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Old 12-13-2017, 06:50 PM   #1
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Bad to Good to Bad.....

Here in SE Texas, because of the flooding, work has gotten very wierd. I still drive around where there are mountains of drywall, wood and carpet down on the streets. I see some Contractors booking into March or April.

I'm getting calls daily for work...but everyone wants it yesterday or they are bidding the work. I did three estimates on Sunday(!) and can't accommodate them for various reasons. Just me and a helper (sometimes) and, recovering from a broken humerous/shoulder...it ain't easy. Damn, this always happens when I'm injured!

Got a small crew I use and even THEY are jammed up. Why can't I find a good crew to take up the slack? Grouted a floor with Fusion Pro today....think I'll just put a hot compress on my shoulder and chill.....

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Old 12-13-2017, 10:58 PM   #2
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This should go on for at least another 6 months. Then comes the next hurricane.

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Old 12-14-2017, 12:18 AM   #3
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At least Huston seems to have awakened to reality, and adjusted the flood zones and the minimum required elevations on new homes in some areas. Getting flooded out twice in a few years in a 500-year flood plane...something's not right.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:18 AM   #4
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So if things slow up for me Laz I know I can call you up! . Just buckled down two tubs and two showers floated and tiled so another year working with minimal days off, what more can one ask for in the trades?
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