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Crazy Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-22-08 08:44 AM
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57. It's the opposite for me
Edited on Sun Jun-22-08 08:45 AM by DaveTheWave
My wife and I built my mom a small house on my property after she was twice widowed and it has been way more than we bargained for. She's retired, she's bored and she's very nosy. Whenever she does things against our wishes and sometimes orders, like letting un-known and un-licensed people that she met in church or at a thrift store do repair work or maintenance not just on her house, but ours too while we're at work. She once waited until my wife left for work and snuck some so-called tree surgeons (who she met two days before) into our yard and not only did they do a terrible job on our trees, they destroyed our property and wiring on our houses, twice. We told her prior to that, that we have our own tree man who's skilled, licensed and insured and for her not to let these people in our yard just because "they spoke Spanish to her". That was her qualifications for them as she's Spanish and told her they'd do all the work for $300 vs. the typical $800 my guy charges.

All that said it cost us (my wife and I) $700 to repair the damages done and the $300 mom paid the guys who disappeared immediately after getting paid.
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