We ran some reports yesterday to see where we are heading this season so far. New sales have been soft and every cancel we have had has been for economic reasons except one who felt his lawn was not green enough during one of the worst droughts we have had last year and 3 customers who died. The worst cancel we have had called in yesterday. An elderly lady who had been a customer for a number of years called us very upset and nearly crying that she had to cancel her fertilizing service. She was hoping we would understand and felt terrible having to cancel her service as she had been a satisfied customer. She relented that her reason to cancel was that her son was on the verge of losing his house and had not worked in months and she must try to help him. She also told us that she had to call and cancel her lawn mowing service company as well. I personally took this call and can tell you that it was an awful experience. We are seeing and hearing some really sad stories around here. One customer told us that two of their neighbors lost there homes to foreclosure. Customers have lost jobs and had their hours cut. Those that are working are being hammered by the increased fuel cost just to get to work. In the last few days we have seen some new sales and remain hopeful that we will be increasing our customer base soon. Has anyone had similar experiences?