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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life. It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.

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Trials & Tribulations - The drama of running a business and of life.

It's not as easy as it looks. Running a business is full of drama. Customers, employees, money, family, time. You name it, it's a problem. Share with us your drama and how you handled it.
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So on Monday, we finished a lot of work, but when we arrived to a section, it started to poor on us. We packed up.

This is how I get to this section from HOME.



Notice I take the long way.... that's because the main street is FULL of potholes. Every time I take it, my equipment (regardless if strapped) will break or fly all over the trailer.

Today (Tuesday) we arrive to this spot, and the tractor that was just fixed didn't work - so back to the shop we went! Unfortunately, we had to take a detour!



So from the properties, we took the back-roads all the way back to the shop, past HOME.

We took the detour, but the street was still blocked off on the other side - we couldn't get to the shop!!! .... Don't tell the police, but I used the sidewalk to cut through the signs they had up, and I got to the damn shop!!!! BASTARDS!!!

The mechanic reversed the parking levers, so that they need to be on in order to move the tractor WTF BRO? lolol. I was happy it was that simple, but really? Everytime I get something fixed there, my equipment ends up working backwards...

Then we took the back-roads all the way back to the properties once our problem was solved...



We have 8 properties here, and we only managed to do 2, 3, 4, and 5. WHILE IT RAINED ON US!!!

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Morale of the story, YOU CAN NEVER GET AHEAD!!! and F-U RAIN!!!

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Morale of the story, YOU CAN NEVER GET AHEAD!!! and F-U RAIN!!!
Got to love the weather we have in Quebec
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Got to love the weather we have in Quebec
The weather, the people, I like them both the same right now LOL.

Where abouts are you? If you are close, I may have some lawns for you.
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The weather, the people, I like them both the same right now LOL.

Where abouts are you? If you are close, I may have some lawns for you.
I am a bit far xD I live in terrebonne. Its a bit far from you I think
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I am a bit far xD I live in terrebonne. Its a bit far from you I think

Google Maps says you are only 40 minutes away, I am laughing at that. It takes me 40 minutes just to get to the mall 3km away.

We are 54.4 KM away from each other lol
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Google Maps says you are only 40 minutes away, I am laughing at that. It takes me 40 minutes just to get to the mall 3km away.

We are 54.4 KM away from each other lol
Haha probally depends on the traffic xD how far are you from bois-des-fillions?
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