Hello all, I actually am not truely a new member. I was under a different username and decided after a tough past year to go a different route with my business and do what i enjoy doing most. I have been involved in the lawncare and landscaping business since '97. Aside from serving in the military, this is really one of the only jobs i have had and enjoyed. I'm in a little bit different situation than a lot of others in the business. I am a disabled veteran and have a little income from the VA so i don't try to really solicit and pick up business, just what seems to come my way. It's not as bad as it seems, i have a bunch of buddies that are foremans for larger maint. type companies and pass on business. not really going into a bunch of specifics b/c i'm sure a lot of you are like me, don't really care and probably have stopped reading this by now. One last tid bit: I damn sure hope the hogs beat the tide this weekend!