I posted a message earlier in the season about our new irrigation tech. van. For the first time, this year, I hired a Full Time Irrigation tech. I wasn't sure how this would work out. I wasn't sure we'd be able to keep him busy for 40 hours each week - just doing repairs. Boy was I wrong! He's always working 40-50 hours each week and is always booked out at least 10-14 days in advance. I think next year I'll buy another van and hire another tech. I can't believe how well it's going. Just wanted to give you all some feedback for those of you thinking of doing this. The hardest part was the interview process. It took me several weeks to find a well qualified applicant that I liked. But once I found one, we've been going like gangbusters ever since March. The best part is every time he's done with a repair job he asks the customer if they'd like to be added to our winterization / spring start-up list. And a lot of them have said yes. So this year well probably have 200-250 winterizations to do, which is up from about 125-150 last year.