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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 05:48 AM

Well,this has not been the greatest Winter for my snow removal business.I have only had to clear driveways just twice this Winter.I guess it is good in another way though,I don't like snow.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 05:57 AM

That's a bummer! I'll bet it has been lean for the snow removal guys locally too Maynard! I've only had snow that I could plow twice too, and I didn't "need" to. I don't like snow either though, so I'll not be complaining about it LOL.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:04 AM

Maynard, it's always a mystery what will happen snow wise each winter here. Our plowing contractor for the private road has had to spread a lot of sand due to the ice on the dirt road. So we are saving on plowing but using that money to pay for sand. We could still get a lot of snow yet. They are calling for some sort of storm Friday night into Sat.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:13 AM

They are calling for some sort of storm Friday night into Sat.



Yes,I heard that.We'll just have to wait and see what happens.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:19 AM

I've only cleared my driveway twice this year, and if I didn't have a shovel I would have just left it. It's going to be a long, dry summer too, I think, which is going to mess up my grass-planting plans back where the hose doesn't reach. I'm going to set up the rain barrels this weekend, I think...catch what run-off I can.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 07:31 AM

We had our first "measurable" snow Monday, 2-1/2-3"! This is what was left yesterday afternoon & calling for rain today;

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 07:57 AM

Sorry to hear that Maynard. I don't mind the snow too much. Not a good year for snow removal businesses.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 08:14 AM

Snow has been very light here too with the exception of the one that slammed us in october, few inches here and there, im also glad for the lack of snow but was expecting to make some money off it too, it is onlt Feb. so there may be plenty more for us in the near future.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 11:28 AM

This is my kind of winter! Power King [what I plow snow with] hasn't even been out of the shed and its been warm enough a few days to ride motorcycles. Bring on the global warming! :dancingbanana:

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Only had to run the blower 3 times here. That's OK, other than the seat time withdrawal, I can handle it.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 10:14 PM

I sure have gotten a lot of farm work done that would have been waiting for me in the spring, so at least that's a good thing about this mild weather. Thing is, pests will be thick this summer, so we'll be breathing bugs, rats/mice will be worse, just all types of pests will be worse.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 11:02 PM

I ran the snow blower twice and the plow once, what comes sure dont stay long. We are way down on cold weather related service calls at work, good winter for homeowners in general, low utility bills and fewer breakdowns, less removal costs, not so good for most winter related business's though.

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Posted February 16, 2012 - 12:55 AM

I sure have gotten a lot of farm work done that would have been waiting for me in the spring, so at least that's a good thing about this mild weather. Thing is, pests will be thick this summer, so we'll be breathing bugs, rats/mice will be worse, just all types of pests will be worse.



yep. not looking foward to tick and chiggers either.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 02:32 PM

Wow, Colorado is 15" above normal. In Denver, we don't get all that much snow, but I've had a 15"+, a 10", and a couple 3" already. I'm looking for more seat time.




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