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: 10
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: 66
Posts: 1,082
Rep Power: 8
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: 74
Posts: 4,475
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: 6
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: 74
Posts: 4,475
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: 10
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: 10
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: 6
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
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
Today 02:54 PM
by GreenWorx
13 3,295
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
Today 01:00 PM
by problem solver
9 2,115
Pricing issue
Mr. Mow
Today 06:15 AM
Today 11:11 AM
by SGL1
2 62
Should I buy this Exmark...
googus
07-03-2015 09:22 AM
Today 10:23 AM
by Steve
6 191
Hi everyone
Mattw
Yesterday 05:59 PM
Today 10:18 AM
by Steve
1 54
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
Yesterday 06:30 PM
by Mattw
8 2,393
4th of July parade...
Steve
Yesterday 10:35 AM
Yesterday 10:35 AM
by Steve
0 38
Unemployment rates drop,...
Steve
07-02-2015 12:40 PM
Yesterday 10:30 AM
by Steve
4 185
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
Yesterday 10:19 AM
by Steve
13 2,287
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 10:14 AM
by Steve
7 2,002
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
07-03-2015 02:06 PM
by American L&T
9 2,188
Before & After tree...
COREtreeservice
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
07-01-2015 09:20 PM
by COREtreeservice
0 128
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
07-01-2015 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,958
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
07-01-2015 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,935
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
06-30-2015 07:19 PM
07-01-2015 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 118
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
06-30-2015 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,780
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,943
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,826
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,431
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,837
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,841
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,121
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,158
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,864
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,936
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,893
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,882
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,996
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 2,004
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,920
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,397
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 2,079
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,160
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,425
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,086
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,953
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,716
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,796
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,096
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,981
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 12,124
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,887
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,452
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,348
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 3,046
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,957
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,213
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,379
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,977
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,949
» Popular Tags
aerocore apartment bid apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bush collections contract help curb appeal services deliquentaccounts design ditches door hangers employee problems equipment rental facebook flyers foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hills hiring how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape services landscaping landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing more customers business mr dave mulch new business past due per hour charge plowing profit on employee push versus ride scag secrets to landscaping sell the vision seo shell small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot steep lawns swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree tree pics trimmer rack web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 PM.

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