And even if the boat is sinking, some guy somewhere is looking on,whipping out his calculator, licking his lips and saying "Damn, if only I was in that guys shoes, I could make a fortune with the gear he has". Sometimes you just have to change your perspective and business model to suit circumstances. My business model changes with almost every new job! I have a problem saying NO to work(and I have no problem charging for work - cheap I aint), so I am on a perpetual learning curve. I believe that if another company can do a job, we can do it. It may require re-skilling, new tools, better vehicles and maybe even bigger cahones, but I find mine get bigger the more jobs I thought would be impossible turn out to be just a series of small tasks strung together to form a big chain. JYou're only on a sinking boat if you believe you're on a sinking boat.