I returned from a business trip this morning to find a note on my desk. The doctor's office called – it's been 5 years since my last colonoscopy, time for another one.
On a personal note, I received an email Tuesday morning from the wife of my high school coach.
Like you, I'm always busy building or fixing something at home. Where I buy supplies has changed over the last year.
A friend reminded me to remind you to get a yearly check-up from your doctor. Actually, a full physical. He’s right; you can't take your health for granted.
I’m done, I’m done, I’m done, done, done. Oh joy and fiddlesticks.
Devon calls me a pack rat, which is unfair – I’m just a collector.
In the book Profitable Sales, I talk about a steep bank along the Oregon Coast. I’ve been asked if it really exists – well, gang, I was there again two weeks ago.
Do your work. He would go on to explain the meaning of that phrase and part is if you do something, do it right. Don't cut corners, don't do it good enough, do it right.
I, like many of you, lost a friend with the death of Paul Harvey last Saturday. I remember many times eating lunch and listening to his broadcast with my fellow workers.
During a recent trip to Minnesota, I talked in the airport with a young lady in the Army who will be promoted to Sergeant Major in February.
My hunting buddy and I spent 5 days hunting for deer on a shooting preserve up in Eastern Washington this week, I just got back on Wednesday.
My hunting partner and I traveled to a 7000-acre hunting ranch. We changed out an old furnace and a/c unit in a mobile home and installed a new heat pump system.
The construction industry lost a great man this week – and I lost a good friend.
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Earlier this month, our family visited the Black Hills of South Dakota in conjunction with a class I taught in Spearfish, South Dakota.
We did it. We passed final inspection today. We got the job done. I have done a ton of projects over the years but this one was a bit taxing.
I continue to work on Dev's sewing room addition. I’m putting on siding and being reminded daily how tough working with the tools can be.
Last weekend, Michael finished installing part of the siding on our room addition. He didn't work alone – he had help. I thought you'd appreciate the pictures.
If you have followed this blog, you know our trials with a room addition on our own home. I am now in the process of installing the siding.
Your marriage reflects you, just like your business reflects you. The type of person you are shows in the strength of your marriage and in the strength of your business.
The most profitable construction company today is a husband/wife combination with one other person either supervising the construction or selling for the company.
A quick update on our sewing room addition.
We are getting to the end of our room addition. I have the finish trim to put on the door and windows, paint touch up and siding to hang.
Are you taking care of yourself so that you can meet the demands of your business? No one told you that owning and running a business was going to be easy.
We continue with the sewing room addition to our home. Overall, not a bad job so far. My lady is happy, what more could a guy ask?
In an earlier post I talked about the room addition we are doing on our own home. As with any remodel, we have had to change several things as we have gone along.
This morning, on my own home, I remembered what it's like to find surprises on a construction project, like a water line that runs from I don't know where to I don't know where.
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