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kinda lookin forward to the end of the year..

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by General Grounds, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    :blob3: been doing this for 10 years now and ive never been so happy to see the end of the year coming. im not sure whats been worse the really bad weather and never ending high turf or the impossible customers, by far the worst this year. not compaining about our quality at all just the wiening " oh whats taking so long did'nt rain today, you could have come today", im sure you guys in the northeast know what im talkin about. tony
  2. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

  3. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    hear ya loud and clear tony from a fellow NJ guy...I can't wait till the season is over...unforuntetly, leaf seaon is just aroud the corner
  4. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I hear you Tony I have thought about giving it all up several times this year... And then I just get my insurance renewal this year a lovely 21% higher.. I love it, and we had no claims.... Where do you guys service, trying to think if i ever saw you around...
  5. DoubleCutter

    DoubleCutter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    Yeah my ins went up 20 percent my second year..Ive been running mowers for 15 years for my dads business Im on my own for 2 years(bought him out)...this year was the worst by far. Ever since the first snow storm last year(Nov 27) I havent stopped yet. Leaves are not going to make me happy, and If it snows this year like they are predicting, Ill be in a straight jacket by January. We should all get together when leaves are a thing of the past and tie one on bad...I need a beer:D
  6. HOMER

    HOMER LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,183

    I'll have to agree with ya on that.

    All year long it's been double triple and sometimes just forever trying to get the grass cut down to height. Folks think that just because it rained a little then they should have been cut.........to some degree that's true. When you take it home because of the rain and get settled in it's real hard for me to go back out and chance getting rained on again. I'd just as soon stay home and try it again the next day.....and for several weeks down here in Bama the next day was a repeat of the previous day, rainnnnnnnnn. Ya, I'm ready for the leaves and ready to put the trimmers up. Money stays the same either way, ain't gonna lose any...........I got projects I want to get workin' on!
  7. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    Can't wait for the end of the season. This was our driest year in over 100 years. There is a watering ban in place, our lakes are in the lowest levels in over 100 years. August was down 50 % in revenues due to lawns not growing. Its busy now again with trimming, and cleanups, but I'd just like to forget about this year. Hopefully there is a ton of snow this year, or next year will be even worse.
  8. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    Sorry to hear that grshppr,
    we had the same kind of weather last year.
    Hopefully it will get better next year for you.
  9. mmacsek

    mmacsek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 547

    Ditto on the above comments. Most customers where pretty understanding but the whiners were relentless. I'll buy the first round!! Matt
  10. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    yup i can't wait.been doing this for 5 years now.im tired of the customers.most of them have been great this year but there are 2 that im going to drop for next year.they just drive me to nuts.when i first started out i loved this line of work.now i can't even get myself out of bed in the morning.but im sure next year will be better....:D

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