I posted about needing the tree trimmed of our house in our yard. The highest estimate was 1000$. The lowest 450. Yesterday a guy was doing a estimate. Our neighbors where the tree originates from. Over heard the conversation. Well they don't own the house. They just moved in. Land lord gave them permission to fix up the house and yard. He says to me Did I just hear right. 650 for the trees trimmed. He says he's a contractor does all sorts of home work. He was going to clip trees in his yard. He'd do our yard. We got the stuff off the side of the house. My cherry tree clipped out of the electrical wires. A lilac bush taken town that was causing some damage near our fence close to this other neighbors garage and our gutters cleaned. All for 300$.
But on the flop side. They were up on our roof cleaning the gutters. Some shingles are coming off up there. Well it is a 20 plus year old roof. I kept thinking that's bad. Dh thought there was 3 layers of roof up there. That this time we got to tear it off. No. The neighbor said only one layer is up there. So maybe last time we did the roof they tore the old one off. That might cost 1000$ for new shingles. Then the neighbors roommate is a mechanic by trade. He was looking to fix our car air conditioner. He turns the car on. Hey your check oil light is on. I said dh thinks we're low on oil. He was going to go get some. No we have full oil. Turns out the oil pump is shot. We can't drive the car. He's going to look for the part. But with is labor could be up to 450$. But that's a necessity. We can't go total without a car.
I had money to pay them the 300$ for the yard work. Now it's figuring out where the other work money comes from. As this is work that is priority and a necessity. Although our son said he'd give me some money. Maybe up to 2000$. But I don't like having to take his money. Hopefully this evening I find out what the other work will cost total. Then I'll tell our son. He just said before I get his money. He wants me to get a contract in writing for the work. What I am getting for the money. That they won't get paid till the work is done.
on Jul. 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM