I received a letter today from a good customer (5% of gross sales since I started the biz). Theyre not exactly a regular customer, they call a few times a year to have me mow the lawn and clean the place up. The first time I mowed the lawn, it took 9 hours. The last time (the current bill) only took 2.75 hrs. I bill them hourly. Heres how it reads: Tuesday June 2003 Dear Darryl, We are in a fix, drowning in debts that are unpayable all at once so that we lost power for four days, no phone service, and no fuel for water. It is slowly being worked out with all the above companies. All but giving them our first born male child. He is living too far away from us and they havent the time to get him. Enclosed are 2 post-dated checks. It is the best we can do. We really appreciate your kindness and loyalty and we certainly will pass along your name with stars to whoever buys this old house. We are going away for a week to stay with family up near the Cape. During this period at least one of your checks will clear. If you feel you can take more punishment feel free to give us another cut. The grass needs it. If not we understand why you wont, you have bills as well. We are awaiting the papers for my aunts car so that we can sell it and catch up a bit. If you know anyone who would like a Caddy it should be on the market in about two weeks. Very truly, Laura ****** Anyone need a mowing account?