It’s all about timing.

Water truck story.

I never wanted a water truck until last year.

Out of all the other things on my wish list, that truck was at the bottom.

Mostly because of my small minded thinking. I don’t know how I can have the biggest visions and goals but at the same time think so tiny.

My reasoning was— we have free water, coming from a free pipe on site, that we could use for free. Did I mention that it was free?

Well not exactly, because nothing is free. Fire hoses cost $200 a pop and they are always breaking. Labor to drag the hoses around to spray the water is super expensive. On top of that, the time it takes to mix water into dry material with a hose takes forever…

As I type this I’m shaking my head thinking how stupid it was to not have a water truck all these years.

Anyway, one day as I was being stubborn and super cheap, I thought, “I’ll just turn my beat up tandem into a water truck”.

When has converting something old and beat up into a new functioning tool ever worked out for me? Never, ever. No matter what it was, I always ended up paying twice as much in the end, taking 10 times as long to build it, and it usually doesn’t work quite the way it’s supposed to.

Then I got a text. ‘06 Peterbuilt, (pre DPF) in immaculate condition, on the Big Island.

before photo of truck, truth ecavation blog

I instantly wanted it. The perfect fit.

Just one problem. It wasn’t really for sale… and I didn’t have the money to buy it.

Turns out that the guy “selling” it was on the fence. The truck wasn’t listed, and it was an integral part of his business. Getting rid of it would mean closing up shop.

But I had a sale price.

The deal was that I needed to sell my Sany excavator to help pay for the truck. Which took me about 4 months, and seemed like forever.

I thought my chance would be lost for sure. If I couldn’t get that Pete, I wasn’t gonna get anything.

Unknowingly to me, the time it took to get the money worked in my favor. Due to some life drama, the seller started leaning toward actually selling.

If I had the money when we first started talking, I don’t think he would of sold it and this deal might not of happened.

God’s timing is always perfect.

#staytrue

Before & After The Branded Paint Job

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It’s all about timing.

Water truck story.

I never wanted a water truck until last year.

Out of all the other things on my wish list, that truck was at the bottom.

Mostly because of my small minded thinking. I don’t know how I can have the biggest visions and goals but at the same time think so tiny.

My reasoning was— we have free water, coming from a free pipe on site, that we could use for free. Did I mention that it was free?

Well not exactly, because nothing is free. Fire hoses cost $200 a pop and they are always breaking. Labor to drag the hoses around to spray the water is super expensive. On top of that, the time it takes to mix water into dry material with a hose takes forever…

As I type this I’m shaking my head thinking how stupid it was to not have a water truck all these years.

Anyway, one day as I was being stubborn and super cheap, I thought, “I’ll just turn my beat up tandem into a water truck”.

When has converting something old and beat up into a new functioning tool ever worked out for me? Never, ever. No matter what it was, I always ended up paying twice as much in the end, taking 10 times as long to build it, and it usually doesn’t work quite the way it’s supposed to.

Then I got a text. ‘06 Peterbuilt, (pre DPF) in immaculate condition, on the Big Island.

before photo of truck, truth ecavation blog

I instantly wanted it. The perfect fit.

Just one problem. It wasn’t really for sale… and I didn’t have the money to buy it.

Turns out that the guy “selling” it was on the fence. The truck wasn’t listed, and it was an integral part of his business. Getting rid of it would mean closing up shop.

But I had a sale price.

The deal was that I needed to sell my Sany excavator to help pay for the truck. Which took me about 4 months, and seemed like forever.

I thought my chance would be lost for sure. If I couldn’t get that Pete, I wasn’t gonna get anything.

Unknowingly to me, the time it took to get the money worked in my favor. Due to some life drama, the seller started leaning toward actually selling.

If I had the money when we first started talking, I don’t think he would of sold it and this deal might not of happened.

God’s timing is always perfect.

#staytrue

Before & After The Branded Paint Job

before photo of truck, truth ecavation blogtruth excavation work truck | excavation company on maui, hawaii

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6 Comments

  1. kimo clark January 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I have to say that I’m my favorite writer of all time!

    • Caleb Towers January 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      😂😂😂

  2. Caleb Towers January 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Great blog! Kimo is a genius

  3. kimo clark January 2, 2023 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This blog was even better the second time I read it! I’m amazing!

  4. Gordo January 3, 2023 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    My favorite part of your blog is all the comments you keep commenting on your own blog. #Staytrue

    • kimo clark January 3, 2023 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      I agree. The only reason I started a blog was to comment on my own blog. My new company is called Truth Commentation

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About Kimo Clark

I’m a Jesus loving Christian, husband, father of 3, business owner and life loving adventurer. Born and raised on the island of Maui, I share the ups and downs of my life and the many lessons I’ve learned through trial and error. 🤙🏼

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6 Comments

  1. kimo clark January 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    I have to say that I’m my favorite writer of all time!

    • Caleb Towers January 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm - Reply

      😂😂😂

  2. Caleb Towers January 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    Great blog! Kimo is a genius

  3. kimo clark January 2, 2023 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This blog was even better the second time I read it! I’m amazing!

  4. Gordo January 3, 2023 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    My favorite part of your blog is all the comments you keep commenting on your own blog. #Staytrue

    • kimo clark January 3, 2023 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      I agree. The only reason I started a blog was to comment on my own blog. My new company is called Truth Commentation

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