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Old 12-17-2012, 07:10 PM
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Basically, they were people that always had a problem with something or didn't want the package, and believe me I don't have a costly package, I just decided I didn't want to be a lawn boy.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:35 PM
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sounds good. This winter I want to take the class at URI to get my applicator's license. After that I'll start advertising full property maintenance. right now I do most everything (i.e. dethatching, aerating, cleanups, etc)
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:15 PM
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Live in Little Compton and yes I have been following.....
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:27 AM
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Lawnsbysteve....did I used to see your trailer in Wickford all the time??
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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Did everybody get this?

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1999 Chevy Silverado 1500
36" Ferris
21" Ferris
22" Toro
Redmax 8050
Echo ES 230
Remax 2301 Trimmer
Remax Hedger
Shindaiwa 25 trimmer
Echo 16/18 Chainsaw
Echo 24" Hedge Trimmer
Husaqvana 70 lp spreader
Troy Bush Whacker
Excel 2600 Power Washer
Mighty Mac Shredder
Powermate tillers
Felco hand tools
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Old 12-18-2012, 08:06 AM
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You sure did Ferris. My wife and I used to live right there at the corner house. It was such a perfect spot because it was free advertising at a red light, and my phone used to ring off the hook. Since then we moved to Charlestown to help out some friends while the husband was deployed to Kuwait, and right now we are in West Greenwich for probably the next 5 years.
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:31 AM
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network

Hey guys, I have kind of a last minute networking/possible moneymaker idea if anybody is interested. I had a non-customer leave me a message yesterday wanting a cleanup for her yard (north Kingstown) and her parents yard (warwick). We played phone tag, and she called me again this morning and we finally talked. (lets me know she probably really does want it done, and not just looking for a price idea) Anyways, here's my idea. If anybody wants to meet up tomorrow we can look at both yards, and I was thinking maybe grabbing a beer at Oak Hill tavern in NK when we're done. The worst that can happen is we look at the yards, come up with a price for each, and the lady says no. We'd at least get a chance to meet, chat over a beer, and probably learn a few things. If she does decide to have them done, we can do them both together either on Thursday or Friday, and just split the profit. I don't mind fronting the cash for labor and just waiting on the check. And we can use our own equipment, or use mine which is still ready to go. This time of year I usually watch the 10 day forecast and if I see snow, then that's when I winterize my equipment. I have a couple of echo 755 blowers, and I know at least the North Kingstown yard has woods that she said we could just lose the leaves in there instead of taking them away. Being so late in the year, I'm assuming this lady is only interested in a one time cleanup, but who knows. Any takers? Or does anybody think I'm crazy for having an idea like this??
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:47 AM
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Hey guys,

thanks for the congrats on the baby.
Baby Kassidy Lisa oct 27 517pm 7.8 lbs.

Ferris, did you have yours?

I would say yes to the meeting but not sure I would be able to at this point with the baby. And all my stuff is washed and cleaned for the winter. I would consider using it if the price was right. I have a dump and lesco loader, billy goat blower and 3 redmax 85million back packs.

Oak hill, I used to go there for the Monday night cook your own steak!! great deal for 10$

Any one want to group buy tickets to ne grows? I might take an employee with me so that's 2 tickets

and lets meet after the new year.

find me here.

http://www.mandlhomeimprovementandlandscaping.com/
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:24 PM
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Ok guys

Its the new year the plowing should be over, where is everyone?

300 + posts and we still havent gotten together

mike.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:30 PM
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I'm here just doing bills and collecting money from people! We really do need to get this meeting done! Lets see if we can get a date scheduled for the end of the month?? The Rock Junction right off exit.7. Off 95 would be a great place for lunch on a monday afternoon??? Whose down?
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