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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Back!!! - For the 2nd time...

When I went into "semi" retirement, I thought I would have all the time in the world. Lots of time to ride,,, make posts on these sites,,, etc, etc. Well, my handyman business has taken off like I would have never imagined. Instead of just me working on small projects, my son now works for me full-time, and I just recently brought on another gentleman, who was between jobs and asked if we could use some help. He has worked out so well that he is now with me full-time as well. Some I am now a business owner, with a staff of two (besides myself), and try to make sure we are booked far enough ahead to keep the schedule full. Can't complain though. It's nice calling the shots (again),, having my son working with me every day,, and being able to provide a living for 3 people.
But I have promised myself to start letting them do some of the work on their own, while I spend more time bidding jobs and setting things up. They aren't "young" men - 46 & 40,,, but compared to my 64, they are just kids!!!
If you have an interest, check out our website - MaintenanceAlternatives.com,,,, and you'll see what we're all about.
I promise I'll be on her more regularly now.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-04-2019, 12:42 PM
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Congrats and best of luck with it....after a 30 year stint with Sears I fired myself in 1998 and started a similar business....found it very rewarding....but when 62 rolled around took early SSI.....
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I need a fence stained and a driveway recoated. Interested in traveling to Canada? Just joking, but there is a real need for such services around here. Maybe this summer with the oil industry in the tank, we'll see some startups.


Good for you, BTW. This is what the American dream is all about.
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That’s awesome to be able to make a living at that. Thank goodness for the younger generation, many of whom don’t know what a hammer is.
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That's great...
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Great informative site, with some funny pics..
Best of luck on continued success..
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Good work an nice site. Work is not that bad when you can do what you enjoy..
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Welcome back! Working full-time? Have time to ride the X?

I looked at your link, one picture has a problem. Safety issue!
Someone standing on the top of the ladder cleaning/repairing a gutter.
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I'm glad you've reached the point of having to redefine your role. Gotta feel good!

You can always ride to bid the jobs . . roofing just guess.
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Congrats and best of luck with it....after a 30 year stint with Sears I fired myself in 1998 and started a similar business....found it very rewarding....but when 62 rolled around took early SSI.....
I will be 65 in February. Will start drawing in 2021. I can do this until then. After that, I will give it to my son and work part-time for him.
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