Hurt myself, getting behind

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by grassbandit, May 3, 2005.

  1. grassbandit

    grassbandit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I hurt myself in a four wheeler accident on Sunday. It is now Tuesday and I am able to walk around the house a little bit. Only two days behind for now, but I know I won't be back in business for another couple of days. Any words of encouragement or advice would be great. I can't be the only idiot that didn't think about the consequences of being a small business owner and getting hurt.
  2. fromTEXAS!

    fromTEXAS! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    just dont do dangerous stuff.
  3. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    For the future, I would find someone who would be able to fill in for you. Maybe a friend who would like to make a little extra cash. Have them work with you for a few hours here and there to get him familiar with your equipment, etc. Then if something unexpected comes up, you'll just be able to let him handle it for a few days.
  4. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Hasn't happened yet, knock on wood, but my number has to be coming up soon. I've had a couple scares some badly twisted ankles, strained back, etc. that has stopped me from doing anything for a day here and there which has made me wonder what I would do if I hurt myself so badly that I was out of commission for weeks. I am friends with a couple LCOs and between them they could probably absorb my clients, I wouldn't lose my customers to them, but I wouldn't make much money after paying them to do my work for me.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Actually, this form of entertainment will put you in harm's way. I would find something else to do for fun IMO.
  6. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    thats the reason why my former boss sold his harley-davidson
  7. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    Sell the 4 wheeler, get another lawnmower and take up golfing. That should cure you for awhile.
  8. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    Grab one of your buddies and try to get out there.also talk to any family to help out.Sorry I dont live closer or I'd give you a hand.i'm not going to tell you not to have fun,but you do need to think about what your doing before you do it...
  9. A+ Lawncare

    A+ Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 503

    :waving: j/w what type of atv you have and what happened w/the accident?

    i'm a former atv rider myself, i do alot of offroad riding w/400 cc & 500c (polaris & honda) 4wd atvs.... always a great way to relieve stress on the weekends... but now i see where it can make u stress on the weekdays from the weeknds...

    just be careful in the future when out riding, atvs are as dangerous as anything else and should be respected... :)
  10. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Sounds like you should (and probably are) thankful it wasnt worse, In a month when you are doing great, wont seem so bad. Every day has risks, I try to minimize it, but you gotta do what ya gotta do. Hope you are jamming soon!

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