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Old 05-11-2011, 09:44 AM
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Well I have serviced all my equipment , I am all up to date with my paper work.
I ordered my Trailer the other day it will be ready in two weeks (Custom Made)
I have put out over 1000 fliers I have 4 full season mows signed up and have 4 more to quote .
But here I sitting watching the rain come down 21 straight days of rain, I can't mow and people are not thinking about their lawns, There busy worrying about their Basements Flooding.
I know I am probably jumping the gun but if thing don't change soon weather wise I don't know if Ducke's is going to survive start up.
This is just crazy its the wettest it ever been since 1933.
We now have 120 mm 48 inches four F*@%in Feet and the long range forecast is at least a week more rain.
Friday and Saturday may be better but who knows we just have to wait and see.
Sorry for the rant but I just need to blow off some steam to someone that can understand what I am feeling.

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Well I have serviced all my equipment , I am all up to date with my paper work.
I ordered my Trailer the other day it will be ready in two weeks (Custom Made)
I have put out over 1000 fliers I have 4 full season mows signed up and have 4 more to quote .
But here I sitting watching the rain come down 21 straight days of rain, I can't mow and people are not thinking about their lawns, There busy worrying about their Basements Flooding.
I know I am probably jumping the gun but if thing don't change soon weather wise I don't know if Ducke's is going to survive start up.
This is just crazy its the wettest it ever been since 1933.
We now have 120 mm 48 inches four F*@%in Feet and the long range forecast is at least a week more rain.
Friday and Saturday may be better but who knows we just have to wait and see.
Sorry for the rant but I just need to blow off some steam to someone that can understand what I am feeling.

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it could always be worse trust me, I thought it sucked when water came up to the back building but then it overtook my service bays and has stayed for a while so I have work that customers want done now but no way to get them into repair bays other then by boat. also just to be cruel the water is not in the building just all the way up the ramp to the building....
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Are there any services in this area that could be offered when it is raining badly? Basement pump outs? Sandbagging? Better drainage installation?
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Hopefully you can drum up some kind of work to get through it. I like the sandbagging idea.
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it could always be worse trust me, I thought it sucked when water came up to the back building but then it overtook my service bays and has stayed for a while so I have work that customers want done now but no way to get them into repair bays other then by boat. also just to be cruel the water is not in the building just all the way up the ramp to the building....
120mm is 12cm or 4.7 inches......48" would wash the entire region into the Atlantic
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Are there any services in this area that could be offered when it is raining badly? Basement pump outs? Sandbagging? Better drainage installation?
Drainage systems are three weeks of good weather away, we are two months behind last year, the equipment hasn't moved which is costing a small fortune, tried one drain but the gys gave up after an hour, the soil is so saturated we can't even spray
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120mm is 12cm or 4.7 inches......48" would wash the entire region into the Atlantic
Awww Crap Your right Picframer, G@D dam Metric S#!T never could keep it all straight.
Even still its a lot of frigging rain.
BUT it stopped today actually saw a funny bright orange thing outside.
By noon the lawns were dry and I was on then mower going full out.
Going to be cloudy tomorrow BUT NO RAIN Wooo Hooo.
I have a couple more mow jobs one Spring Cleaning to finish up and one to start. about 200 feet of bed edging and a small walkway to build.
Then the rain is do to start again on Saturday and go till Wed or Thur
Still sucks to be me but I am now a lot happier.
Thanks for all the support guys I really appreciate it.
Now back to this metric crap mm is 10 x cm or was the cm is 10x mm divide by ml minus the kg awww frig it inch feet miles that was the right way.
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Drainage systems are three weeks of good weather away, we are two months behind last year, the equipment hasn't moved which is costing a small fortune, tried one drain but the gys gave up after an hour, the soil is so saturated we can't even spray
There was a guy on Talk Radio yesterday from Nova Scotia Construction Association (or something like that) and he was saying almost all the big jobs were shut down do to the rain.
To wet and dangerous to dig trenches Carpenters can't frame siders can't side and the foundation guys can't get forms in and the Excavators are just slipping in the greasy muck. This weather is hitting everyone in the pocket book.
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