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this may be it!
#1
this may be it!
Most of you know i have a small refrigeration company. who designs and upfits cargo vans for a range of temps for speciality product delivery. from -20F deep frozen to 35F cool frig temps to 200f warming ovens for cooked food or we could put all of that into a single van. been at this since 2001 ish with a partner 2003 ish on our own. went from building one offs in my dads garage on the weekend to s single bay single van shop to s shared two bay to a single 10,000 space to 20 ac space to now over 50 under ac and a car lot on top.

in a span of about 20 years. 2 weeks ago i celebrated my wedding anniversary when we left work friday we had 9 different deals on the table. cars being sold freezer vans being built. had a mustang roll out on saturday. monday one one phone call all day and that was the finance company making final arrangements on the mustang.

tuesday I called all those other leads to see what was up. everyone is holding money waiting to see what will happen. we have two job we are finishing up now, and after this we have nothing. have to send everyone home. which should allow us two weeks of revenue at a min level of operation. which if we can get the subsidy loan may take us to june. if this goes longer than june there will not be enough time in the rest of my season to cover the expenses. IE i will have to basically borrow/borrowed almost a 1years revenue to try and catch next years busy season.

I won't let the company take on that much debt. we have about a 10-15% debt ratio now. which is alot. I will shut everything down before taking on more than i know i can payback with in a few years.

sharing this to show me stepping out like the rest of the country, being lead down a dark and most likely fatal path. I want to share with you the good bad and ugly of how God works in my life. It may work out the way I want it may work out the way he wants it may all fall to chance. i do not know for sure.

Right now i called everyone i know in this business as we all kinda know each other and spoke to a few and everyone is in my boat. but they have generational companies dads dad owned it everything paid for ect... meaning the will obviously last longer.

This may also mean the end of my weekly free time i spend here typing away.

So far we started with a prayer to ask God to open our hearts and minds to what needs to be done and if we need to make a move to close this door completely and open another in the direction we are to go. We filled out the government money app to see if we qualify. and we are shutting down all non essential services like advertising and car fax that sort of stuff tying to make out dollars stretch.
1Thess 5:21 Question all things and hold on to what is good.
That doesn't mean question just the questionable, it also means that we should question the foundational. If you have a biblically based question you'd rather not openly discuss i am happy to receive any PM's Semi-discreetly, or Email [email protected]

A/S/K= ask, seek, knock. As outlined in luke 11:5-13

Semi-discreetly= will never share details openly with anyone, but may remind you that I am not speaking out of a vaccum but rather that you may have shared some personal info with me 8+ years ago Dodgy 
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#2
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 2:04 pm)Drich Wrote: This may also mean the end of my weekly free time i spend here typing away.

And here I thought nothing good could come of this pandemic.  Coffee

Popcorn

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#3
RE: this may be it!
Toodles, assmunch!
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#4
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 2:11 pm)no one Wrote: Toodles, assmunch!

said no one of consequence.

(March 26, 2020 at 2:07 pm)arewethereyet Wrote:
(March 26, 2020 at 2:04 pm)Drich Wrote: This may also mean the end of my weekly free time i spend here typing away.

And here I thought nothing good could come of this pandemic.  Coffee

IDK princess.. the lord works with me in over the top ways. if he has taught me anything in the last 20 years of this business, is that if I can weather a storm properly then my losses are covered 10 fold.

I again have no idea what will happen, maybe on the surface i will crash and burn or maybe something big will happen for us. i will share whatever happens.
1Thess 5:21 Question all things and hold on to what is good.
That doesn't mean question just the questionable, it also means that we should question the foundational. If you have a biblically based question you'd rather not openly discuss i am happy to receive any PM's Semi-discreetly, or Email [email protected]

A/S/K= ask, seek, knock. As outlined in luke 11:5-13

Semi-discreetly= will never share details openly with anyone, but may remind you that I am not speaking out of a vaccum but rather that you may have shared some personal info with me 8+ years ago Dodgy 
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#5
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 2:04 pm)Drich Wrote: Most of you know i have a small refrigeration company. who designs and upfits cargo vans for a range of temps for speciality product delivery. from -20F deep frozen to 35F cool frig temps to 200f warming ovens for cooked food or we could put all of that into a single van. been at this since 2001 ish with a partner 2003 ish on our own. went from building one offs in my dads garage on the weekend to s single bay single van shop to s shared two bay to a single 10,000 space to 20 ac space to now over 50 under ac and a car lot on top.

in a span of about 20 years. 2 weeks ago i celebrated my wedding anniversary when we left work friday we had 9 different deals on the table. cars being sold freezer vans being built. had a mustang roll out on saturday. monday one one phone call all day and that was the finance company making final arrangements on the mustang.

tuesday I called all those other leads to see what was up. everyone is holding money waiting to see what will happen. we have two job we are finishing up now, and after this we have nothing. have to send everyone home. which should allow us two weeks of revenue at a min level of operation. which if we can get the subsidy loan may take us to june. if this goes longer than june there will not be enough time in the rest of my season to cover the expenses. IE i will have to basically borrow/borrowed almost a 1years revenue to try and catch next years busy season.

I won't let the company take on that much debt. we have about a 10-15% debt ratio now. which is alot. I will shut everything down before taking on more than i know i can payback with in a few years.

sharing this to show me stepping out like the rest of the country, being lead down a dark and most likely fatal path. I want to share with you the good bad and ugly of how God works in my life. It may work out the way I want it may work out the way he wants it may all fall to chance. i do not know for sure.

Right now i called everyone i know in this business as we all kinda know each other and spoke to a few and everyone is in my boat. but they have generational companies dads dad owned it everything paid for ect... meaning the will obviously last longer.

This may also mean the end of my weekly free time i spend here typing away.

So far we started with a prayer to ask God to open our hearts and minds to what needs to be done and if we need to make a move to close this door completely and open another in the direction we are to go. We filled out the government money app to see if we qualify. and we are shutting down all non essential services like advertising and car fax that sort of stuff tying to make out dollars stretch.

If your business fails because of this pandemic, it won't be because God is testing you, or punishing you. or me. It would be merely because life is imperfect and bad shit happens, beyond your control. Just ask the dinosaurs.
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#6
RE: this may be it!
God killed the dinosaurs and replaced them with blondes, bro.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for a battle to commence then KPLOW, I hit em with the illness of my quill, Im endowed..with certain unalienable skills....  

-ERB


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#7
RE: this may be it!
Die, Bich.
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#8
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 3:54 pm)The Grand Nudger Wrote: God killed the dinosaurs and replaced them with blondes, bro.

Why you dissing blonds? Trump is still here.
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#9
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm)Drich Wrote:
(March 26, 2020 at 2:07 pm)arewethereyet Wrote: And here I thought nothing good could come of this pandemic.  Coffee

IDK princess.. the lord works with me in over the top ways. if he has taught me anything in the last 20 years of this business, is that if I can weather a storm properly then my losses are covered 10 fold.

I again have no idea what will happen, maybe on the surface i will crash and burn or maybe something big will happen for us. i will share whatever happens.

Drich, I wish you success and hope that you and your business make it through this time period.

That being said, a god that oversees 93 billion light-years of space stuff caring about a human and his refrigeration business? Such a bizarre idea. I can't understand it. The ego it requires to think we - and our social constructs - are so important... eludes me.
Memento Mori
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#10
RE: this may be it!
(March 26, 2020 at 3:59 pm)Aegon Wrote:
(March 26, 2020 at 3:45 pm)Drich Wrote: IDK princess.. the lord works with me in over the top ways. if he has taught me anything in the last 20 years of this business, is that if I can weather a storm properly then my losses are covered 10 fold.

I again have no idea what will happen, maybe on the surface i will crash and burn or maybe something big will happen for us. i will share whatever happens.

Drich, I wish you success and hope that you and your business make it through this time period.

That being said, a god that oversees 93 billion light-years of space stuff caring about a human and his refrigeration business? Such a bizarre idea. I can't understand it. The ego it requires to think we - and our social constructs - are so important... eludes me.

I don't like to see humanity fail, I don't think any sane human  does. But logic and facts matter. 

It always bugged me that my late mother took communion. I never stopped her from doing it, but between that and her doctors, I knew doctors would extend her life, and they did as much as they could. But a God did not make her live forever. And Vishnu nor Thor or Allah or Yahweh or Buddha have the power to extend eternity to humans. Death sucks, nobody wants it. But it is a reality all will face. It does not mean, in accepting that, that the one life one has as to be viewed as grim and fatalistic.

Drich, you like millions, if not billions of humans worldwide, are rightfully scared of this virus. I am too. But it isn't a result of a punishment to different tribes, or a battle between Superman vs Lex Luthor, or Darth Vader vs Yoda. This virus just is. Just like the meteor that wiped out the Dinosaurs. I think humans will survive this short term. But regardless, our species will not live forever. Even the sun has a lifespan.
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