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Hello everyone Been in the dumps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ron, Feb 5, 2002.

  1. ron

    ron LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 312

    Hello all Sorry for being gone for sometime
    I have been in the dumps....... Right now I have only 8 accounts
    and I have Sheffield Finance Company barking up my tree..See I owe them 4half months on there w/b Scagg and they want me to give it up to my dealer for Repo Hell I owe almost 3,000 on the dam thing..... The reason of my failure is because of my broken back I got back in Aug 29 while working with the department of Corrections.. In a state van accident.. Well to make a long story short ever since my accident I have been loosing clients Everytime I do a yard it feels like doing three yards Heck I am only 36 but my health is more important......... My attorney has warned me against doing any more yards because of the Workman Comp Private Investigators might catch me.. So I have been taking it easy and slowly loosing my clients.... I only have 8 clients left but hell they really pay great and i hate to lose them.. So I take caution when leaving for my work doing lawns..once every two weeks......... But I cannot wait I love doing lawn care all sooooooo very much....... Well all So hows life treating you all in the good ole Lawn care business.....I would love to hear from ya.....
  2. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    If I were you I wuold get off the comp or get rid of those lawns and mower or hire a freind to do the work. You will get caught thoughs ivestergaters are good and you will get scewed.
    I hope your back heills well and good luck.
  3. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    Sorry to hear that Ron..

    How is your back feeling? What is the diagnosis? Will you recover enough so you can get back into full swing?

    Did you get any kind of settlement from the accident? Pending Suit?

    Don't get caught.. You'll really be up 'shitz creek'
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    sorry for your trouble ron.

    it does seem like you could hire someone to do the cuts but that would cut into your proffit.

    you should make a decision on what you are going to do or we might see you on one of these hidden camera video shows!:blush:

    good luck.

  5. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    The following is an email I received recently. I think you need to see it. I understand your feelings. Its natural. But you have only been posting depressive stuff for quite some time now. Its really time to take control of your emotions. Maybe the following story will help. :)

    Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate.
    He is always in a good mood and always
    has something positive to say.

    When someone would ask him how he was doing,
    he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"

    He was a natural motivator.
    If an employee was having a bad day,
    Michael was there telling the employee how to
    look on the positive side of the situation.

    Seeing this style really made me curious,
    so one day I went up to Michael and asked him,
    "I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the
    time. How do you do it?"

    Michael replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to
    myself, you have two choices today.
    You can choose to be in a good mood or .
    you can choose to be in a bad mood.
    I choose to be in a good mood".

    Each time something bad happens,
    I can choose to be a victim or...
    I can choose to learn from it.

    Every time someone comes to me complaining,
    I can choose to accept their complaining or...
    I can point out the positive side of life.
    I choose the positive side of life.

    "Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

    "Yes, it is", Michael said.

    "Life is all about choices.
    When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice.

    You choose how you react to situations.
    You choose how people affect your mood.
    You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.

    The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

    I reflected on what Michael said.

    Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my
    own business. We lost touch, but I often thought
    about him when I made a choice about life instead
    of reacting to it.

    Several years later, I heard that Michael was
    involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet
    from a communications tower.

    After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care,
    Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed
    in his back.

    I saw Michael about six months after the accident.
    When I asked him how he was, he replied
    "If I were any better, I would be twins!
    Want to see my scars?"

    I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what
    had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

    The first thing that went through my mind was
    the well-being of my soon-to-be-born daughter",
    Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground,
    I remembered that I had two choices:
    I could choose to live or...
    I could choose to die.
    I chose to live."

    "Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?"
    I asked.

    Michael continued, "...the paramedics were great.
    They kept telling me I was going to be fine.
    But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the
    expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses,
    I got really scared. In their eyes, I read "he's a dead man".
    I knew I needed to take action".

    "What did you do?" I asked.

    "Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me",
    said Michael. "She asked if I was allergic to anything".

    "Yes, I replied".
    The doctors and nurses stopped working
    as they waited for my reply.
    I took a deep breath and yelled,

    Over their laughter, I told them,
    "I am choosing to live.
    Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead."

    Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors,
    but also because of his amazing attitude.
    I learned from him that every day
    we have the choice to live fully.

    Attitude, after all, is everything.

    "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,
    for tomorrow will worry about itself.
    Each day has enough trouble of its own".
    ( Matthew 6:34)

    After all today is the tomorrow
    you worried about yesterday. :)
  6. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Hoss! That was great!
  7. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 947

    That saying couldnt have came at a better time, I just had my taxes done.
  8. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Hey Eggy Neighbor! I'm in Columbus, IN. Do you know who the Lykins are? They have a mowing service in Elizabethtown. They use Exmarks, and have a 98 or 99 Chevy 3500 dually extended cab deisel, if you've seen them.. some friends of mine, probably competition of yours lol....
  9. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 947

    Not sure, but we are going to venture into Columbus this year so I am sure we will run in to each other sooner or later!
  10. slickrick

    slickrick Banned
    Posts: 3

    I feel for you man ,I really do! Maybe Lawn perfections out of Lakeland FLA. could come help you out after all according to him he is only part -time and is out of debt and a real jam -up guy to boot ,I bet he would help you out.

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