“Empty lake, empty streets, the sun goes down alone. I'm driving by your house, though I know, you're not home”Don Henley- "Boys of Summer" This is what comes to mind when I think back to last week. Driving into work and back each day. The highways, streets and stores are empty. The machine is shutting down. Not unlike my $2000 lawnmower in my garage that died last year … [Read more...] about Classified Listing: Country for sale, not running, 90% off OBO. Must pick up. Cash only.
I remember Zig Ziglar saying that an airplane breaks down faster when it stays grounded opposed to being in constant service. I was reminded of this fact again, while following recent stories surrounding the problems with the Boeing 737 and how even when the issues are fixed, all the planes will have a whole new set of problems from being on the ground for too long. I mentioned … [Read more...] about 2 Roads Diverged….Behind The Gym
When I chose to leave professional baseball behind 18 years ago and start my 2nd life as a carpenter and contractor, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into, let alone any real idea of HOW to run my business. My only background in construction watching This old house and a handful of sod and sprinkler installation jobs I had as a teenager in, Glendale CA. Now, … [Read more...] about Kinda Like The Pete Rose of Contracting…
As we enter the final month of 2019, I am again amazed at how time continues to fly by. The end of the year is a month away and the books will close and the report cards will be issued. How well did I do? Not just in my business, but in all the orange Homer buckets that hold my life? Work, family, health, finance, etc. I want to get a head start on closing out the year by … [Read more...] about 2020 All Clear Ahead
As we gather around our collective tables this holiday season, many of us will remember the old adage that "You can't choose your family" so even though you didn't get to pick the family you were born into, you do have a choice when it comes to selecting a general contractor for your next project. We contractors come in all shapes and sizes just as the family around your … [Read more...] about Contractor Hell and Homeowner Purgatory