Re: I have a cutout to bid. Really.
Originally Posted by sqkcrk
I think you missed a few things. If I'd been drinking coffee and called to price the thermal imaging device, the coffee would have spewed everywhere. No, it won't cost me that much. But I am accumulating tools for future work too. I have a ton of word of mouth contacts locally, an almost 13 year business track record, this may be my first removal, but I doubt it will be my last. So I am examining all options to do professional grade work. My annual tool bill is at least $1K most years. I buy tools like most beekeepers buy bees. And I use them to pay for tools. Besides which, I already ordered 2 nucs. I NEVER have any money in late November, December or early January. And I didn't order bees until we got a weather report that said the drought would break this year. I INVEST money. I don't throw it away if I can help it. Last year, my bee money was educational - I lost the bees but gained the knowledge. And that too is an INVESTMENT.
(thank you to everyone who replied, I think that we will pull this off. Will pick up a stethoscope and may hit harbor freight for the heat sensor tomorrow. That is given the customer goes for the bid. And that my mentor concurs. If this customer doesn't bite, I can postpone the expenses, but still have gained knowledge. )
Live and learn. All in all 2013 has been a bit morbid... I still have one hive. Maybe