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grassman177
05-17-2010, 01:07 PM
i think most of us here are at least nuts about lawns. what is it that makes us work all day an d then come home and talk about it all night to strangers on the internet!?

sometimes i try to view myself thru others peoples eyes and i must look like a serious nerd.

how do you guys feel about your fanatisisms with lawns? i love it and i am loud and proud!!

zak406
05-17-2010, 02:50 PM
I get made fun of often, from my parents, brother, uncle ex. As for me i love it...

MikeKle
05-17-2010, 03:07 PM
I always try to learn new things on here, and I have over the years, this is where I first heard of my eric elm gate assist, saw pics of the different trimmer and blower racks. Great site. but many different opinions.

Robert Pruitt
05-17-2010, 03:38 PM
love gettin' the green,from cuttin' the green. i am asked how can you stand to be outside when it's 90 degrees and 90 percent humidity? i guess it's the same reason i have a sweatshirt on when it's 60 degrees outside.

Alan0354
05-17-2010, 04:10 PM
I am a small engine fanatic. Love to talk about hand held all day long.

Hey, there is another words for this............OCD!!!:laugh:

Glenn Lawn Care
05-17-2010, 04:52 PM
i just think of it as a learning experence. i have learned alot of the past 2 years. i enjoy being on here reading what people have to say.

Coastal Lawn Maintenance
05-17-2010, 05:25 PM
it all in the love of the grass and the smell of engines running all day

93Chevy
05-17-2010, 05:52 PM
I get made fun of a lot.

Nobody understands...

rcslawncare
05-17-2010, 05:56 PM
I get made fun of a lot.

Nobody understands...

2cd this, nothing makes the GF more mad than pointing out the stripes that look good as we go by!!!

93Chevy
05-17-2010, 05:57 PM
Thank God I don't have a girlfriend...I don't think it would last too long! haha

dwost
05-17-2010, 06:01 PM
I'm a certified train wreck and damn proud of it! I catch hell from everyone.......probably wouldn't be too bad if I actually cut commercially and was not just a homeowner! :D

KrayzKajun
05-17-2010, 06:03 PM
the wife yells at me all the time about being on here! she makes fun of me

LwnmwrMan22
05-17-2010, 06:50 PM
On two of my trucks I have "WE MOW" and "WE MOW2" on the license plates.

I guess I'm sold out to cutting grass.

The third one I've been meaning to put "WECUTIT" but I'm afraid everyone would drive by me with a disgusted look on their face.

My wife HATES the fact I'm always on the computer, but she doesn't hate the fact she gets to work part time and drive a new vehicle all the time.

JCPM
05-17-2010, 07:07 PM
I don't know why I'm a fanatic about landscaping and talking about it all the time. There isnt really any real money in it for 90% of us and we probably won't retire from just lawn cutting. I just love it for some reason.

My wife has always been interested in what I'm reading on here. She's actually read a few threads herself. I'm lucky in more ways than I can explain.

She also doesn't hate NOT having to work and driving a brand new vehicle even if its a minivan right now for the kids.
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Alan0354
05-17-2010, 07:08 PM
I'm a certified train wreck and damn proud of it! I catch hell from everyone.......probably wouldn't be too bad if I actually cut commercially and was not just a homeowner! :D

So the truth comes out, You are just like me, another fake LCO!!!!

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I'd be gunning for a ZTR if not because my lawn is only about two thousand sqft. and only take 10 minutes using a 21"!!!!

Zak's Pro. Lawn Care
05-17-2010, 07:13 PM
i love being my own boss, making own hours, having everything i own paid off, working out doors, making alot of money in a short period of time, turning a yard off long grass into a work of art with nice strips...i love it all and don't care what people think. after i graduate with my BSN (nursing degree) i will keep my business going with 25-35 yards because i just love doing it

93Chevy
05-17-2010, 07:19 PM
Make your own hours...do you still believe that? Along with being your own boss?

That's true to an extent, don't get me wrong. I work for my customers because if I didn't have customers, I would be in business. Also, I will say I enjoy making my own hours. I love being able to choose which 80 hours every week I work. :laugh::laugh:

Alan0354
05-17-2010, 07:20 PM
My dealer told me that I was there more than any of their LCO customers!!!! I was just there Saturday playing with their trimmers and blowers and eyeing on the Toro Commercial 21.

grassman177
05-17-2010, 10:20 PM
you are certified weird alan!

i love lawns and plants. i have always been interested since a kid living next to a forest, being in the boy scouts and going backpacking all over the country, and in europe.

my wife appreciates my addictions and does make fun of me sometimes but also she likes what i do and finds it interesting. guess that is why i married her, she CAN stand me!

MikeKle
05-17-2010, 10:21 PM
Yeah, my GF makes fun of me for talking about mowers too much, and when we are out, if I see someone mowing, I like to see what mower they are running. I remember the first time I saw a stander around here, at first I thought it was just a guy on a velke, but I had to stop and watch him for awhile, thankfully Emily wasnt my GF at that time!! OR when we stop in the dealers for a quick part or something, she now waits outside, due to the last time when we had to go check out the new mowers for awhile, she could care less about mowers, trucks, trimmers, blowers, etc. they are all the same to her, she was the one that asked me if my mowers were Lazers when we were standing right next to my trailer of WBs!! Other than that, she is great though!

dwost
05-17-2010, 10:49 PM
So the truth comes out, You are just like me, another fake LCO!!!!

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

:laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

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I'd be gunning for a ZTR if not because my lawn is only about two thousand sqft. and only take 10 minutes using a 21"!!!!

Well, technically on paper I do have an LCO........I started a company to fund my habit and also to have a company set up so my boys can learn how to run a business :) Granted my only customer is our other company but my two boys 6 & 9 are "on the payroll" and do quite well with miscellaneous landscape projects. My 9yo started cutting and trimming this year as well. Gotta start them young and give them some insight into entrepreneurial drive! :)

demhustler
05-17-2010, 11:22 PM
when wife asked: how about new homeproject - to add deck to the side of the house - i said - sure, providing it side-discharge or rear, or at least - mulching deck...

Alan0354
05-18-2010, 12:00 AM
when wife asked: how about new homeproject - to add deck to the side of the house - i said - sure, providing it side-discharge or rear, or at least - mulching deck...

Yep, I am working on this angle too. My wife want to visit China and I don't want to even I am from Hong Kong. This would be my ticket to the commercial mower!!!!:laugh::laugh:

grassman177
05-18-2010, 07:41 AM
that is pretty funny about the deck! never saw it coming. i have to get out and build a deck patio but the funds for the wood are not there right now, wife does not have an income again right now(long story)

Merkava_4
05-18-2010, 07:58 AM
I love that "sliced cake" look along strip mall sidewalks. :)

grassman177
05-18-2010, 01:30 PM
I love that "sliced cake" look along strip mall sidewalks. :)

clue me in, have no idea waht you mean

Merkava_4
05-18-2010, 07:16 PM
clue me in, have no idea waht you mean

When the lawn is about 4 or 5 inches higher than the sidewalk, it looks like sliced cake when it's edged. :)

grassman177
05-18-2010, 08:49 PM
yes it does, now it makes sense and is pretty funny man, i havea few of those, actually easy to edge once they are maintained back far enough

mowerbrad
05-18-2010, 09:06 PM
I have no idea what sparked my interest in lawns and landscaping...but since a young age, thats what I've been interested in. I always loved mowing the lawn or doing some landscape project around the house. And now, I'm always picked on (all in good humor) about my obsession with lawns. I'm the only one who slows down just too look at stripes I'll spot around town. I'm also the only one of my friends and family who will drive past another LCO working just to see what mowers they are running and how well they appear to be cutting. Even today in my paramedic class, some of the guys were giving me a hard time about how they are shocked that I don't drive my lawn mower to class.

I even get a hard time about coming on here. When we had slow days at the fire department I would get on here and see what threads looked good. So then everyone started calling this my "LAWN PORN".

Grass Shark
05-18-2010, 09:20 PM
I love that "sliced cake" look along strip mall sidewalks. :)

I love the "sliced cake" look.

The wife always says: "oh, I need that mower" making fun of me and she says "you love your mowers more than me, a$$hole" ... ha ha