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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:13 pm

roll on friday night

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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:16 pm

u fed-up peter :D
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:21 pm

'Hang your coat up and throw stones at it Peter', as my old granny used to say when I was fed up.

p.s. never did figure out why she called me Peter! :o
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:29 pm

can I throw the first one :D he will be quite safe my aim is hopeless :D


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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:35 pm

yeah fed up.

nobodies fault but my own though,
how about this,
£1000 to anyone who can suggest a way raise money to win it that would nett more than me just donating it to charity

Sorry, wrongly worded, I meant i would donate a grand to a charity, but would rather offer it as a prize to raise more.
any ideas?

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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:37 pm

I have no suggestions but I do hope tomorrow will be better for you and Lynn.
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:14 pm

If you wanted to donate a grand Peter I could think of no better charity than Heart Link. The Childrens charity that helped Cheryl and me get through some pretty tough times.
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:20 pm

I would spend it on a good holiday for you and Lynn :D
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:24 pm

Take a day off Peter. Take Lynn some where nice.

Jenny and I are going to the Game Fair at Belvoir Castle tomorrow.
http://www.gamefair.co.uk

I'm thinking of buying a new shotgun but, knowing my luck, I'll probably come back with a pair of ferrets. :D
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:32 pm

Karl Williams wrote:If you wanted to donate a grand Peter I could think of no better charity than Heart Link. The Childrens charity that helped Cheryl and me get through some pretty tough times.


Karl
that would be a worthy charity,
Phill, I can spend it on a holiday as well, but either way I think I would like to raise more than 1K by offering it as a prize, in some sort of way that would promote our industry, and benefit a worthy cause
come on guys lets have some nutty ideas!

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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:37 pm

How about a contest on the boards. Everyone post their best job on the site but pays to do so. lets say a fee of £50 for each job posted. That'll raise over a grand easy. This could also be shown in the trade mags.
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:42 pm

Peter Normington wrote:Phill, I can spend it on a holiday as well, but either way I think I would like to raise more than 1K by offering it as a prize, in some sort of way that would promote our industry, and benefit a worthy cause
come on guys lets have some nutty ideas!

Peter


Charity begins at home Peter - Spend it on yourself and Lynn - You don't have to offer £1000 for the best idea, we can suggest ideas for free :D
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:45 pm

that's the sort of thing Karl, but not sure if it could be done, Rob would have to approve and verify the feasibility.

Any more ideas?

Peter
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:46 pm

Wot about....


... a naked signmakers calender :-?

(no charge) :lol1:
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:47 pm

Phill wrote:Wot about....


... a naked signmakers calender :-?

(no charge) :lol1:


What Month will you be?
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:48 pm

I was suggesting the grand goes to the best job Phill. If I won I'd donate the winnings to Heartlink. But somehow seeing some of the work that's posted on here I doubt it would be me.
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:50 pm

Peter Normington wrote:
Phill wrote:Wot about....


... a naked signmakers calender :-?

(no charge) :lol1:


What Month will you be?


Not a month in Winter Phill! :D :D :wink:
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:51 pm

Don't take it the wrong way karl - I know you weren't trying to win a prize for personal gain - merely trying to offer a suggestion


Peter
I think I could earn more by agreeing not to strip off :lol1: :lol1: :-?
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Post Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:54 pm

OK
Offer is there
if noboby comes up with a better idea before September 22
to increase the 1k it will go to Karls nominated charity
but it would be nice to at least double it....

Peter
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 12:01 am

Whether it's Heartlink which would be my choice or some other charity that brings a bit of hope to a child such as the NSPCC.
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:36 pm

Thank god it's Friday.

What a disastrous week I've had :roll:

Monday and Tuesday - vans that were booked in never turned up.

Wednesday a customers cheque was returned by our bank unpaid.

Yesterday I applied graphics to the inside of some windows only to discover that from the outside one window which was heavily tinted changed the colours so much that orange lettering now appeared brown - alongside other orange lettering that is was supposed to match.

Today yet another van failed to turn up.
We also lettered some wheelcovers only to discover one had a silicon coating that was stopping the lettering from sticking - and another (customer supplied) wheelcover was made out of Nylon which also prevented the signs from sticking.

How was your week :-?
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:49 pm

Phill I think you need a break!

Hmm.
Monday I cut vinyl all day. Went on an estimate. Weeded/masked the aforementioned vinyl and discovered half of it could have been cut deeper. Worked till 9pm.

Tuesday it rained, had to go onsite to letter a vehicle and put the lettering on one of the doors 1" lower than on the other side.
Also finished up two 4'x4' jobsite signs due Wednesday.
Worked till 8pm.

Wednesday I lettered a van that I didn't realize was sitting outside in the driveway until I called the guy to reschedule due to a pending storm and he told me it was already here. Did final paperwork/ordering for a golf outing at the beginning of August.

Yesterday I went on an estimate at the same place for refining the order, luckily it was just down the street. Wednesday's guy came to pick up his signs that I hurried to have ready Wednesday morning.
Finalized an order for cutting which I started working on (measuring, sketching) the week I got back from England, job was approved by a committee.

Today I did an estimate for a plumber who has "REGISTERED MASTER PLUMBER" tattooed above his butt crack. Yes, he showed me.
And that was all before 9:30am.
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:33 pm

right its here...... :ball:
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:38 pm

I saw one of my signs on BBC1 South Today news :lol1:

A car crashed in to the shop across the road and they panned around to the other side and there was my sign :o

a good laugh :wink: :P
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:39 pm

Nicola McIntosh wrote:right its here...... :ball:


right so it is, but almost been and gone..
fings aint what they used to be :D

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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:40 pm

sorry I am missing friday nite off to bed don't miss me too much :D

love to all who par take xxx
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:40 pm

did the guy crash because of your sign?.....I see a marketing ploy!!!!! :evil: :evil:
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:41 pm

who said it was a guy?
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:41 pm

you did Harry :D
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:42 pm

sexist! :o
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:42 pm

yes please :D
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:44 pm

Peter Normington wrote:fings aint what they used to be :D


yeh i know, and I miss that so much, and we so need to change that peter get a time for everyone to get comfy pop open the vino or beer and have the laughs we used to have :D
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:55 pm

Harry are you talking to yourself again?

I miss the old goofy Friday nights too.
I have to go make dinner and I couldn't care less about cooking.
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:20 pm

Yeah the old "chemistry" just has to happen of its own accord, you can't force it to happen.

For a while Thursdays became the old Fridays - but that was just because we were trying to keep Peter and Lyn up and stop them from going to bed early. :wink:

Favourite youtube clips are always good for a lively discusion..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GcLW0g_c1s
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:23 pm

Harry Cleary wrote:did the guy crash because of your sign?.....I see a marketing ploy!!!!! :evil: :evil:


no but should I feel bad about ringing around there tomorrow to ask if they need their sign fixed :oops: :roll:
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Post Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:55 pm

Heck no Warren, that's just providing good service.

I am thinking about going back to the Redneck bar tonight.
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Post Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:11 am

Jillbeans wrote: am thinking about going back to the Redneck bar tonight.
:wink:

I think maybe you'd better reserve me a bar stool tonight Jill, I might be turning into a redneck. This week I bought a gun cabinet for the back of my truck. :o

Actually, I bought it because I liked it. It's very well constructed with solid wood drawers, a nice mahogany front and solid brass furniture. Beautifully made by a firm of Birmingham craftsmen who, like so many of their kind, have gone out of business in the last few years. :(

I must look at eBay more often. :D
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Post Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:36 pm

Holy cow, John, that's some fancy cabinet!
A true Redneck just has a gun rack in the back window of his pickup.
Yours is a fine piece of furniture!

Rachael and I did go to the bar, this one was about 5 miles over the hill and so were most of the patrons.
They had the door open to let in the summer evening breeze.
The bar soon became a gathering spot for lightning bugs (fireflies)
We had two drinks and left.
This was a "dentures optional" bar.
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Post Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:16 pm

Peter Normington wrote:that's the sort of thing Karl, but not sure if it could be done, Rob would have to approve and verify the feasibility.

Any more ideas?

Peter


Peter
How about a UKSB grand collection, If you have the time take a week off and tour the UK taking in as many members who in turn would pledge say a £50 donation. Just a thought....For each £50 donated you could draw out of the hat for who chooses the total gets donated if that makes sense.

Just an idea.... might turn out to be impossible though.

Cheers

Gary

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