Rocket & Me

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by CashCow, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    I think it's nice of you to ask about buying them .
    We have enough people who don't like the way Americans behave while on vacations in Europe and else where. Good on Ya !!
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  2. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer

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    What a great trip! Thanks for taking us all along.
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  3. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    The beer companies give the glasses to the restaurants, so they don’t mind giving them away. Especially up good customers.
  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    We never "go to save glasses":rofl
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  5. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    The real question to ask is "How are the oysters?"
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  6. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    The only oysters we tried were at Lost In in Lisbon. Twice. They were among the best oysters ever. I might go back just for those.
  7. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Sarah and I made it to Newark and are now awaiting the flight to Jacksonville.

    Beer in Portugal was 1 to 4 Euro, depending on size and location.

    We split three 16 oz Stellas in the airport. Including tip, $40.00.

    Airports are always grossly expensive, but it shows how expensive the US has become.
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  8. The Virginian

    The Virginian Long timer

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    Welcome home! :jkam
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  9. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    It is always good to be home, but I have so much work to do that I wish I could stay away for a few years.
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  10. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    There's good and bad about living in a townhouse community. One of the best things is that there's NO YARD WORK. Come home, sleep and wander around in a fog, do some laundry, restock the refrigerator and call it good. One treat you can try and budget into your travel is the cost of a thorough house cleaning while you're away. Get a family member or friend to check up on the work.
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  11. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    Yard work is fun for me, living in a bungalow on a lot that is approximately 60' x 120'.

    The work I was referring to is the backlog of architectural projects that my clients expect me to complete in the coming months.

    I work by myself and have one large new house ($2,000,000) to design, finish plans on a major house addition/renovation project ($3,000,000).

    Then there is a two story guest house on an oceanfront lot in Atlantic Beach ($1,000,000)

    On top of that I have several smaller projects ($100,000 to $750,000)

    Upon returning home, I checked my voice messages. Ten messages, six were requests for me to design projects.

    It is a bit much.

    Bill
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  12. Ride2Live/Live2Ride

    Ride2Live/Live2Ride On the road again Supporter

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    Don’t be so discouraged. You obviously must be good enough for people to wait in line for your services. Don’t worry, be happy.
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  13. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    As Kermit the frog says “it’s not easy being green”.

    Must be the season. I have two interviews this week.
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  14. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    I hope they go well.
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  15. beRto.

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    I thought you run your own design firm, and could therefore tailor the workload to your desire? Or are these long-standing customers that you'd be uncomfortable turning away?
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  16. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    I do run my own little architectural firm.

    While I had five or six employees several years ago, I now work alone.

    They all retired, moved out of town or left for their own reasons.

    I have tried using others to assist under contract, but have never been satisfied with the quality of their work.

    So I do everything myself.

    Some houses take up to 40 sheets of detailed drawings. They can take 500 to 1000 hours.

    The problem is timing. Projects start and stop. The often restart at awkward times. Earlier I had three major projects going at the same time, along with most of the small ones I still have to complete.

    Clients know my situation, I am very honest with letting them know that their project will take some time.

    I turn down more projects than I take on, but with so many former clients calling back or referring me to their friends and family, I feel obligated to them.

    Most projects are still fun and they do pay well.

    It has worked well for forty years now.

    Of the new calls for work, some would not hire me anyway, but I probably will take on one of them.

    And get the others done over time.

    Bill
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  17. tonymarchman

    tonymarchman Been here awhile Super Supporter

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  18. minimac

    minimac Been here awhile

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    First world problems!!! :)
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  19. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Yours are problems people dream of having, but they are genuine problems. It's very hard to say "No" to people, and one of the skills I had a lot of trouble learning, back when I was self-employed.
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  20. CashCow

    CashCow Rocketeer

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    A few projects I have designed over the years.

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