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Old 07-27-2004, 04:17 PM
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yeah, that new Dixie looks a little awkward...and no one really buys a lot of the first run of something. I'm choosing between a 33 inch Billy Goat (looking at tonight), a 32 in Ferris, and a 36 inch Better Outdoor (our sponsor here)
Chevy...The rain isnt bad. I only work wed-friday, and still got the landscaping job done today, so it wasnt that bad. Now it has really kicked in. Supposed to be nice though wed-friday for cutting.

Chevy..I would highly recommend against a 33". I havent looked at the billy goat, but if it was ANYTHING like the 33"WB troybilt i had it was a piece. The only good thing that came of that was i sold it for more than i paid for it. I just bought a 36" gear and that shaved two hours off of time for this past week. NOT BAD! Next year i am selling it and buying a hydro for even better production.

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Old 07-27-2004, 04:26 PM
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really, interesting thanks! I will keep that in mind
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Old 07-27-2004, 05:43 PM
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rain hasn't stopped up here since midnight last night.

maybe KS hit the lottery. wouldn't that make some of us look silly
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Old 07-27-2004, 09:00 PM
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Hey guys I am not trying to be an azz or be low class, I could just tell from the way he said not to ask for any explanation that he was giving up and not going on to greener things, I just hate to see people pour Time and Effort Cash and sweat into a business and then shut it down, I have actually talked 2 of my buddies into keeping their businesses and now they are sucessfull
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Old 07-27-2004, 10:02 PM
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Hey guys I am not trying to be an azz or be low class, I could just tell from the way he said not to ask for any explanation that he was giving up and not going on to greener things, I just hate to see people pour Time and Effort Cash and sweat into a business and then shut it down, I have actually talked 2 of my buddies into keeping their businesses and now they are sucessfull
Firstclass your such a mean guy, how dare you try to talk this kid into keeping his Business! If I was KS I would shut this thread down and go put up some flyers. BTW KS how much are you selling your shirts for, and maybe your tiedowns, I think I might be able to use those too. You guys are some freakin' vultures! Good luck with your future indeavors, never give up on your dreams!
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:14 AM
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Hey guys.... just came across this thread of when I went out of business in 2004. A lot has changed since then and I figured I would share my experiences since.

The main reason I quit business back then is my spouse had Cystic Fibrosis and was waiting for a double lung transplant donor... And needed my care along with my 2 children which one is autistic.

I sold everything off, paid debts, banked the rest and carried on. She received her double lung transplant in 07.. Which at the time was a success... Was good for first year... second year ran into complications and by Jan 2010 had passed away at age 33 at home surrounded by loved ones.

I don't regret getting out for the reasons I chose to... But the passion was still there.

Since Jan 2010 I have sold my house, worked as construction foreman for a fairly big local landscaping company, managed another.... Ultimately ending up back to my own again.

K&S Landscape is no more. I am now KLC Lawn & Landscaping... second year in and rebuilding. I have met another woman and now combined 2 families and have a clear head and optimistic outlook for the future.

I have so far built a really tight small mowing route and working solo/semi-solo am generating enough to live off of.

Just figured this would be an interesting read for anyone considering leaving their business. I do miss the business that I had.... however the time I gained could never have been replaced.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:21 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:54 AM
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Good luck Ken.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:06 AM
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Hey guys.... just came across this thread of when I went out of business in 2004. A lot has changed since then and I figured I would share my experiences since.

The main reason I quit business back then is my spouse had Cystic Fibrosis and was waiting for a double lung transplant donor... And needed my care along with my 2 children which one is autistic.

I sold everything off, paid debts, banked the rest and carried on. She received her double lung transplant in 07.. Which at the time was a success... Was good for first year... second year ran into complications and by Jan 2010 had passed away at age 33 at home surrounded by loved ones.

I don't regret getting out for the reasons I chose to... But the passion was still there.

Since Jan 2010 I have sold my house, worked as construction foreman for a fairly big local landscaping company, managed another.... Ultimately ending up back to my own again.

K&S Landscape is no more. I am now KLC Lawn & Landscaping... second year in and rebuilding. I have met another woman and now combined 2 families and have a clear head and optimistic outlook for the future.

I have so far built a really tight small mowing route and working solo/semi-solo am generating enough to live off of.

Just figured this would be an interesting read for anyone considering leaving their business. I do miss the business that I had.... however the time I gained could never have been replaced.

Ken
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www.klclandscape.com
I saw this thred was 2004, youve been hit hard, WAY TO KEP YOUR HEAD UP.
Mabey if you have time you could start a new thred on how the lawn business has changed over the last 10 years.

Good luck and Gods speed.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:26 AM
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Sorry to hear of the trials and tribulations in your life, and hope the future remains bright.
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