Just as a reminder to all who get so excited, yes this is a very happening time of the year and it is so easy to get carried away with the big deposits one always wants to spend, spend, spend... You don't have to tell me, I know all about it. Year after year I learned if not the most important lesson then certainly one of them is to ALWAYS save next winter's money FIRST, no matter what! I understand you need fuel and if you have to have a mower because you do not have one that works ok, but I am telling you get the money in the bank for winter by June and you have no problems the rest of the year... Ok, at least you have less problems and I mean a lot less. Having the winter money saved by June (well yeah earlier is even better) means: - No sweating July and August due to heat and drought. - Take it or leave it and thank you all day long. - Come September, a casual last run for the money to top things off but really, no problem. - Buy equipment later with the extra overflow, now it's cash paid in full and thanks again. And the most important reason: - LEAF SEASON!!! LEAVES !!! LEAVES AAarrrgrghhhh if you do not have your winter money by the time leaves start to fall, you will fall into slavery and drudgery by doing one of the dirtiest, nastiest jobs for cheap and I mean dirt cheap! You will hate life, guaranteed... Money in the bank means 'me do leaves only if I get paid enough' (translation: guys without the money get to do the bulk of it). LOL I done learned this one, thought I'd pass it along.