I am very happy right now. The weather has gotten so good and work is speeding along at a great pace. We have already caught up on everything that was behind. The rain had kept us from pouring cement on a couple of jobs, but that is no longer a problem. I have four new jobs waiting for the crews to start and can even do some hiring as well. These new jobs are very large and will help employment in my area in a major way. Construction has been down a bit over the winter, but is looking much better now. My staff is ecstatic over this as much as I am. Things are definitely looking up for the spring and summer months.
Well it looks like my wife will have to rent a car for her business trip. It’s not far enough to justify an airplane trip, but her car has decided to make some funny noises and there is no way I will have it fixed in time for her to go. I found some good car rental deals though and that will suffice. Her boss has decided to pay for the rental, so it will not come out of our pockets. I am just going to put her car in the shop while she is gone and be done with it. I am sure it is nothing major, but really don’t want to mess with it myself at this time.
This trip is an annual trip she takes to inspect a factory they use for some of their products. it is about five hours away in a very small town, hence the reason she drives there. She likes to take road trips anyway and this gives her an excuse to go on one all by herself. She says it is relaxing to be away from the office and be able to just unwind on the way to the factory. I have offered to go with her a few times, but she always declines.
I do worry about her on the road, but she is a big girl and can take care of herself. She can change a flat tire and anything else she has AAA for. I will miss her but it is only a week, so she won’t be gone long.
Well business is doing well, but the weather is not being cooperative. There has been nothing but rain, and just when it clears up and the ground dries up, it rains again. That makes it very difficult to pour concrete. Other then that, I have had a lot of new contracts for us and the spring and summer work looks to be really good this year. There is a lot of building and reconstruction going on. I am certainly glad we do a little bit of everything. It keeps us busy when everyone else is floundering.
Well, the old lady made me go out and buy some new duds last night. I apparently need them for a big benefit associated with her job. I haven’t had to wear a tuxedo in a very long time, and the last one was rented. I would have rented one this time too, but she said no. She thinks I need to buy one, “just in case” I need it in the future. I kind of think it’s a little over kill. How often do I actually need a tux? Once every ten to fifteen years is the answer. By the time I get to wear this again, it will no longer fit, but try telling her that. Sheesh!
Looks like I will have to buy some new equipment for the shop. I don’t know how they did it but they broke the vise. I decided to order two precision vises from online and that way we have a back up just in case. If they manage to break another one, I will have a back up to take it’s place. I am still trying to figure out exactly what they did to the broken one. I have never seen one in that condition before.