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Best Thing/Worst Thing

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rodfather, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Hummm...now it's time to reflect on 2002

    Question: What was the best thing you did in 2002?Answer : I had the best employees I have ever had.
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Worst thing was I lost $9100 to a big residential client.

    Would like to hear about others that had great/lousy things that happened to them in 2002.
  3. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,048

    2 very important issue's for me this year, as the best and worst together.

    1) Staying at home as much as possible (working mostly part time this year) to not only take care of and share time with my little girl Mandy (2 1/2), but also to be able to spend as many days as possible with my sick father.

    He passed Sept 26th of this year. How I miss him so! But I will always be thankful to have the time we had together this final year. The Minister giving his funeral talk said of my father "He was a man's man." How true this was. His word was his bond.

    I am glad my father instilled in me the value of love, family, work ethics and how to be a good person, but most of all how and when to put the right things first. This value allowed me to see the need to stay away from what could have been a very busy year for me. Money is very powerful, but money cannot replace a lost loved one. There will always be time in the future to make the money I didnt make this year. But I will never get time back to be with dear old Dad!

    2) The friendship I have gained with a guy you know as 65HOSS. Eric has helped me so much this year, he will never know just how much. Not only helping me in getting prepared with my fathers passing, but by being a true and loyal friend. Thank you Eric! Your friendship was a true blessing. I could never repay you.
  4. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    Crazygator- So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I can understand how painful it can be. My mom passed away last year (November 2001) and I'm still having a hard time with it. Just that much harder around the holidays. Merry Christmas and have a happy and prosperous New Year. :) Mike
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    BEst - Highest selling months ever for lawn renovations, started turning down work with about a month left in the season.

    Worst - my health, had shoulder surgery and have been perminately disabled (a % rating). I've had pneumonia twice and just got over a hurt back. Hope 2003 is better on my bady and I might get more work done.
  6. yourlawnguy

    yourlawnguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    WORST: Lost my father last January, not unexpected but hard nontheless.
    BEST: Got back into lawn care and boy does it feel good!
  7. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    The best was after three years in business, it is still growing. Passed my gross goal by $10,000.

    The worst is I passed next years gross goal and have to change my plan. Luckily, nothing major happened this year. But I haven't done the taxes yet??!!
  8. Expert Lawns

    Expert Lawns LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,660

    BEST: doubled my accounts. only 2nd year in the buz, if things keep doubling, that would be stupendous.

    WORST: banged up my truck twice, costing over $5000 damage

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!! :blob4:
  9. corban

    corban LawnSite Member
    from K.C. Mo
    Messages: 49

    Best: $3,000 (before taxes) for 20 hr job and $3,300 for 22 hr job.

    Worst: Got a good buzz from the power lines while using aluminum polesaw in a tree. (Warning: Limbs can somehow be conductors:( )
  10. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    Worst would have to be losing my ol' buddy Eric Erickson and then losing one of our friends we met while in Nashville in 2000. Her name was Rhonda Robbins, the wife of Dale Robbins (Moonarrow) for all those that remember.

    Charlotte and Dale.......if you read this I want you to know that we're thinkng about you and have you in our prayers.

    Love ya both!

    The best thing is that I'm still here to spend time with my wife and kids and still have my Mother and Father........that is truly a blessing and one I don't take lightly.

    Live for the moment, tomorrow ain't promised!:)

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