It's quiet in here......this is good

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Posted by: from Tottenham
5/10/2009 at 10:48:34 AM

Must mean that we are all busy. I've been quite busy since January which is got me thinking that decorating and other home improvements seem to be recession proof.

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Abba's Service in Huntsville
Date/Time5/11/2009 at 11:08:52 AM

We are not all busy at this time in fact I had to go for surgery and I am layed up for six weeks

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Date/Time5/12/2009 at 7:11:47 PM

I'm extremely busy also, but I don't believe it's because we are recession proof. No matter the economy, things will still fall apart. People may not have the cash to fix things, so this is where the barter system & underground economy kick in. It's the new reality. And not only is it quiet in here, it's really boring. Hear that, Brad?

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Date/Time5/13/2009 at 7:42:45 AM

I have a few contacts in the business that don't think that there is a recession at all. One is a masonry supplier and he says that business is good. He was also in the business during the last recession where supplies dried up, which explains the butt ugly brick on his house. :) The other manufactures and supplies a variety of items to many different industries, he says they are business as usual.

All I know, is that I am busy, recession or not.

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Tradesmen in Georgetown
Date/Time5/20/2009 at 4:25:59 PM

Hi strangers,

How is everybody doing? Sorry to hear about the surgery Michael, hope you feel better real soon bro.

Hey Bill, have not seen your site since so I am guessing those pics are useful yes? lol

Hi Mary, glad to hear you are busy too, must be all the great work ya do. I have been busy lately myself mostly painting but some basement projects here and there.

It seems that the chatter has toned down on the site lately or is it because I have been away? lol I know ya reading this admin so how are u doing, its been a while since we last danced so thought I could say hey to you as well. I hope all is well guys, nice to drop by once in a while, I won`t make it a habit I promise, take care now. lol


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Date/Time5/21/2009 at 3:42:38 PM

Hey Brad- the pics are great, I just have not had time to post them. I got quite a few new pics I'd like to upload, but this dial up net is a major pain in the southern regions. Price ya pay for the fine country livin, I guess (I have cows come to the fence in my backyard- kids think it's pretty cool- and it IS bar-b-que season you know, lol).

One thing I have noticed lately with this economy- and because we've all mentioned the heavy increase in new "contractors" out there- my closure rate has dropped quite a bit. My prices are the same, & in some cases I drop them a little, yet people have that many more contractors to call, so eventually they will pay the price they want. We here all know the quality of work these folks will receive for the bargain prices they get- but because people are still a little nervous about their jobs it seems that quality is taking a back seat & if they can get it cheap enough, they're not to worried about it. Anyone else notice trends like this?

Anyway- enough of my problems- glad to hear everyone is doing well & hope you all have a great summer.

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