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tench0771

Any one eals in same boat ! since last winter rain stress buying house then covid equement failer more stress depression world on my shoulders more stress werry more equement failed its just a pure ass kicking for ne this year is it just me 💩🙉

Ffs im usly cool as cucumber but dam its been rough 

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Pjj

Sorry to hear this tench , hope things improve for you , unfortunately sometimes things do go in runs but try and face one day at a time and don't worry about the future to much 

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Bwfc

I think we are fortunate that we have been able to work. Some business on the floor. But I know what u mean about equipment had 2 pumps go & a controller in last year really annoying. Makes u wanna cry

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wgwindows
45 minutes ago, tench0771 said:

Any one eals in same boat ! since last winter rain stress buying house then covid equement failer more stress depression world on my shoulders more stress werry more equement failed its just a pure ass kicking for ne this year is it just me 💩🙉

Ffs im usly cool as cucumber but dam its been rough 

@tench0771 yeah me too mate. Scraped through winter ok and have been part time mostly the last two years as I was helping look after my grandmother who was terminally ill. She passed away in May (cancer, nothing to do with the pandemic) but now as I’m trying to get more customers people don’t seem to want a window cleaner where I am at present (south coast). I get the odd new one but very slow compared to last year. 2020 can just about b*gger off as far as I’m concerned mate.

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Davy G
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Hang in there, Tench. You'll be wetting a line on the Bristol Channel on Sunday. Good or bad fishing, doesn't matter. It's getting out and doing stuff for yourself.

Most of us go through dark and difficult times sometimes. I accept that life goes forward in troughs, levels and peaks and I try to ride through them.

Catch your breath, mate. it will pass.

We're rooting for you, kid. Tight lines for Sunday.

Just saw your post WG, all the best to you as well.

⚓🙂

 

Edited by Davy G

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Part Timer

Unfortunately, on a regular basis, 💩 happens. All I would say is at least with this job, for the established, it doesn't take long to come right. Try and take the attitude of glass half full, rather than half empty. Chin up mate, hopefully soon you'll be asking why you posted this.

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wgwindows
59 minutes ago, Davy G said:

Just saw your post WG, all the best to you as well.

Thanks very much @Davy G. Best wishes to you too mate.

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danzlfc

As has been said try and take one day at a time, don’t worry about the future half the time what we worry about doesn’t happen. Try and keep a sense of humour, even when things go wrong and this can help your mental outlook on it. Try and find time for yourself doing what you enjoy, whether it’s a hobby or time with family and focus on the good things you have in life. Also exercise and healthy eating vs turning to drink or smoking has been proven to help but that can be easier said than done!

Something I’ve learnt is we can’t always change our circumstances but we can at least change our outlook on them. Sounds like it’s been a rough time for you and I really hope things pick up for you soon.

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Iron Giant

I have had bouts of slight depression through this year I guess a lot of us if not all are feeling the same at times, I am the main earner in our house and deal with all the finances whilst my wife lives in a happy bubble as she always has but carries her own load with working in a residential home for the elderly, we both talk but equally don't at times tell each other everything to protect each other but that's our way but in the end it all comes out and we work through it and support each other. 

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scottish cleaning service

I just take one day at a time and like to work and make money. I think if I couldn't then depression would set it. With the money I make I buy things which make my life easier. One of my customers showed me his cold beer dispenser so I have bought one which is quite expensive. Cheer yourself up by saving up and buying one for the garden hut. 😉

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dazmond

I've never had it rough for many,many years.....I used to be an alcoholic and lived a crazy,chaotic life,sometimes homeless.....it seems a lifetime away now though.....

 

My dads dying and is wasting away..doctors have given him 6 weeks to live,I've been in hospital with AFIB but on medication now which will hopefully stop it happening again,my brothers wife is ill with leukaemia but other than that I'm fine....I've got a great business,missus and a dog and can work without restrictions,no debts or money worries,etc......

 

I count my blessings every single day lads.....I should of been dead 10 years ago along with a few other friends who are sadly not with us anymore.....

 

Life is too short to be worrying about it......

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TrixxyKicks
On 31/07/2020 at 21:28, tench0771 said:

Any one eals in same boat ! since last winter rain stress buying house then covid equement failer more stress depression world on my shoulders more stress werry more equement failed its just a pure ass kicking for ne this year is it just me 💩🙉

Ffs im usly cool as cucumber but dam its been rough 

Just keep at it mate ✌🏻

When the going gets tough just need to persevere at try and keep the head up. I know it can be difficult but you’ll get through it 😃

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mike007

Nowhere in same boat as you Mate, but know where your coming from. Many (and probably a lot of the recent newbie starters) forget how wet last winter was, which like you effected me financially, so had to dip into  savings, but hey no problem, would make up that with the new customers I can get in March onwards....then Covid-19. And at outset no one knew  (and still do not) how severe it is ,or how to handle it. This again has had a impact financially and  now there is always the daily threat of being contacted to self isolate for 10 days for being in the same venue as someone being tested positive whether you were near them or not. Which again will hit financially......and we self employed cannot claim sick pay to cover some of the lost earnings that will result due to no fault of our own. We are all having a bad year, but hey chin up.

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dazmond
57 minutes ago, mike007 said:

Nowhere in same boat as you Mate, but know where your coming from. Many (and probably a lot of the recent newbie starters) forget how wet last winter was, which like you effected me financially, so had to dip into  savings, but hey no problem, would make up that with the new customers I can get in March onwards....then Covid-19. And at outset no one knew  (and still do not) how severe it is ,or how to handle it. This again has had a impact financially and  now there is always the daily threat of being contacted to self isolate for 10 days for being in the same venue as someone being tested positive whether you were near them or not. Which again will hit financially......and we self employed cannot claim sick pay to cover some of the lost earnings that will result due to no fault of our own. We are all having a bad year, but hey chin up.

Get out and work in all but the worst weather....after a few years most customers wont bat a eyelid when you clean in the rain...also make sure you have decent waterproof footwear,pants and at least 2 goretex jackets in the van(swap them at lunchtime).this will make a world of difference to keep you working on wet days....👍

My income is roughly the same all year round...ironically january is often one of my best months earnings wise due to having time off over xmas.....

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