After doing landscaping for 23 years I knew when we had a real wet summer with virtually no drought skips it was blessing with a huge price tag. Iv been around long enough to know that means the leaves would last 2-4 weeks longer and push the fall clean ups back till late Nov early Dec. And of course that's an issue because then you can lose all of them with a freak snow storm. Well funny we should bring that up as I look out at 1 inch flakes passing my window. It's Oct 29th half my trees are still green still mowing with 2 weeks of mowing left due to the conditions. And they have this as a 4-6 inch storm starting around midnight trouble is the rain turned to snow 12 hour early. So now I am looking at probably a foot of snow before Nov. Granted they aren't predicting that yet but one thing you learn as a landscaper is how to read maps and I am better at it then the weathermen. So assuming the worse and we do get a foot how long to melt off since they have been off on the temp predictions by 10 degrees the entire week. And so now I am contemplating the reality that I am owed 40k I am broke but just paid about 20k in bills a few nights ago and now may be losing the last 30-35k of the season can I stretch that till March that is the question. And course this is what always trips up the newbies is budgeting through the lean parts. All I can say is next spring would be insane if we miss 100 fall clean ups then add in the spring only guys and I could be looking at 40k in spring clean ups instead of the normal 16-18k. I guess its never a dull moment and I might have just gotten out of designing a box for the new truck for now.