Few months back I posted an article about a lady I got that had the"God of lawncare". She bragged on him the whole time about how great he was except one thing, he did not always show up and would disappear for long periods of time. I was affraid she was going to be a pita but I have had no more problems with her since her hubby told me to ignore her complaining. The other lco called the day she hired me and wanted to start doing her yard again but her husband refused to hire him back even though his work was great. I met him the following week doing the yard next door (who is my clients daughter). He does do good work and seemed to be an ok fellow. I noticed today when I rode by checking on my clients yard that her daughters yard was over knee high. I saw the other lco about a month ago doing it and chatted with him. I had a message today from my client the the daughter had not been able to get ahold of Mr. perfect in over 3 weeks and wanted me to do the yard. One of my strictest polices has always been not to take yards from other folks (a policy that Im seriously reconsidering). I have a feeling if I take this one it will be only short term till the other fellow shows back up as he has done this before and for some reason these folks really like him even though he is not dependable. Go figure. Would you take this one or let it pass, I have a feeling if the other guy shows up it might get ugly, he just struck me as one of those kind that could change real fast. Not scared a bit but hate to get in an argument on other folks property. BTW, does ANYONE need any dam rain!? I bogged my z down today and had to have it pulled out with a 4wd right before it came up another monsoon! I said the heck with it and came home and admired the stack of unpaid bill laying on the desk as I watch the rain fall.