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Old 05-03-2013, 02:48 PM
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Weather rant!

This is the weather we have been dealing with the last 2 days in May. We have only been able to work a couple days so far this year. It has cold, rainy and too wet to work.

The begining of the week it was almost 80 degrees and then yesterday we got hit with at least 10" of wet heavy snow. This is just nuts!

Last year we couldn't get a rain day for a day off and now we can't get a day to work. Also we were working for over a month at this time last year.

Anybody else in this situation? How do you keep employees busy and from finding new jobs? We have worked on all the vehicles and even been working on my house to keep them busy but not much left to do without spending more money and need to do some work so I can get paid since it has been over 5 months from when we landscaped last.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:10 PM
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:53 PM
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Try moving to New Jersey
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:06 AM
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On the bright side, it looks like you made $ for a push. It will be gone in a few days when it's 80 degrees again. Gotta love spring. This was normal when I was growing up in Montana, heck, we even had a couple inches of snow on the fourth of July once. Just a cyclical thing.

Jersey or the Carolinas would be nice though.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:32 PM
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Move to alabama we haven't had enough snow to stop you from working since 1993.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:55 PM
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I do make a little money moving snow but then I have to wait a week for it to melt and dry enough to landscape again. Make way more landscaping than I do moving snow.

The south or east coast sounds nicer but normally I like it here in the midwest. It would be nice to have a shorter winter like 2-3 months rather than 4-5 months.
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