When one thing goes wrong, everything goes wrong....

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PicturePerfectLawns, May 1, 2014.

  1. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
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    "When it rains it pours." Literally!

    "Murphy's Law." Of course!

    The universe is cruel this way but take solace in the fact that it does happen to every inhabitant of this earth.

    We just happen to be business owners working in conditions controlled by Him.
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i bent a mower blade on the pushmower and went and got a brand new one and the very next time I used it within 1 minute I bent the new blade so I had to go buy another new one again. :laugh:
     
  3. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Funny that you mention that. I've had two customers ask me this week if I plan to hire any employees. My usual answer is NO. I'd rather do 60 lawns by myself then 120 with an employee. Just my personal preference. One day I might run some crews, but that's when my body can't take it anymore and is calling for a break. Next year or in the future years, I think I could be efficient one other crew member aside from myself. I love working by myself, but at times I think about how nice and efficient it would be to have me or another guy to jump out with the trimmer then another mowing behind. As of right now I'm happy being solo, but I think that might be my next step. I don't want any crews until my body is hollering for a crew. :walking:
     
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    I feel kinda like you.

    to me having help means less work but more problems. :laugh:
     
  5. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying having 10 crews while you sit in the office isn't the way to go. But when your out in the field working, I couldn't be happier working by myself. I think I would actually do good with one side man, but I wouldn't want anything bigger when working in the field. One day, and I say one day, when my body can't take it, I'll be the one sitting in the office, running crews. ;)
     
  6. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Tell us did you start right back on the lawn where you bent the first blade? :rolleyes:
     
  7. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
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    I shouldn't have read this thread. Now I'm feeling paranoid something bad is due.
     
  8. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    I'm unfortunately feeling like crap this am. We've been needing rain for weeks. Everything is like hay fields around here. The weather calls for a heavy rain finally today. Now I'm watching the radar and the rain is surrounding us, and we just happen to be right in the gap or dry spot of a huge rain storm. How crappy is that. Someone pray for some rain for Central Texas!
     
  9. PicturePerfectLawns

    PicturePerfectLawns LawnSite Gold Member
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    I stayed in to catch up on paper work this morning because the weather shows we're about to get hammered with rain. Waited an hour or two to see what the rains going to do and got caught up on my paper work. Still bone dry and the sun started to come out. Made the call to load up because the rain wasn't showing up. As soon as I load up it starts pouring! What gives? At least we needed the rain! Now I get to go do some brush and tree trimming in the rain! Sounds like a fun day!
     
  10. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    :laugh: Same thing here. Just about every time I buy a new set of blades, I hit something that knocks some big chunks out of them. Sometimes on the first day!:cry:
     

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