This post is not a rant or a complaint. Anyone who has read my post know my area is not that great. With that being said Im happy for every lawn I have, I dont care if its 10 bucks a hour or the worst PITA in town. It is as bad as I have ever seen it. My area is saturated with many, many new lcos. Im going to hold on, pucker up and be thankful that Im still surviving. I know I will probably get blasted for this but thats ok, some of you folks dont know how good you have it. Here is a list of some of my not so profitable yards. 1) 1.5 hours, 45 bucks, lady is first class pita 2) 3 hour yard plus 1 hour drive time, 100 bucks, great customer, never complains, pays on time. avg. about 25 bucks per hour before expenses. 3) 3 hour, 85 bucks, good customer also, avg. about 28 bucks per hour 4) 2 hour, 43 bucks, avg. about 22 per hour 5) 2 hour, 45 bucks, lots of junk and toys, not a great customer, about 22 per hour 6) 1.5 hour, 45 buck, lady is HORRIBLE! (but Im thankful to have it) 7) 2 hour 55 dollar yard, another 77 year old constant complainer, thinks Im expensive, but likes my work, has dropped me twice then calls back when other lco does crappy work LOL These are just a few examples. I know that for every one of these yards that their is a 100 that will do them for less than half what Im doing them for. Im trying to keep what I have happy and my work is well liked, only thing keeping me in biz is that. I lost one 35 dollar, 2 hour yard to a person that would do it for 15! That comes out to 7.50 per hour before expenses! No way can he do it for that. Im just so thankful for what I have. Im trying to have a positive attitude to see how this turns out. Ive got to give a estimate tommorow on a 4 acre yard and I really want this one but it is a Dr. and I get the feeling that he is looking for the whole thing for around 100 bucks and Im going with 225 with all the weedeating. This one yard 3 times a month could save me. I did pick up 2 new ones this week, a 1 hour 40 dollar one and a 20 minute 25 one. I wish all you folks well and from what Ive read here Fla. and Texas lco are taking a beating also.