Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Two Breeze Days in one week???


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-30-2010, 06:38 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Two Breeze Days in one week???

Good lord what a week and what a day. Decided I would do a small job by myself, spread four loads of garden soil in an acre we cleared, the weather this week is off the map, rain, sun, snow, hail almost every day, things just start to dry and the skies open up.

Anyhow arrive at the site, step out of the truck, friggin wind catches the door out of my hand and it slams shut, keys and cell inside. Sit and wait for the garden soil to arrive for close to an hour, borrow his phone and call my son to bring me a spare, the driver and I laugh as we know each other well, I guide him back when the truck starts to slide sideways on the bedrock to the point we thought it would upset, not a good thing to upset 30 tons on a clients lawn, anyhow it was tilted so bad we didn't dare do anything and I sure didn't have anything big enough on site to move him so we call a truck towing company, explain the situation and they send a monster of a tow truck......glad the day is over and I wonder what will go wrong tomorrow.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg stuck.jpg (138.8 KB, 24 views)
File Type: jpg tow.jpg (106.7 KB, 19 views)
File Type: jpg stuckout.jpg (134.2 KB, 21 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 04-30-2010, 08:36 PM
swstout's Avatar
swstout swstout is offline
Steve
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Canastota, NY
Age: 67
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 9
swstout is on a distinguished road
Default Ibid

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
It must have been a day for locking keys and cell in the vehicle. I did the same thing. Called my wife for the spare and she couldn't get into her car. Locked her keys in her car too.

My spare on here ring and her spare on my ring. Deputy Shariff unlocked my door with a Slim Jim and pointed out that my registration expires tomorrow. Will have to wait until Monday for that. There goes half a day!

Steve
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2010, 11:12 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

That is always the one thing I worry about most, locking myself out of the truck.

The wind today was a PAIN over here. I really thought we were going to have a storm, but the clouds just pushed on through.

I have opened my door, & before I could grab my keys the door would blow shut on my ankle... this is not rare for me, I just never learn.

I always remember take my keys, if not... I leave the windows open. I can be risssskayyy'

I did forget the keys in the truck last week & I have a habit of locking the doors with the button which is on the door before I step out of the truck.

Even though once you close the doors, they lock automatically (pain in the arse)

Anyway, couldn't get in the truck. Good news was I lived a block away from the customer & had another set of keys.

"Where ya going?"

... walking home, be back in 5...


I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle keys on a job site.

I HATE having them in my pockets along with my cell phone... I like to wear light clothing, like track pants & such to mowing jobs. Keys + phone = pants seem to want to fall down.

ANYWAY, those are some intense pictures you posted.

If I was the driver of that rig, I woulda probably gunned it as soon as I thought I was slipping... Probably woulda made things worse.

I wish I was there just to see how it happened! They should fix that damn road up.

That tow truck is crazy, I woulda loved to see it in action!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2010, 01:22 AM
jklawncare's Avatar
jklawncare jklawncare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 577
Rep Power: 7
jklawncare is on a distinguished road
Default

get a Breeze lanyard
__________________
Just Kut Lawn and Landscape
"Where Service is Always in Season"
Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-01-2010, 10:48 AM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default

Andy:

Just as a point of interest; who paid the tow bill and/or the bill to fix the ruts in the customer's lawn?

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-01-2010, 01:55 PM
SuperiorPower
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have locked myself out of a vehicle a time or two. I now carry at least one spare key for every vehicle I drive. I am not a big fan of hiding keys on a vehicle but I know some people do that. Just not me. Never have and don't expect to start doing so anytime in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-01-2010, 05:23 PM
CHEESE2009 CHEESE2009 is offline
Dr. Scott - Ruler of the Underworld
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Switzerland, Grindelwald
Age: 75
Posts: 4,473
Rep Power: 0
CHEESE2009 is on a distinguished road
Default

YOU GUYS JINXED ME!!!

LOCKED OUT MY MY TRUCK IN THE POURING RAIN!!!!

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Thank god this client was ALSO only a block away. That SERIOUSLY sucked. Ruined my day, lol.

It wasn't even supposed to rain today! This project is behind schedule & my client is starting to nag like crazy. I wish I could control the weather just for him! Pshhh.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-01-2010, 08:22 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by StartALawnCareBusiness View Post
Andy:

Just as a point of interest; who paid the tow bill and/or the bill to fix the ruts in the customer's lawn?

Keith
The company delivering pays for both, I have an Iron Clad contract that the client must sign, mainly for insurance, I would post it however I would need my lawyers permission but in short I am not responsible for any damage even if we cause it, if the client doesn't like the wording then I would walk but that has never happened.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2010, 08:24 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperiorPower View Post
I have locked myself out of a vehicle a time or two. I now carry at least one spare key for every vehicle I drive. I am not a big fan of hiding keys on a vehicle but I know some people do that. Just not me. Never have and don't expect to start doing so anytime in the future.
I asked my insurance agent about this hiding keys, if I do, and the vehicle is stolen and the person who stold it used a hidden key, no insurance.

It's rare for me to do this, maybe 3 times in 30 years of driving but it has always been at the worst time.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-01-2010, 10:39 PM
The Cleaning Doctor's Avatar
The Cleaning Doctor The Cleaning Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 927
Rep Power: 7
The Cleaning Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Put a spare key in your wallet. It does not take much room.
__________________
Pat
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breeze Construction picframer General Talk 9 04-08-2010 02:02 PM
Breeze - Sham Wow Style! CHEESE2009 Promote your products or services 5 08-02-2009 07:33 PM
The Breeze CHEESE2009 General Talk 5 06-13-2009 01:07 PM
BREEZE video!!! CHEESE2009 Promote your products or services 5 04-08-2009 01:57 AM
1st BREEZE commercial customer CHEESE2009 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 6 04-07-2009 06:22 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Laying new grass, Sod...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
Yesterday 10:07 AM
Yesterday 08:41 PM
by Steve
1 26
I need some aeration...
rootytalbot
08-14-2015 12:32 PM
Yesterday 09:06 AM
by Daveylawns
10 3,727
Hello from Centreville!
Daveylawns
Yesterday 09:04 AM
Yesterday 09:04 AM
by Daveylawns
0 26
To mow weekly or Biweekly
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-11-2016 04:09 PM
05-22-2016 11:45 AM
by jrs.landscaping
8 238
Prolin
rmccutchan
05-21-2016 04:53 PM
05-21-2016 06:36 PM
by rmccutchan
2 47
Upgraded to a new mower
Stevenor92
05-17-2016 08:17 PM
05-20-2016 07:08 PM
by Stevenor92
8 160
Intro
LaraRahmani
05-18-2016 02:54 PM
05-19-2016 02:43 PM
by Steve
2 83
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
05-18-2016 07:34 PM
by Stevenor92
4 151
New mower!!!!
Stevenor92
05-18-2016 03:46 AM
05-18-2016 06:39 PM
by Stevenor92
2 87
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
05-18-2016 02:59 PM
by LaraRahmani
1,249 434,379
Stupid idea?
hopolb33
05-13-2016 11:25 AM
05-16-2016 11:22 AM
by Steve
1 120
Planting SKYBOUND CEDARS
FrankieeLawnz
05-13-2016 03:59 PM
05-16-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
1 108
Edging Fad...
Tree geek
05-10-2016 11:29 PM
05-15-2016 11:12 PM
by Tree geek
2 155
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-13-2016 11:15 AM
by Steve
11 343
Hello from great state...
Cel1980
05-11-2016 09:00 AM
05-13-2016 11:07 AM
by Steve
2 132
Did this job free to...
JJand M Lawncare
05-02-2016 02:33 PM
05-11-2016 03:54 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
10 388
How to tell Cust. to...
GeeGood
04-09-2008 09:55 PM
05-09-2016 07:08 PM
by JJand M Lawncare
16 5,479
Echo SRM 230 trouble.
Jack Rabbit
05-08-2016 06:16 PM
05-08-2016 11:22 PM
by Just for Cuts
1 132
Toro ZTR Issues
rsanchez1203
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
05-07-2016 10:26 AM
by Steve
2 149
Correct way to quote a...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
05-02-2016 11:52 AM
05-03-2016 10:59 AM
by Steve
1 254
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
04-28-2016 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 272
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 310
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 292
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 02:38 PM
by Steve
1 256
» Popular Tags
advertising become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss break business education business help business management contractor hacks deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimates free lawn care fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade hydro increase customers jjandm lawncare landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawncare lawn mowing lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch new business planting plowing raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care roundup safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel solo solo backpack sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up swzt toro timecutter tree tree pics tree service video walk behind what to charge work from home
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:13 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy