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Project by reedwood posted 05-22-2011 06:19 AM 1799 views 0 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Winter has come and gone and still the phone sits in silence.
It was supposed to start ringing by April 1st. It always does.

Wait…..a message!

God…. I hope it’s a big Kitchen job!.... Maybe, a walnut entertainment center…. An addition?

What if my new Linked in profile got me a big job offer?...... Could I ever consider working for someone else again? I don’t want to but I can’t sit around waiting for the world to turn around either.

Well, lets see…… who called. Probably wants to sell me windows and siding.
Please leave a message at the beep……beeeeeep.

Hello? Um…..Hi mauk……It’s (6 year old, “Prince”) William. Um,..... I was hoping I could hire you to fix my xylophone. I was playing with it and it broke. So, please call me back right away……OK?


300,000.00 to Gut and Remodel a 1942 kitchen,...... very nice.
Build a huge, one of a kind, solid walnut dining room hutch with glass doors,.....part of a Legacy.
Fix a 6 year old boy’s little toy xylophone on a lazy Saturday afternoon…….priceless!

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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#1 posted 05-22-2011 06:25 AM

Some jobs just demand imediate action, good thing you were not too busy! ;-)

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#2 posted 05-22-2011 06:30 AM

Can’t get much better then that.

-- I may not have a lot of good ideas, but some of them are just incredible.

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#3 posted 05-22-2011 06:30 AM

your a kind person , that young man will remember you for a long time.

-- rick

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#4 posted 05-22-2011 06:36 AM

Priceless indeed. Thanks for sharing that, Mauk.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#5 posted 05-22-2011 06:41 AM

Awesome posting, just awesome

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#6 posted 05-22-2011 07:03 AM

Nice Work!

-- Clay

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#7 posted 05-22-2011 07:25 AM

Best Wishes

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#8 posted 05-22-2011 07:41 AM

Brought a smile to my face! Looks like there’s a railroader in that family also, my son likes to were my work hats to.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#9 posted 05-22-2011 07:56 AM

You must have done something right if he knew just who to call. Great story.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#10 posted 05-22-2011 07:59 AM

Nice one “Mauk”. When word of this starts to spread you’re phone is going to be jumping off the wall.
Every kid in the neighbourhood will be lining up outside your door to get stuff repaired.
The downturn is over!! Eeeee-yew!

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#11 posted 05-22-2011 09:57 AM

Paid in full, right?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#12 posted 05-22-2011 10:16 AM

word of mouth
the best there is

get ready

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#13 posted 05-22-2011 10:49 AM

Priceless indeed Mark… Thanks for the story to start the day!! I hope the phone starts ringing off the hook with new work for you very soon…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 05-22-2011 10:51 AM


-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#15 posted 05-22-2011 02:18 PM

Can’t ask for a better payment then that. Hope business picks up.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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