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Who Are You?
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I feel slacker than a rag doll because I haven't posted on this subject. Blush

Grab a beer or two, sit down & prepare to be bored.

Since the early '50's, I've been called Shorty.
BECAUSE I'm the youngest and shortest of five brothers.
I'm the only one under 6'2", standing 5'6+1/2" in my high heels.

I started in this game back in '71 in Perth, Western Australia, using an old 175 polisher & shampoo, one job was enough to tell me it was wrong.
I mainly did contract cleaning, you guys call it janitorial for several years.
I also had porties for a few years, but with no, zero, zilch education.
I was dumb & ignorant.

'76 saw me relocate to Weipa, Far North Queensland, about 3,000 miles northeast.
Here I managed Single Persons Quarters in a mining camp of roughly 800 rough guys and about 40 females.
It was also my job to keep the peace as well as the vinyl floors maintained an the camp mess hall, store and various offices, as well as oversee the running of the camp.
I had approx; 60 cleaners working for me + other ancillary staff.
I also trained others for the task of stripping & sealing.
I never saw the bosses from one month to the next.

'83 saw me up roots and move to Cairns, 500 miles down the track.
Again I started with janitorial with contracts with large airline companies and various clubs, Doctors surgeries and offices.
I could see a need for carpet & upholstery cleaning and started out again with some porties, where I also started cleaning island resorts.

Due to Berber Wool carpet in several First Class lounges that were always shrinking after steam cleaning (due in part to wrong installation), I got my first OP;
This was not the best made piece of equipment, but it did the job better than HWE (or CWE). Big Grin

Life was tough back then, living in the sticks with no internet, but I persevered and kept asking questions.
I finally found out about this mob called the Carpet Cleaners Association of Queensland, everything was done by telephone & snail mail.
My FIRST real intro to CARING FOR TEXTILES came in '86 when I did a course with 3M Scotchgard and became an authorized applicator.
Having met many members of the above group, I started getting serious and dumped the janitorial & went full time cc'ing;

Probably in mid '95, I got my first computer and started learning heaps more and annoying more people.

Then on Australia Day, 26 January 1996, I fell off my stationary Yamaha Virago 1100, fracturing my right tibia & crumbling my knee.
6 months in hospital with MRSA (Golden StaphWink & they wanted to amputate.
I spat the dummy, I still have my leg.
I would take bookings in hospital and relay them to a casual I had working for me.
The day I came out of hospital, he pulled the pin & I went back to work on crutches.
Also, the batteries laying dormant in my computer leaked, stuffing the whole machine.

I'd known about the Cimex machine for a long time, but it was "SHAMPOO" & I wasn't interested.
Then I read about this new product called encapsulation which piqued my interest.

October 2004 saw me on an aeroplane to Las Vegas where I tried the Cimex out.
Ordered one when I got home.
My life  was changed forever.

From then on, my truck mount (which I now no longer have), was used less and less, also my porties.

For now, it's just one Cimex, (sold the other recently), a Sprayborg and a few other bits and pieces, mainly all encap; or pad cap;

I'm downgrading and slowing down as I edge towards the ripe young age of 71 early next year.
I have restructured and made four businesses out of the original one.
I do intend to sell three.
I love this game & have no intention of stopping, just re-structuring before I get old, and start to travel more, making money as we travel.

Phew, time for a coldie.

I'm sorry  hatsoff   Angel
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