Would you hire me? I would like to give a little information about myself just to test the waters. Before I go knocking on the local doors I would like some input concerning the viability of my prospective employment. All comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. First of all, let it be known that I LOVE to mow, trim and blow. My background: I am 45 years old and in good health. I have recently retired from our family retail business. It is the only job that I ever have had. I started when I was 15 and helped to grow the business from a small operation to a chain of retail stores doing 70 million a year with 550 employees. I have worked in all aspects of the business so I am very familiar with what it takes to run a successful company. I retired because I could. I wanted to slow down and simplify my life. Second of all, let it be known that I LOVE to mow, trim and blow. I have thought about starting my own Lawn Care business, but I really do not want the headaches associated with running a company. I just retired from that. All I want to do is to fill part of my day with the rewards that I receive from doing a job well done. To be outdoors, smell the fresh cut grass and to look back as I am pulling away to see a well manicured lawn. I am looking for a part time job only. If things worked out well I would consider going full time. But with that, I would expect access to health benefits. The rate of pay is not important. Whatever the going rate in the local area happens to be. You would find that I am very dependable and meticulous about my work. I get along well with others and can take direction well as long as the customer is foremost in mind. My mowing experience: None commercially. But at my own home I use a Walker MT20 GHS. I have used it for five seasons and feel quite comfortable on this machine. Pictures of my home will explain why I chose the Walker. I feel I could adapt to any quality commercial mower. If all out speed is your main priority, I may not be the person for you. But I am no slouch either, just put quality of cut above speed. Pictures of my lawn are: http://home.ctlnet.com/~dlance/_wsn/page2.html for broadband users http://home.ctlnet.com/~dlance/_wsn/page3.html for dial-up users Sorry for the slowness of these pages high resolutions Thank you for your time and responses. Country_Joe (Dennis) P.S. These pictures are a couple of years old. My lines are straighter today. And did I mention: I LOVE to mow, trim and blow.