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Tampa area anyone

Discussion in 'Network: South' started by kleankutslawn, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Bladerunner Inc

    Bladerunner Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Hey Kevin. I here ya. Just can't seen to catch a break. My Ford went in the shop about two weeks ago for a blown head gasket and some other small things. 10 days later I get it back, I do my Sunday route every thing is fine. My worker starts out Monday in Brandon calls me and says the truck will hardly move. I had to call the tow truck. I headed out their with the Chevy to get the trailer and him . I tried to finish the day but didn't have enough daylight. (only one left not bad). Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention my other worker was a no show Sunday! Hey no problem--12 hours and 5 commericals later-- I got it done. Now my main guy Matt is in the beginning of a split with his wife. He doesn't know how hes going to make the mortgage and is stressed out (Monday with him was a long day). I guess things could be worse so I'm O.K. There is always tomorrow:)
    Sure is nice to have friends to help you when your down. Good job South....
     
  2. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    hey guys good to here from you.don't forget i have alot of stuff that is not being used so if i can help,im willing to!
     
  3. amor4421

    amor4421 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 189

    klean how you been. i need to call you and just touch base with you. i will try to call you tomorrow in the morning. hope all is going well.
     
  4. kleankutslawn

    kleankutslawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    doing fine good to here from you amor4421
     
  5. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Messages: 4,784

    That stinks about your truck bladerunner hope everything works out. Its been slow and quiet so far this year. I'm trying to get going on some mulch jobs. I haven't been by my nursery in like 2 months, I wonder if there still in business, last time I was there they were dead. Has anyone lost any customers due the the economy? I had a guy lost his job and said he would call me when he can afford me again, I have been lucky so far.
     
  6. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,599

    How's it goin' guys? Well everything is working (mowers, etc), at least so far!:clapping: It's funny, I haven't lost too much business because of the economy (I haven't really gotten any lately either), but in the last month I've lost about 3-4 accounts due to people moving (I can't blame them, if I could right now, I think I would). Oh well! So how's everybody else holding up? We don't hear much from you anymore klean, how are you, how's business?
     
  7. Bladerunner Inc

    Bladerunner Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Hey guys I can't believe it the damn thing broke down again! This time in south Tampa! Thank goodness for my 90 Chevy 210 thousand miles and still runs like a champ. Yes, I finally lost one to the economy had him for probably 6-7 years. 140 a month on Davis Island hated to see him go, architectural engineer. Said he lost 52% of his business. Hope he is the last one I lose, I know things are tough.
     
  8. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,599

    Mike - did you try to work with him at all? It may have come down to a barter system or something with him. Then again it may not have been worth it to you. I don't know. This month I'm starting a barter with a guy who owns a graphic design company. Well, guess what, he's now designing signs, etc for me. There are definitely things besides money that I need (Things that I buy with the money I make).
     
  9. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Hey bruthas, sorry I haven't been online lately. Hope everyone had a nice holiday. Lovin this weather, I did a cleanout today. First big job I've had in awhile-yes the economy. I lost a few, but added 2 accounts this month. Guess I could be doin worse. The bad news is the Child support enforcement doesn't give a damn. They almost took my lawn service rig. Can you beleive that? LOL Child support laws suck in this state, my exwife even got the house and everything, she makes $30 an hour. I stil have to pay $450 a month. LOL
     
  10. sweetz

    sweetz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,599

    Glad to hear that you're still with us kevin. CS sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm on pretty much the same page with you on that one, she got everything & still does! I just got another account today myself, thank god!

    We're moving March 1st. Not a big move, just about 1 block away, but we'll be getting a lot more house for less than half of what we're now paying every month.
     

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