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Old 07-31-2014, 06:34 PM
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Temps in the 70s and low 80s.

3.5 inches of rain in the last two days.

All my non-irrigated customers are gonna keep seeing me this summer

THIS IS AWESOME JULY/AUGUST weather in north texas....
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:31 PM
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This lack of rain is killing me!

I think I have about lost my motivation. I didn't get started until May; that was part of the problem. Then, I didn't have any real marketing budget (as usual) and I didn't want to drive all over the place mowing so I tried to target neighborhoods close to me, which I now think was a mistake, after realizing the kind of customers I got. And now, because of the lack of rain, it's probably too late to do anythign about it this year.

I looked at my schedule in July and it wasn't full at all, but when I look at it compared to this month, I haven't even had half the business I did in July (the first 2 weeks of July). There hasn't been any rain, and apparently most of my customers don't have sprinklers.

Maybe I should move somewhere that ges a lot of rain and snow.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:12 PM
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I think I have about lost my motivation. I didn't get started until May; that was part of the problem. Then, I didn't have any real marketing budget (as usual) and I didn't want to drive all over the place mowing so I tried to target neighborhoods close to me, which I now think was a mistake, after realizing the kind of customers I got. And now, because of the lack of rain, it's probably too late to do anythign about it this year.

I looked at my schedule in July and it wasn't full at all, but when I look at it compared to this month, I haven't even had half the business I did in July (the first 2 weeks of July). There hasn't been any rain, and apparently most of my customers don't have sprinklers.

Maybe I should move somewhere that ges a lot of rain and snow.
SA is a tough place. They had water issues long before other places. Having a large city dependent on ground water is a bad thing.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:18 AM
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Maybe I should offer to install rocks. :)

Instead of mowing maybe I should be installing rocks!

"Hey, I noticed all your grass is dead. Would like some rocks? They don't require any watering!" lol
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Old 08-14-2014, 09:26 PM
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Anyone else in San Antonio for the TNLA Expo this week?
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:22 PM
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Mi Tierra

Came to Mi Tierra in SA after I was done with CEU classes and the expo for the day. This place is hard to beat. Negra Modelo and Verde pollo enchiladas. Does it get better then this?
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:01 PM
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Came to Mi Tierra in SA after I was done with CEU classes and the expo for the day. This place is hard to beat. Negra Modelo and Verde pollo enchiladas. Does it get better then this?
Have you tried Cheladas (I think that's the proper name; spicy mix with beer)?
There's also some good margaritas here and there.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:28 PM
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Have you tried Cheladas (I think that's the proper name; spicy mix with beer)?
There's also some good margaritas here and there.
It's Michelada, your close. Negra Modelo is my go to Mexican beverage. The only reason I know the drink your talking about is one of my clients from Mexico owns Dos Batos restaurant in Austin on Anderson Lane near the Walmart. I had seen the Michelada on the menu.

It's one of very few places that has empanadas with fresh fruit inside not the canned stuff 99% of the other places use. Es muy bueno. I get a dozen to go every time.
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I never have been a fan of Mi Tierra. So many better mexican restaurants in SA. Mi Tierra just seems like one big gimmick to me. Hardly worth the crowd. Kind of like Joe T's up here in Fort Worth.
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Old 08-17-2014, 05:29 PM
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I never have been a fan of Mi Tierra. So many better mexican restaurants in SA. Mi Tierra just seems like one big gimmick to me. Hardly worth the crowd. Kind of like Joe T's up here in Fort Worth.
I have only been to the place a few times. My inlaws are frugal Chicanos and they don't mind paying the $3 a plate extra to eat in that place when they are in SA. My wife is a picky Chicano as well and she was envious when I texted her a picture of the cover of the Mi Tierra menu.

What you don't see at Mi Tierra is a bunch of gringos who don't know better. The place is always packed with a lot of Latinos which is what you want to see at a Mexican place to eat.

My tortillas were amazing as was my Verde Enchilada plate. I don't have any complaints at all. I paid about $3 more for my plate then I would at my favorite place La Posada in Austin but I'm sure the rent at Mi Tierra is ten times more. I like Mi Tierra better then Pico de Gallo or the places on the River Walk I have tried. You can't beat the festive atmosphere at Mi Tierra any place in SA. It's a fun place to enjoy your meal.

If I lived in SA it would not be my regular place to eat because I'm too pinche con dinero to pay $11ish a plate on a regular basis.

If your in Austin you need to try my customers place Dos Batos. It's kind of a Taco Cabana type place but with better food.
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