I was a part timer this year after many years out of the business. I was planning on going fulltime gradually, but this has changed. I was laid off from my job (software developer for an energy trading company) last Friday. They told me at 4:00. With all the unemployed programmers in the Houston area (Reliant laid off 80 just this week), the outlook for this type of employment in this area is not good. I am spending this week writing up my business plan, including marketing approach to go fulltime this spring. I have taken the class for irrigation and will take the exam for the license on January 24. At the present time, I have commercial equipment, but the mowers are only 21's. I will wait and see what the February marketing blitz brings before I go and get largers mowers. Unfortunately, the money that I have saved for the larger mower and trailer must be used for living expenses. I will take on part time labor work until March and hopefully have enough money for a trailer. Thanks to all of you on this site who have given me the wisdom and courage to make this change.