So its official as of last Monday. I am 31, married, a 2 1/2 year old girl, and have been a lumber broker for the last 9 years. Before that I was in the Marine Corps Reserve and a Deputy. The lumber business has been horrible related to the housing market. My company went under and here I am. I have always cut grass for neighbors and I actually have always loved doing it. Hell, I cut my yard with a reel mower and get a real kick out of it. I got my business license in my city and county Monday. Insurance is done. I am cutting 5 yards so far and have about 2000 business cards I am blanketing the area with Sunday night (rain until then). I am using a family trailer (quite a bit of work on my part to get it up to spec). I am running a 21 Craftsman mower (the self propel is currently inop), used Echo 210 trimmer, Ryobi blade edger, and Ryobi backpack blower. I refuse to take on any debt with this company and I am going to build it from the ground up with cash in hand. Thanks to everyone for the great website and great information!