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Old 01-12-2009, 10:57 PM
Bladerunner Inc Bladerunner Inc is offline
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Hey Kevin. I here ya. Just can't seen to catch a break. My Ford went in the shop about two weeks ago for a blown head gasket and some other small things. 10 days later I get it back, I do my Sunday route every thing is fine. My worker starts out Monday in Brandon calls me and says the truck will hardly move. I had to call the tow truck. I headed out their with the Chevy to get the trailer and him . I tried to finish the day but didn't have enough daylight. (only one left not bad). Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention my other worker was a no show Sunday! Hey no problem--12 hours and 5 commericals later-- I got it done. Now my main guy Matt is in the beginning of a split with his wife. He doesn't know how hes going to make the mortgage and is stressed out (Monday with him was a long day). I guess things could be worse so I'm O.K. There is always tomorrow
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Old 01-13-2009, 12:43 PM
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hey guys good to here from you.don't forget i have alot of stuff that is not being used so if i can help,im willing to!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:59 AM
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klean how you been. i need to call you and just touch base with you. i will try to call you tomorrow in the morning. hope all is going well.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:48 PM
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doing fine good to here from you amor4421
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:42 PM
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That stinks about your truck bladerunner hope everything works out. Its been slow and quiet so far this year. I'm trying to get going on some mulch jobs. I haven't been by my nursery in like 2 months, I wonder if there still in business, last time I was there they were dead. Has anyone lost any customers due the the economy? I had a guy lost his job and said he would call me when he can afford me again, I have been lucky so far.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:31 AM
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How's it goin' guys? Well everything is working (mowers, etc), at least so far! It's funny, I haven't lost too much business because of the economy (I haven't really gotten any lately either), but in the last month I've lost about 3-4 accounts due to people moving (I can't blame them, if I could right now, I think I would). Oh well! So how's everybody else holding up? We don't hear much from you anymore klean, how are you, how's business?
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:01 PM
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Hey guys I can't believe it the damn thing broke down again! This time in south Tampa! Thank goodness for my 90 Chevy 210 thousand miles and still runs like a champ. Yes, I finally lost one to the economy had him for probably 6-7 years. 140 a month on Davis Island hated to see him go, architectural engineer. Said he lost 52% of his business. Hope he is the last one I lose, I know things are tough.
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Old 01-18-2009, 11:32 PM
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Hey guys I can't believe it the damn thing broke down again! This time in south Tampa! Thank goodness for my 90 Chevy 210 thousand miles and still runs like a champ. Yes, I finally lost one to the economy had him for probably 6-7 years. 140 a month on Davis Island hated to see him go, architectural engineer. Said he lost 52% of his business. Hope he is the last one I lose, I know things are tough.
Mike - did you try to work with him at all? It may have come down to a barter system or something with him. Then again it may not have been worth it to you. I don't know. This month I'm starting a barter with a guy who owns a graphic design company. Well, guess what, he's now designing signs, etc for me. There are definitely things besides money that I need (Things that I buy with the money I make).
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:02 PM
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Hey bruthas, sorry I haven't been online lately. Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Lovin this weather, I did a cleanout today. First big job I've had in awhile-yes the economy. I lost a few, but added 2 accounts this month. Guess I could be doin worse. The bad news is the Child support enforcement doesn't give a damn. They almost took my lawn service rig. Can you beleive that? LOL Child support laws suck in this state, my exwife even got the house and everything, she makes $30 an hour. I stil have to pay $450 a month. LOL
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Old 01-20-2009, 08:35 PM
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Glad to hear that you're still with us kevin. CS sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm on pretty much the same page with you on that one, she got everything & still does! I just got another account today myself, thank god!

We're moving March 1st. Not a big move, just about 1 block away, but we'll be getting a lot more house for less than half of what we're now paying every month.
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