View Full Version : what will you miss most about winter?

03-01-2004, 08:40 PM
it's almost crunch time. in fact i actually did some manual labor today. in 2-3 more weeks we will be in full swing. what will you miss most, if anything, about winter vacation? for me, this winter was the first time in my life i actually did nothing. this is what i'll miss: sleeping till 9 am. taking my afternoon nap at 1 pm. cracking a beer at 3 pm. not showering for 2,3,4 days at a time. the way i look in the mirror after pumping iron for 2-3 hrs. time with my kids and wife. so, what will you miss the most?

03-01-2004, 08:44 PM
Hmm.. I'm not going to miss winter at all, but if their were one thing I'd have to say taking vacations (since it's the only time of year I can do it) and also getting better grades in school since I can study more and I'm not working as much. My school schedule isn't all that bad becuase I only go 2 partial days a week but when I'm working I don't have time to study.

Lawn Dog2001
03-01-2004, 08:45 PM
Nothing. Maybe the holidays, but besides that nothing.

03-01-2004, 08:49 PM
I know the thing I will miss most is the stress free lifestyle of the winter. No rude customers to deal with....no outlandish deadlines to constantly meet...... no employee problems to deal with....and of course sleeping till 11 every day. I am ready for cash to start flowing again though!

03-01-2004, 08:50 PM
About September is about when I start wanting the winter too come............ right now I am ready to go!!!!

03-01-2004, 09:23 PM
the snow covering all of my neighbors junk in his yard. Now, with the snow melted I have to see it everytime I pull into the driveway.

03-01-2004, 09:27 PM
I'm going to miss the snow plowing... its fun fun fun!!!

03-01-2004, 09:34 PM
SNOWBOARDING!! nothing to do. sleep all day, drink all night.

and most importantly, SNOWPLOWING and the money that comes with it.

Lawn Dog2001
03-01-2004, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by Evan528
I know the thing I will miss most is the stress free lifestyle of the winter. No rude customers to deal with....no outlandish deadlines to constantly meet...... no employee problems to deal with

I changed my mind. I will miss everything Evan just said.

General Grounds
03-01-2004, 10:34 PM
:blob3: evan, hit the nail on the head. tony

03-01-2004, 10:37 PM
I am not going to miss a single thing about winter!! I made no money and I got sick of waiting for spring.

03-01-2004, 10:59 PM
high school and college basketball season.

03-01-2004, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by Lawn Dog2001
Nothing. Maybe the holidays, but besides that nothing.



03-01-2004, 11:02 PM
Going to the races, here is my wife getting ready to take a pic of our sled in hot laps. I beat her, I got her pic and our sled.

little green guy
03-01-2004, 11:43 PM
I'm definitly gonna have a hard time getting up early agian and i'm gonna miss snow plowing, and the low stress level and having time to do other things besides work and... hell I love winter.

03-01-2004, 11:47 PM
During the winter I spend alot of time with the grandkids, spoiling the heck out of them. I spend alot of time here on LS and got alot of very useful info, to include your posts Bobbygedd, gotta hand it to ya, you can tell them. Thanks for the laughs when they meant to be.

03-01-2004, 11:48 PM
I'm going to miss skiing a little, been the family sport of choice forever. I teach skiing so I'm getting burned out a little right now, just trying to coast to the end of the season. I hope to be cutting and doing installs in the next 2 weeks, can't wait.

03-01-2004, 11:59 PM
I'll miss my extra sleep.Going out in all hours to plow messes with your sleep patterns.Gonna have a little trouble being ready to leave at 7:30 when I've been sleeping til 10or11AM all winter.

03-02-2004, 12:15 AM
NOT A DAMN THING:eek: :eek:

03-02-2004, 02:59 AM
NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!I hate winter!!!!! Hate plowing, There is absolutely nothing I like about the 4 months I sit around doing absolutely nothing. The only reason I plow is because half my customers want me to........Winter is the most depressing time I have ever had to endure....

03-02-2004, 08:38 AM
I really had to think about this one. I'll miss the ability to go out in my dog kennels and not step in poo. It's frozen in the winter.

03-02-2004, 08:55 AM
Miss? Hmmm, let's see...

1. Sleeping in late with the g/f
2. IM'ing with bobby every afternoon
3. Seeing people I normally don't the rest of the year
4. Snow plowing
5. Afternoon cocktails

03-02-2004, 09:20 AM
love the peace and quiet and time to putter around the house

Tyner Lawn Service
03-02-2004, 09:30 AM
Wriken, how did your sled do at Drummond? I see on the sled boards that Krieke won on his Yamaha.

03-02-2004, 09:56 AM
Me and my 1 year old daughter hanging out with nobody to take her from me! Me and her are now on the same exact sleep schedule :D Last night she stayed up w/ me to watch American Chopper, I swear she understands what's going on.

I can't wait to put the plow away, I made great money with it, but put it the hell away!

Lux Lawn
03-02-2004, 11:02 AM
There is only a few things I am going to miss.I really hate winter to start with but I will miss sleeping until 10:00 drinking a pot of coffee and sitting here at the computer on Lawn Site half the day.
The afternoon naps before bowling nights will be gone,and I know for a fact it is going to kill me to be getting up at 7:00a.m.
again to start work but I am really looking forward to a good season this year.

The other things I will miss is reading all of BobbyGedds posts and the threads he starts because he makes this site a lot of fun.
I can see it now when i'm working this summer and have a PITA
I will say to myself now what would Bobby do with this one.:D

stinky rodent
03-02-2004, 01:45 PM
The $20,000 i split with my partner every time it snows for 12 to 14 hours of plowing.. i'll sure miss it...

03-02-2004, 01:53 PM
sitting here on lawnsite and listening to that "devils music" as my mother always put it, you find out fast what neighbors do not like rock n roll at about 400 watts on each side lol thats ok they are all pretty cool about it i hope everyone has a safe and profitable year

Q-Team Inc
03-02-2004, 02:23 PM
Snowmobiling and grooming the trails.... :gunsfirin

John Gamba
03-02-2004, 05:04 PM
The new hot tub!!

03-02-2004, 06:45 PM
I will miss absolutely nothing about winter. I HATE plowing. I HATE shoveling. I HATE Salting. I HATE getting 2-3hrs of sleep per night during the whole month of January when we plowed about 26 times. I wish I could fall asleep mid-November and wake up late-March. The money doesnt make it any better. WINTER SUCKS :realmad:

03-02-2004, 07:05 PM
deep powder faceshots while snowboarding

Wesley's Lawn
03-02-2004, 09:42 PM
I will miss be able to just sit around when its not snowing and get paid each month for basiclly nothing, Low stress levels, and the relaxing time.

03-02-2004, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by CNYScapes
I will miss absolutely nothing about winter. I HATE plowing. I HATE shoveling. I HATE Salting. I HATE getting 2-3hrs of sleep per night during the whole month of January when we plowed about 26 times. I wish I could fall asleep mid-November and wake up late-March. The money doesnt make it any better. WINTER SUCKS :realmad:

Me too...I already sold my main truck, and my other truck is for sale in the equipment forum. I've had enough of plowing,loss of sleep, chasing plow money into spring, higher ins. rates, etc...Too many rednecks with plows around here to be competetive anymore.They'll do a $ 125.00 lot for $ 40.00.Let 'em have it..Bring on Spring!!!!<a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/28/28_1_9.gif' border=0></a>

General Grounds
03-02-2004, 11:13 PM
:blob3: consistent sex, yeeha, is it december yet.

03-03-2004, 12:16 AM
I will always miss playing in the snow, my life revolves around the winter!!



03-03-2004, 08:10 AM
I'll miss the sleeping in!

Even though North Fl. doesn't get as cold as some of you 'Yankees' states,I'm still tired of it!

Put on a good layer of fat through the winter- it'll be off in 60 days.


Doster's L & L
03-03-2004, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by yardman1
NOT A DAMN THING:eek: :eek:

What he said!!! :D:D:

Critical Care
03-03-2004, 12:04 PM
I just got back from Venezuela and am already missing my newly acquired family down there. The cabana on the military beach, swimming in the warm water, drinking freshly made pina coladas...

Kinda seems like a dream, but I guess its back to the salt mine again.

03-03-2004, 12:28 PM
Yea, winter starts out nice with sleeping late and having time for things you like, but then it gets flat boring. I know its only 3 or 4 months out of 12, but it seems like 7 or 8. They can send a craft to Marz, they can spot a single pot plant growing in a patch of johnson grass from 2000 ft, cant they find a way to divide the seasons up a little better like 3 weeks summer/one week winter, 3 weeks summer/one week winter, repeat. Then I would look forward to winter! :cool:

Doster's L & L
03-04-2004, 01:54 AM
Those are beautiful pics Critical care!

03-04-2004, 11:10 AM
I really can't believe no one said this already: The only thing I'm gonna miss about Winter is -- Looking forward to Spring!

03-04-2004, 05:28 PM
i just figured out what i'll miss most. starting monday i'll be working, and as a result keeping the beer consumption to a minimal. i'm gonna miss drinkin all that beer. i swear, no matter how many i drink in one day, each one is unique and so very special in its own way. pchhhht! when u open it, and "ahhhh" when you take that first swig. damn. so im indulging every day till monday

03-05-2004, 08:06 AM
I was gonna start my season last monday, but I had to get some more beer out of the way first. I guess I'll start next monday, too.

03-05-2004, 11:55 AM
I miss

-going to school everyday
-getting dark at 3:30
-muddy mess
-brown lawns looking like ****
-the state of mind with the mowers "you can look but you cant touch"


Critical Care
03-05-2004, 12:56 PM
By the way, those of you who love winter sports, the Nokia snowboarding World Cup is going to be here at our mountain this weekend - only U.S. stop this season.

And, General Grounds, stated that what he would miss about winter is the consistent sex... Well, me too. You see, I have it almost every day. Almost Monday... almost Tuesday... almost Wednesday...

03-05-2004, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by Tyner Lawn Service
Wriken, how did your sled do at Drummond? I see on the sled boards that Krieke won on his Yamaha.

we took 5th in the sprint race and 8th in the 600 enduro

03-05-2004, 08:52 PM
Winter?....What winter....

03-05-2004, 09:54 PM
WINTER VACATION????? Whats that it was 85 today
its probally 75 now at 10:00 pm

03-05-2004, 09:59 PM
What will I miss most about winter? Ahhh,........ ;) Ahhh.......

03-06-2004, 12:07 PM
I'm in the minority ... but I miss working every day. The worst time of the year is coming to mid-December, and realizing the season is over.

I need to be productive every day, doing something useful. I don't know how to "sleep in," as many of you stated. Laying in bed when I don't need the sleep is a waste of time!

I spent much time this Winter reading books, 11 good books, one was not good. I will miss that part of the season, as I have three more waiting on the desk.

I've been able to start working at least three weeks earlier this Spring than usual, not every day, but most every day (cleanups, clearing fallen trees, trimming, etc). The phone is ringing for work almost every day. Many callers are asking for season-long mowing, again three weeks earlier than other years, all unsolicted potential customers. I've overbooked for the season already, and mowing won't start for three to four weeks.

03-06-2004, 03:08 PM
Constant sex with my wife and sleeping in late:D