Gee..This is back on top? Thanks for all the replies.
To respond to some of the comments;
#1, I am not running a business. I"m a solo operator. So I have a lot more flexibility than even a small business. And I figure this will blow over.
#2, I don't bid jobs. I don't want to fight my way to the bottom of the food chain. I'm sure they have solicited other bids because I've seen competitors vehicles.
I try to focus on keeping the clients I have. And they have problems other than how to keep the lawn mowed. I at least try to appear to be sensitive to their problems. And I don't make my problems their problems. I wouldn't complain to them about my overhead.