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Friday, November 18, 2005

I JUST BOUGHT A FLIPPIN' DUMPSTER!!! If you've ever been to the factory you'll probably say FINALLY!! Nah, it's not that bad but this is a pretty weird time for me right now. The wheels are definitely spinnin' and I'm scratchin to keep up with myself. I'm really only starting one new project, but it feels like a million. Cullen's parents are some of my favorite business influences. They owned a skatepark in Tampa back in the day, Kit ownes an advertising company, I won't go any further but they just inspire me. Linda told me once that in business you just stand at the edge of a cliff and say "here we go" and jump off!!!! That's where I'm at. I love building surfboards!!! It's the most fun and rewarding job I know of, but around here we can only sell as many as I can build and I'm pretty much maxed out. I've heard of guys who can shape 10 handshapes and up a day, pretty amazing stuff. I'm much slower. I'm a "whittler", I take about 1:45 to 2 hours to do a board. Factor in taking out the trash and running a business yerself and that's not too many a week. Then try to figure out how I can take a couple of days off (4 days off a week would be cool) to hang with Nicole (read: drag Nicole fishing). Oh yeah, forgot that I have to glass the boards and usually deliver them. So what I've done is rented a new space next to mine (that makes 4 units, doubled floorspace) to give me room to think up in here.. It's Greenie's space, he's painting houses again (smart man) and doesn't need the space. I'll rent it, keep his shaping and sanding rooms up, build an office for myself (FINALLY), and have room to start my new project. I'll fill you in as things unfold, but there is a way out there to work smarter, not harder, and the business to be more successful and I'll figure it out dang it. So first order of business is getting this piece organized and cleaned up. Oh, that takes us back to the dumpster I bought today. Maybe I'll have a dumpster party when it gets here.............
trying not to lose my mind; I remain,

posted by drew

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

couple more..

posted by drew

This thing is finally working again! Well it's been so long now I don't even know where to start. First, we're building boards for two new shops so go check out AOE Surf Shop in Indian Harbor Beach (Melbourne) and Totally Board in Clearwater!! Thanks guys!! I guess I'll just post some pics to show you what's been going on around here (mostly fishing)....

posted by drew


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