I’m strapped for cash for the next few weeks because I had to drain my savings account to fix my lawn mower.
I have a small landscaping business and rely on my zero gravity mower for 50 to 60 hours of work every week during the peak growing season.
If it’s raining consistently, that means lawns are amassing at a considerable rate. And if I don’t stay on top of my schedule, I’ll lose angry customers who are wondering why their lawn is getting tall and why I haven’t showed up yet. Needless to say, I paid for the repairs and was just happy to get my mower back in time to finish enough of the lawns that I was behind on during the previous weekend. I don’t mind working 7-day weeks if it means keeping my loyal customers. Unfortunately, this means that I can’t upgrade the window air conditioner in my garage to a ductless mini split like I was originally hoping. I have a side hustle where I sell handmade jewelry on the internet. It’s not a consistent hobby because I am usually consumed by my landscaping business, but I will work in my garage on new projects when there is time. That’s why I initially put a window air conditioner out there, as it gets extremely hot in the summer when the door is shut and there is no cross breeze. I hoped to put a ductless mini split out there, but they’re considerably more expensive than new window air conditioners. I can get a new window air conditioner for under $300 that will fit the window in my garage, but a good ductless mini split is going to run at least $3,000 by contrast. That’s another zero with all things considered!