First I dont want to seam insensitive, but one of my local competitors died of a heart attack on vacation this past weekend. Out of respect for his family I wont tell you his company name. Very sad as he left behind a family and was only in his 40's. My condolences go out to them. I do have a few questions though. First Ive gotten several calls today from mowing customers for me to pick up his applications where he left off. Ive already purchased my product for the rest of the year. Rates locally are going up 20-30% tomorrow 7-01 , so do I quote based on my new product price, or do I go with my old price, which is closer to his price. I will require more product to make these applications so I would either charge it or absorb it. Second he didnt list specifically what he was using, so its anyones guess. Im sure he wasnt using super high N ferts. Do I pick them up with my regular application rates, and wait and see. Or do I need to go soil testing? I know I should do this anyways, but ... Third, he recently purchased two perma greens and I would like a good used one. How long do you wait to contact his family about possible equipment and account purchasing. Or dont you cause its too unprofessional. Last he was applying Merit apps last week like a mad man. This I know cause I saw him. He was only wearing shorts and Tshirt no other PPE. How likely if at all is it that this could have contributed to this situation?