Not to bad of an offseason except for 2 customer losses. Got a call the other day from a customer, for 5 years i have been very good to her. Her yard has always been mowed on time, it was always kept free of leaves in the winter and the gutter were also cleaned. She tried to get someone else to clean the gutter this past winter and they screwed her. So in Jan i was on a ladder chipping away at the frozen leaves with a screwdriver. She called me yesterday to inform me that after 5 years she was firing me and the fertilizing company because it was too much of a hassle to write out 2 checks. I like to call that just being lazy PART 2 2 weeks a get a call from a customers neighbor. He's been trying to get ahold of his LCO for 3 weeks to no avail. Even tells me the # is disconected. He asks me if I would be interested in cutting his lawn. I say sure, no prob. I go over and cut it the next day, even spend time doing the extra thing by cleaning up some leaves and i dont even charge him extra. He then goes on to tell me how great it looks. Yesterday i get a call from him telling me he found his guy. The guy was at his house in Mexico and just made it back to the states. I laughed and said " Wow i dont have a second house i think i need the money more, well if he ever decides to leave the country again and not tell his cutomers give me a ring" WTF is wrong with people??? Where is the loyalty in this world???? I lose a customer cause she doesnt want to write 2 checks and lose another cause his first LCO leaves the country???? Sounds F****** backwards to me. Good news is i got an email from a 4 acre church and my bid was accepted.