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Happy or Sad to see the cutting season come to an end?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by robby, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. robby

    robby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    Seems like many guys here are already thinking about next season and what to do different and how to make more $$. Am I the only one here excited to see this season come to an end? I love what I do, but it's still WORK and after 8 months of work I can't help but get excited to start getting days off to be lazy and enjoy unemployed life. Anyone else here enjoy being lazy during the off season? Or will most just be counting down the days til spring?
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Bring on the snow so I can make some serious $$$ :) :clapping:
  3. jmurphy

    jmurphy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Same here!
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    I'm looking forward to some time off. At least right now my daily routing schedule is over with.
  5. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    Ill have time to do some projects that have taken a backseat for awhile
    Hang some shutters for a neighbor
    Pull a well pump out
    Do some grading at the cemetary
    Clean my basement
    ***Get the sidecar rig back on the road***
    Happy Ill have some free time
    Sad now Ive run out of excuses to put some of this stuff off

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    The workload is a lot less, and the stress,got to curb my spending for the slow months.
  7. robby

    robby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    For those of you doing snow removal, is it more about giving you something to do during the winter, or is it more about the big $$ that is made pushing snow? At what point does the $$ not become more important than your desire to just be lazy? Am I the only one here so lazy that I would rather sleep in and watch Dr Phil as opposed to going out in the cold to do snow? Maybe its partially an age thing. At 25 I would always choose the $$. But at age 41 now, being lazy just seems so much more appealing.:)

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    Well for big lco with help, it brings in money you gotta fiqure when you are running help you have payrole.
  9. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 701

    Iam with you robby at 48 i dont do much snow work anymore clean a couple of walks for businesses and thats about it in winter , I find myself on the couch taking a nap most days lol but come march iam itching to get started again.
  10. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    Our mowing schedule has slowed. We are busy trimming bushes down, fall clean ups, gutters, final round of applications for people, winterizing irrigation system, and then thinking about snow.

    I do snow b/c A. Money is good B. With help around, 2 skid, 4 trucks, 2 utility tractors - I need things running, not sitting idle.

    Just put up a new shop so be working in there this winter. Although I now sleep alittle longer due to shorter days and being cold outside - no more getting up at 4:30 every morning and not being back home till 8 at nite. Also spend some quality with the boys, 10 weeks old & 2 yr old!! Oh and my wife =))

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