I am excited about the new year coming up and I am so ready to get the flyers out. I had a good year last year and would like to have an even better year this year. BUT, from what I am hearing from some of buddies of mine is that this just may be a bad year or at least as of now it is looking that way. I have 2 buddies in 2 different lines of work. One is in the home building business and that has almost come to a halt. My other friend works at an auto shop and there sales have been way down. ASE certified mechanic didn't even have any work for 6 days. So, I am like great. What kind of year are we going to have? Is it going to be a slow start? Are people going to try and save money and do there own mowing etc? I hope this is not the case. Lawn Care is not as affordable as it used to be and we have all had to raise our prices this year do to gas prices so I wonder how many we are going to sign this year.