Well I told myself I would give it till June 1st and then make a decision. We are normally doing 3 to 5 installs a week by 1st of April and are normally booked through the summer by the 1st of May. It is the 2nd of June and we are only 3 weeks out and averaging 2 installs a week. We run 2 install crews , 1 for irrigation & landscaping and 1 for drains and fence, and 1 service tech. I have been carrying the 2nd install crew for the last month having them do some service ( not profitable to send 2 men on a service call to repair a stuck valve or change 2 rotors) and doubling up the crews on larger installs. Between this and the $2500.00 I spent on gas last month, it is killing my bottom line. Have a company meeting set for 8:30 this morning and am going to let 2 men go. I have super employee's, newest hire was over 3 years ago. I should have done it a month ago but it is very hard for me to do this, we are like a family, but I have to swing with the economy and the work just isn't there right now. I feel bad for the men I am letting go because the other companies around here that I have talked to are in the same boat and outlook of finding another irrigation job is going to be scarce. We will go to 1 install crew and 2 service techs, with the techs helping on larger installs as necessary. This will keep the other truck on the road and allow us to take some of the service work that we normally turn down. They had said that our economy here in Oklahoma was holding better than most of the country but I guess it has finally hit.