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what to do

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by ajslands, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    what do you do when there is no snow falling and theres no ice, i know some ppl work other jobs, and some problay go to vegas or something. MI hasent gotten snow in at least a week and a half. and i am board as f***
  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,925

  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    go skiing, work on some project, get my but kicked playing video games with the kids, get really bored and pray to the snow gods so I can get out of the house:eek:
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sit on PS listening to others complain about no snow!
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Theres a few on here that could use a little time with hooked on phonics...
  6. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    what kind of skis do you have?

    ive been doing to snow dance
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Same here, going stir crazy for sure. I cant even work on our new skid steer cuz I'm waiting for a garage to open up. So I just look out the window at her, sitting out in the cold, I'm getting teary eyed. J/K We're supposed to start getting some winter weather this coming week so we'll see. I'm starting to think ahead to new mowing customer's I want to go after and some advertising.
  8. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    :laughing:sad but true
    :laughing:now thats funny sh**
    I hear ya, :gunsfiring:piss on winter:D, I gotta start bidding some more large accts. for spring and next winter
  9. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    I have been sitting in the corner and crying. We haven't had snow or ice in over a month.

    I am getting a good head start on advertising for this summer though.
  10. Ozone

    Ozone Member
    Messages: 49

    I'm a self employed Plumbing & Heating contractor, and I always have something to do.

    I plow as a sub, and snowplowing is considered "down time" for me. I consider snowplowing "me" time, and it's an excellent time to relax,smoke a cigar, and listen to the radio as I plow.
  11. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I thought you were still in school? IDK, isn't that like 7 hours a day plus homework?
  12. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    i weld for 3 hours actualy, and that means i must have 17 hrs at home -5:30:00 sleep, maybe an hour hwmk max? so 10.5 hours of nothing..

    also i dont have school on saturdays nor on sundays
  13. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    I also pass the time learning the rules:
    <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/s2rE_voavMo&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/s2rE_voavMo&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
  14. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    :laughing::laughing::laughing: I love that show
  15. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    slowly go broke :cry:

    BIZZY BEE Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    find all the dollar beer specials in the downriver area , or go to tap room on tuesday THONG day and dollar beers
  17. snowman5313

    snowman5313 Member
    Messages: 86

    I play online poker on 5 sites. Free games that you win real money. That and listen to every one complain that they need money.
  18. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 28,362

    Online poker, we also sell firewood, so we're usually cutting trees down in the winter for next years' supply.
  19. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I stare at my lawn mowers and think how nice it is cause the grass grows every year.
  20. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I run an Outdoor Power Equipment dealership "fulltime". Right now snowthrowers have dried up, all the trucks are ready to go and we're sitting tight with thumb in A$$.

    Looking at some new projects for spring/summer.

    Compiling a list of customers to call and get set-up for early-bird spring service on their equipment. Also plan to send a letter to all the New-Sale customers reminding them to get their equipment serviced, or make sure they have the supplies to do it themselves.

    Also simply brainstorming ideas for the shop, plow-trucks, ice management, etc.

    Idle hands do the devil's work they say...