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my new career and website
« on: November 14, 2013, 06:36:35 PM »
 On Tuesday Nov. 12 2013 I sold the auto repair business I have had for 20+ years. This ends a 35 year career that was sometimes good, sometimes not so good. Owning a business with employees can be very stressful as many of you know.
 Last week Jeff finished my new website and this week I started sawing on what will hopefully be my second (and last) career. You can check out the website @ sawitcoming.net
 Monday evening I got a call from Memphis TN. The caller felt he had to call and comment on my web site. He said it was great and wanted to know if I had built it! I don't think that is up my bag of tricks!!
 Sawing full time and being outside has been a dream for the last 5 years or so.
Thanks for the awesome website Jeff!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 06:39:14 PM »
Going to put this in the Member New Website Announcement Board?
I like it. I like the way you move with the topics. Going to add your covered porch, a garage, a sawmill shed and a get-away cabin in the woods to your personal projects? Fill it up and it will look that much better.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 06:51:18 PM »
Very nice web site. Ole Jeff does do good work  8)
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 07:12:16 PM »
I have been having computer problems - specifically with pictures and a new Mac Mini and the incompatability of the new Mac and my internet connection.
Getting a new internet connection next Friday! Than there will be pics!
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 07:14:35 PM »
I guess I will have to check back after Friday. Good luck. At least you have options.
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 07:21:51 PM »
Moose, nice website,, Jeff did well!  You are right in that being outside in addition to helping others is a reward in itself,  I really hope all goes well for you.   david
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,

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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 07:47:59 PM »
Best of luck on your new adventure. There was always a part of me that thought you were old enough to retire. :D
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 07:53:20 PM »
It's good to see that your new business is now "out of the closet" and I won't have to keep your secret any longer.   :D  I do wish you the very best with your new sawing venture, and as I mentioned earlier, that website is as slick as a new button.   smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 08:10:33 PM »
     Would that caller in Memphis been Wade?  We talk occasionally.  He's still trying to get his membership on here worked out.
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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 08:10:39 PM »
Very nice website. I really like how the saw head moves down the line.  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2013, 08:36:32 PM »
Well Mike,good luck-got my oil changed the other day and wonder where you was.....
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2013, 09:08:03 PM »
Mike,

OUTSTANDING for you.   8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Heres hoping the second career is goodOUTSTANDING for you.  Do you have any customers waiting for you to start?

Please keep us in the loop as you move onward and upward.

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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2013, 09:17:57 PM »
Mike,

The website is looks great, and I love way your contact # is displayed twice on each page.  Good luck in this new full-time venture.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2013, 10:04:28 PM »
Moose, congratulations!!  And really nice looking website.  I would guess more than 1/2 of my business comes from people who I've never dealt with but who find me on the internet.  I know for a fact that there are a lot of sawmills in the area where I am, but the average Joe Blow out there doesn't know how to find them ... but they do know how to do a Google search!!

By the way, I too just retired as of Nov 1, 2013 from a desk job of almost 34 years to become a full-time sawyer.  Ironically, the company I retired from was ... Caterpillar.

Best of luck to you!!

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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 12:12:11 AM »
So lets say I have a friend living in New York who wants to find a portable sawmill nearby. Now living in another country on the other side of the continent, you might not expect me to get the same results as a local. However, when I use Google,

  "portable sawmill watkins glen ny" puts you at #8 on the first page.

After all, the folks who are further away are not sol likely to stumble across your mill in action. But checking out your own neighbourhood,

  "portable sawmill newfield ny" pust you at #3 on the first page.

Jeff builds a first class website, but all that work and skill wouldn't be much use if people didn't find it first. Jeff does a superb job of getting people to your website so they can actually admire it (and order stuff from you).
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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 06:43:42 AM »
Jake, with friends like you,............. :D
Nomad, It may have been Wade, he talks fast with enough of a southern accent that I never did catch his name!
Brucer, thanks for doing that search. That is pretty good presence for only being live for a week.
submarinesailer, the same crew is at MD Auto as one of my employees bought the place. I specifically asked that they treat your daughter well. I Started a sawing job Monday, a large pile of 6x6s and oak 4/4 for a barn floor. Tuesday sawed until noon so I could go to the reale state closing, Wednesday was all paper work for the shop, yesterday sawed all day - all 4/4 hardwood. Today 4/4 hemlock for a new garage. Should finish this job today. Two more mobile jobs waiting.
I tried the picture thing again last night, it is NOT going well for me!
Thanks for all your kind words.
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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 07:11:26 AM »
Congratulations on your new adventure!

Best of luck!
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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 09:29:46 AM »
nice website, and good luck with your new venture

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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 10:22:51 AM »
Moose - Congratulations!  8)

One of these days when I am up there I need to meet all the "local" guys starting with you and mwood.  I am just out in Hammondsport right down the road and would love to see that mill in action and be jealous of you until I can have one of my own.

I may be able to send a couple of customers your way too, one of them may even be me!  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2013, 11:41:29 AM »
Very nice.  I'll be checking it from time to time to see how it progresses.
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