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post #151 of 369 Old 12-20-2011, 07:00 AM
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Fortunately, the beanbags get old after a bit. Whatever you do, don't put real chairs there. I did and haven't done a darned thing since
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BIG, thanks so much for that final write-up.

You seriously should partner with Dennis, for an occasional trip. Although, the clients may not be nearly as friendly.

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I'll be offering a 10% discount for January and February for Hawaii and other warm exotic places.

It's about 65 degrees and the gas is under 3 dollars a gallon in Beaumont, TX. Is that warm and exotic enough for the discount?
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BIG, thanks so much for that final write-up.

You seriously should partner with Dennis, for an occasional trip. Although, the clients may not be nearly as friendly.

My business model is to only work with clients who intend to invest their own sweat equity in the project. So far I haven't had to fire anyone. Redo their work, yes.
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It's about 65 degrees and the gas is under 3 dollars a gallon in Beaumont, TX. Is that warm and exotic enough for the discount?

5% maybe, depends if you have an interesting project. It is a 20 hour drive.
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Do we get a discount if we provide tools and a plane ticket?

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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Yes, but then I would need a loaner car for the duration. Auburn is only a 12 hour drive from my place.
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Loaner car wouldn't be a problem. However, I Don't know about you, but I'd rather drive than fly any day!

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BIG, you need a camera crew to follow you around. These builds would make for a great show on HGTV or something!
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Do we get a discount if we provide tools and a plane ticket?

Don't forget to add if your wife is a pro chef
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Another 5% assuming we are not talking about flipping burgers.
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PM me when you put together your US tour.

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Any updates or did all work stop with the first movie?

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Check back on March 9 for part II. I've got 20,000 staples and I'm coming to town.
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Check back on March 9 for part II. I've got 20,000 staples and I'm coming to town.

Lol. Awesome! Can't wait!
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Check back on March 9 for part II. I've got 20,000 staples and I'm coming to town.

Is there an at home version of this game..."Where in the World is Big?"!

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Check back on March 9 for part II. I've got 20,000 staples and I'm coming to town.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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Same here....need some updates when done!

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Check back on March 9 for part II. I've got 20,000 staples and I'm coming to town.

are you sure that you have enough staples?
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I have another 30000 on order I hope they get here before I leave. His design is 14 wall panels built on wall with furring strips, staples hidden by pilasters and baseboard. The top piece under the soffit will be a staple to the furring, twist and attach method. A couple panels may be built off wall and one panel for the projection booth is removable
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As my grandpappy used to say "if duct tape, bailing wire, or a 1/4 stick of dynamite won't fix it, it ain't getting fixed."

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I might have a hard time driving around DC with a stick of Dynamite.
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I might have a hard time driving around DC with a stick of Dynamite.

haha. Yeah considering the red flag just went off at the FBI for a website with the wording "DC" and "Dynamite" in the same sentence....lol

Big, next time you do any local jobs, I'd be willing to lend a hand if needed. I'm only a few hours away.

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I always say we're just plain lucky that that guy that tried to light his foot on fire so we have to take our shoes off at the airport didn't have a half-stick of dynamite hidden where the sun the don't shine or we'd all be getting strip searched before a flight!

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I always say we're just plain lucky that that guy that tried to light his foot on fire so we have to take our shoes off at the airport didn't have a half-stick of dynamite hidden where the sun the don't shine or we'd all be getting strip searched before a flight!

Would be??? I've had more intimate encounters at airports than all my college years in the bars!
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Would be??? I've had more intimate encounters at airports than all my college years in the bars!

Bwahahahaa!

Actually, I think I'm laughing because that brings to mind some uncomfortable experiences at the airport. I may need to make an appointment with a therapist, now. Thanks for bringing this up, guys

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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Looks great so far.. thanks for the detailed summary - the stage and soffit pics were very helpful in understanding how it all comes together.

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