One Reason why I love Florida

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Ric, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It sure looks like it needs lots of salt
     
  3. billslawn89

    billslawn89 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Amen to that!

    Been through all that stuff when I lived up north. Don't miss it one bit, especially pushing it and putting down salt.
     
  4. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
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    Not missing that stuff at all - not to mention the power being out because of ice build up taking out a power line...so you are trapped at home without the everyday luxury items we are used to like TV and of course heat/ac. Speaking of heat - don't miss those heating bills especially on those days you get so cold outside, no matter how high you crank it, you just can not get warm.
     
  5. GreenT

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    NYC, 1984, Gun Hill Road..... took a three block slide bouncing off several parked cars and ended up against a light pole.

    Total insurance bill = $14,000

    Company car. :)

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  6. Ric

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    Green T

    It doesn't take a PhD in Physics to understand ice is slick and you can't drive like your in Nascar.


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  7. GreenT

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    Agreed. Specially considering I was doing 3mph at the time. :dizzy:

    I have talked to some PhDs, and in their opinion, they believe I was the victim of prejudicial gravity forces once I became upon the slight but long downhill in front of me.

    To this day, I remain completely befuddled as to what exactly happened and why.... no clue whatsoever.... but then again, I do not have a PhD. :rolleyes:

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  8. stickleylawncare

    stickleylawncare LawnSite Member
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    Just got back from dinner out... seated outside wearing shorts and a tshirt. Hard to beat that kind of 'winter' weather.
     
  9. Landscape Poet

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    Ric, I have to have T's back on this one. In the north on the Ice at times you do not even have to accelerate - gravity does all the damage for you. However down here I have seen how our locals drive in Rain....score for worst drivers FL 1 northerners 0 .
     
  10. greendoctor

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    How do they drive in the rain? I can always tell a local vs someone from the continent when it rains. A local slows down, someone from the continent drives as though they have AWD and it is a dry road. In other words, 10 MPH over the speed limit and too close to the car in front of them.
     

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