I finally got some work lined up, and today was the first full day - I have a long way to go before I have the accounts and the equipment to go full time. Started out with a Aeration and overseeding/fertilizing. The customer hadn't had the time to mow it, so she asked me to do it and add it in to the bill. I really had to rush (I had figured 4 hours with out mowing) but I got it done in five. I then had to skip lunch (100% water diet today) to make it to my second job on time. This job was to mow a 2 acre lot, about 3/4 from finishing the JD busted a belt! I knew it would cost me less just to finish it with the 21, so I did this. This set me back another hour. I finally finished, I'm very tired, hungry, sunburnt and hurt all over. But... All the customers were very pleased, I have a great sense of accomplishment and not to mention, more money in my billfold than I've had in a long time. A lot of the areas I did today, I had to double cut to make look good (still able to get 4 jobs done in 9 1/2hrs)- but I think it was worth it. This is very hard work, I see why a lot of "newbies" drop out, especially when HOT weather comes in.