Idiots Anonymous

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GreenMonster, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    Hi, my name is Mark.

    I'm a landscaper from NH. There is so much snow in my yard, I don't have anywhere left to put it. The snow is so high on both sides of my walkway, I can't even shovel it over the piles anymore. There is no less than 3' of snow at any given area on my deck. We may not see green grass until May, and I don't offer snow plowing services.

    I'm an idiot.
  2. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    It's never too late to start planning for next year..but then again, it may be 70 degrees thru December next year, or it may snow every day from November thru never can tell. I have enjoyed my winter off :D

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,981

    Mark, I may join you at those IA they give out the colored chips still, you know, a red chip for 30 days idiocy free, blue for 90 days, etc.

    My idiot move for the day, Sunday morning I was emptying the dishwasher. Put the basket with utensils on the edge of the kitchen counter. Before I go further, let me explain, my wife has always insisted on the knives going in "blade up" (they clean better she says). Of course, I pull some spoons out, the basket starts to fall, I fling my left hand at it in a feeble attempt to keep it off the floor. Next thing you know I got a Ginzu knife imbedded in my palm. 5/8" into my hand. 5/8" doesn't seem bad, till you look at a ruler and imagine a knife in you skin that far.

    Didn't bleed too badly, think I'm alright, just a little tender.

    "Hi, my name's Hoolie, and I'm an Idiot"
  4. Bull

    Bull LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 308

    Hello my name is Bull, I to am an IDIOT! After much consideration I have decided to work through this season as a solo and not hire anyone yet I have a hard time turning down work :cry: :cry: . I don't know what to do, my wife is all over me, she wants me to work less but yet she wants to build a house next year, no time for fishing, the list of things to do grows longer each day :cry: :cry: , I love you guys and thanks for being here for me. Wow you do feel better when you let it all out.
  5. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Mark- Buying a truck and plow this season is a sure-fire way to get a nice, warm, snowless winter next year. It happened to me!
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I'll admit the last 2 or 3 years have been good for snow plowing Mark...if nothing more, I do it to get the hell out of the house once in awhile. And the $$$ ain't too shabby either. :D
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    I have been plowing snow all (#*$(&$*@^((@*$)@(*#()&^&^$*^@&)(#$*@(*()&**(&*$(*@&

    winter. There is more snow than I can explain. I want this ()Q$@&)($@*()&*(@&#*(@&#(*&&)(@*(*@# snow to stop as I need to see my lawn to keep my sanity.

    But the money is good :)
  8. aries

    aries LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 334

    The best thing you can do is plan for the change of season's, I would be screwed if I didn't plow for the winter! sometimes the winters are good some bad we could only do the best we can with what we have.
  9. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Mark, are you full time? I seem to remember you posting something about having another job. Maybe if you plowed, you could lose that other job. The money's good, but the hours suck.
  10. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Snow Plowing is good money.
    For all of you guys that don't do it, I don't know how you survive.
    As for seeing green grass it's gonna be a while.
    Want to really get depressed look at video of some equipment.
    Just the other day I popped the Perma Green CD into my computer and saw nothing but green grass for like 10 mins. It was to say the least VERY DEPRESSING...


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