Regret paid me a little visit today

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Envy Lawn Service, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    We had some pretty bitter cold here last week and I spent that doing some private consulting for a large construction contractor... and I spent much of that time outdoors in the freezing cold observing operations.

    Now this week it has warmed up and I've been working indoors building custom computers.

    But this afternoon I knocked off early and for an appointment at a commercial lawn/landscape site. An old contact called for a bid finally and I decided to go out for a meet & greet since I'm still not sure if I am going to do a little green industry work or some sub-out.

    Anyways, afterwards I came home... been needing to get that Christmas tree down and the things back in storage... LOL. But as I was cleaning up the storage building, moving things in/out/etc... I was really enjoying the warm weather and I got this heavy feeling as if something was not right or something was missing.

    In a minute or so I realized it was the smell of fresh cut grass that was missing.
     
  2. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    Once it's in your blood you can't get it out !!
     
  3. poonero

    poonero LawnSite Member
    from ny
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    if lesco is indeed dead then rest assured its in heaven.
     
  4. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Right there with you Envy. It can melt, but it's still got the "winter smell".
     
  5. jeffex

    jeffex LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that smell stays on the mowers for a while . In the winter its great to go out in the garage and get a fix. My wife got me a yankee candle one year at Christmas called "fresh cut grass". Not even close to the smell but a nice thought!!!
     
  6. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
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    You will be back mowing or landscaping in no time. Once it is in your blood, you are stuck with it for life. I sold the mowing business, recently sold my lawn equipment shop, and now I am back at it again. This time grinding stumps and clearing acerage. Still mowing, just with bigger machines. I just can't snap out of it. I bet you won't give it up either.
     
  7. LawnSharks

    LawnSharks LawnSite Senior Member
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    You'll be back!!! Spring is right around the corner.
     
  8. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    70 today...may have to get out chase the white ball this afternoon...
     
  9. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't know if I can get it totally out or not...
    I guess time will tell...

    The funny part for me is that I really never liked the grass cutting end of the business.
    At least not until some switch flipped sometime in 1999.

    Before then, I was way more interested in construction and landscaping.
    I still enjoy construction.... but only residential construction now...
    And I still enjoy landscaping... as long as there is a mix of business...

    It's funny how things change over the years.



    If I don't cut any grass at all anymore, I'll miss it I think. I don't know if my own property will give me enough of a fix. But at this point, I'm not sure I ever want to be tied down to the grind of a full mowing schedule again. I love it, but still... it can be very high pressure and there really is no freedom in it.
     
  10. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im sure you have considered mowing just a couple of days a week. If not im sure your property will be immaculate!
     

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