Wow! What a weird year! Typically by March 15th we are just roaring with business and 2-3 weeks out on big clean-ups and installs. But this year was weird. We have consistently continued to grow in the maintenance area but the clean-up and install area was fairly dead until recently. I couldn't figure out if it was the economy or the weather (we've had a very rainy spring so far) that was keeping things slow but our clean-up / install crew was only staying busy 2-3 days per week. Which was just wierd for March - May. Then - like a bolt of lightning - we are just swamped!!! Last week I had 2 17 hour days and the other days were long too. I returned from a 3 day weekend to 29 voicemails and 43 emails - all requesting bids or some sort of question regarding their landscape. Today, at least 10 calls so far. I just can't believe it! Two weeks ago I was thinking this was going to be an off year but now things are the busiest they've ever been. Go figure! Well, back to work!