Anyone going? - Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum
CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY, IT'S FREE!
Go Back   Paint Talk - Professional Painting Contractors Forum > Painting Forum > General Painting Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-13-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default Anyone going?

Just wondering if any of you will be attending the PDCA Residential Forum advanced shoptalk at the end of this month? I attended the first three and found them to be some of the best seminars I've ever been to. The "best of the best" in the industry are usually in attendance and share everything. For me, I've found its about the best value you will ever spend on education in this industry.

I'll be there, so anyone coming or thinking about it?

http://www.pdcaresidentialforum.org/media/AST%2012.pdf
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Schmidt & Co. For This Useful Post:
6126 (09-13-2011)

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. PaintTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-13-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ultimate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 1,793
Rewards Points: 1,326
Thanks: 2,324
Thanked 963 Times in 597 Posts
View Ultimate's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Absoultely would love to. Vegas as well.
Even considering the return that would come of it, not sure I can invest in the total expense just yet... I hate it really I would like to go and bring someone with me as well for the education benefit.

Plain and simple the company is just not prepared for this in a few different aspects as of now. Time.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ultimate is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ultimate For This Useful Post:
Schmidt & Co. (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 06:09 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
One Coat Coverage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 1,369
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 285
Thanked 460 Times in 311 Posts
View One Coat Coverage's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmidt & Co.
Just wondering if any of you will be attending the PDCA Residential Forum advanced shoptalk at the end of this month? I attended the first three and found them to be some of the best seminars I've ever been to. The "best of the best" in the industry are usually in attendance and share everything. For me, I've found its about the best value you will ever spend on education in this industry.

I'll be there, so anyone coming or thinking about it?

http://www.pdcaresidentialforum.org/media/AST%2012.pdf
I would love to go, butt wife will be out of town. I have to stay with the kids. It's too bad, I could drive there in about 4 hours.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
One Coat Coverage is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-13-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
straight_lines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wilmington, N.C.
Posts: 7,822
Rewards Points: 1,574
Thanks: 5,686
Thanked 5,171 Times in 2,980 Posts
View straight_lines's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to straight_lines
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by FatherandSonPainting View Post
Absoultely would love to. Vegas as well.
Even considering the return that would come of it, not sure I can invest in the total expense just yet... I hate it really I would like to go and bring someone with me as well for the education benefit.

Plain and simple the company is just not prepared for this in a few different aspects as of now. Time.
Yea what John said. In other words I have to work, I would love to go to any of these events. I have always put off joining the PDCA.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Primer makes everything better...
straight_lines is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to straight_lines For This Useful Post:
Ultimate (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 06:46 PM   #5
RCP
Senior Member
 
RCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southwestern Utah
Posts: 12,314
Rewards Points: 78
Thanks: 4,400
Thanked 4,803 Times in 3,011 Posts
View RCP's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Rob and I are planning on the Vegas one.
__________________
Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RCP is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RCP For This Useful Post:
6126 (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Steve Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,225
Rewards Points: 673
Thanks: 6,754
Thanked 6,023 Times in 3,176 Posts
View Steve Richards's Photo Album My Photos
Default

I'd love to go to the Vegas one too.

Would be a real trick getting to go w/o the wife though.
Steve Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Steve Richards For This Useful Post:
Wolfgang (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 07:34 PM   #7
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCP View Post
Rob and I are planning on the Vegas one.
Cool! The last convention I went to was in Vegas. About 2004 if I remember correctly.

Might just have to make a point of going to the next one then.
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:38 PM   #8
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Richards View Post
Would be a real trick getting to go w/o the wife though.
Trust me, unless she is involved in the business, she will find it about the most boring thing out there. I took the last wife to a convention in Reno and all she did was complain about how there was nothing for her to do. I was busy all day soaking up all that I could at the seminars, while she sat in the hotel room.
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Schmidt & Co. For This Useful Post:
Steve Richards (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Steve Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,225
Rewards Points: 673
Thanks: 6,754
Thanked 6,023 Times in 3,176 Posts
View Steve Richards's Photo Album My Photos
Default

My wife would be sitting alright...but not in the room.
Steve Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
straight_lines's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wilmington, N.C.
Posts: 7,822
Rewards Points: 1,574
Thanks: 5,686
Thanked 5,171 Times in 2,980 Posts
View straight_lines's Photo Album My Photos
Send a message via Yahoo to straight_lines
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmidt & Co. View Post
Trust me, unless she is involved in the business, she will find it about the most boring thing out there. I took the last wife to a convention in Reno and all she did was complain about how there was nothing for her to do. I was busy all day soaking up all that I could at the seminars, while she sat in the hotel room.
Couldn't imagine being bored in Reno or Vegas. I would be more worried about not getting into trouble.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Primer makes everything better...
straight_lines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Ramsden Painting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MA
Posts: 779
Rewards Points: 500
Thanks: 30
Thanked 518 Times in 243 Posts
View Ramsden Painting's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Booked Vegas already and it's $70 off until the end of the month. PDCA event was very good last year in Orlando, my first. Plus a nice break from New England's weather.

Come on down it's an investment in your company and yourself.
Ramsden Painting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #12
Old as dirt member
 
Schmidt & Co.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 10,565
Rewards Points: 688
Thanks: 7,004
Thanked 8,440 Times in 4,284 Posts
View Schmidt & Co.'s Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by straight_lines View Post
Couldn't imagine being bored in Reno or Vegas. I would be more worried about not getting into trouble.
Long story, but she just sat in the hotel room (most of the time) waiting for me to come back at the end of the day to entertain her. She insisted on coming knowing it was a business trip. I wasn't going to waste the opportunity and investment of going to the convention by skipping half of the events.
__________________
Paul
Schmidt & Co. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Steve Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,225
Rewards Points: 673
Thanks: 6,754
Thanked 6,023 Times in 3,176 Posts
View Steve Richards's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Short story.

Took our son to Vegas, I took him to a concert the 1st night, while my wife went to the casino. Came back to the room...all our cash had already been gambled away.

Last edited by Steve Richards; 09-13-2011 at 07:57 PM.. Reason: to fix it
Steve Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 07:58 PM   #14
RCP
Senior Member
 
RCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southwestern Utah
Posts: 12,314
Rewards Points: 78
Thanks: 4,400
Thanked 4,803 Times in 3,011 Posts
View RCP's Photo Album My Photos
Default

It's a short drive to Vegas for us, the casino/smoke/crowd scene lost it's appeal long ago, we like to stay off strip and avoid the crowds. But everyone should walk the strip at least once, a study in humanity!
__________________
Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RCP is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RCP For This Useful Post:
Ultimate (09-30-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #15
Renegade Mod
 
Wolfgang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 10,147
Rewards Points: 516
Thanks: 7,386
Thanked 8,617 Times in 4,014 Posts
View Wolfgang's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Before I met my wife I was in a relationship with a girl for 5 yrs. Told her I was going to a seminar in Denver Thursday thru Saturday. I lied. Just meeting up with some buddys to party. Got in town about 7pm and about 10pm there's a knock on the door. She decided to fly out and spend the weekend with me. Man, I didn't know what to do. Hardly slept that nite wondering how I was going to make this work. Got up early the next morning went down to the lobby and there on the placard was a seminar for some group about something which I had no idea about. Woke her up to tell her I was going to the seminar and she decides to go with. Oh well, I walk into the seminar looking like I belong, take a seat with her beside me, and proceed to be totally bored out of my friggin mind. By lunch time, the guy at the podium saves my butt when he outlines the agenda for the next 3 days. She tells me that it was a complete waste of her time to fly out as I wouldn't have any time for her at all. "Yes dear, I understand....." She fly's out by 5pm. Buddy's get in town by 8pm. Had a great time.

The moral of the story: Every once in awhile the Big Guy upstairs will pull your butt out of a jam.
__________________
Sweeping the streets of PT, one day at a time.
Wolfgang is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Wolfgang For This Useful Post:
Steve Richards (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 08:29 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14,174
Rewards Points: 2,658
Thanks: 5,206
Thanked 6,792 Times in 4,040 Posts
View ewingpainting.net's Photo Album My Photos
Default

My wife and I are planning a Vegas trip, I will see if we can plan it at the same time, just maybe I will go.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCP View Post
It's a short drive to Vegas for us, the casino/smoke/crowd scene lost it's appeal long ago, we like to stay off strip and avoid the crowds. But everyone should walk the strip at least once, a study in humanity!
How long is your drive, were bout 4-5 hours out.
ewingpainting.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #17
RCP
Senior Member
 
RCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southwestern Utah
Posts: 12,314
Rewards Points: 78
Thanks: 4,400
Thanked 4,803 Times in 3,011 Posts
View RCP's Photo Album My Photos
Default

It's about 3 hours. We got married there almost 30 years ago, we were living in Cali at the time. Got coupons for free pizza and champagne and then headed to Utah to camp for a week. Place sure has changed!
__________________
Chris

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
RCP is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RCP For This Useful Post:
Bender (09-13-2011)
Old 09-13-2011, 08:39 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Steve Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,225
Rewards Points: 673
Thanks: 6,754
Thanked 6,023 Times in 3,176 Posts
View Steve Richards's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCP View Post
It's about 3 hours. We got married there almost 30 years ago, we were living in Cali at the time. Got coupons for free pizza and champagne and then headed to Utah to camp for a week. Place sure has changed!
We got married there "almost 30 years ago" too!

I'd post the exact date...but I can't remember it right now...HA

Little chapel of/by? the Fountain, @ the Circus (it was a nicer place then)


10/7(or8)/82

Last edited by Steve Richards; 09-13-2011 at 08:44 PM.. Reason: remembered the date...kinda
Steve Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 08:52 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14,174
Rewards Points: 2,658
Thanks: 5,206
Thanked 6,792 Times in 4,040 Posts
View ewingpainting.net's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Richards View Post
We got married there "almost 30 years ago" too!

I'd post the exact date...but I can't remember it right now...HA

Little chapel of/by? the Fountain, @ the Circus (it was a nicer place then)


10/7(or8)/82
HA! My wife and I got married there too, minus 17 years. I tell my wife we got married at circus circus and it been a circus ever since.
ewingpainting.net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2011, 09:00 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Steve Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: CO
Posts: 7,225
Rewards Points: 673
Thanks: 6,754
Thanked 6,023 Times in 3,176 Posts
View Steve Richards's Photo Album My Photos
Default

Wow...your marriage is a circus too?!

HA

We had a friend that openly "turned her nose up" at us for getting married in Vegas.

actually, several people did.

Our marriage has outlasted all of theirs.
Steve Richards is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Steve Richards For This Useful Post:
Bender (09-13-2011), Ultimate (09-13-2011)
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Our Pro Sites Network
ContractorTalk.com | DrywallTalk.com | ElectricianTalk.com | HVACSite.com | PlumbingZone.com | RoofingTalk.com