Over the years I always dread Feb to April. Unless is snow there is no money coming in at all. In april we are starting back to work, but nothing is billed till the first of May. This is very trying for any seasonal company. The past few years we have put together an account for the off-season to help us get through. However, if anything unexpected comes up, it just seems like the credit cards get hammered. If you make it till spring without accumulating a lot of debt chances are you will be fine. Here it is the middle of feb. we are starting to order our yearly supplies, not much money coming in, bank account running low - that seems about right. How about the rest of you. Does this stretch hurt you also? BTW, year long contracts seem to work only with a few select large companies here. Don't work well at all for residential. Must be the short season 23-24 cuts per year.