Storms, storms and more storms!!

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by abrightday, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. abrightday

    abrightday LawnSite Member
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    Boy oh boy, we've been gettin' hammered lately,,a tractor trailer blown over on 95. Roofs blown off! Trees down,and we go out today to bring our Grandson to school, and we saw a lawn crew gassing up, and I thought great time to cut,,then a Trugreen truck,,well he wasn't spraying ,,yet,, sitting in the truck in front of a house,,that's dedication, a tornado warning also has been issued for the area. But see,, Trugreen is dedicated,, why their committed. Don't you feel bad about all the things you guys say about them. Risking their lives to just help protect and green-up lawns across America!! That's what makes this country great!! :usflag:
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  2. bugsNbows

    bugsNbows LawnSite Member
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    Ya got get that production done. No tickey, no laundry.
     
  3. williams lcm

    williams lcm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone going to work today? Hopefully it dries out so I can play catch up.
     
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    I went to one of my lawns after yesterday's storm. Though its a fairly small lawn, it is always a pretty big mess after a storm. I turn the corner and see aluminum and wood laying everywhere. 250 ft from his house, in his front yard, in the neighbor's yard, and a group of people standing around looking. It was the neighbor's porch. I didn't touch any of that stuff, and still probably picked up a half ton of tree limbs and moss. There was still a bunch more, but I ran out of room on the truck. The wind was still pretty constant off the lake, so debris was still coming down. After today, I am sure it will look like I never touched it, or maybe even worse.

    As much rain has come down today, I'm sure nothing will be mowed until Saturday. Hopefully I can get enough break to get what is in the back of the truck to the landfill so I can get started cleaning up in the morning.
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    We have tornados here today. Spent the morning sharpening chainsaw blades. Got 2 clean up calls today and had to go pick up a check from a new customer. Don't mind getting wet picking up money.
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  6. Brett's Lawn Care

    Brett's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
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    Does anyone actually mow while it is raining? I see some of the bigger crews around here stay out but is it something you do?
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  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    There was big post on this topic before. My answer is hell no.
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  8. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    After this rain, most of the yards I had scheduled for yesterday, today and tomorrow will not be cut until next week. Luckily most can still go 2 weeks without getting out of hand.
     
  9. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not responsible for the weather. Just means the next dry day will be a little longer and my Sunday off goes bye bye this week. Nature of the biz in Florida.
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  10. Yup, that is how it works in Florida. Summer time means 6-7 days/week. I hate being behind but thats how it goes.
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