I don't know about everyone else but I try to keep a every other week schedule that's the way I have done it since I started. My friend who takes two weeks says his customers are used to it. that's the way he has then trained so to say. I split my route days in half so pretty much one guy can handle it, most of the week. I still have to work a couple of days during the week with my helper. But for the holidays I double up the week before we take off and when we return we do everybody as well then work them back into sink. so we can do half day routs. until winter is over usually I start back ever week service in March but this year I might try to stretch it till April I need as much time as possible to save/make money.