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Hahaha. that's that's what we're looking for. You're not gonna be in the video. No, the stalkers will find you. You're not gonna be in the video. So I uh I think I've come up with the lighting solution for the shop Home Depot had some of these. We're gonna go outside and test them out in the dead of the night. We'll find out if 5 000 lumens is going to be enough here. You ready? All right? Here we go. This might be tomorrow's project. Maybe not. Hang on Light Powering on? Where's the switch? Hang on guys. Bear with me here. We're trying to get through this. I've only got three hands powering on. Oh my. God yeah, surface of the Sun achieved. This thing's hardcore. Okay I can't see anything I'm done light powering down. Yeah, that's that's a later project. Let's go back inside. the mosquitoes are eating me. Get me out of here. Hello everybody. Good day to you! Welcome back! Uh today is like a it's a hurricane school day. There is no uh there's no school. So I got the youngins with me. They're in the back seat. say hi guys crickets. Hey well take my word for it. there's two of them back there. Uh, anyway, we're we're going to the shop because I I Made a trip to Office Max on the way home yesterday after the blue silvery Rado breakdot video. Oh by the way you guys uh, you guys really see me eat that one up I'm gonna do more videos of actually working on cars as soon as I can get around and getting more cars in the shop. Uh, but anyway. I Digress: I Made a trip to Office Depot and I got a phone and some organizers and there's a computer right there. Uh, that actually did not come from Office Office Depot I got that from Costco I Brought some more flashing lights and battery chargers and supplies and things of that nature. There's a filing cabinet in the back of the truck. so I'm still I'm still putting the shop together. Oh yeah, baby, forever. about an hour. So anyway, like I said yesterday in the the Silverado Brake Chat video, I'm not officially open for business right now, even though I am kind of taking in a couple cars here and there. Um, my plan is to uh, roll out a website. um, probably mid-December or early December And in that website, it will contain some contact information to an email address and uh, that is where you and I will contact each other to schedule appointments, to have your vehicle serviced and or featured on a video by Yours Truly Now there are a few reasons I'm going to do it that way. Number one: my shop is in a private industrial complex. meaning it's all fenced in and it's not exactly in the greatest neighborhood in town. It's not terrible, but it's not a really. It's not really an environment conducive to having the water to having a lot of folks there at one time. So I'm I want to operate kind of privately on an appointment only basis for the time being until I can expand into a larger facility. hint foreshadowing And the reason that I'm going to have to do it that way is I'm already inundated with so many emails and messages that are either related to getting work done or related to something else and I just cannot keep up with all of them. So I'm going to have a wife unit assistant Monitor and schedule appointments out of this new email address only. and I'm gonna have to do it that way because my, uh, my regular email address for the YouTube channel is just inundated with repair requests and random questions and people trying to sponsor the channel or get me to sell stuff for them. and none of which I can keep up with I just can't I just don't have that kind of Manpower in my life to to keep up with all that stuff. So the new email address like I said will be strictly used for scheduling appointments drop offs. We really need to have drop-offs. A lot of this stuff and a lot of the things the viewers want. It's not a quick in and out kind of deal and addition. really. I don't exactly have a lot of space to comfortably accommodate I guess it's tolerable for a little while. I do have something of an office, but I don't have much seating just yet I don't have a couch I don't have a waiting area so if we can arrange in the future some kind of a drop-off situation or you deliver your vehicle and then I can get you a ride home or you can Uber home or or we can even have the thing towed. There's a lot of ways we can do this to get your cars into my shop, but again, this will be discussed after we make initial contact via our email and then we can get some phone numbers. I'm also getting a phone set up at the shop I don't know about The Doodly Do's just yet? Um, because you guys will just call me all day and it won't stop ringing. So I'm trying to figure out how to how to appease everyone here. I Do need to get a phone? I am going to get a phone. It may end up being just an additional cell phone line that's on silent all the time I Don't know. But once we establish communication via email and we're now on a customer slash provider basis, then I'll exchange the phone numbers with everybody and then we'll be on a business phone versus your personal phone type of relationship. I'm kind of rambling. Um, but I think you guys know what I'm talking about here I think and if you don't uh just uh yeah, you too. But if you don't know, then just comment below in the comment section and maybe we all can collectively clarify what's gonna happen because I you know, like I said before I have no idea what I'm doing uh I Just know that I'm doing it and that's just how it's going to be. So I I'm working with you. You're working with me. We're all going to get through this together. Isn't it wasn't that huge. What Is that? A big tree? Are they falling over? Because the new hurricane? Probably. This isn't much of a hurricane. It was really, really windy this morning. Um, it seems to have died down right now. I Haven't looked at the weather map for a while, but yeah, this is pretty much it. I think it's a non-hurricane I Understand that the thing went a little bit farther north and uh, did not exactly hit my area, but we we are getting a bunch of rain around here, which is it's whatever. Okie dokes we have returned to the shop. trucks backed in. hello, truck's backed in powering down. Let's uh, let's open up and unload some of these goodies right here. You wanna say hi? You want to say hi she said. nope I know I didn't All right back in the office I have uh, rearranged a few things in here. uh I Got a filing cabinet yesterday. We're gonna need that and move the desk over here carpets over here chair is going to go here so we've got a kind of an entryway coming in now and then. I can put I think I'll put like a couch or something back here and maybe a TV because I know there's going to be guests here hanging out. kind of waiting because drop-offs are not. uh, not going to work for everyone. but uh still. it's going to be the primary way to do this because as you can see, this office is kind of tinyish and it's not really an environment for for loads of loads of people to be inside of. but uh, we'll see. it's we're working on it. It's it's evolving. it's we're getting places. Got a new air conditioner? That was a tip. actually that was a gift from a friend rather than a tit. That's a gift. but yeah, we got a new air conditioner. That way this thing can go away and then get rid of this foam nasty stuff. when I put that new one in I think I'll put some trim around it that way it looks nice and pretty. Um, eventually. I'd like to paint this place, but we'll see how it all comes together first and then I can do the uh, the Cosmetic stuff. don't need this here anymore. Harbor Freight Hi guys, Whoa. kids falling down you guys okay I saw you push him. Whoa. They're throwing bows now. they're fighting Easy easy, no drop kicks. Stop it. Seriously, no fighting in here. I'll kick your butt. You too, young man. I Mean it. Yeah. more stuff to unload. I Brought my battery charger. Now you guys can stop scolding me for coming to work without. uh, battery chargers? How about that? Yay! We're definitely gonna have to do something about. uh, that leak in the ceiling up there. It's it's like right around there somewhere I think that's it because I came in today a little bit of water. uh, nothing huge but I dislike it. Yeah, you can see it's dripping off the shelves. It's been happening for a while I'll probably go up there with like a gallon of Flex Seal and just Flex Seal it. However, that's not the uh, the motivator of the day today. I Just want to put the office computer in there and unpack the goodies. Maybe set up some of the organization stuff. I've got some wall bins right here. a desk organizer. um, another organizer thing. My wife likes these. so yeah. I've got office work to do today. That's uh, that's what's on the agenda. So let's see what we've got. Come here. I'm hoping that this fits inside of the drawer. It's supposed to be. Yeah honey, what do you touch a gun thing? There's no gun thing in here. It's not gonna fit. Let's go. let's go see this gun thing. What is it? Oh that? That's that's okay. Yeah, it's not even a real gun. This is the assault blow gun. It's for blowing air I Seriously, you don't like it? Why? Because it's cooler than your gun? Yeah, he could. It doesn't shoot. Yeah, you guys can touch that that it doesn't shoot. It doesn't shoot. However, you know better than to touch a gun or something that looks like a gun. young man, You're supposed to ask, right? Yeah, you didn't ask. Okay, back to the task at hand. Does this organizer fit inside of this drawer and the survey says I don't think that it does. It was Ultra a low profile so they said it does not fit. Um I'll figure that out later, right? So computers in here that's on the desk got a calculator. what else I get I got staples I gotta pinch my kid or not Staples Uh, paper clips, paper clips and paper clips. and then I got big paper clips those are good for timing belts and uh, some money pens to make sure cash is actually cash. If our society still uses cash these days. and on that note, we have a cash box, this is supposed to be ultra low profile. also I wonder if that fits in here? Probably not. Um, you can go in there I'll figure it out, no worries. What is this? Oh, Work orders I Got work orders I Don't have a POS system yet. that's point of sale in the computer. I Have not decided on what system I'm going to use so in the meantime I got just some generic paperwork orders and these will work for documentation purposes and itemizing bills and whatnot. so we're organizing. Definitely getting organized and I got a phone. I got a phone that can support up to four phone lines and it has hold music that way if you guys call me to bother me all day I'll make you listen to generic Motorola supplied uh what you call elevator music. Yeah, it's got a landline phone and then there's a cordless that goes with it that way. I can have a phone line I got there and one in here so that's going to be cool. Yeah, we're thinking long term that's gonna go around here somewhere. then I can put my Pen's in there. No, that was fall too deep right here. Yes, hands can go. What do you guys think right here I like it. Gravity pen gravity here. Do you want to help put all the pins inside of there on that one and that one and that one. Okay, put them in. get all those pens. I'll be right back. I Already unpacked the computer stuff because I set it up last night but we've got uh got the keyboard in the mouse. Uh no, they're not wireless because I cheaped out I got the the computer with the wired stuff. This thing can live there. We go. Perfect. You can live right? All right? That's probably enough of me unpacking stuff for now. Um I do need to fix something this video because this is raised repairs after all. and I think I will choose to fix this uh child slash uh electrical fire hazard that's hanging out over here. this receptacle. It's live that's live right there and that's a live neutral on that side right there. Uh, trouble is, it's just kind of kind of dangling everywhere. So I'm gonna put this back. I don't have any screws for that, but I do have a sacrificial light switch that has some screws. so I'm just going to steal these screws to put them in that receptacles to mount that thing flush so it doesn't electrocute myself for my kids or or anybody else or burn the place down for that matter because all of those would be bad. So uh, let's let's do that right now. Could go Fairly easily. We're just gonna steal these screws out of here. I'm no electrician I'm learning three. you can't use those screws. Okay now I did say this was live so um boo I See you here. Watch out I Don't want to shock you guys because I won't I won't get shocked I'm living dangerously as always I'll be okay. Remember when you got electrocuted that one time? Two times you got electrocuted two times I didn't know about the second time. How'd you do that? Oh were you not wearing shoes? Oh I See uh I can't find the hole. Oh there it is. Foreign cover for this later. I Don't have one right now. but yeah, there we go. fixed it. So that's a that's one problem solved. Um, what? These ones I need to? Uh, the Oh You mean the big hole right there? No nothing. You mean that one. and that one. Yeah, um. nothing goes in those. There is one that goes inside of here. that's for the cover that goes on top. But I don't have that cover right now so we have to get it from. Home Depot On the way home, you know your favorite store, there's nothing. Are you excited? I'm excited I like to go to Mexico The only reason I like to go to: Home Depot Since this was sacrificial, it's gone and I think in the meantime I will just plug this thing in. Yeah, that's gonna go right in there. Plug that in there now it's kind of covered. Yeah, much more better. I Like it. Hey, it's working powering on. Let's try a printer next. Let's power that on. I Ran an extension cord from over there to back around over here to this power block and then I can hook the desk and the computer and the printer to this guy and get power off of that newly fixed circuit over there. Yeah, wow, this almost looks like I know what I'm doing. That's not the right time. What is this? All right guys, it's it's getting late in the day. um I was gonna squeeze the truck into the shop and do a little bit of work on it today, but I got the youngins with me and uh, they need sustenance and they're ready to go. So I I think I'm gonna do like one more quick walk through um and then and we're gonna get out of here. So like I said I apologize I Wanted to get some car action done today, but it looks like today's not the day. it's it's more just setting up action. But uh, this is what I've got so far. We got the the Shelf in the office. we got the desk, got the computer, got the phone. yeah, I got a phone so we'll see what kind of ringer it makes and then maybe I'll even put on a loudspeaker out there. Yeah, you guys are. you're killing me for that. So I might do it I might not. Um, we have a printer, copier scanner Factor device thing I have no idea how to use this, but that's why I'm married. um got the little Doodly Doo spinning organizer thing tape is some shelves I don't know what's going on those yet, but uh, they're there. I got this shelf installed I Originally bought this for out in the shop, but now it's going to house the coffee machine and in my fridge. And my coffee. Yes, that's a shower in there. Probably never going to use that because I don't want to shower here, but I wish it was a bathroom, but it's not. Maybe I'll remodel it? Um yeah, that's uh. that's where we're at so far. so it's it's coming along, we're we're still getting there one day at a time. shops about the same is what it was when we saw it the other day. I did put a new light and turn it off. so I don't blind you guys I did put a new light. let's try that again. Yeah, there's a new more brighter or light inside of the storage room right here, so that's pretty cool now. I can see clearly Yeah. I got a thing for lights I did put new light bulbs in the chandelier in the commode. Um, this is a whole nother disaster to be dealt with later on. Gross and uh yeah, we're where it's coming along. Um I still need more overhead lights because there's so many dark spots in the building. like look at this huge Shadow line right here. Well this happens to be where all my tool drawers are. so when I go to get into my boxes I can't see what's in there. Yesterday when I was doing that brake job I was in here with a flashlight trying to find tools. not very efficient. I did bring the rest of my my plug-in drop lights and stuff I've got to set up kind of a charging system on that. figure out how to charge all the flashing lights. um like I said earlier I brought the charger for my impact so that's now here Milwaukee Chargers here Snap-on Chargers here I'm gonna move the speaker probably on top of that shelf or something because I don't need real access to this. it just needs to be there to make sound for me and you for us. and uh, unfortunately I have found some roof leaks that one needs to be fixed and especially this one over here. This one's kind of wild and that's coming from up top like right through the roof panels. I Did find out that these eight foot shop lights in here are powered so if I can get a hold of some light bulbs then I'll have at least some lighting here and then some lighting over here in that area so we're it's coming together anyway. we're packing this show up I'm getting out of here I need to feed the youngins. they're getting kind of starving so uh, that being said, um thank you guys for watching this video and as always I hope you enjoyed this video. If you did, let me know about that by tapping that like button down below and dropping me a comment or two while you're down there and I will see you guys on the next one powering down. Phew No more lights! Uh oh, that one. that one's still on the little pull string. Gotta work on that. See you guys later! Thanks for watching! Have a great day. end of shop transmission.

97 thoughts on “Lets get it together! office complete!”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jordan says:

    Even though you have been made redundant or fired (whatever is more appropriate), you haven’t been sitting around at home doing nothing. I like how you are turning this into an opportunity to better yourself. Your first garage even if it is only for a few years is coming along well.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Susan Chastain says:

    Loved the stalker comment to your youngun and the excavator footage. It's great to see that the shop and office are coming together quite nicely. 😂👍

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RC Cola says:

    I feel like a parrot sitting on your shoulder…are you a pirate?

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars says:

    was wondering if you'd ever do a Q&A and if so, Where did you go to learn what knowledge you have. Like did you go to college or grew up just around it. Or kinda just started working at a shop and picked up things as you go?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan says:

    Given that I came to this channel purely by a random off-topic youtube recomendation when I was tired, I'm now very invested in your shop succeeding Ray. Great work getting the place setup so far.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J. says:

    For safety, I always wrap electrical tape around every receptacle before it gets screwed into the box. Keeps accidental bumps to you and live wires from spitzen' sparkin'.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Creek Bottom Trading Co. says:

    Ray since you will end up getting internet get a magic jack phone line. We have been using it for over 12 years and they work great. They are inexpensive and will give you a phone number you can easily take with you when you get a bigger space!!

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Westbrook says:

    You need to setup one area for all your charging station

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars livingdeadbtu says:

    Another tip… get an 11 in 1 screwdriver. They have all the tips for electrical, especially the square Robertson tips in the sizes on the screw lugs of outlets and switches and the smaller square Robertson on those little screws. Makes life SOOOO much easier than trying to use a Phillips on them! Available in the electrical tools section of big box stores.
    A plus…. the 11 in 1 tips or the whole screwdriver assembly fits in a drill…thus saving your wrist.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars livingdeadbtu says:

    Electrician tip. When doing a live thingamajig wear gloves. Like rubber/cloth garden gloves -10 pair for 10 bucks. At the box store in gardening… or you can pay 6 bucks for one pair of the same gloves in tools… thats how they getcha! Save those screws anytime you change out a thing! If you're nervous about a tight box, wrap electrical tape over the electrical screws… or do like I do… don't, that's why God invented breakers!
    A good tool is the breaker finder at Harbor Freight… 20 bucks… worth it. Plug into the outlet/circuit with the little transmitter dongle and scan the breakers with the probe. You can get the same thing at HD for 40 if you are not cheap like me…. says Kline on it even though it's EXACTLY the same tool. Makes it worth more!
    Not a ree, just tips…

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nick Lanier says:

    Dad:"Wanna say Hi? Wanna say Hi? … She said nope."
    Daughter Unit: "Hey … no I didn't."

    Under 4 is such a great age.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Teddy in Japan says:

    You better keep the DOO DEE DOO ringtone for when the phone goes off

    I live for that sound

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael says:

    We are excited for you Ray, and we are miles away. Greetings from Australia

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TEAC Fan says:

    Wow, the sun rises fast in Florida! Plenty of mega lumens with that light!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 196slayer says:

    You uhhhh gonna get a security system there?????

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Leonard Altig says:

    I would suggest a UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) due to the existence of power outages when the wind Really blows.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rudolph Gutierrez says:

    Burglar alarm service.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars livingdeadbtu says:

    We went with Wix… I like it
    A friend of mine went with shopify.. he likes it
    Now square is in the mix.
    Best thing is to read comparison reviews and determine what features you need and look at who is a best fit

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CatTrim says:

    Hey Ray, you should get some merch going so that we can get the doodalee dooos on a shirt

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Rich says:

    Reeeeee…. Tape dispenser is backwards on desk. (Just in case you were lonely for some "Reeeeees").

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars R Rich says:

    Dunno if they are aligned properly, but just wonder if you could put a small sliding door between office shower and bathroom to give office access to head, and shop access to shower for emergencies, (like others have said). You can take out shower pan, keep the drain in the floor and put in one of those large safety shower heads with a chain pull.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RepoDraghon says:

    If you end up moving the lifts, I recommend you swap them too as it'll be easier to pull heavy vehicles in straight.

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rudolph Gutierrez says:

    Get a professional answering service that can get any information you want from callers.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Elian Barajas says:

    Upgrade to a laser jet printer.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ravi Patel says:

    I think getting a Google Voice number and sending it straight to voicemail would work great for you. That way you don't have to worry about trolls and can even screen voicemails from transcriptions.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Scanlan says:

    Buy good quality protected power blocks. Even a lightning hit a couple miles away can fry your computer. Back up your financial data every day to some sort of disconnected storage. It sucks when all your records and their backup gets toasted by the power grid

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RepoDraghon says:

    Lol seatbelt light…

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tthutch says:

    Just a thought. Your new AC will cool that room more efficiently if you install it where you have your flag hanging now. You can use the space where the original AC is to install a window for additional natural lighting.
    Good luck with the new business my friend.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CiscoWes says:

    I had an idea for the "Doo-dee-dooo"… just set up a Arduino or something and have it randomly play the "doo-dee-doo" while you're working. You could set up the minimum interval so it doesn't go off too quickly.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Green River says:

    Great to see the progress, Ray. I've got this feeling, that you may be looking for a bigger shop in the not-too-distant future.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Orion’s Child717 says:

    I admire your internal fortitude. 👍

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daddyoh says:

    Isn't that so awesome Ray? You are so well known and trusted, you already have Clientele just waiting and working with you to be serviced. That is GREAT, God is guiding your journey. God bless your business and family Ray.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Fondaw says:

    Might want to keep the shower. You never know if/when you'll get some caustic stuff in your eyes/skin that needs to be flushed out/off. I'd say keep it for safety just in case shit happens.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kuualoha Kamaaina says:

    Blessing to you on your new endeavor your gonna do well. Such a positive personality you have by watching your video😊

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DarkSide says:

    I think it would be cool to make the DOODLIDOO the sound of a Subscription Notification that plays in the shop.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ALL about GAMING says:

    um no! Stalkers need to just leave you and your family alone! You seem like an amazing guy Ray and I am glad to see your armed and protected!!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank Baber says:

    It great your including your kids in the adventure ,they well real remember the rest of there life.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sean Powers says:

    I think the computer comes with a calculator. Lol

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Holt Johnson says:

    Trust me when I tell you throw them 8 ft fluorescent lights out and get the big LED shop lights oh so worth it

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars GrayWolf says:

    White keyboard and mouse in a shop. Gonna get dirty fast.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Gina's Speedy Pit Stop says:

    Good for you, now you'll be able to run things the way you want. May I suggest to make sure your email address will not be readable by the web bots, otherwise you'll be inundated with junk before you know it. Even with web forms you need to be careful, as the bots are good at looking into source code. But you can do it. It's feasible. I'm not a robot. Good luck!!

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Rioux says:

    You should lease your personal tools to your business.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter G says:


  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Lukins says:

    Receptacle or "Child Endangerment Tool"?