Am I doing something wrong?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SR Landscaping, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. SR Landscaping

    SR Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 49

    I'm cutting twenty lawns a day, and I'M on every job. I've been in buisness quite a while, and do it with one "Helper". All my Freinds tell me I'm nuts, but I enjoy the work. I do bring in extra guy's when I need them, but I'm basically ALWAYS THERE. I figure it's fun and keeps me in shape. And when it hits over 100 degrees I'm there to shut it down and pick up the slack the next day.
    Is there anybody else out there over 40 who still enjoys Lawn Maintenence?
    Stevoo
     
  2. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    I'm 43 and still like the work. I have cut back some but still mow on one of the crews 3-4 days a week, especially in the summer when we are slammed here in S. Florida.:cool:
     
  3. SR Landscaping

    SR Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 49

    At least I'm not the only one! But hey, your from Florida! Does your vote count? Can't wait to rock! Stevoo
     
  4. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    I love it. Love the outdoors and love the hot weather. Will be 40 in May.
     
  5. J&R

    J&R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    52 and still body going strong. Wish i could say the same for the brain.
     
  6. bruces

    bruces LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 648

    I'm going to be 51 next week and I'm really just getting going in the business.
     
  7. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    SR,
    I will be 40 in a few years, but my comment is this:

    Sounds like you have found what you love to do and there is nothing wrong with that. At least its not like work for you, because you love it so much. Many people go through life changing so many jobs and careers and never find that 1 thing that they enjoy that much. I am much the same way as you, I enjoy it.

    My father loved his line of work, and did it until we closed his business due to his failing health and the economy many years ago. I never understood why he worked so hard all the time, but now I do.

    Keep up the good work and dont listen to all those other guys, they have no clue!
     
  8. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    I'll be 26 in may.
    No way will I be at every job when I'm 40! You guys are nuts.

    When I turn 40, I plan on showing up every once and a while just to make sure things are running smoothly. :D
     
  9. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I'll be 45 this year. I am a solo op and I am servicing 40 customers. I do enjoy doing this and I'll probably be doing it for a while to come.
     
  10. excel25

    excel25 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 393

    49, Going strong and wouldn't't want it any other way.
     

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