• kevin bingham's Avatar
    11 Hours Ago
    Great picture!
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    They took the statue of King George down right away.
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    14 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Have you ever heard of a statue for general Sherman? There probably is one somewhere. He was an SOB for sure. Edited: Quite a few of them it seems not to mention a massive tree.
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    15 Hours Ago
    gf beranek replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Tearing down statues, religious symbols and memorials of the past will only ensure we forget our history and by such we will be sure to repeat it all over again.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    If I had been pregnant doing my 5k I surely would have miscarried. I was way out my comfort zone.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Its very low impact. The midwives basically told her not to push herself to the limits. So she took a half an hour longer than normal. There are woman that run marathons pregnant. But that's what their body is used to. You wouldn't want to do your first marathon preggers for sure.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Ha ha, I missed that event. I heard about it on the radio though.
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  • TreeMuggs's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Great thread! I actually tried the above several years ago. Most people thought I was crazy. I was just trying to encourage people to haggle more with me, instead of treating my quote as something that was set in stone so that they could call around and try to "beat" my quote. I am focused nowadays on trying to move out of the residential-work side of things. There is just too much competition in my area, everyone has forced the price of tree work down to poverty levels. I hate constantly hunting down new customers. I hate just scraping by. I'm trying to slowly build a roster of commercial and institutional clients with yearly work - golf courses, cemeteries, schools, churches, etc. I wrote up this thing called the integrated tree management plan, which is all based around us doing regular site visits and communicating with our clients about their own trees. Property managers have enough on their plates without having to worry about keeping an eye on all of their trees. Often times they miss issues for a long time that we would pick right up on, and then we don't end up getting called in until it's too late. So I want to flip things around and be more proactive, instead of just sitting around waiting for the phone to ring. It's a big experiment and I haven't actually sold it yet, I'm still working on a pitch and getting some more written material together. I'm not a natural born salesman so I really need to talk myself into knocking on doors and picking up the phone. But that's the plan anyway. Gotta put in the hustle. In regards to the law of attraction, that in itself is a fascinating concept, in a practical way, not a hocus pocus sort of way. I have seen it time after time in my own life. Two of the very first self-help books that I ever read were James Allen's "As A Man Thinketh", and Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich", both of which focus on this concept. Required reading in my opinion. I have read so many business books, but its the mindset stuff that seems to help the most. Fascinating idea about perceived scarcity, that is absolutely true. If there was a practical way to implement that into our regular business I would love to see the effect. But I have no idea how you could actually do that as standard operating procedure. I listened to a great podcast about the guys who invented Airbnb. They said that at the very beginning, everything was fine except for payments. People felt so awkward about handing over money to another person. That is when they tried moving all of the payments over to online, and it fixed the issue entirely. Running all of the payments through a trusted 3rd party made all of the difference. I have thought a lot about that in my own business. Even after doing a huge job for someone, it can still seem awkward at the end, when it comes time for money to exchange hands. I have accepted credit cards for years through my website but hardly anyone ever uses that option. Most people pay with cheques. I have had many people mention how weird it is for them to write me a cheque, they always say something like "you know, I haven't written a cheque in a couple years, I just don't use them anymore these days". And it's true, I don't really use cheques for anything in my own life either. What's the point of saying all that? Not sure. Just something that has been on my mind. Anyway, hope I'm not derailing here, I could ramble on for hours about this stuff. Peace.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Burritos tonight... If you roll your tongue reading this...
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Well played ! :thumbup:
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Just finished my first 5k. Barely made it! My legs were cramping the last half mile pretty badly. It was longer than I've ever swam by at least 2k. They had the music blasting at the finish line and that was my savior. Finished in 1 hour 57 minutes. My pregnant wife did her 10k in 2 hour 58 with a 10 minute sandwich break at halfway. Feeling good and drinking beer right now.
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    4 Days Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    Yup. Wanna see. Killin me.
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    4 Days Ago
    Climbed wayyyyyyy too many crispy critters this week. The kind you go up to make them smaller, find huge cracks and pick a spot to fall 1/2 of them just to cut some loss in the understory and not hang them up in tight spots. Worked on reassembling the brown ford an got that fired up tonight. Now just some last bits and pieces to button up and fine tuning. Then test driving. Got the white f250 back from its tranny rebuild Friday only to have the truck die Sunday out in the middle of nowhere trap shooting with the kids. Had it towed Back up the hill and got it back yesterday after they fixed the fuel electrical issue. So I ended my work week, after climbing nasty dead, climbing a live 150' sugar pine. One of 3 the HO wants topped due to IPPS beetle infestation. So I did the deed. Two more to do next month. Tried for a long time to talk him into leaving the dead tops as habitat for birds of prey. He would not buy it. So, at least I did a proper job of it. All the other dudes up here would just gaff it up and hack it up. Long week.
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thanks TH aug
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    4 Days Ago
    When we were logging we used to leave a couple of dead batteries on the loader. We used old battery cables tied to the frame so it looked like they were in use. About twice a year they would come up missing. Two batteries were enough for them to carry and most of the time they didn't bother looking for anything else. The real batteries were hidden pretty good.
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    Knowing when to come down for the day is crucial. Staying past that point is very dangerous. It's hard to do, usually because there's just a few more limbs or a few more blocks. I'm 41 and still have a hard time coming down when I need to. I've been doing more recreational climbing the last couple of years. That has really helped. It has helped me be more efficient in the tree. I work out for about 1.5 hours seven days a week at the gym. That really helps. I work everything but concentrate on core and legs. And end every workout with ten hard minutes on the rowing machine giving it all I've got. Makes moving through the tree lots easier. I would like to go to one of those classes. Sounds like you're off to a good start. The more time you spend in a tree, the better you'll get.
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    gf beranek replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    Thank you, August!
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    gf beranek replied to a thread Grove AT635E in Gear Forum
    It was a symphony.
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    Where else on the www. can anyone get as quality entertainment as this?
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    Nonetheless a great lesson in humility.
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    It was hard to get through, Butch, but I toughed it out.
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    August Hunicke replied to a thread August Hunicke Videos in MBTV
    https://youtu.be/QCdE4l1Kz74 aug
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  1. hey Gerry thanks for writing such a great book, I keep it around me all day. as a new guy starting out it has provided me with help and advice when I needed it so thanks again. see ya around Zayen
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    1- I'm on the verge of buying a video camera to make hd quality splicing vids (some to sell, some to youtube). I'm looking at the canon HG-10. any thoughts? What's the secret to getting HD vids up on youtube?

    2- I'm getting inquiries from people wanting to climb the redwoods. I think you saw a thread from a trip where i took some people up...but these are up in the state parks where, as you know, climbing is prohibited, Any suggestions for some private land where the owner would let me earn money on their property? I'd be glad to pay, of course...

    Hope all is well...

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    I wanted to write and thank you again for setting the whole rec climb up. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.

    I know you closed the number of people several weeks ago so I feel bad for asking - a very close friend who lives in Portland is thinking about driving down to see me while I'm in humboldt and I told her I would have to check with you first to make sure it is okay. I am camping nearby but I would want to hang out with her so I was writing to ask permission if she could tag along with us.

    If that doesn't work, no problems at all Jerry. See you soon~!

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