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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-05-2008 02:48 PM

In our case, both the saddle shop and wood shop just stopped getting calls around the first of May. I have over $20,000 in inventory at The Cabin Company and Flynn’s Saddle Shop in Boise. Nothing has sold while I was in Wyoming all summer and fall. I will be going in to talk to these people in the next couple of days. I think small things are still moving a little. Maybe there is something I can do for the winter. At this point, I see little hope of reviving either shop to full time work. I don’t feel like investing anymore time or capitol into the business at this time. There are better craftsmen than myself who are working at the local stop-and-rob to get by. Since I’m approaching 62, I see little hope of any really good employment either. So far, I’ve managed to stay busy and productive but as the economy worsens, it will become increasingly difficult for we older hands to compete for scarce jobs. Maybe Obama can turn it around but I think it will be a long uphill battle. Good luck everyone.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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