Winter Blues

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by double e, Jan 24, 2001.

  1. double e

    double e LawnSite Member
    Posts: 197

    I'm getting sick of winter already-
    In Delaware we hardly get snow to push and half the time we get an inch or two and it sits on the ground forever- preventing from yard work.

    What do you guys do in the winter- besides work on websites
    I'm thinking of starting up something to increse my income in the winter- I thought of fire wood and may start it next year to keep my one full time employee busy. It dosent even have to be lawn maintenece related.

    I make good money in the summer, but I guess I'm a work-aholic. I coach a Jr. High wrestling team but will be ending the season next week.
     
  2. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    We do plumbing and lite carpentry to occupy the doldrums.

    Kris
     
  3. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I know what you mean, I sell and split firewood. I ts good money and it keeps me in shape. Also I help out at a horse farm ( draging feilds and replacing old fencing ect ect.) and that also is decent money too.So needless to say Im always keeping busy.
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    Homework from school helps, but I must say, thank GOODNESS we have Lawnsite to atleast keep us in touch with, and help us relate to the industry.:)
     
  5. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,662

    Brother runner

    Kris
     
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Tom, It's called S.A.D.- that stands for Seasonal Affect Disorder. Its almost like a mild depression caused by lack of sun light. They make light bulbs (pricey) that mimic sun light to counter affect the depression.
     
  7. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    I hear ya. I am in Massachusetts, and dont do any plowing, but sell a small amount of firewood. I keep somewhat busy with college classes and coaching at my boxing gym, but other than that I miss work.
     
  8. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,308

    Been there, done that!!!
     
  9. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    With the hours I spend here reading if I bought one of those lights and mounted it over my computer it would equal living in Hawaii and I would be ready for Spring.
     
  10. Man Joe

    Man Joe LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    cabin fever here too. Have been doing a few carpentry jobs and have been exercising with weights a few times a week.
     

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