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Old 05-08-2014, 08:37 PM
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oh I forgot to say a few weeks ago I had to go to 4 different stihl dealers before I was able to find a primer bulb for my br600.

I can't believe it had a crack in it after only 2 years.

my Honda trimmer is 12 years old and I've never had to change the primer bulb.

if only Honda made blowers I would be all set.

everything went pretty smooth today though. it's just funny how the old ladies want to talk to you all day almost whenever you have a busy day and a lot of yards to get done.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:49 PM
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My grandma talked to me for 30 minutes today after I was done. It was nice.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:50 PM
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well there's always time for sweet 'ol Grandma.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:04 PM
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I wish I still had my Mother and Dad and Grandparents, all I can say is spent time with them, might not benefit you personally in anyway, but it will them.

Heck I talk to customers, its a Blessing too them, and a little break for me. I will say even at 50 a 80 year old has a whole lot of stuff in their head that I don't know about, so its a blessing for me too.

Not many WW2 Vets left, Americas best, if you can get them to share some of their experiences.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:10 PM
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I wish I still had my Mother and Dad and Grandparents, all I can say is spent time with them, might not benefit you personally in anyway, but it will them.

Heck I talk to customers, its a Blessing too them, and a little break for me. I will say even at 50 a 80 year old has a whole lot of stuff in their head that I don't know about, so its a blessing for me too.

Not many WW2 Vets left, Americas best, if you can get them to share some of their experiences.
The airport in Cincy does "honor flights" for WW2 vets to DC. I'm trying to see if I can volunteer for that in some way. Love those old guys.
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:12 PM
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Government now provides Beer? Which Party lol
Here's how it works: you buy food at the grocery store with your SNAP card, sell it to your friends for 50 cents on the dollar, then use the proceeds to buy beer
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:15 AM
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oh I forgot to say a few weeks ago I had to go to 4 different stihl dealers before I was able to find a primer bulb for my br600.
I keep a small plastic bag with 3-4 of those in the truck.
Yes sir, got tired of leaky primer bulbs.
Then I got tired of paying $3 each and dealer stock outages.
Now I buy mine aftermarket, a dozen at a time.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:29 AM
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Saber, i like the quiet ones. One man told me from the start that it's my decision to make changes to his yard. I removed some stuff, and planted a few indian hawthorns (didn't pay - i grow them from seed). It gives me incentive.
Ditto,

I have another client that gives me a $100 leeway on any jobs. If I think it needs to be done I can do it with no approval if it's under $100. Anything over $100 and I need approval but he approves it.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:37 AM
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I hate wind.
This slipped past me. My clients are great, but yeah as long as this is a gripe thread..

wind sucks. I have 3 accounts where the wind is always blowing. and 2 of them it is blowing in opposite directions than I want to go......OOH! you're one foot from clearing the whole driveway! I'm going to switch directions!
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:40 AM
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I wish I still had my Mother and Dad and Grandparents, all I can say is spent time with them, might not benefit you personally in anyway, but it will them.

Heck I talk to customers, its a Blessing too them, and a little break for me. I will say even at 50 a 80 year old has a whole lot of stuff in their head that I don't know about, so its a blessing for me too.

Not many WW2 Vets left, Americas best, if you can get them to share some of their experiences.

I do the same, plus I belong to the local VFW....AT LEAST once a month, I stop in to listen to the old guys, even if it's about them learning how to text their grandkids. It's a hoot.
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