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    Gee they pay well in Sydney
    Nah, probably about the same as my new rate since I put it up at $45 per hr.
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    $45p/hr?? tell 'im he's dreamin'........




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    Quote Originally Posted by South East Mowing View Post
    Nah, probably about the same as my new rate since I put it up at $45 per hr.
    How are your customers coping with the doubling of your prices
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    How are your customers coping with the doubling of your prices
    No !! Went from $40 to $45 as I said previously. I did forget to mention + GST
    Still booked solid! Thought it might slow things down a bit but no such luck.
    At least with all this work and the profit I can afford new equipment most years.

    I am also able to save a little for the hip operation I am surely going to have after working 6 days a week and 20+ years in the industry. The specialist did say it was only a matter of time . Told me to get an "office job" if I wanted my body to last
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    I wish I was getting $45/hr for these jobs. When a normal 50 min job takes up to 90 mins to do, it knocks the average around. (:

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    A tad wet in Sydney yesterday and today.good to see as it has been a fairly dry spring and summer!typical though right before Easter!two 4 day weeks in a row makes it a pita to catch up,ah well, better busy than idle...

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    Just about time to kick back for the winter here. 7 here this morning & frost forecast for the weekend. I just have a few to do this week & next to finish the round.

    I cut my firewood business right back last year but might have to get back into it more this year.

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    finally getting some rain, won't be enough but every bit helps




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    [QUOTE=Redeye;154984]finally getting some rain, won't be enough but every bit helps [/QUOTE

    onya mate ..yer we have had a bit too after a dry spell ...couple of inches but need more .. i wish hahahahah ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishjim View Post
    A tad wet in Sydney yesterday and today.good to see as it has been a fairly dry spring and summer!typical though right before Easter!two 4 day weeks in a row makes it a pita to catch up,ah well, better busy than idle...
    Possible thunder and hail today in Melbourne
    Perfect for a Grand Final

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    next few days looks promising for some wetness.......




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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeye View Post
    next few days looks promising for some wetness.......
    Rain is overdue in NSW and QLD
    Drought has been terrible for the farmers

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    10mm of rain since midday and its 4.30pm now, soil temp is high being inland and my own grass is growing before my eyes. Even a hedge lining a 55mtr fence is trying to reach the stars in joy of the rain.
    Oh boy !!!, its's great to see some much needed rain. but the work load means a A4 work diary needs to change to a foolscap diary by tomorrow onwards.
    If it rains again tomorrow I have to wear a poncho as I've a Church in the mix of jobs that has a Funeral Service on Friday. Rain, hail or thunder, it must be done.
    Cheers Garry

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    We've had a few storms in the area over the last week. Totals vary between 1-2" so just enough to the weeds growing and grass getting a green tinge about it.
    More forecast for the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edbeek View Post
    We've had a few storms in the area over the last week. Totals vary between 1-2" so just enough to the weeds growing and grass getting a green tinge about it.
    More forecast for the weekend.
    We recently put most of our resi lawns onto an early 3 weekly schedule due to it being so dry.
    With about 30-40mm or so today they are ALL back on 2 weekly.
    Hate to think what the phone is going to do this week and next

    Don't know if this should be in the happy or grumpy thread as I am still not in new house.
    Need the fencing and gates done as Rouser and the 2 dogs next door go toe to toe through the fence Have been doing fences, gates and security doors and now will be struggling again to complete them to get the dog in. Not to mention the the 60 odd meters of plinth board and cut/bent weld mesh panels put in to stop the dogs digging under fence. At least concrete driveway will be cured but the 3 recent post holes I dug will be full of water
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