You Whipper Snappers, Is that a Tear in your Eye, and Show Some LOVE…..
WELL Arizonian’s….…. We did it!!! We made it thru another scorcher / Monsoon season… Quite the summer wasn’t it?? Pretty freakin hot!!! First summer I seen it break 120, but at least this year, I did get to see it! I experienced it!! I LIVED THRU IT!!!! GLOBAL WARMING!!! Yeah…. Tell that to John Coleman LOL…. What’s funny is, we haven’t hit over 120 since I moved here in 92…. Last 120+ day AZ has seen was in 1990! That was 27 years ago if I’m doing my math correctly… If “Global Warming” is really happening, shouldn’t we have hit 120 every year since??? Who’s nuts??? AND…, who’s feeding us a line of baloney?? Anyway’s, back to my story… When I’m 80, I’ll now have a story to tell them green ears… Them whipper snappers… Them youg’ns, as we sit around a table and I talk smack to them … “You remember that summer of 2017?? Hell no you don’t! You were in diapers and in the A/C kid… Whooooo BOY….. That was a hot one!! You sissy’s complain way too much today…. You have NO IDEA how good you got it”… Sound familiar anyone LOL… Of course it does as they tell you all about it, and hopefully I do at that point in my life, sit in the in A/C all day …. I’m sure one of those little smartasses will pipe up especially if they’re my blood , was that the year of “ROCKET MAN”???? Come here you little SOB, and Dammitt, stand for your flag you little disrespectful prick… Welcome to October everyone….. Paradise is around the corner FINALLY! Justin here at Imperial….
This month I’m going to do something a little different FYI… You know I always chime in about politics at the end, and I kind of just did.... BUT….., I’m flat ass getting tired of hearing all the negativity that surrounds it, and our President… It just continues, and continues…. You?? Now they’re using an American Icon sport to showcase it! I’m not even going to say the name right now, and I love that damn sport… Or did… Ahhh, don’t even get me started yet… I’ll chime in a little at the end like I normally do, but you got to stay with me… This month, I want to talk about something a little different… Something positive! Something that’s going to make you smile reading my article, and in return, make me chuckle while I’m writing it… Maybe even reminisce…. An experience you just went thru, or maybe one to come… How about an achievement you just knocked out of the ball park! Or….. Just a good Ole memory! WHY??? Because we live in the greatest Country in this world, people are on eggshells right now… HEY…!!!! Get excited… Be Happy! It’s finally gonna cool off…. Get them morals up!!! LASTLY and reason I’m changing it up…. I just want to SMILE!!! Hear something POSITIVE!! “YOU” need to SMILE!!! WE ALL NEED TO SMILE!!!! Then……. Get back to just living, loving, being that neighbor we should be, going out of your way to help someone, be a friend, and hopefully this damn negativity will get tired, then go away! I’ll start….
My oldest son “Coltin”, well his first day here @ Imperial was September 22, 2017! As a Dad who is third generation to run Imperial, that was quite the day for me… Not gonna lie…. I honestly didn’t think it would hit me like that.. But it did!! Probably same feeling my Dad had when I walked thru them doors here, and his Dad when he did… You got something in your eye sissy.. Why are they watering up?… I was 23 years old when Coltin came into this world… Hell yes I was scared… Scared TO death! I was even one of those guys out there trying to set the Rodeo world on fire riding them damn bulls… You know, COWBOY…. INDESTRUCTIBLE….. TOUGH SOB… GO SPIT…. Then I held him for the very first time in my arms, and melted… I remember it like yesterday! There’s nothing in this world that tops that feeling looking down at this new being who you created, and them looking back up at you screamin, put me back, PUT ME BACK LOL…. No seriously, that feeling of….. He’s mine…. My own blood…. A little Lego… Well that’s all I could see at that moment as he walked back to that shop… Damn tear fell again… Now, Imperial may not be where he ends up in life and at times, I hope he doesn’t, but that right there will forever be in his Dad’s memory bank…. That is my life…. That’s why I do it!!!! Him, and 3 other Lego’s which I hope I get to experience that feeling all over again with…. Good stuff…
Speaking of first times.. Bryant, our Production Manager who’s been upgraded to Field Superintendent, well he just had his first little guy in September… That sounded pretty cool didn’t it… Field Superintendent… Let me rephrase that!! “Imperial’s” Field Superintendent…. Head guy taking all the blame, doing most of the work, training all the new monkeys … Yes I’m kidding… Got a pretty good crew, and he does an awesome job running Imperial’s projects… If you follow us on Facebook @ Imperial Enterprise Inc, we just had a huge monolithic pour in the month of September on a Saturday… Monolithic if you don’t know what that means is, we pour the pad (this one was 80’x80), all the footings (which were huge because of the 80’ clear span), and turndowns (18” versus normal 8”), all in one pour… Yeah…. Lots of mud!!! This is the one we nicked named “The Monster Pad”… It’s also 4’ above grade on one side, and 6’ on the other due to flood plain… Yeah…. We had to get a small army to pour including a boom pump truck, trial machines, 9 guys and the legendary “Big Steve”… Yep, same “Big Steve” who poured out a lot of Imperial’s customers projects back in the day… Well guess what?? Bryant had an appointment with Cass (his lady) because little Wesley could be possibly breached…. Same afternoon… If Docs didn’t like what they seen, it was C-Section time…. Yeah…. Bryant elected (after Cass told him to get his ass out there and work LOL ), wanted to oversee this pour… No seriously… I’m only telling you this to let you know the kind of guy Bryant is, and person Cass is… Employees with old school family values, knowing their baby could possible come same afternoon, and he did! As a business owner, well you know…. Impossible to find! Let’s give their new little boy Wesley a warm welcome to this world…. Wesley’s first words are going to be, “GET OFF YOUR KNEES NFL”… OOPS… My bad….
Another employee of Imperial “Will”, his little boy turned over a number in September! This little guy has a smile you can see for miles…. Just a happy little guy…. He had a rough go the start of his life though… He had open heart surgery which I’m sure scared the shit out of Will, and his mother Katelynn… I could only imagine… Well he turned 1 in September!!! I love hearing stories of little guys staring down the devil in the eye, kicking some ass, and then winning… He’s gonna be one tough sucker when he gets older! Just wanted to wish Will and Katelyn a congratulations on that milestone, and Happy Birthday to him…..
Alright, let talk about Imperial’s “Trailer Service Side”… Hell yes we’re busy… We’re always busy… Still only 2 day turn around though, so get them in here… But I’m not gonna tell you about that this month! I want to point out a guy who tears up his elbows and hands 5 days a week, sometimes 6, to get our customers serviced wheeling around this dirt yard in a wheelchair…. He’s even starting to post his own posts on Imperial Trailer Sales and Livestock Supply Inc Facebook page, which is a God send in itself… If you know Beau, you know what I’m talking about LOL… That and poor Jaime trying to show him how to do it… That’s his wife… GOD BLESS YOU JAIME LOL… No, he’s come along way for a guy who knew nothing about trailer service, to running the shop primarily on his own… Reason I hired him… I knew he could do it, and that chair wasn’t gonna be an excuse, but a challenge… If you been in here, you know Beau… He’s the one I did a little skit video on our Facebook page, just to show what I get to see every morning, walking into Imperial… Good stuff LOL… If you don’t know Beau, get on there and watch it, or get in here and meet him… Got to have a little fun at work, or why do it right?…. He’s also got Steve and George who are some of the best hands we could ask for… Reason we tackle those jobs nobody else will look at…
Alright…. You ready??? Ready for “Politics by a Dumb Cowboy”…. Me neither.... Not this month! As I said, I’m tired of all the negative…. We all need to find some positive in our lives every once in a while… I’m choosing to keep this smile that I have on my face right now… The one I got talking about my employees, their kids, my oldest son’s first days @ Imperial, and his birth… POSITIVE THINGS! Be positive people… Don’t let the hate win!!!! The only way to get away from the hate, the darkside, and depression…. SEPARATE FROM IT ALL TOGETHER for a bit! Surround yourself with laughter, good people, family, and ones you love…. This division will stop… Trust me… We live in the greatest Nation on the planet… People risk their lives every day to get in here… REMEMBER THAT…. We just all need to come together!!! STAND TOGETHER!!! Show some love and not blame one man! He didn’t do this… Help a stranger…. Be that neighbor…. Be that friend….. Help the ones affected by the hurricanes…. Do good! This too will come to a head and pop! Just like a spoiled child not getting their way which is basically what we’re seeing… Eventually if you ignore it long enough, and get away, it stops…. As always, thanks for reading! #Keepgoing #Bepositive #Showsomedamnlove #Hugyourkids #Standupforourflag #Standtogether #Trump