Hello all, I need some hard core $ advice and estimations before I jump back into the maintenece business. I was in in the early 90's sold and got into real estate. Personally very frustrated with the real estate business and have already started back into landscaping. I have a f450 dump, enclosed trailor, walker ect... 30 accounts as of now, since sept. 2007. Before the season gets off to full swing I want to hear from some of you: I need to know if I will be making money or just trading one headache for another. I am very satisifed with the money I make in real estate about 150k net. I would be happier making 150k doing landscaping though. So i need to know is that realistic.??? The way I break it down: me and a helper on one truck equals 100 accounts per month with some side work. income: average house per month $130 x 100 + 13000. at least $2000 per month side work. total gross per month $15k expense: $10 per house gas = $1300 machine repair/material = $500 per month helper = $2500 truck and equip. finance = $1000 insurance and business insurance necessary = $300 advertising $300 total estimate at $6k LEAVING $9,000 NET BEFORE TAX AND SALARY. I will an addittional 100 home route and pay an additional helper at 3k to be the foreman and that truck #2 will ne me before tax and salary: $6,000. TRUCK #1 = $9,000 TRUCK #2 = $6,000 AM I MAKING SENSE AND ARE MY NUMBERS IN THE BALLPARK? IF SO HERE I COME BACK TO DOING WHAT I LOVE!! AND JANUARY 1-MARCH 1 FLORIDA LOOKS BETTER AND BETTER! HAHA Thanks in advance for your comments! I NEED SOME ENCOURAGEMENT!