Well, today was my last day on the milk route after 27 years. I had intended to work at least another year, but a friend of mine with a mowing business called a week ago and said he was having some health problems, and needed to get out of the business pronto. At one time, he was one of the largest solo operators around here, but sold off about half his business a few years ago. I went over to talk to him, and he offered me quite reasonable terms to take over the rest of his accounts. Adding his accounts (approximately 50% of what I was already mowing, dollar wise), kind of put me over the top to the point trying to run the business and work 40 hours plus on the milk route was going to be nearly impossible, so I made the decision to just turn in my retirement and go for it. It will probably take me a couple of weeks to get the schedule, now a nightmare, straightened out, but it will, I hope, eventually come together. Depending upon how much my wife helps, me, I may be mowing as much as 50 hours, but that is a lot better than 25-30 hours plus the job, and I no longer have to work for a big company that would rather look for something small and insignificant that you are doing wrong, than reward you for doing all the big stuff right. Anyway, I got some cardboard and onion sacks at my last stop the other day. Needed the cardboard to make some "Will work for food" signs, and the onion sacks work great for picking up aluminum cans!