I have a current customer who is moving to a condo. Its basically a high class duplex. Their current house has about 8000 sq ft of lawn which I do full service work on. The lady of the house told me that they will be moving and that she would like me to give them an estimate. She also said that the new place "looks like it is about the same size as the current house. Of course its not. After measuring I find it to be 17,500 sq ft of lawn and the back has some funky landscaping that includes a severe grade, meaning a WB on that hill. Estimating the cost is usually pretty easy but I am finding myself having a hard time trying to predict the future. I ended up estimating higher than I would even 1 month ago for a few reasons. Gas is a concern but not a huge concern. If gas prices are 5.00 a gallon things must change. I believe other costs like insurance may skyrocket next year after the companies make up their losses thru everyone, it happened in a big way after 9-11 and I anticipate even higher increases over the next few years. The price of EVERYTHING is going to go up, I have to try and guess how much. I don't know if I will get the bid, they are very happy with my service so far and I guess I am hoping that they want to talk about the bid. I don't know if other LCO's are thinking to the future but next year isn't real far away but life ain't gonna be the same. What are you doing?