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December 9, 2010

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One of my favorite sayings is, "If it weren't for the last minute nothing would ever get done." I've done that dance enough times to have learned its frantic steps by heart. Often it's due to my own tendency towards procrastination, but this time it was more because of a very short deadline. Regardless of the reason, I needed a vinyl print made impossibly fast and was grateful to have been recommended to Waldo Vega of Ballard Outdoor. He came back to his shop after hours yesterday to print the job, but unfortunately my upload to his server failed. So then he drove by and picked up a disc and promised to do it first thing this morning. He called at 8 am to say it was ready so I got a Zipcar and zipped over. He then proceeded to "help" me mount it by doing it all himself as I watched and learned the unforgiving process. (He even offered to take this picture, bedhead and all.) Then I drove it over to Capitol Hill and delivered it with about a minute to spare. I know this isn't a very interesting story but I want to express my gratitude to Waldo for making the seemingly impossible happen with grace, efficiency, and at a price that was more than fair. I can't recommend him strongly enough.    
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