(Closed) In a week, it could be over (some swearing)

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 94
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@mayflowerbride13:  I’d text back “then you know what you need to do”  Seriously!!!!

Post # 96
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@strawbabies: said,

A snow removal business???? What’s he going to do for money during the majority of the year when there is no snow?

To be fair, the Snow Removal Biz can be a good living here in Canada. Clients typically pay a flat fee for removal from December 1st to April 1st… snow or no snow.  And the Snow Guys contract says they’ll clean your Driveway anytime there is over a certain amount of snowfall… usually around 2 inches.

The Contract is payable in advance.  And if you need snow removal October, November or April you pay a separate fee per removal.

On average Ottawa sees aprox 235 cms / 93 Inches of snow annually… the majority of it falling December thru March.

In a non snowy year (like the last couple) the Snow Guys spend a good bit of time sitting around doing nadda… except for cashing cheques.

In a snowy year like 2007-2008 where Ottawa saw close to record breaking amounts of snow… aprox 437 cms / 172 Inches… and snowfalls almost every single day (and night) then the Snow Guys are not only super-busy they are losing money keeping their trucks & plows on the road 24/7.  Many, try to make ends meet, by taking on even more work.  Non-contract stuff where they’ll charge considerably more for just the “convenience” of having someone come by and clean your driveway… (lol, very popular with Snow Birds who want to come home to a clean driveway after being away in the sunshine)

In a snowy year, a lot of these Snow Guys who have themselves tied to contracts, actually have a hard time as they are exhausted and operating bills are piling up.  As they struggle to work around the clock to keep up with Mother Nature.  Did, I mention that they are EXHAUSTED ???

Statistically,Canada is having a lot more milder winters… so I think some of these Snow Guys are thinking that there is easy money to be made for very little work.  I have to wonder if the Posters Fiance might not be in this group as he doesn’t seem to have much experience in the industry.

Come Spring… late April / May, and the majority of the Snow Guys find themselves working in Landscaping… and some gravitate towards Golf Course Groundskeeping or Pool Maintenance.  Keeping them mostly busy May thru October.  And so it goes.

 

Post # 97
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@mayflowerbride13:  At least it would open the conversation back up so you could tell him that you are serious about this instead of letting him try to brush it under the rug.

Post # 98
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is too much drama and rediculousness.

You couldn’t pay me to marry this dude. Sorry, but I would probably be reconsidering my relationship, more than the wedding! 

Post # 99
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291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

What a knob. Wedding planning is stressful enough without the other half on board to help. Hope he sees sense 🙂

Post # 100
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@mayflowerbride13:  I would wait a few hours before replying. I know that’s kind of game playing, but that’s what I’d do.

Post # 102
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251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am so proud of you for standing up to your fiancé and for having such a great attitude through it all. I hope he comes to his senses and realizes how big of a loser he is if he lets you slip away. Stay strong, girl!

Post # 103
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@mayflowerbride13:  Any time he you know he’s hinting that all is well, just repeat back to him the number of days he has left to make his decision. That way you’re not talking about weddings but you’re reminding him that all is not well in paradise. 

Post # 105
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

First of *hugs*  I don’t have any more advice to give that these ladies haven’t.  I have been following your posts for a while and I just wanted to say you are an incerdibly strong woman and deserve so much better then this.  You deserve your extra stuff, i think I remember reading that your extra stuff only cost a total of 5k.  Please stay strong in all of this! Because you also deserve a home and a good life that isn’t constantly wanting for money.  Good luck and I truely hope he comes to his senses and realizes what he is going to loose.

Post # 106
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@mayflowerbride13:  “you can’t have a wedding w/o a dj”

 

uhh, yeah you can. we aren’t. and you know what? at the end of the day we will be just as married as you will be. this is supposed to be about MARRIAGE, not just the wedding.

 

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