first of all, this is not to discourage anyone, just something to keep in mind. there r alot of solos looking to go full time, and here is something to think about. as i type this, i am in agonizing pain, i hurt my back pretty good 5 days ago. how, u may ask did i hurt it? no, not shoveling stone, or mulch, or slipping on wet grass. i sneezed! yep, i sneezed so hard, i through out my back! it can happen to anyone. needless to say, this being a very busy time of year, i lost alot of money by missing work. none of my lawns got serviced this week. 7 thatching jobs averaging $350 each, were not done. people are on the phone moaning. i dont know how long ill be laid up, calls are coming in everyday for estimates. what is a solo to do? a few years ago i had to have emergency sergury, put me out for about 2.5 months. lost big $$$$. its not easy to get someone else to "help" u out. seems the guys aroundhere would rather see u go under and wait like vultures to take your customers when u do. just something to think about people before u make a change .