I make all of my off farm cash income doing remodeling projects for people. Last Thanksgiving I took on a job with a local neighbor, gutting his two back to back bathrooms, making a large one, with whirlpool tub, custom built shower, cabinets, stone walls, slate floors...the whole shebang... When I started, I told him what my rates were, and what I'd fix if something went wrong... Well, after a month, his weekly payments got further and further behind, and then the checks started bouncing. I stopped working...he wanted to know why I couldn't keep working, and I mentioned I did need 'money'... I kept the 500$ bounced check as leverage... He tried to claim his bankruptcy covered me also, and I told him that didn't mean squat to me, he still owed me 5K. After bad mouthing him to every human, dog, and songbird in this part of Texas, and 6 months later, he said he couldn't pay me everything, but could do 'half'... at this point, I'm thinking half is better than nothing..... A few weeks after he pays me, he lands a gravy job, $300+ a day, but he thinks he doesn't need to pay me the rest of the original bill........................ OK, Fine, Be That Way. AND NOW, the moral dilemma I face............. Last week, he calls, and says I need to come over and fix some things that are broke.....after 9 months of wear and tear... Hmmmmmm, I'm wondering to myself, if I discounted my work by 50%, is there still a warranty??? When I warrant work, I add on about 10%, so that if they call back, I don't lose my shirt. A few people abuse this 'warranty' work......a little old lady who thinks because I replaced a faucet, that the pipes in her other bathrooms are broke now because of me....well, I fix it, bite my tongue, and don't say anything.......... and then she wonders why I can't come work on something else.... I guarantee my work, not others, and not wear and tear on parts... I do plan on doing a minimal amt of work on the bankrupters home, but minimal, and when i have 'nothing' else to do...them ol' cash cows get preference over the scraggly one eyed steers the sale barn won't take as dogfood... I have a LONG memory :flame: and I rarely if ever stick my hand in the fire twice.... and my money is harder to come by than his... am I being a hardcase?