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Old 09-11-2009, 05:26 PM   #41
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Default Painting on and off for 15yrs

This address is to no-one in particular.

"I have been painting on and off for 15yrs."

Right,,, does that mean a total of 15hrs, 15 days, 15 weeks per annum.... or what?

I myself have been painting over 26yrs with ONLY weekends off (well, I've worked quite a few weekends as it goes, and did one stint of 13 weeks straight on one job) but hey!

So, if you've been working on and off for 15yrs, what does that actually mean?
Is it a way to justify that you ARE a painter stating that huge time frame of 15yrs of "on and off" so that person hopes they don't get beasted and treated as a total noob.
Cannot understand that statement TBHWY.

I apologise now if this offends or doesn't come across too nice. It's late in the UK and I've not had an early day today (15hrs, which is long for me)

As an added, I'm all for new folks and ppl who want to get into a trade, as I say just cannot get my head round that statement.
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No offence taken. Shortly after I dropped out of highschool at 17 my father put me to work with him and trained me in apartment and general maintenance. During that year I ended up work with a longtime residential painter named Mickey. I worked with Mickey for a couple of years then when to college "on and offf" for about 6years. In the "off" times I was painting because its just what I knew how to do and I could'nt make more money doing what I wanted to do: playing drums in a band. After I dropped out of college to join a band I needed money so I started working for Colortone Painters in North Ga. I worked with them for about 3yrs. The band broke up and I got into bartending for about 4yrs, during which time I took painting gigs on the side to make more money. The bartending thing did'nt work out so I moved to Al. where my dad hooked me up with a gig where he was working; mostly spraying apartment re-paints for a couple years. From that point till now, (I'm 35) I've worked with 4or 5 contractors in residential new-const. and re-paints, as well as "flipping houses" with my wife. I've been the owner/operator of Castlebond Painting and Remodeling for two solid years now. Its just me. So, I'm afraid that I can't say with any accuracy exactly how long I've been painting. I guess about 9years 8 months and two weeks or so; give or take a week.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:11 PM   #43
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No offence taken. Shortly after I dropped out of highschool at 17 my father put me to work with him and trained me in apartment and general maintenance. During that year I ended up work with a longtime residential painter named Mickey. I worked with Mickey for a couple of years then when to college "on and offf" for about 6years. In the "off" times I was painting because its just what I knew how to do and I could'nt make more money doing what I wanted to do: playing drums in a band. After I dropped out of college to join a band I needed money so I started working for Colortone Painters in North Ga. I worked with them for about 3yrs. The band broke up and I got into bartending for about 4yrs, during which time I took painting gigs on the side to make more money. The bartending thing did'nt work out so I moved to Al. where my dad hooked me up with a gig where he was working; mostly spraying apartment re-paints for a couple years. From that point till now, (I'm 35) I've worked with 4or 5 contractors in residential new-const. and re-paints, as well as "flipping houses" with my wife. I've been the owner/operator of Castlebond Painting and Remodeling for two solid years now. Its just me. So, I'm afraid that I can't say with any accuracy exactly how long I've been painting. I guess about 9years 8 months and two weeks or so; give or take a week.
My piece wasn't aimed directly at you my friend, just your figure was the last I saw and that is what I used. Pleased you're ok with that

Your last sentence of 9yrs 8 months and two weeks, I need more specifics than that to prove yourself... 5hit no, I'm only jesting

Over in the UK, that is a common statement in my area, been (doing xyz for 5, 10, 15 yrs on and off) just to get "bigged up".

All I'll say at this point is you haven't sat on your a55 and claimed state benefits by the sound of it. So... and keep on keeping on!!!

Talk to slickshift on here, he's a drummer
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Where you at in AL, Mobile?
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Any of you guy's ever heard of a Alabama round steak?
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I am a transplant or a Damn Yankee as they say here. No doubt it can't be good.
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I am a transplant or a Damn Yankee as they say here. No doubt it can't be good.
It is only bologna.
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Where you at in AL, Mobile?
Was in Mobile yes. Thats were I met my wife and where we "flipped" our first house. Move to Atlanta after we sold it. That was about 5yrs ago now. Yeah, did'nt have a great experience there; I had to live in the house for about a year and I was in a really sh&%y part of town. Then, right after I finished the last coat of trim paint on the outside Katrina trashed it and set us back another 4 months or so....Why? You in Mobile?
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Over in the UK, that is a common statement in my area, been (doing xyz for 5, 10, 15 yrs on and off) just to get "bigged up".

All I'll say at this point is you haven't sat on your a55 and claimed state benefits by the sound of it. So... and keep on keeping on!!!

Nah, no trying to "big up" or anything. And no I've NEVER claimed state benefits. I mean, I'm not saying I could'nt be in a situation where I had to, but I'd have to be paralized or something. .... cheers.
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No, I am in Huntsville.
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Yeah when I was refering to that time I was working for my dad he was in Huntsville. I lived there for about two years. Not a bad town. I worked with him and delivered pizza for Papa Johns at night... may have delivered a pizza to you at some point
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bologna! he!! yeah boy! its best when its fried!
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I am a transplant or a Damn Yankee as they say here. No doubt it can't be good.
Sean, you got the look down. I would never have known you weren't a good ole boy. No wonder your such a cool guy, you're a yankee.
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Sean, you got the look down. I would never have known you weren't a good ole boy. No wonder your such a cool guy, you're a yankee.
Good ole boys don't wear Ducks hats. They wear camo and SEC football hats.
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I'm thinking of opening something in Texas. I need a southern mentor. I'm a fast talking yankee with a Philly accent. I'm gonna be dead in the water.
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I'm thinking of opening something in Texas. I need a southern mentor. I'm a fast talking yankee with a Philly accent. I'm gonna be dead in the water.
The old saying kill them with kindness or baffle them with bu11$hit will suit you just fine down there. If that don't work, talk slowly.
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Yeah when I was refering to that time I was working for my dad he was in Huntsville. I lived there for about two years. Not a bad town. I worked with him and delivered pizza for Papa Johns at night... may have delivered a pizza to you at some point
I wish. I live out in the county, i have not had pizza delivered to my house in 10 years.
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I am not really a yankee but around here anyone that is'nt from the south they call a yankee. A damn yankee is one that never left.
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Don't I know it. I am not a true good ole boy but i can mix well enough as long as I leave the duck hat at home.
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I am not a true good ole boy but i can mix well enough as long as I leave the duck hat at home.


I am full of jokes my friend and like ribbing you about your Ducks. I do believe if you get yourself a tractor hat and and work on your drawl you can be a good ole boy in my opinion.

Castle you are absolutely right about frying those round steaks up. I can eat that for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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I am full of jokes my friend and like ribbing you about your Ducks. I do believe if you get yourself a tractor hat and and work on your drawl you can be a good ole boy in my opinion.
I know. I am good with it you Dawg you.
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im starting to look into starting my own buisness i think im a good painter. im stuck on how to get started where to advertise at my aunt got me buisness cards. im just throwing some ideas any help would be great. Im tired of working for other people i just want to start doing little jobs till i get a repliable name any help???
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