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Day From Hell

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tim1075, May 21, 2000.

  1. Tim1075

    Tim1075 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I had a horrible day today while i was out cutting. I'm still young(15)so i'm sure i will have worse but here goes first i put on a new set of blades and the first yard i do i hit half of a brick that was hidden in high grass and ruin 1 blade. Next yard i'm at i hit a dog toy and send it flying and it breaks a window in the person's kitchen. Last lawn of the day i'm almost done trimming and a broken glass bottle is in the high grass so i could'nt see it and i hit it and it cut my face all up thank god i was wearing saftey glasses. To top it all off it was drizzeling all day long.
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    ...and I thought there were child labor laws to protect people like you!:)<p>GEO
  3. Tim1075

    Tim1075 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    I was working for myself it's my own company.
  4. Toroguy

    Toroguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,075

    Tim,<br>At least nobody died...Shake off the crappy day, keep an eye out for the debris in your yards, a good day is sure to come.
  5. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,117

    That definetly qualifies as a bad day. Just remember at least the next time out won't be as bad.
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,183

    You might consider in the future doing a walk through of these yards that have high grass. Mowing is like riding a motorcycle.......always keep one eye on the conditions directly in front of you. I have had help before that stared off in space and hit every stump, root, bottle and brick.<p>Be safe and good luck!<p>Homer
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,879

    Sometimes it doesnt pay to get out of bed. seem that just as I put the new blades on . I hit the most crap too
  8. AGG Lawn Maintenance

    AGG Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    from Elberon
    Posts: 422

    Tim I started when I was 15 too I'm 28 now.<br>I've been through the mill also!!! As Homer said do a walk through on high grass before cutting. Every time I estimate I check for anything sticking out of the ground and make a note. You have many good days to come. Its so good to see a guy like yourself in this business!!! Stick with it when you get my age you'll laugh at it all. Good Luck Tim<br>Travis AG&G Lawn Maintenance :)<br><p><font size="1">Edited by: AGG Lawn Maintenance
  9. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    tim, you had a learning day and you need them to gat ahead. You just moved closer to being where you want to be. there will be more of these days so get ready to learn. good luck
  10. slingshot

    slingshot LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 115

    tim dont worry things will get better they cant get much worse that isnot so bad dont let it get you down

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