you have to have the equeptment and the experance to run it...
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I know Washington was hit hard by the "downturn". Construction increasing is usually the first sign of recovery so hopefully it won't be long. Now, if you were to write a study on the situation and tack some spurious letters on the end of your name you would probably qualify for an Economic Recovery Grant. Alternatively, are you related to any politicians? That usually works.
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