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Old 04-25-2008, 06:03 PM
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put it in the bank and make sure nobody knows you won people come out of the woodwork. ya know what i could use a couple more hydro 48in walkbehinds and a truck load of stihl backpacks. a large tank of gas that wont go bad and will last me for life.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:35 PM
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Let me see.......Fix up and pay off my current truck. Buy some property and build a decent house and shop for my business. I would much rather have a barn/shop on my property than pay some fool a bunch of money each month to tell me what I can and cant park or do in a shop. The rest would go to upgrading some equipment, and then savings. I am a solo op, would like to stay that way for a while, so I have no intent of buying 10 trucks and a bunch of crap like that. Just enough so me and my family can be happy and the business run smoothly
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:38 PM
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Don't play, so my odds are less than 0 of winning.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:43 PM
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All right but first you have to hand me the money so that I can tell you what I did with it.
Now I'm not really too sure what will happen, other than once it changes hands it's gone lol
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:20 PM
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Buying land, and building a shop, would be first on the list. It would be a large shop, with about 5 acres. Then I would get the equipment and expand into heavy dirt work. Really a million would not go very far when you start talking large construction equipment.

I would keep the mowing/plowing thing going too. But it would switch to only large properties, like malls and campuses.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:43 AM
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One thing about winning the Lottery in the States is that you get it all piece meal and spread over 20 years. Plus you are taxed on it.

In Canada you get the full cheque tax free.
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Old 04-26-2008, 06:47 AM
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Don't play, so my odds are less than 0 of winning.
You dont opt to pay the stupidity tax?
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Old 04-26-2008, 08:38 AM
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OK, maybe I should re-word this since everyone is taking this so literally...

Make a wish list - if money were no object and you could buy anything you wanted for your business, what would it be?



A big thick Leather chair and a Megaphone.
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:30 AM
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OK, maybe I should re-word this since everyone is taking this so literally...

Make a wish list - if money were no object and you could buy anything you wanted for your business, what would it be?
About 5-12 achers of land
Build a house and a barn
Build a small greenhouse
Solar panels for the house and barn (one less bill)
The stuff needed to make my own bio diesel for the trucks
2 more trucks 1 with a Boss V
1 enclosed trailer with all the equipment needed
Office equipment / software
Stocks/Bonds
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Old 04-26-2008, 12:16 PM
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OK, I'll play.

First, a 60'X60' shop with two 14' doors and a walk-in door in front and three 14' doors in back. Of course, it will have heat and air. There will be an area for two trucks and trailers, an area for my tractor and equipment like my bed edger, aerator, etc.. There will also be an area for fertilizer and seed pallets plus all my herbicides. There will be an I-beam running across the top with a 2-ton chain lift for working on my mowers and such. If I have enough room, I will also have a pit for working underneath my trucks, tractor, etc. (changing oil, etc.).

Outside, there will be lean-to's on both sides of the building with concrete padding. On one side, my tractor implements will be stored and on the other side will be a hot water pressure washer for cleaning my equipment.

There will be an additional truck added (probably a 20' bed cab-over) with full equipment. I will have one 66" ztr, two 60" ztr's, two 54" ztr's, and two 48" ztr's. I will purchase a 14' dump trailer setup mostly for leaf cleanup.

Last but not least. Since I'm spending this money on my business, this will count. I will pay off my house. If my new house we're building were paid off and I had a little money in the bank plus all the equipment I've listed here, I could quit the fire department. I run a 6-figure business alongside the fire department schedule. How many times I've imagined how big my business could grow if I didn't work 10 days/month somewhere else.
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