The first of several jobs totalling $50k was completed today...
I was told a month ago that I was the front-runner to clean the ducts in several schools in a certain district. The small ones that need to be done this year totaled about $10k, and the ones that need to be done next summer total $40k.
Well, they tested the waters, and apparently liked us! They liked the job so much, I was taken to the next school today as we wrapped up to give my 'final answer' re: price. I originally just gave them a ballpark range for each, and now must provide a formal proposal.
I think the donuts I bought for the custodians, the lunch I bought for the lead HVAC tech, and the muscles I lent to the main janitor (moving some furniture around) helped seal the deal. They all seemed to love us and let it be known.
I'm just excited and had to tell someone. These two jobs this month will be enough to max my roth for they year, add some cash to the reserves, and pay down a pesky credit card. I can't wait!