Just wondering if this year has burried some older LCO's. I have been in business for twelve years and feel like I have gone into an uncontrollable backslide this year. I have totalled the accounts I have lost monthly and figure this year will be down about $30K from last. I am licensed and insured, do quality work and operate good commercial equipment. Like I said been in business since 1991, and have maintained a good attitude through-out the year. Talked with many of the customers that I have and all seems fine. The customers that have dropped service has been harder to reach, but most are not truthfull at that point. I am convinced that most do it to try to save money... I know what you're thinking... "if you offer good service the lower quality work will show up" You're right! the places look like crap with the cut-throats, still 1.5 years later no apology calls and returned customers. I will probably be hanging it up after this year. I have a few more contracts that will linger, but who knows what's in store. Winter is a dull, stressfull time.. time to think and ponder.