I just wanted to put a thought down of an observation I made today. Like most Saturdays I pick up a copy of the Carolina Bargain Trader, which is one of those books that people list cars, trucks, equipment etc that they are selling. In this weeks copy there is a very unusually high quantity of every type of ZTR and walk-behind mower, tractor, riding mower, commercial string trimmer, blower, lawn sweeper, and every type of item a person would need to run a lawn service. Some are at really awesome prices. I even picked up a few items today for use the rest of this season and next. Every item I called about, and or bought the original owners all, basically said the same thing, which is. They tried and failed at the lawn service business, or they felt it just wasn't for them. I realize running a lawn care business isn't for everyone, but I wish people would understand that it is a business. Because it is a business they need to understand there is the money involved to start up, insurance cost, business privilege license cost, accountant fees and all the rest. I hope that next year when a whole new batch starts up because they want to make a quick buck, they also buy good equipment and use it for one season then sell it for a song. I can always use another good piece of equipment. Just the rantings of a happy lawn care business owner. Yall have fun with the leaves this fall. I am.