Let's talk Amnesty! I talked with my daughter in California yesterday. She has a gardener who comes to her home each week and mows the lawn, trims the shrubs, does all of the weeding, trims everything up and then takes all of the refuse and leaves. Her cost is $80 per month. Bad news for our local lawn maintenance businesses. She got bids for painting her house. They ranged from $6,500 to $2,300. She has her gardener - she took the low bid on the house painting. Bad news for our local house painters and drywallers.