My van needs to go in for a mechanical repair and a small job doing but looking at Two days without it .
If i take Two days off i lose earnings and it sets my schedule back
If i hire a van for Two days its an extra expense and when added on to cost of van repair i will make a small loss over the Two days but i will have made some progress with customers gardens earned something to put towards the van repair even though cost of repair comes out of contigency funds .
my mechanic has a little courtesy car tiny hatchback but i wont be able to get in what i need for the jobs i have to do so i feel better it goes to someone who needs it to ferry their toddlers around or elderley etc .
I just cant get my head around looking at this in a practical business like way but at the same time i can't justify taking Two days off and making a loss by hiring a van .
Any thoughts appreciated i am sure its not a unique problem , what would others do ?