How was your Monday? Long one.

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by jpp, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Well mine was rough. Pull up to the first yard and get it done. Go to my next stop which is a four stop 2 right around the corner from each other. Get the first two done.Load the lazer up and walk the 36 around the corner to start on the back yards. My helper pulls the truck and trailer around the corner so we can keep an eye on it. Do those two lawns and get back into the truck to leave. Turn the key and it just keeps on trying to start. It is and efi so I don't pump the pedal Two things it could be fuel pump or ignition coil. Call the mechanic who does all the major work and he says the same thing. Call AAA to have them come get it. Call a buddy to bring me my other truck. He can't find the keys to my place. Finally finds them. Gets up there hook the trailer up,leave my helper for AAA and am driving back. On my way back to the freeway some lady decides to change lanes without using a signal. Lock them up and blow on the horn. She swerve back over and gives a sorry wave out the window. Get on the freeway, next exit on ramp I see a motorcycle escort for funeral getting on. I am in the process of trying to change lanes when the car in front of me decides to stop ( I mean dead stop) right behind the escort. I am slamming on the breaks cussing,yelling, no horn honking trying to keep in mind to the right of is a funeral trying to get on the freeway. Look in side mirror swerve to the left and barely miss the car by six inches. I was ready to stop for the day right there and then but I needed to back up and pick up my helper. After all this we got all the yards done. They called about the truck it was the fuel pump so 320.00 and have a tank of gas later I have the truck back for Tuesday. Told you it was going to be long. And it was freaking hot outside today. High of 97 here today.
  2. BrianK10

    BrianK10 LawnSite Senior Member
    from usa
    Messages: 252

    Lordie. Sounds like you had one heck of a day. Hang in there buddy. :waving:
  3. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    It would have been much worse had my 18 month old truck got wrecked. then I would have been real mad. :angry:
  4. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 86

    try having all your elmerald green yards not get cut(3.5 acres woodhill)for two weeks in a row.Fertilizing in an econoline 250 with no a.c or taking a 14 foot trailer loaded with yard waste (800 #'s of brush ) down to roberts road and having the scale broke and fight the U.A. homeowners for a spot to dump,it should have been 15 min to dump and it took an hour. Have all your employees want to get paid all at once when none of the billing has done for june and I find out the transmission in my wifes mini van has gone out and it will be cheaper to get a new car than spend 1500 to fix the transmission.
  5. rshofcols

    rshofcols LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 86

    jp,keep your chin up and you'll make it through the week. We have been through worse.
  6. Scapegoat

    Scapegoat LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Just wondering what kind of truck you have that needed the $320.00 fuel pump?
  7. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    Dont they have a usual payday?
  8. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 850

    I got absolutely nothing done today. it rained most of the day, and I dont have a garage, so I couldnt even clean up my mower.
  9. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    Had the day off.. everything is crispy brown here, just ran a few errands i havnt had time for.
  10. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    Had I good Day...I guess...I ponnied up about 60 large for some utility vehicles...End of the fiscal year. use it or loose it...

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