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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #165 on: May 20, 2018, 06:57:50 PM »
Hmm good point, let me check...

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #166 on: May 20, 2018, 09:04:06 PM »
Close to 8 inches of rain here in the last 8 days. Even for Fla., that's a whole hell-of-a-lot. Twenty Four hours from now mosquitoes will be ringing my doorbell trying to get in. So... Spring's over and Summer has begun.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #167 on: May 21, 2018, 12:11:21 PM »
Malcolm Pirnie, later bought by Arcadis.

Hm, Arcadis slightly rings a bell, but not in OKC. I think I recall you saying upthread that's where you were / are?

Most of our work in Oklahoma was through the Choctaw Nation in Hugo, and through a set of well-driller supply houses in OKC itself. (Total Pump and Supply; Pumps of Oklahoma; Titan Industries, who bought out someone we worked with, not sure who.) Not so much with the munis (and industrial waterworks) in that region, although that's slowly changing because our main market in Oklahoma is drying up as county water systems are finally being installed in rural areas.

Which is kind-of fine, since the covers we were trucking into OKC (and the Choctaws) were sold at such a bulk discount that we were losing money on them -- just not as much as we'd be losing in overhead if we did nothing, relatively! They helped fill in the nooks from our other profitable jobs. (Our best year ever came back in the early 00s when we went up slightly on prices and lost both Keeling and Clay-Greene on our accounts, both of which were bulk-ordering too many underpaying units!  :coolsmiley: We've slowly picked C-G back up under their new management, but not for underpaying bulk orders.)

Still, our position in the market there has only begun to shift over, so we're running weak in Oklahoma right now.  :-\ It could be a few more years before we're selling enough of the higher-end units to come back up to speed there on net income. (Or better, we hope.)


If I recalled correctly and you do / did live there, you've probably seen our white thin-walled molded covers out and about in the state. I try not to look for them when seeing devastation footage on TV from tornadoes, though...!  :hide:
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 21, 2018, 12:22:57 PM »
Never lived in OKC - Steelie and some of his family do/did.
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #169 on: May 21, 2018, 12:42:55 PM »
I've been to Chickasha before, but the only thing I saw from there was lots of plains to the horizon and our cooling tower units. Besides OKC airport of course.

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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #171 on: May 22, 2018, 08:14:30 AM »
And I got both my eyes on this Sucker. Screw with MY Memorial Day will you?  :knuppel2:
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #172 on: May 22, 2018, 08:30:40 AM »
If we going to get bad weather news all of the time, then we need a hawter looking weather woman.  Mirth just doesn't cut it. 
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #173 on: May 22, 2018, 08:33:03 AM »
TOTALLY agree! Though.... he is a little cute.  :peace:
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #174 on: May 22, 2018, 08:40:08 AM »
If we going to get bad weather news all of the time, then we need a hawter looking weather woman.  Mirth just doesn't cut it.



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« Reply #175 on: May 22, 2018, 08:47:43 AM »
TOTALLY agree! Though.... he is a little cute.  :peace:

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« Reply #176 on: May 22, 2018, 08:59:54 AM »
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #177 on: May 22, 2018, 11:44:18 AM »
I'd push her clicker for her anytime.  ^-^
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Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
« Reply #178 on: May 24, 2018, 10:31:00 AM »
Typical weather here. A teaser of an warmer than normal early Spring, followed by 4 weeks a winter, then BAM! Full on Summer like weather
24-27 degrees Celsius.
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