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esavvymom

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I wish I could say I was on a long vacation, but after what seems like forever, I finally logged on to CS today. :)
We are moved into our new house....wait, let me rephrase that. The BOXES are stacked up in our new house, we aren't "moved in" completely yet!

But I've got new carpet, new paint, new house, new chores (6 acres, with guineas already on the property....trying to get a garden started), and best of all - new debt!! (a couple of unexpected expenses have cropped up....like a non-functioning AC unit that likely won't be covered under the cheap Home Warranty plan my agent purchased. :grumpy: Waiting to find out today on that one what the problem is and how much it's going to cost me.)
Because of that last part, I really need to figure out a way to get my business going again in a new area. It's pretty rural in the immediate area. I'm about 30-60 minutes from all of the major metro areas. If you looked at a map of NC, stick a pin in the very middle of the state- that's me.


This is a big farm community, and they love festivals and farm markets. I'm hoping I can find something this spring/summer to get me out there. I am in a neighborhood- but we're spread out. I've never had any luck with neighborhood marketing, that's for sure! I'd probably have better luck walking the streets and just wear my logo gear. ;) I have a little yard flag too I thought maybe I could stick by my mailbox. But I think a vendor activity will pay off better.

Anyway....just stopping in before tackling the piles in my kitchen. Canning season is fast approaching with strawberries next week, so I have work to do!
 

DebPC

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Welcome back!!! Wishing you lots of wonderful memories in your new home! There are tons of ways to easily touch your business everyday even while tackling all your projects. Make it a habit to do 3 things everyday to get your name out there. They might only take you 3 minutes but soon you'll start to see results. Let us know how things are going.
 

The_Kitchen_Guy

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One phrase to keep in mind: Nothing runs like a Deere!

My Deere 345 with a 54" deck makes short work of mowing my 2 acres, but when I visited the
John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois a few weeks ago, I got severe tractor envy when I saw
THIS bad boy:

IMG_7983.jpg

It has 4 wheel steering and that's a SIXTY inch mower deck! Woo Hoo! Git 'r done and have a beer!

(I shudder to think about what the retail is on this monster!)
 

esavvymom

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Let's just say THAT bad boy STARTS with 5-digits in the number...BEFORE the decimal point. We got it's cousin- the X540 with a cultivator attachment for our big garden areas we'll be doing. I looked at my 12-yr old and said "Sorry son, you won't be getting any car from US anytime soon....you're stuck with the mini-van. :D". (You can learn to drive at 15 in NC....just 3 short years before he's eligible (doesn't mean he WILL)) He didn't care actually. He's looking forward to learning to use it....especially after I told him that this would be how he started to learn to drive a car! that got him excited. (how to steer, brake/gas, the "feel" of it all, how to drive a straight line!, just general responsibility and maturity with something dangerous, etc....it's how I started out before moving ot the real thing)....and no, I won't be letting my 12 yr old on it YET. Maybe in a year...still has some maturing to do! Seen too many dangerous accidents with mowers and kids.

But it all adds up! :) Time for PC to pay off for me!
 
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Admin Greg

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Weclome back Bobbi !!!
 

The_Kitchen_Guy

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It's a beauty, too! :love:

2011_John_Deere_X540_Lawn_Tractor.jpg

I don't have anyplace big enough to store that lousy X748, anyway. :grumpy:
 

esavvymom

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My DH said it HAD to have a cup holder. ;)
 

The_Kitchen_Guy

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He's right, you know. Mine is sans cup holder, it was designed before Deere started putting them on tractors. Not that it matters, my lawn is so rough that I can't even hold coffee/soda/(cold, frosty) beer without it spilling all over the place. :(
 

baychef

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Welcome back!!!
 

Bren706

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Welcome back, Bobbi!
 

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