Well, I got a call from a customer to come by and do an estimate on a clean up. I went by today and got the job, so thats my FIRST job of the 2013 season. Directly after that, i went over to my local stihl dealer and dropped the cash on my FIRST equipment purchase of the year...a brand new STIHL BR 600 blower. Ive been wanting that thing for a while now, so hopefully it lives up to what Ive read about it on here, and other reviews. Todays temps were in the low 60's, so hopefully ole man winter will leave West Texas early this year, and our annual rainfall will increase this year. That combination would mean more $$$ for me this year...and i REALLY need a good year.