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Going out of business.

Quick

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Is the ship sinking? Is the ship going to sink?

After 27 years in business I've had to answer yes. My ship is sinking and it's going to sink.

Never put off thinking until the last minute (what now) by sticking your head in the sand.

Exiting business can be just as challenging as entering into it.

I really admire all you technicians. You're hard working, smart, problem solving professionals.

This site has a great and willing teacher to show you your way to the mountain top! Take advantage of the courses here. 

Myself, opportunity was just handed to me. I give all credit to God. I'm returning to the oil field as a drilling supervisor. 

Good luck to one and all. I renewed my membership here just in case. 

Like I always say. One can always trade a chicken for a service call in hard times. L.O.L.

Good luck all.

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Lighthouse

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When I started this business a year ago my wife asked if I would return to a life at sea. I told her that If the oilfield returned and the price was right I would have to consider it. I have my price in mind and if I got an offer for that then I would have to seriously think about returning one more time (again).

Best of luck to you!!!

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Hiroshi

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Happy Trails, Quick!

When his strength had failed him, at length-

He met a pilgrim Shadow, 

"Shadow," said he, "...where can this place be, this land called El Dorado?"

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john63

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Good luck:)

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Dang, Brother Quick, gonna miss you around here! Don't be a stranger-- come back every now and then and post an update here at your blog letting us know about the sexy, glam world of oil patch farming. Best of luck with your new career, my friend! 

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AlboGator

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Wish you the best, life is a journey and a calling and you go where you're needed. Hope you make $1 million a year. Best wishes to you. 

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Appreciate it guys. The Retail Apocalypse has hit home. I would have never have believed after 27 years this could have happened to my business, but it has. Dead Dead Dead. 

Things are changing. Oh well. Like the gator man said. Life's a journey. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride!

Quick

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Joselito

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sometimes the money is in different state !!!! google best economic states

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I sure am enjoying my new job!  The company I am consulting for (Rosewood Resources) has contracted out New Modern Apex 1500 HP NOV Drilling Rig. ( Patterson UTI) Variable frequency drive! Just a whole lot more amps and voltage! L.O.L. Scott old buddy you would love it! Electricity everywhere. I've had no time to really study it on out, but there's one big ass inverter on this thing! 

They have started me out at 1000 dollars a day for a 12 hour shift. Not bad. Soon I will be up there to 1400 dollars a day. So do I miss the Retail and Repair business? HELL NO! 

I always have the appliance repair business to fall back on and the skills needed for that right here with Apliantology. 

Hope everyone's businesses is doing well. 

Good luck to all.

Quick

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Lighthouse

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Good for you 

I miss those checks but I don't miss being away from home

I was gone so much that I actually enjoy my time home more than I miss the big checks

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johntech

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Glad it's working out for you. Sounds like a fun and exciting challenge.

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Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Great to hear from you, Brother Quick! And so glad to hear things are going well for you in your new job. Funny how the same technology in appliances shows up in all kinds of places. Next time that big-ass variable frequency drive system breaks down and you fix it, they'll have you at $2,000/day! 

Thanks for stopping by and letting us know how things are going. Hope you'll keep giving us updates from time to time. :dude:

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I'm ready, and I hope to go back and drill a few more oil / gas wells. Been off for a bit now. Waiting on another operator. Hopefully I'll get 30 to 45 days strait. In the mean time I intended to put together a few used appliances and run a few calls. My goodness. Service seems non existent. I briefed back over some of the courses I took here. I'll tell you what and I'm not blowing no smoke. That's some good stuff. So I'm here back on Appliantology  learning. A lot to all this. I admire you guys!

Quick

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Lighthouse

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Welcome back. I got a call last week making me a decent offer to go back to sea. My decision may be based on how many PITA customers I get in the next few days. I sure do enjoy being home every day though instead of staring at nothing but water and a bunch of nasty sailors.

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I understand.

The oil field has changed almost as much as have appliances. Top Drives, wrangler catwalks, drilling under balanced with rotating heads capable of diverting up to 5000 psi. And of course the well designs have gone horizontal. That and lot's of technology very similar to modern day appliances. I'm looking forward to getting back out there. 

On 10/19/2017 at 5:09 AM, Lighthouse said:

I sure do enjoy being home every day

That I surly do understand.

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