Never got the email notifications on this thread, good luck allagash. I dont think I'm far behind you, should get final confirmation this week on a FT salaried position with outstanding benefits for my family, also outside of the green industry. I spent the last 2 months job searching, interviewing ect which is almost a job in itself!! I figured now was a good time before my prior work experience became too stale and before I got too old!! Although the larger guys I checked with about my good accounts said thanks but no more residential for them in fact they will be reducing their residential clientele after this season. I'm going to see a handful of the best ones through the season on my days off, as they will be easy from this point on and they are good people. All 3 kids in school FT so the need for a lot of schedule flexibility is not as important anymore, combined with all my equipment is way overdue for replacement along with dramatic rising cost of self employed health insurance. To be honest the thrill of being my own boss also wore off a bit, as a solo guy I could pay the household bills but found it difficult to be the main supporter for the family, save up enough money to reinvest in the business, and take vacations, make home improvements ect. No more worrying about winter income will it snow or not. I also could get very few people to opt for any type of seasonal prepaid plowing service.