Time for posting.

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by SamIV, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. SamIV

    SamIV LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    I would like to know where all of you find the time for posting? I am involved in two professions and raising three boys. I do try to involve myself in some way everyday in some form of the lighting industry, I just can't seem to find the time you guys have to post. Please enlighten me. I do get here every few days though, mainly to catch up.

    Burt Wilson
    Accent Outdoor Lighting
     
  2. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805

    We took last week off from the field to play catch up in the office, we have completed 9 designs with complete proposals in the last week that can last us a while in the field (10weeks). I have posted way to too much, my wife said the next time see looked over from her duties and saw green see was ripping the cable out of the wall! I may have to cut off the network in the office. It has rained heavy here for the last 3 days so I have been at the desk this week too, so far. I also only have one child that has school and sports for an extra 18-20 hours per week so I can work and do most every day from 8-8 or later without missing a thing. I am almost always working near school so I can take her to school and eat lunch there really easy. I gave up on everything else about five years ago as far a hobbies. Church, Family, and Lighting, what else do I need??
     
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,143

    Church, Family, and lighting. Sounds familiar. My wife calls lawnsite my web porn.
     
  4. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,837

    The key to this dilemma is to hire people to do this work for you. My focus is sales and marketing. Although I do help with the installs, and go back in the evenings, this is not an every day thing (I wish it was). I am in and out of my office all day. I may have a 7am estimate, then back to the office for a few hours till the next estimate. This business is in and out all day until about Late:30, and I do not wish to even try to count the hours that I put into it per week because it is A LOT.
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,102

    It has been pretty rainy here lately, and since it is autumn and all the tourists and seasonal residents have gone home, well things slow down for us... So, I keep my installer out on the job sites rather then going myself, giving him the lion's share of the work to do.

    That being said, I am also a night owl and generally function well on less then average sleep. 5-6 hours a night suits me just fine.

    Have a great night.
     
  6. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,535

    Don't bring that calendar thread up again....
     
  7. NightScenes

    NightScenes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,209

    I am usually working on designs (on the laptop) and get email notification for updates on the forum. I'll then pop in when I need a little break and post a reply. Then I can also relax in the evening with the laptop on my lap.
     
  8. SamIV

    SamIV LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    I do lighting but my real day job is in the oilfield industry which is a 24 hour a day business. I can come and go as I see fit, but that industry is really hot right now. When I get home from this job, the kids and I are invloved in sports and classes 4 to 5 days a week and then back at the office when I am on call. Then I squeeze in lighting around all this. Think it is about time to give up some of these evening outings with the kids. I think they could use a brake also. Then there is the wife and her lists. I will try to be more involved here in the future as I was in the past.

    Burt Wilson
    Accent Outdoor Lighting
     
  9. Chris J

    Chris J LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,837

    Give up the evening outings with the kids? C'mon Burt, please tell me you are kidding. In this business, there is no reason why you can't schedule everything in your life around what has to be done. You just have to make sure your clients respect your time as much as you do. I don't have as much going on in my life as you do, but maybe that is the problem? Give up your night job, and learn to live on less money! DaveRamsey.com He will save your life; literally!
     
  10. Eden Lights

    Eden Lights LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 805

    You wont be selling Dave any lights, it's rice and beans and beans and rice at his house. Changed my money life, but I do get off track and have to listen from time to time.
     

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