Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 12:52 PM
okay here's the deal ...<p>I'm sitting here looking at a Royal Caribbean Cruise folder. I'm thinking to myself ... yeah, Chuck deserves some kind of support from site members which are now about<br>900 and something ..<p>there's more ... don't go away .. Chuck didn't put me up to this ... but what do you say?<p>Kick in a crummy $3.50 apiece times 900 and that's enough to send him a packin!<p>10 days and it starts with ...<p>leave Miami<br>1st stop Playa Del Carmen Cozumel Mexico<br>2nd stop Grand Cayman<br>3rd stop Aruba, Curacao<br>4th stop St Maarten<br>5th stop St Thomas<br>6th stop San Juan where trip ends<p>That's it people ... Chuck walks up that gang plank and his troubles are over for ten days ... blue waters, bikinis, best food in the world ... nice tan ... bars open all night ... unforgettable women ... best things life has to offer.<p>Not sold yet? there's more<p>. You're the hero, three dollars and fifty cents (the cost of a pack of smokes that's all) and Chuck gets a little something in return for running this site.<p>. When he's on that boat he'll think back to the guys here that gave him this gift of a lifetime.<p>. He's going to hear steel bands, he's going to see fish a jumpin, his daddy is rich and his ma is good lookin. Casinos, crystal waters, nothin but smiles, tensions released, massages, new folks to meet, shore trips, excursions, Miss America types strutting their stuff on deck. <p>Works like this ...<p>Eric or somebody sets up a simple savings trust account at a bank (10 minutes to do it)<p>Eric posts the name of that bank at this site.<p>Everybody send in that crummy $3.50 to the bank address<p>Make checks payable to Chuck's Vacation Trust Account c/o the bank.<p>When the account reaches $3,300 or whatever, Chuck takes his vacation. Costs around $2,300 so he's got an extra grand for spendin money.<p>You want to, you need to do something real nice for a deserving person? Do this I'm asking you. Forgot it's me making this appeal. Let's do this, c'mon. $3.50 cents<br>each, you spend that on soft drinks less than a day. Yeah I know it's hard to get 900 people together to agree on something.<br>Put that crap aside in your mind. This is a real good cause. <p>Let's get it going. <p>Whatdayasay? <p>Phil Nilsson<br>

06-04-2000, 01:19 PM
Good idea,<br>If it will work I have $3.50

06-04-2000, 01:23 PM
Set it up! I'll send $5.

06-04-2000, 01:27 PM
I got $10- on it. Phil, not to ruin your hopes or anything, but out of 900 users (850 that just look (lurk) around, how many do you think will pretend they didn't even read this. I'd pay to use this forum if it ever came to that. Just say the word and I'll send my contribution!<p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 01:34 PM
Thank you people ... fast response. Today being Sunday, on Monday banks open so Eric sets up account?<p>Maybe Chuck will get a few photos of those bikinis post em up here, plus for you gals maybe Chuck gets a few shots of those guys strutting there stuff too, post them up later.<p>

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 01:43 PM
Everybody should do this ... it ain't much money to ask for a real good cause. Besides some people will send in the $3.50 to see the photos that Chuck brings back so there's something in it for them too, besides the site. Family should take care of family, it's the American Way. <p>I hope it works. Chucks a great guy he really deserves this. Not askin for much from any one person. Hell, I just spent $2.50 for coffee at Dunkins, nobody will miss the $3.50 and people will be glad they did it. When you do nice things like that I think God is watching you. If it was my last $3.50 cents, I'd send it in. Can't do much with it all by itself, but when you add it together, big things become possible.<p>Phil

06-04-2000, 02:05 PM
I'll kick in fifty bucks, but under one caveat-an assurance that, during the ten days Chuck is gone, this forum doesnt turn into a ten-day Nilsson Associates info-mercial.<p>Bill<p>PS Why dont you set it up Phil? Stop by SSB tomorrow on your way in the office and set up the account. Maybe then I can forgive past transgressions ;) Even give you a whole day to spam the forum for your trouble, no hard feelings.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: thelawnguy

06-04-2000, 02:25 PM
<p>I'll kick in for myself and one other deadbeat who'll pretend he never read this. <br>Total - $7.00.<p>

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 03:01 PM
I'll kick in the $3.50 for every person who says they can't afford it, proves it right here with a valid financial.<p>Hey? $3.50 for this excellent cause and here's another possibility .. when the national mags get hold of this story.. it'll be big news. Don't put Nilsson's name on it, put LawnSite's name on it, and the registered members and otherswho made this possible. Good PR, special thanks to Chuck<br>for running the site ... nobody should expect any arguments about this. <p>One more detail ... in the unfortunate event that not enough money is raised .. the bank can issue Chuck a check and who knows, maybe it'll be enough to take some other kind of vacation with .. or spend as he sees fit. I hope he takes the cruise. I've been on 9 of them and gotta tell ya, no better vacation on earth. Hope this happens for Chuck, really do. Maybe some of the big rollers will send the bank more than $3.50 who knows?<br>to make up for the deadbeats. This is a fun project ... and can anybody argue or even want to about why not? <p>Phil N

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 03:33 PM
Hey, if you're out there and with us on this can you please post your pledge of support?<br>Get the ball rolling, make somebody happy, remember the lyrics to that song? Make somebody happy ... make just one somebody happy ... and you'll be happy to. <p>Please post you pledge of support, thank you and God bless.<p>Phil N

06-04-2000, 03:35 PM
So...you gonna set the acount up Phil or not???<p>Bill

06-04-2000, 03:42 PM
yeah whatever count me in (even though i hate that stupid A-1)

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 03:43 PM
Okay, <br>I'll go to the bank tomorrow, see about setting it up, get verifications and email same to Chuck. If there's no red tape, they issue an account number, I'll post that number here unless you guys think it's a security thing. Then maybe Eric or Chuck somebody can track the account for balance on hand via the computer, maybe toll free, if not toll free I can call in from here, or Chuck should do that cuzz it'll be in his name? Whatever. Tomorrow I'll check it out, get back later on tommorrow on boards, maybe explain the &quot;mechanics&quot; of what they say at bank. If an obstacle, I'll work on workin it out because I see on TV many times<br>that donations can be sent to thus and so .. so I know there's a way to do this.<p>Phil N

06-04-2000, 03:52 PM
ok, I'm In.<br>Just Don't tell the wife, she wants to go on A cruise to...<p>Hey! maybe she can go with chuck...

06-04-2000, 03:56 PM
Wherever dogturd is owes a dollar any way. I will kick in my $5.00

Nilsson Associates
06-04-2000, 04:09 PM
Who knows, Chuck's a good lookin guy. Betcha lots of ladies out there would like to take that trip with him. Most rooms on ships have two bunks, but some bunks have two people in them I think, sometimes. I have a good feeling about this, I think we'll be able to raise the money. Hey, all were askin is $3.50 cents ... Chuck will always remember everybody did this for him. Maybe we'll raise enough money for Chuck to invite a guest along on the trip. But if that doesn't happen, no problem, there's more pretty ladies alone on crew ships that you'd expect. Day one, ten of them are already &quot;staking you out&quot; coming in for the kill.<br>Chuck will have problems keeping them all under control.<p>Phil N

06-04-2000, 04:43 PM
who's Chuck?

06-04-2000, 05:26 PM
Wow guys I really appreciate the gesture and I just want you to know I enjoy LawnSite.com as much as you do and its not like a job to me.<p>I have some very exciting features to add to LawnSite.com in the next few days and I will let everyone know when its ready to go. I have 2 programming companies working on projects that will help your business and mine.<p>Chuck Keough<br>LawnSite.com

06-04-2000, 05:35 PM
Thanks Chuck.......hope this all works out for you!<p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti

06-04-2000, 06:19 PM
Sure I give it to it

06-04-2000, 06:25 PM
Sure count me in.

06-04-2000, 07:06 PM
No way! I am not sending $3.50 for Chuck to go on a cruise while we sweat our ass off. I will send $10 though :) That will cover a couple of people who would rather not send money<p>Thanks for a great site Chuck.<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Keith

Eric ELM
06-04-2000, 07:13 PM
I've got $3.49, is that close enough? :)<p>I see a couple new guys don't know who Chuck is. He is the Owner of this Great Forum and the one that puts lots of hours and money into it so we can learn from each other.<p><p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<p><p><font size="1">Edited by: Eric ELM

06-04-2000, 07:27 PM
<p>who's dogturd?

06-04-2000, 07:31 PM
you can add me in <br>i donot know chuck from adam,but this site is worth it.<p>BUT CAN SOMEONE ANSWER MY POST &quot;SAMPLE CONTRACTS FOR FERTILIZATION/SEEDING &quot;<p>THANK YOU ANTHONYGRELLI CGM INC <br><p><font size="1">Edited by: anthonygrelli

06-04-2000, 07:37 PM
I hope this isn't a advertisement <br>I'll chip in 3.50 Just a note you can use Pay Pal and use my username if you want and get $5 free and give it to him and me HA........seriously paypal works great to send money<br>Refer-A-Friend Bonus <br>Refer PayPal to a friend who is not a current user and we will reward you $5 once your friend completes these simple steps: <br>1. Signs up for PayPal <br>2. Confirms his or her email address <br>3. Registers a credit card <p>For a limited time only, there are no restrictions on the number of referral bonuses you may earn. You can withdraw the money at any time by requesting a check from PayPal or making a direct deposit to your bank account. No strings attached. <p>Refer-A-Friend, but do so responsibly. We strictly enforce our Anti-Spam Policy! <p>For more details, go to the Refer-A-Friend Bonus FAQ. <p>www.paypal.com<br>g888642@yahoo.com<p>I also noticed you can set up a group billing.....that might be of interest<p>

06-04-2000, 07:38 PM
I'll pledge $10.00. This site is invaluable to me as a new contractor. Just let me know when and where to send my money.<p>Ssouth

mountain man
06-04-2000, 07:43 PM
Great idea Phil! You can count me in for some bucks as well.<p>See if you can set up the account at Bank of America. Chuck's hometown of Raymore has a local branch there. That may make it easier for Chuck (taxes, state regs, etc.). They may even set up the account over the phone and get the signatures via snail mail. The address is Bank of America, 419 West Pine Street, Raymore, Missouri and phone is 816-979-4604.<p>Hope this helps. MM

06-04-2000, 08:12 PM
Count me in, I just spent 3 days at Panama City Beach and wish I could leave tonight for another trip, at least stay gone til' the rain gets here. Everybody needs a break some time or another.<p>Homer

06-04-2000, 08:21 PM
Count me in. I'm gonna be jealous on the 10 days when he's gone.

steven Bousquet
06-04-2000, 09:10 PM
phil count me in for $20<br> and anthony get me your fax # and i'll send you some contract copies.

06-04-2000, 09:49 PM
count me in...i have learned so much on here.<br>i hope chuck has a great trip.<p>

06-04-2000, 09:50 PM
I'm in for $10

06-04-2000, 09:55 PM
Count me in also; let us know details when you get them.<br>Maybe if it all happens in time, we can meet up with Chuck at the Louisville EXPO & check out his photo album from the trip :)<p>----------<br>Smitty ô¿ô<br>

little green guy
06-04-2000, 11:18 PM
will you take cash??? just let us know where to send it.

06-05-2000, 04:06 AM
$3.50 what a deal, count me in. Thanks for the forum Chuck.

06-05-2000, 07:44 AM
Put me down for $10.<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING

06-05-2000, 09:06 AM
OK put me down for $5 AUD.How about sending Chuck down here?Show him some real mowing<br>jobs. :) Tell me where to send the dollars.<p>Karl<br>

06-05-2000, 09:30 AM
Count me in too!

06-05-2000, 09:44 AM
I'm in too.

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 10:38 AM
This is getting exciting, hope Chuck doesn't get sea sick, they got a patch you can wear.<br>He'll be so busy having fun, he won't mind. Last time I looked at posts, were 30 of em, now 40 posts, that's great. There's a website for Royal Caribbean www.rccl.com<p>Hope southside doesn't talk him into going to Australia, rather have photos of those fine women in bikinis ... than a picture of a kangaroo or a crocodile. Neither one of those are sexy looking. <p>I can just see Chuck on the boat now, cool shades, sandals, LawnSite T Shirt, girls just waiting to get their hands on him. Sun tan oil, perfume smells all around. Blondes, brunettes, redheads .. take your pick Chuck? Anyway, going to bank today see what's up with setting up an account, back later with results.<p>Phil Nilsson

06-05-2000, 10:58 AM
Hello Everybody:<p>Well it looks like Phil has a Great Idea!!!!!<p>I'm all for it & I was just thinking, what if most of us sent him $10 a piece or more, what a great gift from the members of this Great Forum!<p>He could have a first class cruise with who he wants & might have enough to purchase a Nice Laptop Puter. The dream of any Internet Bussiness Man.<p>Way to go Phil!!!!!<p>Lets do it & Show Chuck that we do Support his Efforts 100%!!!!!<p>----------<br>GrassMaster - Home: www.lawnservicing.com<br>My Start Up Page www.lawnservicing.com/startup/

06-05-2000, 10:59 AM
You can count me in too!! Thanks for everything chuck. Good idea A-1, Nillson, or whoever you are today :).<p><br>Mike<br>Greenkeepers

06-05-2000, 11:40 AM
$3.50 US is about $100.00 Cdn. (or so it seems). Will contribute if money can be sent electronically from north of the border.

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 12:49 PM
Funding .. sending money for Chuck's cruise <p>Okay, here's where we are. I called 3 banks on how to do this .. and I also called the cruise line and all agree how to do it.<p>1. Best way .. Chuck opens a savings account at his local bank .. a trust account in his name.<p>2. Chuck posts back here the account number to send money to and of course the name and address where to send checks.<p>3. Folks sending in checks just make it payable to: Chuck Keough Savings Trust and put the account number on check, send it directly to the bank. Also your return address on the envelope in case there's a problem with posting to the right account.<p>The bank will be receiving these checks directly, and crediting the savings account in Chuck's name.<p>4. Those who want to make wire transfers to that account is no problem ... all you need is the (complete) account number which contains the bank location identity ... <br>the name of the account, and account number.<br>Funds get transferred in same as a deposit by check. There might be a small extra charge if you wire funds in, instead of mail checks in.<p>Okay .. so all we need is for Chuck to open that account, post back here the address of the bank, name of the account, and account number.<p>Chuck .. please don't be modest, bashful, or anything about opening the account ... because all the guys here seems would really like to do this for you ... it's our way of saying thanks, doing something nice for you, heck it ain't going to cost but a few dollars a piece ... so I'm asking you PLEASE open the account so we can get going with this.<p>Maybe we need a new topic post so we don't lose the info about your account mixed in with all these great responses.<p>Phil Nilsson <p>P.S. And oh ya, Chuck ... I'm so happy for you, and all these wonderful guys and gals at this site showing they care. This is like a family .. sending the Top Guy on a vacation he'll never forget. Imagine, just a few dollars a piece can work miracles!<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Nilsson Associates

06-05-2000, 12:59 PM
Count me in for $10.00. I have really been helped by this forum. Have a great time Chuck, and post some pictures.

Tony S
06-05-2000, 01:05 PM
I'm in for $5

06-05-2000, 01:12 PM
Count me in for $5.00

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 01:17 PM
Geezzz .. I forgot to count myself in.<br>count me in for $50.00<p>Phil Nilsson

06-05-2000, 01:50 PM
Count me in for $5.00

JJ Lawn
06-05-2000, 01:57 PM
I'll send my donation, but only after someone fix's the clock for Homer. :)<p>Jim

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 02:43 PM
Good news ... I just talked to Michelle Deholst of a regional green industry magazine that serves the Northwest. I told her what we're doing here, she's coming over to take a look. <p>Phil Nilsson

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 03:30 PM
Matching funds ...<br>Anybody want to pledge $75.00? I'll change my pledge from $50.00 to the $75.00 for a matching pledge ... plus my son said he'd kick in ten bucks too for a good cause like this.<p>Phil Nilsson

06-05-2000, 04:28 PM
My hat's off to Phill for such a fine suggestion. Count my $.

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 05:34 PM
Thank you Getmo,<br>later tonight when everybody gets off work, probably see a lot more pledges. For only $3.50 cents a piece how can anybody go wrong helping out sending Chuck on a well deserved vacation?<p>Some new people may not realize that this site is financed by Chuck ... who gets very little if anything from outside advertising money to make it run. Plenty of people have gotten advice for free ... what would have cost plenty if they had to buy it. So, this isn't asking much of any visitor to this site ... to help out in return. I think it's a group project all can be proud to have taken part in. <p>Phil Nilsson

06-05-2000, 05:57 PM
$10.00. When and where?

06-05-2000, 07:48 PM
Great suggestion Phil, Chuck if anyone deserves it you do, this site is an invaluable resource for those that think they know everything and those that know nothing... keep up the great work<p>post an address and I'm in for $10.00 and I want to issue a challenge to all... How much is free good advice worth? Donate accordingly

Nilsson Associates
06-05-2000, 09:09 PM
anybody else checkin in this evening for Chuck? still got a long way to go ... just lookin for a $3.50 pledge of support for the most active chat board on the web. <p>Phil Nilsson

Bill c
06-05-2000, 10:04 PM
I throw in ten,thanks for the great site chuck.

06-05-2000, 11:03 PM
I'm in for five,ten if its a lap dance rather than laptop; the guys going on vacation for crying out loud!<br>Thanks for the fabulous forum Chuck.

06-06-2000, 12:01 AM
Phil, I'll throw in $75.00 with you. This is a great idea! Take us up on it Chuck.<p>Chris

Nilsson Associates
06-06-2000, 08:13 AM
Thanks Chris,<br>That will help a lot, we're gettin there.<br>Goal for today? <br>at least 10 new pledges <br>

06-06-2000, 08:44 AM
I'm in for $3.50. but I think we all deserve an electronic postcard from the high seas!<p>If you don't get enough contributions to cruise some distant waters, bring the loot down here and we'll cruse the TENNESSEE RIVER! in a bass boat!:)<p>GEO

06-06-2000, 09:02 AM
I'm in. Post the address.

Nilsson Associates
06-06-2000, 10:38 AM
Keep going like this, Chuck can get his suitcase out and dust it off. Man, what a great response ... but still need lot more.<br>Hope Chuck doesn't go wild with his camera, post up pictures from those nude beaches they have in the islands.<br>

06-06-2000, 01:23 PM
Well Phill.....my compliments, this might just work!! If I counted right, we're up to $400.00 Plus!! Not bad so far. I know this is your deal, and your doing great, but shouldn't we be pitching this at the other forums ( Landscaping, plowing, pesticides, trucks, etc.) Those guys might not come here to lawn care. Just a suggestion!<p><p>----------<br>&quot;guido&quot;<br>David M. Famiglietti

John DiMartino
06-06-2000, 01:50 PM
Count me in for a contribution,its a small price to pay for what he has given all of us.<p>----------<br>John D<br>

06-06-2000, 01:54 PM
I am starting my business this fall and have found this site to be invaluable in establishing where I want to focus my business. If it takes $5 then I'm in. That's a small price to pay for the free consulting I've received over the past 3-4 months.

Nilsson Associates
06-06-2000, 08:28 PM
Thanks John and jcoat for helping out. Hope we get some more activity tonight, lot of folks haven't checked in on this yet.<p>Phil Nilsson

06-06-2000, 08:38 PM
put me down for a 10 spot. I really enjoy this forum. without a doubt the webs best! Lynn

Nilsson Associates
06-06-2000, 08:42 PM
Lynn .. would you mind me asking you what made you make a pledge? <p>Phil N

06-06-2000, 08:52 PM
Put me down for at least $25.00. This forum is very helpful. Have been a lurker for quite sometime. Usually to tired to comment. But check in a couple of times a week. When I pay my bills this month I will see what is left and send at least $25 maybe more.<br>I have 1 question for the users of this board have you bought any of Nilson's books or Phangan's. Are they worth the price?

gene gls
06-06-2000, 08:57 PM
Count on me for $10.00

06-06-2000, 09:27 PM
Wow you guys! You are really getting my psyched for this vacation and you don't know how much I appreciate the gestures.<p>If you want to send any funds you can send to;<p>Chuck Keough<br>407 Sunrise Dr<br>Raymore, MO 64083<p>I will setup a page and list the contributers and how much has been collected. <br>I will go ahead and let you know about the project I am working on for LawnSite.com. I am building a lawn company directory that is searchable by zipcode and &quot;keyword&quot;. Let me try to explain.<p>I am going to market LawnSite.com as a global yellow pages for lawn and landscape companies. ( usa only ) People will search by zipcode and if you are in my directory they will find you. The customer will be able to submit a bid and the companies who service that zipcode will get the bid sent to them via email and they can bid that job. You will be able to enter up to 50 zipcodes incase you are a big company and service that many. You will have a built in profile that you will be able to change with your own unique username/password. So, if your services expand or you need to change your profile you can do so.<p>They keyword feature is so you can add something on your business cards like.. see us at LawnSite.com keyword &quot;lawncare&quot; or whatever your keyword might be. Kinda like the AOL keyword idea. You can fit a lot more company information on your LawnSite.com profile than you can a business card.<p>I will have a fee for this service and it will be $50 for a year. Anyone who contributes $50 or more will automatically be included in the listing and I think you will also be able to use this as a business expense for advertising. <p>If you have any ideas, questions, or comments let me know.

Nilsson Associates
06-06-2000, 11:12 PM
Chuck,<br>I'm looking forward to you taking that trip as I'm sure everybody else is too. Still got a long way to go to make it a reality but seems a good start. Should another post be made that points out your address?<p>Phil Nilsson

06-07-2000, 01:09 AM
Let see, over the past few months I have spent about 300 hours reading, time when I could have been working. so 300 hours times standerd rate of $45 per hour= lawnsite owes me about $13,500 :)<p>I would be more than happy to throw in $50

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 08:16 AM
Just the beginning of day four ... <br>Chuck's vacation fund drive ..<br>Over $500.00 raised so far<br>around 50 pledges posted<br>goal is $3,300<br>lookin good!<p><br>Wonder what today will bring? For a pledge of just $3.50, you get your name on the board.<p><p><p><br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Nilsson Associates

06-07-2000, 09:15 AM
turfer tenders $10. is this tax deductible ?<br>

06-07-2000, 09:47 AM
i have learned alot from this site put me down for 5.00

06-07-2000, 12:11 PM
Hi all-<p>I've already pledged, but you can put this down as an advertising expense for the business. If you ever get audited just refer to the list that Chuck is going to put up and classify it as such. <p>Mike<br>Greenkeepers

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 04:29 PM
Over 979 registered site users ... can't be wrong about the value of these boards.<br>Please pledge your support for Chuck's cruise vacation, then I can go away and stop buggin you about it. It'll only take a minute to say YES to LawnSite and NO to putting it off. Post right below this one.<br>Later on will ask you to pay up, it's painless.<p>Hey mister can you spare a dime? I mean $3.50 to show appreciation for Chuck makin the boards happen for you.<p>Thanks in advance <p>Phil Nilsson<p>

06-07-2000, 08:50 PM
A few comments on this, and as usual I will be a pesimist.<br>I agree that this forum, actually the plowing forum for myself, is a great tool. However I hate the PBS pledge breaks, and kinda hate this one to.<br>Also all the banners floating around I am sure are being payed for, so dont think all this site is charity.<br>Also while he is gone, better be damn sure this site is up the whole time. And I second the non Nillson infomercial.IMO maybe Phil doesnt need to push so much on this topic either.<br>On a side note, they had a motivational speaker at our 3rd annual SIMA symposium last week, and the thing that irked me the most was all the order forms in the center of the lunch tables, hawking all his wares. If he was so good, he wouldnt have to push the sale so hard. HINT HINT <br>Next and lastly I will still chip in a fiver, cause I like the forum so much.<br>BTW can I just deduct the 5 from what I owe you Steve <p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment www.sima.org

06-07-2000, 08:51 PM
wow phil u sound like a vedor outside a pro baseball stadium on a gameday (or is it a bum outside a pro baseball stadium on a gamday? well it dosent matter).

06-07-2000, 09:00 PM
Hello,<p>If I do get to go on this cruis my laptop and palmpilot will go with me. This site will not go down because its on multiple backbones. Thats why the hosting costs so much.<p>That floating banner makes me about $2 a day if im lucky. The members and lurkers dont click the banners cuz this is a lawnsite and the banners usually don't have anything to do with lawncare.<p>Its pretty darn hard to get lawn type manufacturers to fork over the money. I am working on another project right now that will benefit manufactuers and other advertisers so hopefully I will start atleast breaking even. :)<p>Thanks for everyones support.

06-07-2000, 09:01 PM
Put me down for $5

06-07-2000, 09:02 PM
<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Charles

06-07-2000, 09:11 PM
52 plegdes so far. 950 members? What is wrong with this picture? Come on , you know this **** an't free. It does cost someone money. So what if we chip in a couple of bucks. Does it make you or break you? &quot; IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER? &quot;

garbage man
06-07-2000, 09:20 PM
i got $3.50 for that cruise,, i have always wanted to go on one myself,, maybe someone can go with my help..<p>I'm in....<p>G-man

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 09:23 PM
What started out to be a nice gesture kind of suddenly questioning motives again. I simply asked if the 900 plus registered at the site would mind spending about the cost of a pack of smokes (pocket change) to send a great guy like Chuck on what I thought will be a well deserved recognition of what he has done for the site. It don't personnaly know what if anything Chuck gets from the site ... it's really none of my business. But if he were as rich as Bill Gates, I'd still campaign to make the trip possible. Who would question a birthday cake or slam their fist in it to ruin the party? <p>It's merely a question of appreciation .. simple as that. If it's going to cause all this fuss ... well, I just hope that if we are successful in raising the funds, Chuck wouldn't have lost his interest in going. If such questioning bitterness prevails, what does it say to the many people who have made a pledge? <p>If you can't afford the $3.50 well so be it. If you have to give it begrudgingly well don't pledge but for God's sake let the guy enjoy a little recognition and peace of mind knowing that he hasn't done all this hard work for nothing. To tell you the truth, if I had known that this fund raising thing was going to cuse all this trouble .. I would have never suggested it. <p>Thank you ... make a pledge, don't make a pledge .. but somehow I've got a feeling that Chuck will be on the ship. I have faith that all will step forward after the arguments cease.<p>Thank you,<br>Phil Nilsson

06-07-2000, 09:34 PM
<p><br>&lt;font size=&quot;1&quot;&gt;Edited by: Charles<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Charles

06-07-2000, 09:45 PM
Charles,<p>If I relied on LawnSite.com to pay my bills I would be in the whole big time. :)<p>BUT! If I can build LawnSite.com into a company that pays my bills that would be just fine by me. ( work smarter, not harder )<p>If I were in this for the money I would have sold LawnSite.com to the several companies that have offered good money to buy me out. I made the mistake of a partnership with GlobalReaction a few months ago and I will not let that happen again. <p>I really appreciate all your pledges and kind words. I really think LawnSite.com and its members have helped out a lot of folks new into the business and veterans who thought the had seen and heard it all.<p>Im really excited for the Lawn Expo this July 22-24th. I am going to try and make sure that every single person that walks around there gets a LawnSite.com brochure. The more people I have on here the more information that is spread around and that will make the industry stronger.<p>LawnSite.com and the internet in a whole is in an infancy and LawnSite.com is in it for the long haul.<p><br>

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 09:53 PM
Everybody expects to eventually make money from what they're doing, don't you? Some people just hate to see the next guy make a buck. Just like some people harbor resentments going back to childhood days, parents who didn't parent, the disappointments, setbacks, maybe some people never got love, nor gave it, others have been robbed of feeling any compassion at all, still others and da da da da daaaaaa. Jesus Christ people wake up and smell the roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<p>Pledge your stinkin money if you're going to but please forcryinoutloud .... what the hell is making you folks respond in this way?<br>Anger, despair, envy, pity, ..... put all that aside, it doesn't belong here. You, me, we are Chuck's guests .. courtesy of him, that's it. The good thing and the bad thing about a forum is the same as the good thing and the bad thing about America itself ... it lets anybody in. But that's why we have the greatest country on earth they say. But not without argument day after day in DC. Go listen to them. Listen to us. Compare.

06-07-2000, 10:00 PM
Despite my particular opinion of Phil, I am willing to, no questions asked, help send Chuck on a cruise. I think it is a good idea and I was waiting for someone to suggest something we could do for Chuck and it just happened to come from Phil. <br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Keith

06-07-2000, 10:05 PM
May I suggest a modified approach which may help allay a few concerns, while benefiting the forum in the medium to long term?<p>With all due respect to Chuck, I would feel more comfortable with a formal presentation of the cruise - perhaps in &quot;award&quot; style - complete with press coverage and a reception/ceremony type event for as many users as can make it.<p>The logical place and time for this event is Louisville at the end of next month. I personally would feel greater satisfaction actually seeing Chuck's reaction at that very moment Nilsson hands him the tickets. Let's get our friend at TURF Magazine or any other publisher type that may lurk here to climb on board and put it all together...make a major promotion out of it. <p>There are numerous large meeting rooms at the EXPO facility, most are not in use. A few calls by the right people can put this together. I'll do a banner and put it in rotation at my site to help promote.<p>Nilsson, I believe you should assume the role of coordinator - setting up a simple trust account...even purchasing the cruise.<p>I'll provide web space and required maintenance to keep an up-to-date contributors list if you like. Since you've been on many cruises, you can insure that Chuck receives first class accomodations - maybe on a single's cruise ... whatever.<p>I do believe a third party fund administrator is in order here. Sending unlimited funds straight to Chuck's bank somehow exceeds the boundaries of what we are trying to do here - which is purchase a cruise for our friend.<p>Again, with proper coverage in an award setting, LS will gain more members. Eventually, money will flow in to Chuck's account, but not sure if the time is quite right for that.<p>Others may disagree and that's fine. <p>Nilsson, this is your baby. You've got the connections, experience [and god knows] the time to make it happen.<p>Let's ratchet this thing up in a way everyone feels comfortable with.<p><p><p><font size="1">Edited by: turfquip dot com

06-07-2000, 10:26 PM
Whew!! Phil, I just had to respond to that. I didn't expect that response from such a nice guy. Kinda of a good guy/bad guy image you got going. Anyway when you type thing like the above post and past post where you show the bad guy image you maybe should think more carefully that it might reflect badly on the good guy image you are trying to protray<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Charles

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 10:35 PM
Ed .. no, I don't have a lot of time for this project but I thought it was for a good cause. Like trying to get blood from a rock and for th pitiful amount of a crummy $3.50 cents draws such arguments. <p>If people who come here appreciate the &quot;place&quot; then they'll support this fund raising drive ... it's as simple as that. We'll know in a week or two whether they are willing to help out or not. <br>Phil N<br>

06-07-2000, 10:38 PM
I'm in the pot for $7.00. Not much but times are tough at the moment!<p>----------<br>--Disneyland on the Potomac - ICQ 31223414<br>www.go-emerald.com

06-07-2000, 10:50 PM

06-07-2000, 10:53 PM
im in have a nice day

Nilsson Associates
06-07-2000, 10:56 PM
Repeat it once more ... if people who come here appreciate the place .. then they'll come forward and make a pledge ... simple to understand ... easy to comprehend.<p>We'll all have the answer if this post slips out of sight, never to be heard from again.<br>Let it happen, make it happen it's your call.<p><br>

06-07-2000, 11:19 PM
Phil, <br> first of all, put me in for $5.00. Lawnsite and all of Chuck's work is worth 100 times that in what we all learn. Why is it though, when some us us express anger, resentment, sarcasism, etc.,, we're lowlifes questioning motives, but when certain others do it, they are brilliant, should write a book, and their sometimes neolithic & derogatory comments are welcome with open arms? Maybe people here won't forget or forgive your degrading comments about them and welcome YOU back openly. You come back extolling your virtues and sob stories trying to play &quot;Mr. nice guy&quot; after dissing the members here. If you want to give due credit to members of this board, look no further to all the contributors who take the time to answer respectfully the answers asked by others in a professional manner, not to praise and worship the ones that antogonize and arrogantly speak to others with disrespect. You being involved in the customer service end should know better how to treat others. Why not praise members like Eric ELM, Lazer, Steve from Groundkeepers, Retro, and the numerous others who take the time to genuienely help others and whom can offer their &quot;Real&quot; experience rather than ones you read out of a book. You know what they say, &quot; Those who can't, teach&quot; These are the real people who make this forum possible. I welcome the diversity here at lawnsite. I have had my rounds with the infamous one and have learned from him and he has helped me out, out of mutual respect earned by us both. But please, enough is enough, we all know how &quot; Hot you are&quot; (LOL), but don't come running back trying to run up commradery here at the board. We did fine in your absence.<p>Mike<p># posts = who cares<br>

06-07-2000, 11:19 PM
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06-07-2000, 11:23 PM
Once again Phil you amaze me how a person so committed to working with business people day in and day out is so out of touch with us.<br>I belong to the gm diesel page, they started as a free site in 96 and when the administrator saw he was losing to much money he simply went to a payed membership site.<br>Now if you take 980 users and apply a 20-30 dollar annual membership, that would give about 25K to Charles to run this site, and if he wanted 3 of that to take a vacation so be it.<br>But at least then I wouldnt feel like some token appreciation being given to a man who puts alot of work into this site. Not only that we all would benifit, and it would weed out all the cruisers.<br>Think about all the aspects of this issue, and I also believe that many would back this type of site. It is one of a kind, and the value that we recieve, is far less then a small annual membership fee.<br>Plus Charles would not feel like he was taking charity, and could then benifit this site even better.<br>I am not putting your idea down Phil, but with a little thought you could have had a much better idea with out sounding like a carny looking for an easy mark.<br>Dino<br>

little green guy
06-07-2000, 11:44 PM
I agree with mike, i think this is a great cause but Phil the reason people are questioning u is because just last week u completly dirted us and had nothing nice to say about lawnsite and now think it's the greatest. That's not how life works unless theres a motive. I could be wrong, i'm not acussing you of anything and i don't want to start an augument, just making a piont, people don't just forgive and forget and you have to regian peoples trust. this whole thing just seams a little fishy at the time but i'll support it anyway. As long as there is no twist to this I think ur doind a good job at this phil. agian i don't want to start an augument i just needed to say that. anyway i'm in for 10.00

06-07-2000, 11:52 PM
Been awhile since I've been on the site, too much rain up here, and too much work. Tell you what, why doesn't everyone make a small donation to the Salvation Army or the United Way to support some people who are in much worse shape than Chuck. Like most, I appreciate the value of this site and the hard work involved on Chuck's part. I wish this site (and the internet) was around when I started up my business. However, I agree with Dino - if Chuck were hurtin' he could make it a pay site. I'm sure alot of guys would be willing to pay a small annual fee - I'm certain those of us on the snowplowing forum would anyway.<p>----------<br>Dave in S.Ontario<br>www.cutntrim.com

06-08-2000, 02:09 AM
Come on guys give 'ol Phil a break. He came up with, in my opinion a brilliant idea. It doesn't or shouldn't matter about past perceived transgressions. All it boils down to is genuine appreciation for being able to learn and help others learn here. Sure you can send donations to any charitable organization you wish. And that is a good thing. But how often do you get a chance to give a little cash to help someone have some well deserved fun. <p> I think Ed also has a great idea. Why not have a presentation for Chuck? Some media exposure showing a tight knit family helping the person who brought us all together having a well deserved break on us would be good.<p>Just a few rambling thoughts here, just hope everyone lightens up a bit.

06-08-2000, 04:12 AM
Count us in for 10.00. This forum has been a valuable tool for us. This is only my second post but I have read thousands. Keep up the good word Chuck!

Nilsson Associates
06-08-2000, 07:11 AM
6-8-00<br>Beginning of day 5<br>Chucks vacation fund drive<br>Over $550 raised so far<br>Over 60 pledges posted<br>Goal is $3,300<br>lookin good<p>thank you new contributors <p>Phil Nilsson

06-08-2000, 08:18 AM
Instead of $3.50 put me in for $10.00<br>I don't care if Chuck goes on a cruise in a boat or a car or if he walks but this shouldn't be such a big deal as long as the money goes to Chuck for whatever he wants to do with it.<p>The address is above - SEND.

Nilsson Associates
06-08-2000, 09:19 AM
Thank you Mow Ed, everybody who has pledged. Still have a long way to go but we're getting there.<p>Someone mentioned press releases which is a good idea, probably get a good write up on this by the national magazines.<p><p><p><p><p><p><font size="1">Edited by: Nilsson Associates

06-08-2000, 04:37 PM
Hi,<br>Just registered today and have been reading for a week and am already in love with this place. I am definitly willing to pitch in $5. Someone just send me an email and tell me where and when to send. <p>----------<br>Scottie Schmidt<br>STS Lawn Care

Nilsson Associates
06-08-2000, 05:11 PM
Thank you Scottie,<br>just been here a week and already see the value? that's great, thanks again, when we get closer to our targeted goal of $3,300 will repost.<p>Phil Nilsson

06-08-2000, 06:12 PM
Yes, of course I'll chip in some cash for Chuck's trip. And I agree that a presentation of the tickets to Chuck at Louisville is a good idea. Maybe Eric can post photos of the event for those who miss it.<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

Nilsson Associates
06-08-2000, 06:59 PM
Lanelle,<br>Do you provide design services for landscape contractors? If so, why not make a pledge under the other post ... Open Invitationto Exmark where you could get some coverage of your services? Just a thought .. and thanks for helping out.

Nilsson Associates
06-09-2000, 06:36 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Fund<p>6-9-00<br>Beginning day 6<br>Over $575 pledged <br>Over 63 pledges posted<br>Goal is $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-09-2000, 08:43 AM
I'm in for $10. I think its a small token for all he has done for us.<p>rob

06-09-2000, 02:03 PM
I am sending $25.00 instead of $5.00. It looks like Chuck may have to go Vegas instead.

06-09-2000, 03:17 PM
Phil--<br>I did respond on the landscape post but never got a reply to my question so I didn't think you were monitoring that one. I work full-time for a medium-large contractor and get lots of requests for free-lance work as it is. If I ever need more work, I'll ask here but right now some vacation time would be nice. So how about a postcard of a romantic sunset beach? Please let us know when/where we should send the money.<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

06-09-2000, 03:24 PM
Until I get a bank account setup where you can send directly to the bank you cand send directly to me :)<p>Chuck Keough<br>407 Sunrise Dr<br>Raymore, MO 64083<p>I will keep records of who gave what. If you want to make a contribution by credit card then email me at chuck@lawnsite.com and let me know. Remember, if you contribute $50 or more I will also add you to the lawn company directory that will be complete in a short while. <p>Thanks for everything.<p>Chuck Keough

Nilsson Associates
06-09-2000, 03:51 PM
Chuck .. may I offer a few suggstions as to how to receive funds for vacation?<p>. A sent in check is better directly to a bank account because the bank records it, documents the transaction and returns the check paid to the sender in their bank statement as proof of payment.<p>. Nobody has to worry about whether you checked your mail that day, or lost or stolen mail which could cause problems.<p>. Donations are tricky &quot;legally&quot; the bank makes a record of it ... which is better because you yourself will have to fill out deposit slips, endorse back of each check, write on deposit slip.<p>. Some contributors may feel uncomfortable sending checks to a person (even though it's you) whereas into an account in your name at a bank is okay with them?<p>. I am currently engaged in soliciting funds from some folks who are in a position to make contributions at the &quot;upper level&quot; they want to know the funds will be used exclusively for the cruise as &quot;advertised&quot;<br>because they'll use that info to promote their products with a link back to LawnSite getting credit in many ways.<p>. If we are successful in raising the money which I believe we will be ... I have already made several contacts who can arrange for proper press coverage of the event ... we can get that final check enlarged to be as big as three feet if we have to so it can show up in trade magazines.<br>That will do more to promote LawnSite more than anything else.<p>And Chuck ... you know I have attached my name to this fund raising campaign, if anything ever happened to the funds other than the intended purpose ... I'd have one hell of a time trying to expalin it to everybody ... if for no other reason, that's a good one. <p>Phil Nilsson<p>o

06-09-2000, 03:57 PM
Woohoo! I will call my bank and ask how to setup this type of account so everyone can send directly to it. I have enough work as is and collectin and recording checks is just another &quot;job&quot; :)<p>I have not been on vacation since.. well.. I don't even remember so you can bet I would jump on the ship in a New York Second. ( Also plenty of pics to post here. )<p>Thanks for everything

Nilsson Associates
06-09-2000, 04:11 PM
Thank you Chuck for understanding ... come hell or high water .. I'll do everything I can to make this trip a reality for you with the help of all the great people who have thus far made pledges ... and the many more to come. It may take a while, but I got a feeling the good folks around here won't let you down. <p>Plus ... when we get that press coverage (hopefully your photo shot on the front cover) holding that check ... big smiles, LawnSite will probably get the recognition it deserves. Hit counts will soar. You can probably build the site up even more to your heart's content ... more free benefits for the folks who come here.<p>Soon as you get an account number, maybe post back name of account, account number, bank locator number (first X digits on account number to left) the bank address to send checks or money orders to?<p>Phil Nilsson

06-10-2000, 08:34 AM
Phil,<br>It looks like Chuck hasn't had a good vacatation in many years so instead of sending him on a cruise, lets send him to Hedonism II that way you might not see any pictures but I know he will have a great time :)<br>So I'am kicking in the $75 bucks to send him there. Ok <br>Chuck when we get you there you won't need to pack much as far as clothes think it's called traveling light :) <p><p>----------<br>paul<p><p><font size="1">Edited by: paul

Nilsson Associates
06-10-2000, 08:58 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Fund<p>6-10-00<br>Beginning day 7<br>Over $680 pledged<br>Over 65 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Phil Nilsson

06-10-2000, 10:25 AM
Great cause!!! Put me in for $10.00<br>Neil

06-10-2000, 10:34 AM
Put me down for $10.00 as well. I may be new around here (and still catching up), but I can already tell that the fella who put this together deserves some kudos... ;)<p>-TGC

06-10-2000, 07:42 PM
hi everyone, i just put my 8th grade math to work and i added up $730. I think we are doing pretty good, maybe ill sell that lousy weedwacker i have and put it towards chucks trip, this site is well worth it!!<br>Scottie<br>STS Lawn Care

Nilsson Associates
06-10-2000, 08:43 PM
Carl Mast emailed me .. said he will pledge $50.00 to vacation fund.<br>Thank you Carl<p>Phil Nilsson

Eric ELM
06-10-2000, 08:54 PM
For the ones that don't know, that would be Lazer.

Nilsson Associates
06-11-2000, 06:27 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Fund<p>6-11-00<br>Beginning of day 8<br>Over $750 pledged <br>Over 68 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-12-2000, 12:31 AM
well i've been reading this forum since i found it last year. when the other chuck started the snowplowing forum. i guess you can call me a lurker out of the closet.<br> but its for a good cause so i wiil send in my 5 bucks just make a new post on where to send it and its gone<br><p>----------<br>Paul<br>

Nilsson Associates
06-12-2000, 07:25 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Fund<p>6-12-00<br>Beginning of day 9<br>Over $755 pledged<br>Over 69 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributor<p>Phil Nilsson

06-12-2000, 11:18 AM
I'm a rookie in this business, strictly part time with my two boys. I have been a &quot;lurker&quot; for the past several months and am addicted...My wife is afraid I'm going to leave the police dept. and go full-time (Just dreaming for now) I love this site and am sending my $5. Thanks for all your help.

Nilsson Associates
06-13-2000, 08:20 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-13-00<br>Beginning of day 10<br>Over $760 pledged<br>Over 70 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-13-2000, 06:03 PM
Just a question, Phil.<br>Are you going to match every $75.00 pledge?<br>Remember your answer may affect the amount on my check. :)<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

06-13-2000, 06:08 PM
I got stuck without a car today so I cant make it to the bank. Thats what I get for letting a pretty girl with a nice smile borrow my car. ;)<p>I don't expect anyone to mach a contribution or try to make this some kind of competition. I am grateful for every single contribution from a dollar to the sky.<p>Thanks for making LawnSite.com a great site guys.!<p>

Nilsson Associates
06-13-2000, 08:14 PM
Hi Lanelle,<br>No, don't plan on doing that but see that pledges are off last few days. Any ideas on how it can be jumped started again? What's your assessment so far, as to where the thing is? Several people have been in touch to run the story if we make it, I don't have an answer for them yet.<p>Phil

SJR Lawncare
06-13-2000, 10:06 PM
I have been away from the computer for a week so I am just learning of this deal. This is a great idea. In only about a month that I have been a part of this forum, I have learned alot and been very entertained,<br>so I know its not much, but I have $5 for the cause.<br>THANKS,<br>STEVE <p>----------<br>SJR Lawncare<br>

06-13-2000, 10:24 PM
Chuck,<p>How much have you received to date?<p>Bill

06-13-2000, 11:30 PM
Seems like things will get rolling again when the bank account # info gets posted. Also a count-down to Louisville--if that's the goal---will help focus the time/money picture and build excitement for seeing Chuck with the Cruise ticket.<p>----------<br>Lanelle<br>

Tony S
06-14-2000, 02:37 AM
I sent mine out today. CASH to Chucks house. No need for the tax man to take half.<p>----------<br>Tony S.<p><p><p><br>&lt;font size=&quot;1&quot;&gt;Edited by: Tony S<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: Tony S

Nilsson Associates
06-14-2000, 06:58 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-14-00<br>Beginning of day 11<br>Over $765 pledged<br>Over 71 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-14-2000, 06:10 PM
OK guys.. Vacation fund is setup.<p>Send to;<p>Bank of Belton<br>204 Main St.<br>Belton, MO 64012<p>Pay to the order of LawnSite.com Vacation <br>In the memo line please put my last name. KEOUGH<p>Thanks everyone for helping make this happen. I have been thinking though that a 10 day cruise is a little much and I would like to propose a 3 or 5 day cruise & bring along a companion. ;) What do you think?

06-14-2000, 08:32 PM
I'll be bumping my pledge up to $10 (from the original that Phil set up) if that companion is your wife. For all she has been through in the last 6 months she must need to get away too.

CA Enterprises
06-14-2000, 08:57 PM
Phil and Chuck,<p>I am in for $10. I think it's a small amount for the info and entertainment you provided for us all, Chuck. <p>Thank you so much,<p>Adam

06-14-2000, 09:32 PM
My check is going into the mail tomorrow for deposit into the bank account that you established. <p>Oh yeah, do you need somebody to carry your bags while on vacation? If so, I'm your man.<br><p>----------<br>--Disneyland on the Potomac - ICQ 31223414<br>www.go-emerald.com

Nilsson Associates
06-15-2000, 06:01 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-15-00<br>Beginning of day 12<br>Over $785 pledged<br>Over 72 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-15-2000, 06:40 AM
Hi all,I have been away for a few weeks and just getting back up to speed...Moved into a new home and got my 1700 sq.ft.shop and loven it!! This was a great idea..I have been around here since January and this site has fun and a great help.Chuck have a great time...My check for $20.00 is on the the way to Belton.Hope to meet some of you at the Expo.<p>----------<br>John <br>

Nilsson Associates
06-16-2000, 06:28 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-16-00<br>Beginning of day 13<br>Over $805 pledged<br>Over 73 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-16-2000, 11:33 AM
first chance i have had to get to the lawnsite. check is on the way. put me in for $5. have a great trip you deserve it.

06-16-2000, 02:57 PM
It has been a while since I have been in the forum. I just happened to have a little time and pop in today. I have only been in the business a year or so. I have recieved valuable information on this forum that has helped tremendiously. Thanks Chuck for keeping this site going. <p>Count me in for $20.00<p>Chuck, Hope to see you in Louisville.<p><p>----------<br>Jeff<br>

06-16-2000, 10:58 PM
I sent Chuck a check for 50 bucks today. If Bill &quot;el cheapo&quot; thelawnguy can do it you folks can too.<p>Bill

06-16-2000, 11:17 PM
I am sending chuck $10 to help with a well deserved vacation. good luck and have a great time, you deserve it and thanks for the forum<p>----------<br>Dale moonarrow@hotmail.com<br>Southern lawn and Landscape

Nilsson Associates
06-17-2000, 08:13 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-17-00<br>Beginning of day 14<br>Over $840 pledged<br>Over 76 Pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you new contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

Nilsson Associates
06-18-2000, 08:05 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-18-00<br>Beginning of day 15<br>Over $840 pledged<br>Over 76 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-18-2000, 08:15 AM
Phil, you and I both know thats BS (making progress with this)!! If we were, we wouldn't have the same $ for the past week, give or take a 10 spot. Anybody have any ideas on how to get this thing going agin? Heres a suggestion, the only REAL way to guage this is for chuck to make a locked post (so no BS replies) on who has sent in how much $. I think this will get people to get of their a$$ on this deal, cause we should be rapping this up. Let us know what you think we can do to keep the ball rolling on this project!!<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://communities.msn.com/guidosequipmentpics/&quot;&gt;&quot;Guido&quot;&lt;/a&gt;<br>David M. Famiglietti

Nilsson Associates
06-19-2000, 08:05 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-19-00<br>Beginning of day 16<br>Over $840 pledged<br>Over 76 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>Making progress<p>Thank you contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

Nilsson Associates
06-20-2000, 06:10 AM
Progress Report Chuck's Vacation Cruise<p>6-20-00<br>Beginning of day 17<br>Over $840 pledged<br>Over 76 pledges<br>Goal $3,300<br>More help needed ... see the SOS ... SOS post<p>Thank you contributors<p>Phil Nilsson

06-20-2000, 02:47 PM
I up my $25.00 to $45.00.Anybody else?

06-20-2000, 11:38 PM
So, how about everyone stop talking the talk, and walk the walk. Send the money in!!!<p>Bill

06-26-2000, 10:16 AM
I upped my pledge to $50. Check is on it's way.

Eric ELM
07-10-2000, 01:14 PM
Since so many guys have upped their donations to $50, I am upping my donation to $50.00 too. I will send it in today. It looks like Phil gave up on this thing, so the rest of us will have to keep it going. We now have a lot of new guys and gals that have joined, so here is your chance to give something back to Chuck, Lawnsite owner, in return for all that he has done for us. <p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>

07-10-2000, 02:45 PM
Just saw this today, busy with all the rains and all. Count me in for $50. Mailing it right now!

07-10-2000, 02:56 PM
Hi,<br>ok i just wrote the check for $30. that leaves me with enough for my bills and thats about it. its well worth it though. if i can in a week or so i will send more. i have to get some stamps then i will send it in.<br>Thanks<p>----------<br>Scottie Schmidt<br>STS Lawn Care

Mid Rivers
02-07-2001, 12:12 PM
Is this still open? Has Chuck went on the Cruise? I just came accross this thread and would like to donate.

02-07-2001, 12:26 PM

Eric ELM
02-07-2001, 12:35 PM
We told him he could use the money for anything he wanted and he used it for Lawnsite.com

02-07-2001, 05:36 PM
Originally posted by administrator
I am building a lawn company directory that is searchable by zipcode and "keyword".
(majority of quote edited for brevity)
I will have a fee for this service and it will be $50 for a year. Anyone who contributes $50 or more will automatically be included in the listing and I think you will also be able to use this as a business expense for advertising.

How is the directory coming along?

I have recieved numerous calls for snow removal since I signed up for Chuck Smiths snowplowing directory.

02-07-2001, 06:27 PM
Database is complete! just need to figure out the best way to incorporate it or build a site dedicated directly towards it.

I figure if I add the feature to LawnSite.com it might start attracting home owners here looking for a lawn company. I dont want that kind of traffic here at LS.

02-08-2001, 05:09 PM
i am in for $5. spot let me know .

02-09-2001, 02:00 PM
This is Jim, publisher of TURF. I agree with all: Eric does a great job ...and you guys as well. This site has made my job a lot easier because I have discovered an honest source for what you people are really interested in. Thanks to all.

Think there's really a big group of lawnsite folks who won't kick in? I'll cover for 100 of them for you. Let's make Eric promise to have someone smart covering his lawnsite action while he's chasing ... a tan.

Let me know where to send the check.

Eric ELM
02-09-2001, 03:00 PM
Since you mentioned honesty in your post I need to tell you this. You have the wrong name in your post. That is supposed to be Chuck that is going on the vacation. He has a crew to watch the forum while he is tanning, so if we are going to get this going again, great. I'll find an address for you to send it too in case it has changed since being posted here before.

02-09-2001, 04:57 PM
Eric, I was thinking Chuck ... but your name was in front of me ... so ... sorry. But hey ... why not go with him? He's not THAT BAD as a companion, is he?

I'll send David Cassidy over to help moderate while you're on the high seas. He has a knack of p'ing off people. You should see the hate mail he's been getting lately over his political comments. Great stuff (not as good as your politial forum a while back, though).

Also: You'll be getting the February TURF soon. It has a super thread from lawnsite ... but I'm not dropping any hints except for all the usual suspects are represented.


02-09-2001, 05:00 PM
Hey Jim...I for one say I have been getting a kick out of David's editorials! It's even better when he publishes the letters he receives and responds! Definitely getting a rise out of some people out there. I really believe you guys have the best trade pub out there right now. Keep up the good work!!!


Eric ELM
02-09-2001, 05:31 PM
No problem Jim. :)

No, I don't think Chuck would be bad at all to vacation with, but he might feel like he has his Grandpa along if he had me with. :)

I'm glad to see you have another publication with Lawnsite in it. Keep up the good work, you have a great magazine.


lawrence stone
02-09-2001, 05:48 PM
Jim I like the way every month you have a story on sports, golf, and home turf care. This way some guys are sure to at least pick the mag to read that one story that has some attraction.

02-09-2001, 09:23 PM
Maybe Chuck should cruise in Arizona, it may not be as much as Phil's 3k cruise. Also, what ever happened to Phil Nilson?

Eric ELM
02-09-2001, 10:41 PM
Chuck Keough
111 Spring Court
Belton, MO 64012

02-09-2001, 11:50 PM
Is that the same address to send my check for the posting fees???


02-10-2001, 12:04 AM
What posting fees? That is my home address. ( in case you want to stop by and say HI. )


02-10-2001, 12:09 AM
I made a comment to eric last night about the fact that you guys should be charging a nickle a post and on those who like to voice their opinions like myself you could take a nice little vaca.

Eric's reply after my 600th post was please send a check for that amount;-)


Eric ELM
02-11-2001, 08:25 PM
Did everyone find the address that wanted it? It's up above a few posts.

12-10-2001, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Administrator June 6, 2000
I am going to market LawnSite.com as a global yellow pages for lawn and landscape companies. (snipped for clarity) I will have a fee for this service and it will be $50 for a year. Anyone who contributes $50 or more will automatically be included in the listing and I think you will also be able to use this as a business expense for advertising

Wonder how its been going? Its been a year and a half, and wonder if I will ever see anything from my $50 I sent?

12-10-2001, 02:41 PM
Thanks Jodi, now others are digging thru old threads. Good question Bill.

12-10-2001, 02:59 PM
Must just be a coincidence, I brought this up because my money order receipt to Chuck fell out of my wallet while paying for lunch, and got me thinking...I had completely forgotten about this venture til a half hour or so ago.

12-10-2001, 06:07 PM
If I do recall just about everyone decided that it was a bad idea to market lawnsite to homeowners to keep them out of company business.

But, I am almost finished with TurfSearch.com. This has a listing of company owners. Site is almost complete ( some text to add and e-commerce stuff).

Go ahead and enter your information. You will waive the fee others will be requested to pay.

Closing this thread.

Email me if you have questions on how to use turfsearch.