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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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And ants. I forgot to mention the ants.

Ants all over me. I was trimming and pushed in under a small tree and when I came back out in the open there were ants all over my shirt and my right arm!

Musta' been on the tree branches.
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And ants. I forgot to mention the ants.

Ants all over me. I was trimming and pushed in under a small tree and when I came back out in the open there were ants all over my shirt and my right arm!

Musta' been on the tree branches.
Luckily they werent fire ants. Those things suck.
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It was 1 of those days for me too. I was using the push mower on a hill yesterday and didn't see the brick in the high grass stopped it dead. I bent the blade and broke the deck on the discharge side
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It was 1 of those days for me too. I was using the push mower on a hill yesterday and didn't see the brick in the high grass stopped it dead. I bent the blade and broke the deck on the discharge side
OK. I can't complain. At least I only mangled the cutting edge of my blade.

I'm just glad I took my older mower today instead of the brand new one!
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and Ants. I Forgot To Mention The Ants.
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I made it home in one piece today.

No burns, no poop, and no ants either.
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OK. I can't complain. At least I only mangled the cutting edge of my blade.

I'm just glad I took my older mower today instead of the brand new one!
It was an older mower but still cut great. Gonna see if we can't patch it back up, had that mower for years.
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Looking back over the older posts, do you see a lot of growth and lessons learned from all these experiences?
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Never, ever place your keys in the truck unless it's in the ignition. (my doors won't lock with the key in ignition)

Never, ever attempt to hide your identity by searing off your thumbprint on a hot muffler. It hurts.

Don't step in dog poop. If you do, seriously consider dropping the offending client.

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