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.
You have read me talking about setting goals, both for yourselves and your company. I do what I preach gang. Below is a picture taken Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. That’s me with my girls, Devon, Natalie and Nadine. I set a personal goal in 1978 to […]
Hey gang, it is that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is almost here and you would do well to remember it. Gifts, cards, flowers, etc. are all well and good, but don’t forget the most important one of all. “I Love You.” Tell that to everyone close to you, male and female alike. As […]
You’ve read my blurbs encouraging you to stay focused on your education. The more you know, the better you will become at running your construction-related business. I spent last weekend in a small town in Oregon, at a rifle range way up in the hills. I took a certification class to become a Range Safety […]
Last October, I wrote about fishing in the snow in Bend, Oregon. It happened again, and this time I have pictures. Of course, snow in December is to be expected! My son took these pictures, what they don’t show is that my toes were freezing. We didn’t catch a thing, but it was a grand […]
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.