well i'm sure everyone has been bored out of there mind here in NY. no snow or grass to mow. I decided to by myself an early christmas present. i found a good deal on a new echo backpack blower. I bought a PB-430. got her for jus over $200!!!! now thats smart shoping. :blob3: I also jus got the word from one of my friends and they said that there is a neighborhood jus down the road from me that needs a new maintenance crew for next year. A bunch of people live in there and i know what its like. Theres a bunch of common areas like circles, ponds and trails. its a really nice neighborhood. The guy who was doing it before was charging too much. The bid is open to anyone that lives in the neighborhood or any lawn business. I'm pretty interested...It would be nice to add that to next years list of accounts. I'm e-mailing the guy tonight to get all the specs. i'll post them as soon as i can along with questions....It will be a big step for me.