I am 75% lawn care and do one or two fairly large installs per month. Last week a neighbor comes up to me and wants the curb areas in front of her house rocked (8x15 and 5x8 115sq ft). I really do not want to do it so I give her an estimate right there. Two tons of stone some fabric($100), an hour of prep, an hour to lay it. OK $375. She says OK. So last night I go over to do the prep figuring I will rock it on Sat. I spent two and half hours with another guy just trying to get the area 2"below grade so I could lay the rock. (its still not finished) I am so sore today its unbelievable. I will still make some good money off it but it seems that things are always harder than they look. Anyone esle like me always picturing things much easier than they are???? By the way the reason I did it during the week was b/c this is a summer house for them and I figured it was not going to take me that long. So I wanted to do it when they were not there so that they did not get pissed if it only took me 1.5 hours. Man was I wrong.