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Old 09-11-2013, 07:29 PM
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I tried that "not working" thing the last few years.
I hate eating Raman noodles every day though, so I may try stocking shelves with tampons, motor oil, and canned goods at Walmart this winter to get by.
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Old 09-11-2013, 07:47 PM
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I love winter. I take a break from scaping and work my full time job like I usually do. I plow too but I stick to cold calling and I take cash only.
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:38 PM
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my contract is based off of 40 service visits, 6 shrub trimmings, 4 leaf removals, and 1 aeration. pro-rated so i get less in summer and more in winter. Year long contracts are what keep me sane
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:18 PM
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5 pages and not many ideas for winter months other than christmas lights and snow removal. I've been trying to come up with ideas also, guess were all about in the same boat. Work hard all season, bank some money for winter to survive and hope for some snow money. Thats what I need to stick too.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:59 PM
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you might want to look into handy-man work. like i said in my last post im on year long contracts, so my bills are paid. I build basements, kitchens, and decks in the winter. My situation is different from yours because lawns in GA still need to be maintained in the winter, but not a lot. Just make sure you have enough saved up to pay off your bills, then eat ramen and spagetti for 4 months
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:01 PM
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I tried that "not working" thing the last few years.
I hate eating Raman noodles every day though, so I may try stocking shelves with tampons, motor oil, and canned goods at Walmart this winter to get by.
tampons?? OakNut... are you a woman?!?!?!
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:10 PM
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tampons?? OakNut... are you a woman?!?!?!
Well, let's see...



No facial hair.

Work clothes that are always impeccably clean. (and fashionably coordinated, I might add)

Runs screaming like a girl when yellow jackets are seen.







Hmmmm... maybe I should be sitting down when I pee?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:06 PM
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I work part time for my brothers HVAC company. I like the time off in the winter. It gives to time to do what I love which is sell corals. I grow saltwater aquarium corals and anemones all year then sell them in the winter time online. I ship them all over the usa.
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:09 PM
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Once leaf cleanups are all done (usually around Christmas), it's hardscape time for me through March! Big ticket items, man!
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