Hello all, First time poster on these boards. I have been going through lots of posts and soaking up lots of information. Let me tell you all a little about myself. Currently 29 and working in the computer field. I put together and install the nice computers that are automated for callers. Yes I hate calling them just as much as anyone else out there. Anyway that is what I have been into since I was 18. Before that I did just about anything for the money. Was in the Navy for 4 years and ran a wiring crew for 2 years when not working on computers. My whole working life has been spent indoors. When I am not working I spend my time outdoors with yard work, fishing or doing anything outside. Some have already told me that I would be stupid for leaving my computer field. To be truthful I am done with computers and the indoors. I have set a goal for myself. By 2009 I want to be out of the computer field and into a self employed job. I started my search about 4 months ago and have started narrowing my search to the point of investing a little money in information on said fields. My computer job also has me travel. When I mean travel I mean 40-45 weeks of the year. This becomes a burden on my wife and family. They live wiithout a father for the majority of the year. Even if I do pull an 80 hour week in this industry I will still go home at the end of the day. So having said all that I do have a couple of questions. 1. My area is Auburn Al so the majority of area is decent yards in city and lots of big yards in the county. I look in the phone book and see alot of Yardcare/landscaping businesses. How would one tell if the market is to full? 2. Being that some of you have been in some what of a situation what advice would you give me for my '09' goal to be met? Sometimes I think to big upfront and dive in to fast. That tends to get me in trouble sometimes. Example would be stock up on equipment and find myself faced with big bills and paybacks but no income to cover it. (My wife tends to help me in this area a bit.) I think I will end it here for now. I don't won't hurt people's eyes to much with a huge wall of text.