Saw an old friend last night at one of the local eaterys. He is an officer with the FD and last I saw him he was working part-time for a guy that ran a lawn care business. In talking he mentioned that the guy was no longer in business (keep in mind he was a full-time LCO) and that that the guy was working some crappy job now. I ask what happened because he had a couple of the largest HOA's in the area. The answer was straight and to the point, "he was just moving money around, not making any". I ask how. He said that the guy had bought new trucks and equipment in an efford to get those HOA's and to compete with the larger local companies and in doing so in the end all of the money the business brought in was simply going right back out to expenses and none was staying in his bank acct. So, that got me wondering how many guys on LS are in the same boat.......or even worse yet, how many are and they don't even realize it yet.