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  • #61
    TIP # 2093

    Don't lose your $130 Columbia rain jacket during the rainy season.


    Well OK, I only paid $30 for it on clearance at the outlet store, but I can't get another one at that price, and it seems to have grown legs. I can't find it anywhere.

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    • #62
      TIP # 2093

      . I can't find it anywhere.
      Did you check the wife's car?

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      • #63
        Unless your phone takes REALLY good, high resolution photos, pick up an inexpensive camera to keep in your truck at all times!

        I took a ton of pics last season with my cell phone - I thought I could use some of the before/after pics in my marketing material. Well, 90% of them are not good enough. They just aren't in focus the way they should be and now they are useless to me.

        Don't miss out on getting that great pic that could be used to promote your business. Have a decent camera available.
        If you get to the job and find your camera batteries are dead, (quick fix) Find a piece of wire or and metal item and stick the AA battery on you truck battery for about 5 seconds to recharge the dead battery. I've done this many times to save loading back up and driving to buy new AA batteries.

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        • #64
          Munch On These Bad Boys While Knockin Out Your Yards...I Treat Myself To These While Singing My Favorite Lawnmower Tune: Eddie Money " Take Me Home Tonight" Just Make Sure Your Face & Clothes Are Clear Of Any Seed Shrapnel Before Talking To Customers!

          <img src=http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp360/stavropulos/381efc74.jpg>

          <img src=http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp360/stavropulos/1e19055a.jpg>
          The dill pickle flavored ones are good to.

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          • #65
            Lol sorry to hear...I try to gain weight but am as thin as a rail, they help me smoke less.

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            • #66
              Tip # Negative -42

              If you work with a partner, or an assistant. Pick them up before you attach the trailer and load your equipment up. Make them help you.

              Drop them off at home only after they helped you unload/drop off the trailer at the end of the day.

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              • #67
                Tip -42 addition : Always check that assistant has LATCHED TRAILER PROPERLY!! Your first yard will head south quickly as your trailer flies up,you try throttle forward causing your trailer to slam down onto the tailgate leaving you an expense that all of todays work will pay for!

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                • #68
                  Tip -42 addition : Always check that assistant has LATCHED TRAILER PROPERLY!! Your first yard will head south quickly as your trailer flies up,you try throttle forward causing your trailer to slam down onto the tailgate leaving you an expense that all of todays work will pay for!

                  Oh God yes!

                  Another reason why staff sucks. They are so difficult to trust. They never strap in one of the mowers. Always forgetting.

                  I have so many peeves when it comes to locking the ramp of the trailer, I like my hooks to face INWARD dammit!

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                  • #69
                    TIP #219C


                    When you find something that works/fits, buy MULTIPLES if you can afford it.

                    Shoes and clothing are what made me think of this.
                    I finally needed to replace my shoes and they don't make them any more. They still sell the same "model", but it's updated, thus DIFFERENT. Ugh.

                    Shorts and long pants I bought for work last year no longer exist either.


                    Fortunately my wife had the foresight to buy four pair of boots for me last year when they went on sale at a really good price. I had mentioned how happy I was with them and as soon as they went on sale, she ordered more of them and had them shipped to the house. A few months later they were no longer available for sale - period.

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                    • #70
                      Tip #666

                      Picking up one piece of paper is easier then picking up 1000 tiny pieces of paper. So get off the mower and do it.

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                      • #71
                        Tip #666

                        Picking up one piece of paper is easier then picking up 1000 tiny pieces of paper. So get off the mower and do it.


                        ... Or you can keep going over it until it disappears... LOL

                        I hate when there's paper on lawns, I have this one corner house that's a target for litter.

                        I'll move obvious crap, but sometimes I just can't be bothered to get up every damn second. If only there was an easier way hahahahahahahaha

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                        • #72
                          I hit up the Goodwill store for work pants. If they have my size I get them. $3 for jeans on half-off day.
                          Same here....I have a few top of the line brands for absolutely nothing. Goodwill and Salvation Army are good for work benches and other modification items.

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                          • #73
                            If you want a happy life marry an ugly wife.

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                            • #74
                              Lol, yeah i got a church that I do that has the same problem. It's in the ghetto and there's always a ton of litter cause it's on a busy street and people just don't give a f***. I find more baggies there then any other job. haha. When i get there i walk around and pick all that **** up first or i have my guy pick it up if he's with me that day.

                              Tip #666 extension 4%2&>0*

                              Picking up branches before mowing over them is key to having a good blade life. I know it's a commerical mower and it will chop that stuff right up but you'll pay for it in the end.

                              On the other end of things rocks, boulders, and small animals are o.k. they do not harm the blade. Insted they add much excitement to everyday work.
                              (obviously kidding about that)

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                              • #75
                                Lol, yeah i got a church that I do that has the same problem. It's in the ghetto and there's always a ton of litter cause it's on a busy street and people just don't give a f***. I find more baggies there then any other job. haha. When i get there i walk around and pick all that **** up first or i have my guy pick it up if he's with me that day.

                                Tip #666 extension 4%2&>0*

                                Picking up branches before mowing over them is key to having a good blade life. I know it's a commerical mower and it will chop that stuff right up but you'll pay for it in the end.

                                On the other end of things rocks, boulders, and small animals are o.k. they do not harm the blade. Insted they add much excitement to everyday work.
                                (obviously kidding about that)
                                lol. A few weeks ago some baby bunnys forgot to duck their little heads. I still brought them home to my 6 year old, but some how it just wasn't the same as when I bring home the little guys with their heads still on. Hahahaha.

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