OK, here's the deal. I'm a local firefighter with a pretty successful lawn care business on the side. I've been in the business since 1999. Next month, we're hauling the travel trailer to Disney for nine days. I've never really took a vacation (more than 3-4 days) since doing lawn care. I do all the work myself and certainly couldn't leave during the summer. Do I inform my customers of my absence or not. Here in NC, January is the time you sometimes pull up to an account and just drive off. Often it looks like I had just left the place. The leaves are gone and the grass and shrubs are just laying there. Some customers won't care but you never know if someone will want to know why they got billed for the full month. Sometimes what they don't know won't hurt them.