lombardi, me figuring out how long it takes me to do things, is a great starting point. when i said, "living large", i meant simply that, with my overhead being about a billion dollars less an hour than the rest of you, i can take on little projects like 2 yards of mulch, and as i said, grossing $240, twice a day=$480. if i minus the cost of material and fuel, it brings me down to about $390 for the day. minus my operating costs of around $50, that leaves me $340 for the day, times that by 6 days, i'm i'm dragging in over 2 grand a week, after costs, by myself, working max 8 hrs a day. i don't know what you need, but i can live just fine on that. being primarily a solo act, and not having a mortgage on my equipment, does have its advantages. curious pete, if i order 2 yds of mulch from you, brought in the same fashion as the job i did yesterday, how much will you charge?