Friday, November 12, 2010
Foresthill Landscaping & Bisque
Twenty-two years ago I got my Landscape Contractor's license in California; can't believe it's been so long. I worked as a landscaper before that but decided I should become a licensed contractor. To assure my success I went back to college for a two year degree, nights and weekends, to get a Landscape Practices and Nursery (plants) Practices certificate. Since I already had a degree I only had to take horticulture, landscape, and design classes. Right before I took the test I went to a special intensive workshop. Thankfully I passed the test and I was officially a licensed Landscape Contractor in 1988.
Gary and I ran a landscaping business when we lived in Foresthill California for ten years. I did the landscape design and Gary ran the dump truck and tractor. We both did installation. Our company logo was a leaf and acorn of a black oak. The black oak is a native tree in the Sierra Nevada mountains where we lived. The T-shirt above is the last one we have, and the sketch of the leaf and acorn is my original sketch for our company logo. I came across these today and some clippings of the landscape articles I wrote for the local newspaper in Foresthill.
I've paid to keep my license on inactive status for some time now. My license expires in December this year and I won't be renewing it. A little sad, but the T-shirt, sketch, and newspaper clippings are happy memories of the past.
In other news, I finally got a bisque loaded and I'll call the electric company in the morning to see if they are going to turn off the electric, if they're not, I'm firing. I got the last of the shelves painted and, no matter what, I am setting them up today to see how they turned out. I guess that crow scolding (I mentioned in the last post) did me some good. Ha!