thanks senior member. If you live in Illinois, you know what I'm going through. I kind of tended to go with your line of thinking in the first place. His last words to me today were "hopefully we'll get some rain." If it was a crappy customer I would assume he was just trying to get two cuts for the price of one, but as I said he's good to me and even gave me extra money per cut when gas was so much higher earlier in the season, even though I didn't ask him to.