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    hjl
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    Default Re: Drought affecting business?!

    im having the same issue where I am. i have currently hung up my tools for a few weeks to help a mate that has permanently injured his eye and lost eyesight in that eye. So helping us out a lot getting work through him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    Sorry to hear that as i have been thinking about the drought areas in the eastern states.We are short on rainfall here,nothing like you guys and i started preparing with extra lawns my target now is 140 as a 100 won't work for me any more.
    Last week i picked up a set of units where the guy with 2 years worth of contract stopped and he informed them he needs to find a proper job.
    I think you'll find your not alone,the weather controls us to what life style we live.
    140 lawns thats a effort for a solo outfit. your not having Fridays off then ?

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    140.....It's doable,i think.

    Most my lawns are on the smallish size,terms and conditions to be a customer
    Only regulars no casuals
    No dogs
    No cutting shrubs or hedges
    No clean ups
    No locked gates or roller doors,unless key or remote supplied or hidden
    No catchers used all lawns mulched
    No lunch break..what's new

    You see that's not so bad,and i lose Fridays and Saturdays during peak times

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    just a note regarding garage doors if you have a merlin remote you can program these for multiple doors my opener for home is programmed for 3 clients doors
    Anything Ian says may or may not be garbage, it may also be his own opinion or it may not be his opinion at all, it may just be something he felt like stating anyone following his advice does so at their own risk and may be doing something Ian would actually advise against.
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    You all will be pleased to know I have had 50mm of rain in the last few days. Wonderful.
    Cheers
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    Good one hjl. We've had similar or a bit more in places.
    Forecast looks good for decent rain this week too.

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    Lunch breaks I reckon slow you do, after having a feed you just want to go to sleep haha.


    Quote Originally Posted by BeetleJuice View Post
    140.....It's doable,i think.

    Most my lawns are on the smallish size,terms and conditions to be a customer
    Only regulars no casuals
    No dogs
    No cutting shrubs or hedges
    No clean ups
    No locked gates or roller doors,unless key or remote supplied or hidden
    No catchers used all lawns mulched
    No lunch break..what's new

    You see that's not so bad,and i lose Fridays and Saturdays during peak times

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