So how does this week sound for you. Monday - my self and 3 employees were to start a large irrigation and lighting install. The other employees were already out on a large lot clearing and landscape install job else where. The crew coming to the irrigation job with me gets into an accident. Car runs a red light and t-bones the passenger side of my 250 utility body. Then my 450 dump, runs right into my 250. The f250 is totaled, and 450 is severely damaged. Driver of the 450 tested positive so he's terminated. Passenger of the 250 was tested because he was injured, he tested dirty. The driver of the 250 has a broken leg so he's out of work for the next 2 months. So now I'm down a great irrigation tech, laborer, and equipment operator/mechanic. Now I'm doing a large install by my self, pulling in a laborer from the other site for a half day hear and there. Wednesday - equipment was down and my mechanic is home with a broken leg. Had to wait for Cat to send out a mechanic. Thursday - picked up a rental dingo, with puller and trencher. Pulled right through 4 cable lines and 3 telephone lines. Miss marked by about 4 feet by Verizon and Comcast's locate contractor, so at least I'm off the hook for the damage. But try telling your customer they have to go 2-3 days with out cable. And then tell them that Verizon quoted out the September 14th for the repair. Because it was a miss mark they are trying to expedite the repair for sept 1st. Thanks for going on strike Verizon Here's what was the highlight to the week. Actually having my life flash before my eyes. Pulling pipe with the dingo. Going across the back yard the ground gives out under me and I fall in to above my waist and the dingo continues moving towards me. Luckily it stopped but had me pinned in the hole pretty good. After a few minutes of sitting their thinking "what am I going to do" and panicking waiting for the ground under the dingo to give out and crush my legs I was able to calm down and wiggle my self out. Turns out there must of been an old buried stump that had decayed away over the years and the vibration from the puller caused the ground to give out. The whole at the surface was about 3x3' and the cavity was probably under 18" of hard packed soil. The cavity it self was probably 3' high and 4.5' across. The tunnels from the roots were a good 18" in diameter. Just to fill the hole it took about 3 tons of large 12-18" stones to fill it enough so that I could dump 1/2 a yard of loam in.