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Driver’s Seat

January 21st, 2020|

Twelve years ago, I was sitting at home when I got a call from my brother. He told me that one of his fellow subcontractors for the company he was working with was leaving and they were offering me the job.

He Turned Everyone Off

January 14th, 2020|

In the winter of 2008, I was serving as second in command to a psychological operations team operating in southern Baghdad. Our team was an independent four-man group that was responsible for a 200 square kilometer slice of desert.

Red Light

January 7th, 2020|

In May 2016, we added a 10 x 40 addition to our house. A year later, in 2017, we planned to open the exterior wall of the house to tie the new addition in and only do the minimum amount of work needed to make the addition livable.

Holey Pants

December 31st, 2019|

I'm a bit of a practical joker. Back in 2015, I was working in our Fab Shop. I wanted to get the best of my buddy Matt. I had a drill with a vari-bit and I thought I would scare Matt by poking him with the drill bit and then pulling the trigger.

Pioneering the Oregon Trail Volume VI:

December 24th, 2019|

Day 18 of our journey from Loganville, GA to Seabeck, WA: I was excited when we arrived in Kemmerer, Wyoming and saw a sign directing us to J. C. Penney's home and first store. It was a little after five, so I stopped to see what time the home would open tomorrow.

Hot Seat

December 17th, 2019|

Prior to my role as a detailer, I worked in the field as a journeyman plumber. The job site was a brand new high school made of concrete and steel. I was freshly turned out from the apprenticeship program and my appearance reflected that: tattered shirt sleeves, worn out tools, and frayed overalls.

Stampede

December 10th, 2019|

I was raised on a dairy farm and loved to drive and operate equipment. One day, when I was about 17 years old, my father and I were going to transport cattle from our dairy to the Portland stock yard.

How To Turbocharge Your Sales

December 3rd, 2019|

For over 30 years, I have worked with the senior management, leadership, sales, marketing and customer service team members of client companies.

Stand Up For Standards

November 26th, 2019|

On April first of this year, my crew was assigned the plumbing of the new resident's hall at George Fox University. While working on the third floor bathrooms, just down the hallway from the loading doors, the sheet rock workers were in the process of off-loading sheet rock.

Snow Pass

November 19th, 2019|

Four weeks ago I decided to put 5X more enthusiasm into spending time with each of my six children. I had fallen into the pattern of getting home from work and then trying to send the kiddos to their rooms or outside to play so I could get my own time to relax.