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Old 05-01-2006, 12:21 PM
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Well, I've been on this board for a year now with the intention of purchasing a boat about this time this year.

The thing that was going to afford me the purchase is the same thing that's keeping me from it. Last year I started a home based design/drafting business providing services to cast stone manufacturers. I am a structural engineer in my regular day job. I set up the home business with the intent of having some extra income to buy toys.

This business has now grown to where it can no longer be managed as a part time deal. Today I've put my notice in at my employer and will be 100% self employed as of the 12th.

I am happy about it to be sure, but it is a bit of a double edged sword as well. As many of you are self employed, you know the uneasy feeling of going out on your own for the first time. What this means is, no major purchases. Well, at least for now anyway! I'm hoping that over the next year the business will continue to grow as it has. If that's the case, lookout for next season, cause I'll be floating!

With that said, any E-Dockers need a boat whore and his wife hanging around?! I can pay for some gas and buy some beer!

Sorry if this isn't considered boating related! Move it if need be!
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Old 05-01-2006, 12:22 PM
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Congrats and good luck. Take your time. The lake will ALWAYS be there.
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Good luck with your new venture.
There will be plenty of time for boats down the road.
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Good Luck Buddy. I'm Sure It Will Be Worth It In The End

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With that said, any E-Dockers need a boat whore and his wife hanging around?! I can pay for some gas and buy some beer!!
Old Chinese proverb say: Be very careful using words "Whore" and "Wife" in same Sentence!"


Best of Luck with the new venture - It'll be worth it in the long run.
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Thanks for the well wishes. I'll need all the good luck I can get! And yes, the lake isn't going anywhere. I still don't consider myself old yet either at 35 (almost 35 anyway). There is still time to enjoy the fruits of my labor in the coming years. Really, life is pretty good for me. If the worst thing that happens to me this year is not getting a boat, I think I'll be in pretty good shape!
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Old Chinese proverb say: Be very careful using words "Whore" and "Wife" in same Sentence!"


Good thought!
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Well, I guess Congratulations are in order!

Don't Fret, first thing's come first - then the fun starts!

Having more work than not enough, is a good thing, especially if it's your business!

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We may need to see a picture of your wife first



Just kidding!

Congrat's on the growing business, and I'm sure finding a ride with an E-Docker will not be a problem
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We may need to see a picture of your wife first



Just kidding!

Congrat's on the growing business, and I'm sure finding a ride with an E-Docker will not be a problem
No pics of the wife, but I can come up with some good ones of me! Wait!

Hey, where'd everybody go?
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