First off let me say this is a great site I lurk here all of the time. Now I need some serious help so I figured I might as well jump in. I am full time Military and I work Mon-Thurs 10 hours a day. When this schedule change happened I decided to start mowing yards on Fridays since my wife was at work and the kids were at school. Anyhow I used a pushmower at first until I had enough money to buy a bigger mower. Now I am a lot busier than I could ever imagine. I have roughly 70 personal yards that I service along with four apartment complexes and very nice restarunts. In addition I maintain 12-15 foreslosure properties a month and mow for a large rental company that has over 200 rental properties that can become vacant on a moments notice. The rental company has also given me there office along with the 20 duplexes they own. I have now hired on two full time employees that average roughly 65 hours per week YEAR round. I also have two military guys that are always there as well working 40 hours per week. These guys are the greatest I could not ask for two better guys. Now the property owners of one of the local apartments is imppressed with our work they gave us there properties in two town roughly 60 miles from the local area. It consists of seven apartment complexes along with 8 smaller commercial properties and their two personal houses that are 6 acres each ( they look like show houses ). I have 5 ZTR mowers and enough stick equipment to maintain 2-3 crews but what is my next step? I can't be everywhere all of the time and I know that my guys are already getting too many hours. I guess the big question is... do I slow it down or do I let it keep building to when I retire from the military in six years I have a business that I can fall into. I TRULY love yard maintenance I would do it everyday if it was not for the retirement benefits the military will be giving me. Sorry to ramble but I am in a bind.