For those of us in somewhat "seasonal" climates, who's still out working? Here in western WA, the work season is pretty much year round. On the eastside of the state, things are a little different. I talked to my dad a couple days ago, they're done for the year landscaping. Barely got a big paver job finished, he's ready for snow now. His foreman is very experienced with finish work in houses and such, they re-tile bathrooms and do all sorts of maintenance/additions to the motel my dad owns during the winter. Keeps our foreman busy almost year round and helps keep that maintenance hog of a motel up and running. If you guys think wrenching on your equipment every once in a while is bad, 40 motel rooms is a maintenance NIGHTMARE, there's always something that needs fixing. Currently I'm writing an 18 page research paper due in 3 weeks, good times. Really hating life right now with school and working 32-35 hours a week, 19 credits this quarter was not a good choice. Looking forward to Christmas break, a buddy of mine is looking to pick up an excavator that needs a bunch of work done on it, maybe I'll get my mechanic skills going again and lend him a hand a couple days a week. Spring definately needs to hurry up and get here, I'm ready to get back on the iron. With the summer months behind us, the "scenery" at the restaurant isn't getting any better, what a buzzkill!