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Old 03-25-2013, 12:16 PM
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Tough time getting going this season......

This weather is killing us this year so far...The weather people are forecasting a slushy 1- 3inches here on the island We were full swing last year by this point last year. We have 7 installs in the ground already this month , and looking to continue on a new condo complex once the landscapers can get the property on grade and all the mud dries up. I'm just afraid we are definitely going to get slammed as far as turn ons when this weather warms up... How is everyone else making out?
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:24 PM
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Tough time getting going this season......

Getting screwed here. Need to get 1st app down and can't with snow on the ground. Also have several patios to pour not happening until frost leaves the ground. Overall not a good start.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:25 PM
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Same here in CO. 4" of snow at my place Saturday, and overnight lows were around 0-5 degrees. We were in full start up mode at this time last year, but haven't done one job yet this year. Also have a project at a local brewery that we were hoping to do in March before it got busy. It's a combination of reduced price from me, trade out from the brewery , and volunteer grunt labor from a non-profit organization. So I was hoping to get it done early, but oh well.

On top of that, one of my guys went in today for hernia surgery, so he is out for 10 days, and limited to light duty for a month. So the delay in our season helps with the limited labor.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:19 PM
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The amount of work that usually needs to be done before the usual spring rush is backing up by the day. The weather seems to show a good warm up into the 50's by the weekend here. Let's hope so. Just goes to show , you can't rush spring....
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:19 PM
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:35 PM
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Somehow you always get it done in the end right? .. Well I hope so, but this spring will be the test. The only thing working in my favor is that the contractors doing the site work are just as held up. Mud mud everywhere ... I'm sure some of the brewery trade will ease the first couple of weeks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:31 PM
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I ran my first ditch set of the year the 22nd.

Just walked in from cleaning valves and stands for my fields. Water comes sometime this week.

Normally none of this starts before May 1.

To me this means water in August will be scarce.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:33 PM
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Yankee problems... We hit a cold snap, and it got down to 34 last night. I thought we were all going to die, and the pipe looked a little stiff when they were loading up at the shop this morning. We will be back up to the mid 80's by the end of the week, typical winter weather.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:38 PM
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We started irrigation repairs in late Feb here in Nashville, some activations are complete but un-covered rps are drained down for short term, till needed. Low temps are in low 30's w/ some mid 20's periodically so it has stalled a bit.... Its spitting snow today. The outlook looks good though.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:41 PM
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Dana that usa soccer match against costa rica was intense!!! So much snow lol

It snowed a few days ago.. but 60 and full sun today.. We always have wacky spring weather..

Can't complain about work here . I worked a solid 13 hours today.

I was actually hoping to have more time off but it looks like 55+ hours will be my norm for the next few months
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