Friday, June 16, 2006

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

To quote Nickleback.

"Something's gotta go wrong cause I'm feeling way too damn good."

The pirate's been absent, working his regular job and building his business. Working way too many hours, burning the proverbial candle at both ends and things are going well. Too well. If that's possible.

I have three men working in the field, adding a fourth mid week next week. My stepson is coming down from New Hampshire to work for the summer, his mother doesn't know this yet. She is just gonna freak when she gets home from work on Tuesday and he's sitting here. I love surprises.

I also added a girl to do take-offs and estimating yesterday. She worked for me a few years ago at another company that did basically the same work and I know for a fact that I can count on her to not only do it right but to have a great attitude too. She was probably one the best employees I ever had, a former marine with a mind like a steel trap. She's going to nursing school now but has the summer off and will stay with me till school starts again in the fall.

Thus far, we have been profitable which is key for any business of course, and it looks to continue. Cash flow hasn't been a problem yet but in the past couple of weeks I have been able to secure two lines of credit that should bridge any gaps. I laid out an ungodly amount of money for some accounting software that should help me greatly; it's gonna take me about 2 weeks to get it set up though. More night work...

And I still get my weekend for Father's Day. I was worried that Alberto was gonna trash the place we were going this weekend but I talked to them a night ago and they are cleaned up and good to go. Tonight I pack the bikes in the trailer and the Mrs. and I head up to Cedar Key for some time on the water and some riding time. Also to be included are great food and of course adult beverages - not to mention some quality time reminiscent of why I celebrate Father's Day to begin with. Here's where we're going.

And for the ones who wondered where HNT was, how about this...

Wishing y'all a great weekend.


Blogger erika said...

I am glad everything is going great even though you so dang busy!

Happy Fathers Day!!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Still Searching... said...

Too funny. Not in a "ha ha" but more of a peculiar funny kind of way. I heard that song on the radio yesterday and raised an eyebrow. The shoe already dropped in my case, what next I wonder.

Sounds like things are coming along smashing for you darlin', that is a good thing. Enjoy!

Here's hoping you have a MARVELLOUS trip, it sounds (and looks) fabulous.

10:29 AM  
Blogger April said...

Oh, I love Nickelback. I'm going to see them in September. :)

Thumbs up for love, Pirate!!

(heh...I'm not sure where that quote is from.)

11:07 AM  
Blogger Green Eyes said...

I'm glad things are going so well for you!

What a surprise for your wife, too!

Enjoy your weekend, Happy Father's Day, Pirate!

11:25 AM  
Blogger Desireous said...

You hired a girl to do "take offs" Hmm, sounds like my kind of job ;-)

I'm really glad things are going so well for you Billy!

Oh and I so love Nikelback!


12:08 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Have a fantabulous time with the sand, sun and sex.

Happy Fathers Day.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Enjoy your time in Cedar Key, my friend!

6:36 PM  
Blogger April said...

Happy Father's Day, sugar.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

11:08 AM  
Blogger CP said...

*sneaking in for a Fathers Day SMOOCH*

Happy F Day big daddy!


1:13 PM  
Anonymous bellacara said...

hi hon...i hear you about BUSY....glad you are doing well...happy dad's day to one of the great ones!

12:11 AM  
Blogger Softball Slut said...

Hope you had a good Father's day. I added you to my links strictly for Free Boobie Tuesday. Yummm

12:37 PM  

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