Printer has come up with revised flyer, after we changed the copy. Couple of typos to amend but other than that really pleased – this and new business cards all tie in with the van’s graphics and my invoices.
8CW’s New Flyer (needs a couple of changes before approval)
Just checking this over the weekend, getting amendments made Monday morning then produced! Then the hard work of getting them out into the real world. One hopes these will do their job!
Comments welcomed as ever.
Other than that, today has been a complete washout – everytime the ladders came out so everything fell out of the sky at me! Sun shone at lunchtime, whilst I was enjoying my Sushi (it was reduced in Tesco!), then thunder, rain etc so I called it a day, but first called on my remaining customers for the day to let them know I’d be back Monday or Tuesday subject to weather. You can clean windows in the wet, and normally I do (when the wet is normal wet not random monsoon!)
It’s not that I don’t mind working in the wet, it is just the current spell of wet is pounding, lashing, soak you through rain. It also is a real pain for finishing off the glass, as just as you get it streak-free and shining, it gets wet again! I know cleaning windows and rain can go hand in hand but when scrims are wet before you use them, you know it is time to call it a day!
Met a guy this week who was a real joy to talk to, 71 and a window cleaner all his life, now working and living in Cambridgeshire. Had a great 15 minutes chat with him, he then slung the 25kg sack he’d just bought over his shoulder and marched off.
Have a free clean of a town house on Monday. I don’t normally do them, but have just bought a 10m Unger pole, and have been asked to do a very very tall town house. Now I don’t mind ladder work, but this is beyond my limits. [Oddly, about 6 or 7 years ago I had to do some repairs to the woodwork on our 1st floor masonette’s windows. I hated it! My wife stood at the bottom of my ladders and it was not good. I’d completely forgotten about this until I’d setup my Window Cleaning Business and in the early days was up my ladders one day and it came flooding back! Thankfully, I seem to have found my ladder legs, and not had a problem since!] Anyways, I am doing a free clean as I have been asked to take the house on and I would prefer the customer to be sure they are happy with what I can do for them. It also ensures we are both happy with the job – maybe it is my high stadards, but there are jobs I have been disappointed with, and the customer has been full of praise for the work. Do I take it too seriously, or maybe that is why I am good!
It’s funny what I get asked to do: Gardening, moving stable doors, repairing loose roof tiles, commenting on Garage Door installions (where 2 inch pipe wrap is used to fill the hole at the bottom where the installer put them in too high), go on BBC Radio Suffolk – have been on three or four times in last few months for different things – usually in response to texts I send in to them – all good fun and all sorts of things the wife wants me to do to boot!
Seen anything saucy this week?
Now let me think? Nope unless you count 3 dead bloated hedgehogs, 2 dead foxes and a squirrel. So in a word no! Maybe my next blog will contain the naughtiness that everyone thinks I get to see peering through everyone’s windows!
The rural rabbits of Suffolk have a problem in what they consider their garden. Not to be outdone, homeowner gets in rabbit man, who turns out to be a wannabee rambo, fully in combats with many hundreds of pounds invested in Air Rifles, with proper sights. He is from the north of the county, some 30 minutes from said garden. After 2 hours rabbit man bags 2 – the rest did not come out to play. He decided not to come back as he thought the garden was 6 miles from his, not the 20 odd he travelled. His bill – 2 recently dispatched rabbits and £2 a rabbit dispatched! Glad I don’t do that job!
And that’s all folks till next time…….