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Old 05-10-2005, 10:54 PM   #46
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Let us know a little about yourself.
Where your (should be "you're") from: Originally from Milwaukee, WI, but have been living in Indiana since 1974.
Your DIY Interest: Home inspection student (an older one at that) in training
How you heard about the site: Google search
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I am all too aware that I have my own grammar and spelling problems, and this is not an English grammar forum. If anyone sees any, I am happy to receive correction. Looking forward to learning from other DIY'ers. Nathan: Your DIY knowledge and experience would probably embarrass someone older like I am who should know more about building trades; that's why I am registered on this forum--to learn from others.

Anyway, I am making a career change and getting into home inspection in northwest Indiana, and hopefully, eventually in the Chicago market.

I have worked mostly in Chicago over the years, both as a blue collar union worker (Local 705) at UPS in Chicago (1974-1986) when I hurt my back. Because I am somewhat proficient with computers, I spent a few years working mostly word processing temp jobs in different types of corporate offices, in downtown Chicago, where my wife has been working for the past 20 years.

A few years ago, I finally had back surgery and have made a great recovery. I like the idea of being independent and not being at the mercy of office politics, economic layoffs, and downsizing.

Although I will be 52 years old in June, I am coming to this new career change as a true ignoramous. A few weeks ago, I didn't know a facia from a soffit. At least I know what these are now.

I will probably be asking a LOT of questions. This old dog can still learn some new tricks. Thanks for your patience.


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Old 05-10-2005, 10:58 PM   #47
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MY name is Grumpy. Yup that's what my mothe rnamed me

I work in the exterior remodeling industry with nearly a decade of experience.

Expect me to ask almost as many questions as I plan to answer.
Happy to see a neighbor from Chicago.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:25 PM   #48
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I began fixing things as soon as I learned how to break them. It was a matter of ..."fix it, or do without," as Mom used to say.
When my son was a toddler, his philosophy was: "If it's fixed, break it!"
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Old 05-11-2005, 12:22 AM   #49
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From one Milwaukeean (Milwaukeeite?) to another Welcome!
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:09 AM   #50
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From one Milwaukeean (Milwaukeeite?) to another Welcome!
Yep. We went there last Saturday (May 7) to visit family in Bay View. We celebrated Mother's Day and my wife's birthday. We went to Old Country Buffet on the west side and then my dad and I went to a couple of resale stores and an antique store (West Point) by Allen Bradley on 1st St.

Spent my first 20 years there: 10 on the south side (went to Longfellow School on 21st St., just off of Greenfield), then we moved to St. Francis in 1963, where I lived with my mom and step dad until I moved to Indiana in 1974 to go to Bible college. Been here ever since. Have a house here.

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Old 05-11-2005, 12:31 PM   #51
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LJD,

Do a google for my alias and you can figure it out.
I took you up on your offer. Let's see the results:

Could it be:
  1. Lori J. Davis? loriweb.pair.com/tubes.html
  2. LJD Products Equestrian Industry in Brodheadsville, PA. Supplying saddles and bridles for a combined 70 years? www.ljdproducts.com
  3. The Lee-Jet-Don Lion Dancers? http://www.ljdevents.com/about.html (You gotta see this one :D )
  4. LJD Enterprises provide solutions for your computer and internet needs? http://www.swcp.com/~mkochis/Pages/AboutLJD.html
  5. Ljd-deisn? http://www.yellowmaker.com/cgi-bin/y...pl?id=62&no=t1
  6. LJD SoundWorks? members.aol.com/djpuroll
Am I getting warm? Anybody else got a guess?
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:19 PM   #52
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Hi,
I have recently found out that I may have a new position with the company I work for and was looking for some input. I work for a Window and Door manuf. and the new position will be Sales Rep. for Lumber yards/builders/contracters and I was just curious as to how a woman in this field are received?

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Old 05-30-2005, 12:27 AM   #53
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Will intro. myself.

Hi 747 here.

Found site through the contractors site. Retired Airforce. Fly now for American Airlines. Laid up all the time in hotels. As a result became home improvement television addict. I always travel with laptop. Can always get on web in U.S. hotel. Sometime international hotels other times not. I enjoy stopping by both sites to see what you guys are up to. Its a way for me to kill time. In the event i see a post and i seen them do it on a home improvement show I will post what I seen.

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Old 05-31-2005, 10:25 PM   #54
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I have recently found out that I may have a new position with the company I work for and was looking for some input. I work for a Window and Door manuf. and the new position will be Sales Rep. for Lumber yards/builders/contracters and I was just curious as to how a woman in this field are received?

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In the big city parts of the country, like Chicagoland/northwest Indiana where I live, it is commonplace for women to be in sales positions. They are quite intellegent, and as far as knowing their product or service, give men a run for their money. Anyway, women are better looking than men!

The key is knowing your product well, and you'll get the respect of a man who also knows his product well. Stay a step ahead of the competition.
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Old 06-01-2005, 07:07 AM   #55
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I'm origanally from the Ixonia/Watertown area, moved out to Milwaukee about four years ago when I was 22. I have lived mostly in West Allis and Milwaukee. I love this town, it's big but isn't big like Chicago or LA, and in an hour you can be in some of the most beautiful wilderness the upper midwest has to offer. I have been to Indiana a few times and what I have seen is pretty nice as well.
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Hi , I'm David in mississippi. I'm not a do it Yourselfer , but then again , I am.
Construction is about all I've ever done. I now usually work alone , remodels/repairs , trim a few new houses along. I enjoy reading , hearing others ideas. I'll ask and answer a little. Been swinging at nails about 26 years now.
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Old 06-11-2005, 08:46 AM   #57
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Hi , I'm David in mississippi. I'm not a do it Yourselfer , but then again , I am.
Construction is about all I've ever done. I now usually work alone , remodels/repairs , trim a few new houses along. I enjoy reading , hearing others ideas. I'll ask and answer a little. Been swinging at nails about 26 years now.
Welcome to the boards David. Have you been over to www.contractortalk.com yet?
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My name is Shari Savage, I'm the owner of a photography studio in Fresno, Ca and a construction junkie. I have roofed my house, tiled it, designed the landscaping and poured the concrete patios...you get the idea. We have a saying in my family that my husband wears the pants but I wear the tool belt. Right now I'm remodeling a bathroom. In my very little spare time (3 kids) I like to shoot and play tennis. Found the site when searching for instructions on how to tile a shower (next week's project). I think you guys absolutely rock. Thanks.
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Hello all my name is Mike I own MJS Replacement Windows & Doors here in Massachusetts. I have been in the construction business for over 20 years.
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