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    2 Days Ago
    Unfortunately I could share dozens of these stories, mostly small stuff. I'll throw out a few of the hits. They weren't all me but they all happened where I was working at the time. Lately: We've been having a hell of a time with our batteries and charger since we got the husky top handle battery saw. We've been back to pick up those buggers a few times in the last month. My coffee cup doesn't even get lost, it's more like I work to hide it. As if a part of my subconscious mind is playing a fun game of hide the coffee cup. I work with my brother and he finds it in the weirdest places, saves me from having to buy a new one every week or going to paper cups. Some time ago: A couple of guys, including the head foreman, put a bunch of gear in the chip tray to travel between jobs. The gecko climbers rattled around behind or between the feed wheels and got eaten by the chipper when they fired it up at the last job. They didn't even notice, later it occurred to them what might have happened. They dug around in the chip box, found chunks of em (which made pretty good decorations in the office for awhile) and replaced the knives on the chipper. The 395xp didn't fit in the box because the bar was too long so instead of braking it down some fellas put in the back of the chip truck and then dumped it. That was missing for a few weeks, eventually somebody realized what had happened and dug em out with a bob cat. I had just started with a new outfit, they had a pretty rough fleet. Every time I drove a new vehicle or used a new piece of gear there were at least a few little quirks and tricks to keep it running right or whatever. Well there was a box on one of the trucks that would shut but inevitably rattle loose and fly open on the road unless you locked it. I didn't get that pro tip from the guys. I loaded up the GRCS and went out to do some tree work when suddenly I heard the door pop open and watched the winch go bouncing down the road at about 40 mph. Amazingly it was nearly unharmed, a plastic component on the crown of the winch broke but that was it. I once made a nice little ring and ring out of some shiny new DMM green rings and that red OP cord. I sweated over those splices and man it looked good! Took it to the park on Sunday to climb on it right after I finished it. I had my boy with me, that led to me getting distracted and I left it laying there. It was gone later in the day when I returned. The second one went together much faster and looked better but I got little enjoyment out of making it.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    12-12-2016
    We're doing well with Ad words now. I think we'll be following that advice sometime after our taxes get sorted.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    12-12-2016
    My experience with Home Advisor was horrible, very similar to what Nick shared. They told my partner we'd be able to sort the leads based on the job description the home owner provided, paying only for the ones that looked promising and we wanted to pursue. That was total bullshit. We got charged for leads we didn't pursue based on this assurance and HA didn't feel inclined to refund us or make amends some other way. Canceling was nearly impossible and they still hound us. I would avoid it unless you are able/willing to slog through a bunch of garbage looking for the rare treasure (to be fair we did get a couple of good jobs from HA).
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    05-08-2016
    That was cool, nice of your client to post it and give you a shout out. Live action review!
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-19-2016
    Ray Rockett replied to a thread Little Mountain Ash in MBTV
    I'm glad you all enjoyed it and thanks for the kind words. Absolutely perfect workday!
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-13-2016
    Yeah, thanks all. Revisions start tomorrow!
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    04-13-2016
    thanks!
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    Could you share some contact info or website?
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    Thanks Bonner, I feel like I'm practically illiterate after seeing your list of corrections! The pics are not exactly what I'd like them to be quite yet, I can never remember to take work photos. The before and after section in particular is bad. I'll do my best to keep updating it and make the newsfeed a valuable resource for our clients.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    I haven't even really started the mobile version. The website builder does it's best to adapt the desktop to the phone screen but it's pretty poor looking at the moment.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    Thanks man, I'll work some of that stuff in there. This has been hugely helpful already.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    Thanks, I'll make those changes.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    I appreciate that feedback woodworkingboy and I agree with you, it's generally a bit corny and definitely out of place there.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    I think I can make them pop out when you click on them, that would be cool. The 'tree removal' page works like that.
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    04-12-2016
    Good deal, thanks. That reminds me I have to do the mobile version now! This is time consuming.
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  • Ray Rockett's Avatar
    04-12-2016
    Hello everybody, my name is Ray Rockett. I've been working on this website for my brother (Levi) and I, I was hoping to get some feedback on it. Take a look if you have a minute and let me know what you think. Thanks! http://smallaxetreecare.com/
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I'm 30 years old. I'm married and have two boys, 8 and 5 years old.
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Boulder Colorado
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I enjoy life's simple pleasures, good food, drink and time spent with my family.
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Tree climber

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