Thoughts On A Sunday

It's been quiet around here this weekend because BeezleBub went on a class trip to Quebec. Also, with the rain and melting snow, yard work was out of the question. What yard was uncovered was too muddy to even walk upon unless wearing high boots or waders. I guess we'll have to wait a little longer before tackling spring cleanup...when BeezleBub is back.


Even during the best of economic times contracting firms must watch their costs and find ways keep their costs as low as possible. Low costs help them when bidding on jobs and allows them to maximize profits.

One New Hampshire contractor found an interesting way to keep his costs very low: all of the construction equipment he used for his business was stolen from other firms. He'd steal them, move them to his business, remove serial numbers and construction firm logos, and repaint them.

If you don't have to make payments on things like bulldozers, trucks, bucket loaders, bobcats, and backhoes, you can keep your costs to a minimum. Of course this means of keeping costs low beggars another question: If the contractor is willing to steal in order to keep his business going, then how trustworthy can he be when dealing with his customers?


This is just too cool!

(via Theo Spark)


Also from Theo Spark, the difference between Britain and Canada and how they welcome home their fallen soldiers. It's a stark contrast and shows how much Great Britain has declined.


Rachel Lucas is making known her displeasure about doing her taxes. Glenn Reynolds thinks we should move Election Day to April 16th, which he believes would make a difference.

I agree.


These folks really wanted to become American citizens, putting their lives on the line to protect us to do so.

Now that's dedication and commitment, something a lot of illegal immigrants should aspire to.


It's hard to believe that boating season here in the Lake Winnipesaukee area is about a month away. Once mud season ends and the ice disappears from the lake boats will start appearing at docks and marinas all along the shore. Even though there's still quite a bit of snow on the ground, it is rapidly melting away and, if the Weather Guys™ are right, we'll have temps in the 60's and 70's as we go through the week which will speed the melting even more.


And that's the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where spring is quickly appearing, the mud is getting deeper, and where the sound of power boats will soon be heard.

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