Wow, where has the time gone?! Here we are in Provo, Utah which has been our longest stay since we took Hector's Shop on Tour almost 4 yrs ago. At the end of this year, we will be leaving Provo, Utah where we have been working for Eric Gifford GCS at Riverside Country Club. It's always nice to work with a super that truly supports and understands what a tech goes through in the shop. I will miss this place. The whole crew is an awesome group of guys.
We went as Far East as Daufuskie Island, off of South Carolina to as far west in Carlsbad Beach, CA. There have been many places in between. My family and I experienced so much along the way. We built so many memories that our children will never forget. I've had the awesome pleasure of meeting so many awesome people in the Turf Industry that I pretty much now consider family.
How did we do this? Well, many of you hired us for tech training, shop renovation, at times when you did not have a technician, you hired us to help fill in the gap. I am so grateful to all who supported us in this way!
From the first-ever Extreme Shop Make Over to even producing 50 Hector's Shop Educational Videos for a Big (Orange) Box DIY store (wink wink). Man, what a ride it has been! Thank you all so much! SERIOUSLY!! THANK YOU!!!! Thank you TurfNet and Peter McCormick for putting Hector's Shop on TurfNet! This whole experience has been incredible and to be able to do this with my awesome supportive wife and our awesome children.
So, what's next for Hector's Shop? We are temporarily on the road again until we find a place to call home! The West is absolutely incredible, but you know my wife and I are from the East and we are looking forward to going back. We are wanting to buy property to build our dream log home. Nothing fancy, nothing "Big" just a little nice humble Log Home. It would be nice if it had a shop already there with some land. We are excited to finally start growing some roots and taking Hector's Shop to the next level!
Even after finding home, we will still be doing speaking engagements, educational seminars, tech training and hands on classes so contact me through this link for more info if you are interested in hiring Hector's Shop. Thank you again everyone for supporting Hector's Shop in so many ways!
What an exciting moment for us here at Hector's Shop, Our first Podcast just debut on TurfNet.
I had it all figured out, its going to be about this and that etc... then as I was editing this episode this whole thing took a turn. To make a long story short, I thought it would be awesome if I had my wife as the Co-Host. NOW, here is the tricky part, my wife is not one to put herself out there, it took a lot to get her to do this one episode with me. For those of you who know her personally KNOW WHAT I MEAN!
SO...I think it would be cool for these podcasts yes to be "shop talk" but also a family thing! How cool would it be to hear from other Techs BUT also to get their wives perspective on this.
My whole thing is to bring awareness to Work & Family Balance! How do we do that? Well, what better way than to give the wife a voice. Hence the term #WrenchWife a wife who has a Technician (Wrench) for a husband. What are your thoughts? We would like to hear both from the Wrench, and the wife and in some cases the wife is the Wrench and that is awesome! We love to hear from Hubbies who have a Wrench for a wife. Please comment below your thoughts!
OK now, here is where I also need your help!! I need yall to convince my wife this is a GOOD IDEA!! LOLOL Seriously lol Listen to the Podcast let us know what You think. Thank you all so much for your support!
Listen to podcast here
So today I was scrolling thru YouTube playing music when I came across Phil Driscoll - I exalt Thee. I remembered right away the first time I heard of this guy. Simply an amazing Trumpet player.
I was in a really really dark place in my life, We all have been there. The feeling that there is no way out. Like, this is it!
I was young early 20's and in a place that I thought you just can't get any lower than this, How did I end up here? Never EVER did I thought I would end up here. I remember when I first heard this song it took me away! AWAY from this darkness, away from this fear. I would just close my eyes and off I went.
Listening to this today just brought back a flood of emotions.
I know we all have been there. Some of us are going thru such a moment. At a time in my life when I thought there was no hope when all I saw was chaos when I thought this is it. This song would give me hope if not just for a moment.
For just one moment I felt free.
I share this because at that time this song brought me some kind of hope, some kind of relief some kind of escape from that dark place I was in.
If you told me at that time that one day I was going to have an
Amazing Wife and awesome children I would have thought You was crazy! But here I am laying on my bed typing this out, putting my weakness out there for all to see and maybe just MAYBE someone is out there in the same place I was in and just maybe they will hear this song and It will bring them a little hope. Just maybe they will see there is a light at the end of this tunnel.
I know this is not my "normal" post yall get from me, but I really thought I should share just a little of this. Trust me I don't just go sharing things like this. But, we as men think we have to BE STRONG!! And many of us "Look" strong from the outside. We look like we have it together! When deep down we are broken, we are crying out for help.
we all go thru these moments and at these moments we really have a hard time seeing clearly. There is hope, there is a purpose for your life, may not look like much right now things may look like its falling apart. And they may be...
BUT, It was in that Darkest Hour of my life that He had my attention.
If you love the Trumpet, google this guy absolutely one of the best player of all time!
Here is a little peek into the next episode of Hector's Shop Coming Soon!
"Remember to Keep Your Zerks Greased" we are always reminding you.