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So as of late its been raining here so not much going on so yesterday I did a little maintenance of my equipment.
I have an "Old" 1986 Toro that I really love using so I was changing the oil and Plug etc. when I noticed the rear wheels were Bald no wonder it didn't make it up the slopes so well so I decided to see about some new ones. Well that was an interesting search I found some but they were $50.00 each plus freight was $100.00 so I did the next best thing I retreaded the old wheels.
I just took a hack saw ans some elbow grease and away I went I think they will work out.
So tomorrow is rain again I wonder what I can McGiver next.
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LOL! Good stuff! Those tires look like they'll last 100 more years!


Well, usually on rainy days I'm either very frustrated at getting behind - or grateful for the day off!!!

I'll usually take this time to prepare/organize myself for the rest of the week.... Maybe watch a bit of T.V....



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The thing I hate, is when it rains for half of a day... I find myself checking outside constantly hoping for it to continue, as I would have already made myself extremely comfortable, and I will usually begin to procrastinate.
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Would you be able to change those tires? Do you have a way to break the bead on them?

Have you tried them yet? How did they work?
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Well, usually on rainy days I'm either very frustrated at getting behind - or grateful for the day off!!!


The thing I hate, is when it rains for half of a day... I find myself checking outside constantly hoping for it to continue, as I would have already made myself extremely comfortable, and I will usually begin to procrastinate.
I also get frustrated when it rains continually, I'm ready for it to be good working conditions. I have about $2,000 worth of work I was planning on doing the past 2 days and it snowed the first and rained the second I even had workers secured for those days and now they cant work the other days.

But I guess this rainy day was alright I got some organization done and secured another $45 mowing customer.

On rainy days I just wish it would stop so I could work (except in the drought of summer). It sure feels good though when you find a task to do on those days and you complete it in stellar fashion, like those wheels (looks good).
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Over the last three weeks I think we've had 3 rain-free (not to be confused with "dry") days.

It rained today off and on.
I did two estimates between the raindrops, then drove in a big loop, making stops at pre-determined destinations to pick up business related supplies. 50 miles later and the $20 I put in the tank yesterday has vanished "just like that".

Supposed to rain hard tomorrow afternoon.
Going to do a mow estimate early, then taking my wife shopping.

To summarize, it would appear that what I do when it rains is "spend money I don't have".
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So as of late its been raining here so not much going on so yesterday I did a little maintenance of my equipment.
I have an "Old" 1986 Toro that I really love using so I was changing the oil and Plug etc. when I noticed the rear wheels were Bald no wonder it didn't make it up the slopes so well so I decided to see about some new ones. Well that was an interesting search I found some but they were $50.00 each plus freight was $100.00 so I did the next best thing I retreaded the old wheels.
I just took a hack saw ans some elbow grease and away I went I think they will work out.
So tomorrow is rain again I wonder what I can McGiver next.
Hey usually when it rains here which is about 2-3 weeks during the rainy season i usually do maintenance to the machines before or after work. Also i work on flyers, website, or craigslist ads when it rains, funny thing is that i'm busier when it rains then when its not raining, i call clients schedule appointments and look for areas where i can make more money haha i think im obsessed with the business side of Lawn care
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Would you be able to change those tires? Do you have a way to break the bead on them?

Have you tried them yet? How did they work?
There solid rubber tires so no they won't come off.
I haven't tried them yet we are on day 4 of rain.
pretty much sitting inside watching time and money go by.
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There solid rubber tires so no they won't come off.
I haven't tried them yet we are on day 4 of rain.
pretty much sitting inside watching time and money go by.
It's starting to snow right now... lol

I remember being able to cut grass before April last year, nothing special is happening now....


I can't decide whether to get the shovels out, or the mowers!
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