Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Nail Guns, Pick-up Trucks and the Housing Market
Anybody See Where That Nail Went?
Thanks to Michael Morse from Rescuing Providence for the photo.
I printed it out and tacked it up on the bulletin board in the trailer at work right next to the OSHA poster and just south of the tool supply calendar with the semi-naked lady on it.
Reactions from the crew range from…
“At least he used a galvanized nail.”
“That’s one way to get some extra zinc in your diet.”
And my favorite…
“Shoot yourself in the knee? That’s nothing. Anybody can do that. Shoot yourself in the foot. Now that takes marksmanship.”
Anybody Need a New Ride?
Speaking of the bulletin board at work, Bubba has a 1974 Ford F150 For Sale or Trade.
Needs a little TLC, but runs good.
Call after 5:00.
(Just between me and you… it needs a lot more than a little TLC.)
Anybody Need a New Home?
The housing crunch is hard on the construction industry. We’re still building houses, but for how long is anybody’s guess. Sixty percent of the new homes in the development we’re building are as yet unsold. Hard to believe seeing as they are so upscale…
They do manage to sell one once in awhile, but not at the same pace of a few years ago.
I’m certain I’ll have a job through the rest of summer, but some of the full-time guys are speculating that they’ll be living on unemployment come winter. I hope for their sake they’re wrong, but I won’t be surprised if they’re not.
I would think first time homebuyers should be able to pick up a bargain right about now.