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Work all year 80 54.05%
Take Winters off 68 45.95%
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:31 PM
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As things slow down, I shift gears and push the concrete curbing. The stable weather and cool temps work well with concrete.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:18 AM
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Taking winters off so far - went down to Myrtle Beach for 2-3 weeks the last two years goofing off and golfing. Thinking about heading down to Florida next year and maybe staying down for at least a month. I dont mind being called a snowbird...ha ha !
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Old 03-18-2007, 10:48 AM
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Lawns in the summer.
Snow, painting, refinishing in the winter.
Care taking year round although mostly in the winter.
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:34 PM
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I have winters off exept for a few days of snow removal and wouldnt have it any other way. As tough as this business can be I can not imagine not having those 3 months off to re-energize before the spring time rush. If I had to work 12 months I dont think I would have stayed in this business very long.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:14 AM
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We work all year
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:27 PM
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I have winters off exept for a few days of snow removal and wouldnt have it any other way. As tough as this business can be I can not imagine not having those 3 months off to re-energize before the spring time rush. If I had to work 12 months I dont think I would have stayed in this business very long.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:13 AM
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I stay home during the winter and do daddy day care. I can't see paying $1200 a month for 2 kids in daycare when I can do it myself for free. Plus I get to watch my kids grow and instill my values on them instead of someone elses. I just sub out plowing to a friend who does it, and none of my customers could care less.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:39 AM
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omg it's hard to say, I've done it both ways and I like the neverending money but I also really enjoy those hybernating zzzzzzz's.
When it gets all cold and nasty out, there's not but so many workable days, if it's not at least 40 degrees outside, man I can't deal with it, that's beside the fact that most winters the work just isn't there, with the exception of some nasty brush clearing job or some crazy off the wall stuff combined with a low-low price due to lack of demand, if I can't get paid my keep I'd just as soon stay in bed.
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:05 PM
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I live in CT and it is harder than hell to mow snow, and I don't have a plow or an interest in shoveling.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:31 PM
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Landscape april - november and plow in the winter. It is nice to roll into the office at 9:30 all winter cos its like a vacation.
Plus i dont have 25 workers to deal with, unless it snows
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