Who has the toughest cutting conditions? Northerners or Southerners? Speaking for the True North I think we may have it the toughest. We haven't gone more than 5 days straight without significant rainfall since April. We're obliterating historic precip records every month. The grass is so tall and wet that we have to double-cut (with dbl blades) and then blow around the clippings and clumps. Many lawns actually require raking...in August! We're cutting 70hrs per week and can barely keep up. We've had to put most extra chores off indefinately and still haven't found time to get out and quote for snowplowing yet. It's been hot and humid despite all the heavy downpours and in a few weeks all the companies around will lose their summer students when school is back in. I think you boys down south have it easy (this year anyway) compared to the rest of us up here. But I'm sure some of you will argue otherwise. Wonder how the West Coast guys are doing? There was a dude from Washington who was complaining about having to cut in the rain all the time...now most of the rest of us know how he feels.