Seems like the last dozen or so lawns I've gone to quote on have been immediate turn downs, mostly on my side. Bad roads, bad neighborhoods, and lawns with vehicles/junk piled up on them. They're the kinds of places that when I pull up, I'm already shaking my head... Am I getting too picky? To add to it, I've been getting cancellations with greater frequency than I've had in years. Mostly nickel and dime stuff, but the large commercial account (Water Company) has decided not to renew this year, too. Seems the board members are tired of finding staff sitting around during the day and has asked the General Manager to have his own people cut the lawns again. Weird little stuff. My quality has never been better; my systems have never run smoother since my wife came aboard, we're just in a slump. We're working with the local paper to circulate about 5000 flyers in a couple weeks, so maybe it's just the Law of Average's way of clearing out my schedule for the new rush? Anyone else experiencing a slower than usual start to Spring? A sudden rush of unrelated cancellations? A untimely hangnail? How about a pat on the back and a "go get 'em, tiger" for a slumping veteran of the lawn game...?