It started for me when I was 10 I used a 25' craftsman rider I bought with saved money fast forward 20 years and I'm doing it again!! Only now I work for a living for the wifey and 3 kiddies!! I love it , beats the heck out of being an employee. Any way, my equipt. is meager to say the least, 89 model 21" snapper (bought for $20 have$56 in it!!) 87 model Botag edger , and brand new Kawasaki KTR27A trimmer(It RIPS!!) and Stihl BR420c blower ( hard srarter, But works pretty good). I'm deffinatelly struggling, but I apprecieate the positive folks on here!! I will NEVER give up..