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« on: April 07, 2017, 08:11:21 pm »
I don't want to sound like I'm gloating but here is a happy story to offset some of the bad news we have had here lately. I have been trying to get my vac kilns accepted and sold for more than 30 years. I literally spent many miserable years sitting alone in a little office wondering why I couldn't get a response from any companies I had tried to convince my ideas were good. I drove for miles and miles making cold calls trying to get some company to trust in me. Well, the last couple years have been good. We have been selling a lot of vac kilns but today was extraordinary. I sold 3 today for a total of more than $387,000. Wow! We ate Chinese tonight. My fortune cookie said "How about another fortune?"   8)  8)

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Re: fortune cookie
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 09:40:59 pm »
   Congratulations!
Mark, Wildlife Biologist (in my previous life), now 2 HD40E25's, Weining Promat, Koetter Kilns (2), Sore back and arthritic fingers!

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 11:19:30 pm »
Thank you ellmoe.

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2017, 11:31:45 pm »
That is some great news! I am always happy to here of of others success.
It seems I am a coarse thread bolt in a world of fine threaded nuts!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 11:36:17 pm »
Thank you. I thought it was a happy story but I was afraid that people would think I was a bragging pig.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2017, 11:42:33 pm »
Brag on  ;D, Congrats!

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Re: fortune cookie
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2017, 11:52:32 pm »
Perseverance paid off. Congratulations Den. Are you anywhere near recouping investment in the project yet?
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Re: fortune cookie
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2017, 12:03:56 am »
I would never say that, I raise cattle and crops for a living, we had a great year a few years back on both, doesn't happen often been when it does you just have to seize the moment, good for you Den!

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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2017, 12:16:07 am »
LeeB it is hard to say. Years of frustration were hard. My wife and I struggled hard with finances. If I think about those hard times, I would say the hardship will never be recouped. But Patti and I couldn't be happier now. So it's hard to answer. 

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2017, 01:37:32 am »
Satisfaction with were you are and what you have achieved is a major milestone in itself. My hat's off to you and all of the rest of you who have gone it on your own instead of working for the man. I've just never been able to let go of that nipple.
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2017, 06:28:19 am »
That is good news!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2017, 07:10:35 am »
 8) 8) 8) 8)

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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2017, 07:20:48 am »
Thank you for sharing GOOD news.  It's always good to hear that perseverance and hard work paid off.  ATTA BOY!   8)
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2017, 09:57:41 am »
Thank you all!  :)

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Re: fortune cookie
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2017, 10:19:10 am »
       
       Let the past grow dimmer and the future be
brighter, Congratulations!!








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Re: fortune cookie
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2017, 01:51:51 pm »
Congratulations, l see a future  Forestry Forum sponsor . 8) 8) 8)
I thought the cookie may have read
May your future be full of mothless Molsons.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2017, 03:13:21 pm »
Mothless Molsons!  :D  :D  :D  :D

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« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2017, 09:36:04 pm »
Den, there's a big difference between bragging and celebrating with your friends :). Congratulations.
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« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2017, 09:57:06 pm »
Thank you Brucer. And I thank you again for solving my hot water problem. Do you remember that? I do.