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The recession has hit winter

Discussion in 'Weather' started by obrut, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. obrut

    obrut Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 147

    I've just been informed that because of cut backs, there will be no snow this year in the Chicago land area. Old man winter does not have the available resources to provide snow for all of the "usual" states because of over snowing in the previous season.

    I put my plow away.... maybe next season.
     
  2. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    I hope the parent corporation doesn't forget to send that memo to New England's Old Man Winter franchise. I still don't have a plow.
     
  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I really think it isn't cut backs but more of a snow reallocation program. He thinks Texas and the states west of the Mississippi didn't get enough snow the last couple of years.

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  4. obrut

    obrut Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 147

    my son spilled some crushed ice on the floor the other day, so I used his toy dozer to scoop up what I could then used some salt to take care of the rest. I think I have done the most plowing in Chicago so far.
     
  5. TurbDies2500

    TurbDies2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    ......Im still drinking Corona and Lime on the dock here in New Hampshire....Snow? Forget what it looks like.
     
  6. Outd00r Maint..

    Outd00r Maint.. Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    I want snow!!!!!!
    I'm bored !!!!
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I'm the 1 % go seasonal!
     
  8. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    Your just making up for last year
     
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I'm in that boat also ussmileyflag !!

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  10. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    its a good feeling in that boat too
     
  11. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Well I have zero seasonals so......:sleeping:

    I know of a local guy who had a giant seasonal a few years back. We had very little snow for the first part of winter so he made great money for awhile. The guy went out and bought a brand new truck new plows and a new skid. Well winter finally showed up in a big way and nearly broke this guy. We got dumped on for several weeks in a row, the guy ran out of places to put the snow and had to have it hauled away. I know he was happy to see winter come to an end that year.

    You guys enjoy those seasonals! We will get our fun soon :salute:

    Bossman
     
  12. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    It is a good feeling, but, in all honesty it just helps make up for not making much on seasonals last year.

    I'm not quit at 50/50 yet for contracts. Once I hit that mark I'll be even happier. Right now, gross wise, I'm at 35/65, with the 65 being my seasonals.

    Keeping a structure like this guarantees that I will never "bank" in any given winter, but is sure nice when you have a year like this one.

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  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    For me,the only difference between plowing and not plowing is gas. Most of my expenses are fixed and have to be paid whether it snows or not.