View Full Version : Day From Hell
05-21-2000, 11:40 PM
I had a horrible day today while i was out cutting. I'm still young(15)so i'm sure i will have worse but here goes first i put on a new set of blades and the first yard i do i hit half of a brick that was hidden in high grass and ruin 1 blade. Next yard i'm at i hit a dog toy and send it flying and it breaks a window in the person's kitchen. Last lawn of the day i'm almost done trimming and a broken glass bottle is in the high grass so i could'nt see it and i hit it and it cut my face all up thank god i was wearing saftey glasses. To top it all off it was drizzeling all day long.
05-21-2000, 11:49 PM
...and I thought there were child labor laws to protect people like you!:)<p>GEO
05-21-2000, 11:55 PM
I was working for myself it's my own company.
05-22-2000, 12:17 AM
Tim,<br>At least nobody died...Shake off the crappy day, keep an eye out for the debris in your yards, a good day is sure to come.
05-22-2000, 12:31 AM
That definetly qualifies as a bad day. Just remember at least the next time out won't be as bad.
05-22-2000, 07:43 AM
You might consider in the future doing a walk through of these yards that have high grass. Mowing is like riding a motorcycle.......always keep one eye on the conditions directly in front of you. I have had help before that stared off in space and hit every stump, root, bottle and brick.<p>Be safe and good luck!<p>Homer
05-22-2000, 08:37 AM
Sometimes it doesnt pay to get out of bed. seem that just as I put the new blades on . I hit the most crap too
AGG Lawn Maintenance
05-22-2000, 04:36 PM
Tim I started when I was 15 too I'm 28 now.<br>I've been through the mill also!!! As Homer said do a walk through on high grass before cutting. Every time I estimate I check for anything sticking out of the ground and make a note. You have many good days to come. Its so good to see a guy like yourself in this business!!! Stick with it when you get my age you'll laugh at it all. Good Luck Tim<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance :)<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: AGG Lawn Maintenance
05-22-2000, 08:15 PM
tim, you had a learning day and you need them to gat ahead. You just moved closer to being where you want to be. there will be more of these days so get ready to learn. good luck
05-22-2000, 09:15 PM
tim dont worry things will get better they cant get much worse that isnot so bad dont let it get you down
05-22-2000, 09:23 PM
That qualifies as a bad day .Glad you had the sense to wear eye protection,you really need to walk those yards.hope you have a better one tomorrow!!<p>----------<br>DON<br>LIANNES' MOWING
That was a good day. On a bad day you weren't wearing any specs and lost an eye.<br>You see, your glass is half full after all, not half empty.
05-22-2000, 10:42 PM
Tim I started when i was 12 with 21" and small weed eater...now 16.. insured ..licensed...and commercial..my advice is to get rid of yards that have crap in and protect your investment.... Ryan
05-22-2000, 11:47 PM
osc,<br>Or...his glass is to big
05-23-2000, 08:07 AM
Its always a good day when you wake up and draw your next breath. You sound like you got your stuff together for a 15 year old which is (in my experience) better than most 15 year olds I know. Just remember that your doing something that YOU want to do, not HAVE to do at this point. Chin up - real life is a few years away. Keep learning and stay safe.
05-23-2000, 09:52 PM
Thanks for all the replies i appreciate it.
Toroguy:<br>Ah, very perceptive grasshopper. Things are not always as they seem.<br>Maybe he drank the other half and enjoyed it very much so!
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