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"Good day" last Friday

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Plowin in VT, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Plowin in VT

    Plowin in VT Senior Member
    Messages: 233

    When your day seems bad, just think about mine.... That should make you smile and think yours isn't as bad!

    The "day" started out at midnight when I left my house, something was telling me that I shouldn't go, but since when do I ever listen to my gut?

    Problems:
    1:30am - blow a line on my 1 year old Fisher - no spares on me. Fortunately the shop is open, and I'm there by 2am, and out at 3:30am. (For those of you in the Burlington, VT area, GB Mechanical in Williston is open or on call 24 hours/day during storms!)

    3:50am - blow fuse to my lighter (power for my strobe)

    4:00am - finish shoveling, go into my truck, clean off my glasses, put them on, and the $#^%$# right lens popped out. Spent 30 minutes searching for it.

    4:30am - Break brand new snow shovel

    4:40am - blow a 2nd fuse to lighter/strobe

    4:45am lost a bolt to the handle on my Toro Powerlite snowblower.

    5:00am - while lifting said snowblower into my truck I felt a "pop" come from my right shoulder, and then nothing but terrible pain. 3 years ago the docs said that I'd need surgery eventually, but they didn't know when, but I would know when it was time.... Guess what, it's time!!! Can't do anything until Spring due to the 3 months of recoup. time

    5:01am - 2:00pm - nothing unusual, other than the mind numbing pain associated with shoveling salt from the bed of my truck into my tailgate spreader.

    2:01pm - spreader stops working - turns out that some wiring had come apart.

    2:45pm - back on the road

    2:46pm - blow a 3rd fuse to the lighter/strobe

    5:30pm - start cleanup - blow 4th fuse to lighter

    6:00pm - 2nd hydrolic line to my Fisher blows - again, no spare. Shop is closed, so I'm done till Monday.

    9:00pm - I make it home

    Kinda makes you feel better about your day, doesn't it?
     
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    maybe you should get a spare line:p
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,873

    yeah i think you need a couple spare lines a box of fuses and a guy to do your shoveling
     
  4. lumps

    lumps Senior Member
    Messages: 365

    That's the important part right there.
     
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 27,977

    At the second blown fuse, I would have stopped running the strobe.
     
  6. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    that powerlite bolt in handle always comes loose!!
     
  7. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    i thought i had it bad cuz my wiper blade motor when out at 5 in the morning jeez my salutes to u
     
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    I broke a nail ...Damn I liked that color....
     
  9. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    x2..... but sounds like a really $H][tty day, better luck next time