A week ago, my ex-next-door-neighbor (who hasn’t sold his house yet) came by and asked if I wanted to go in 50/50 on having someone come over and mow both our yards. I said sure, and he said he’d let me know how much. I didn’t hear from him, so we hired ABC Pest & Lawn to come out and do the job.
The guy from ABC showed up on Monday and gave an estimate. Tuesday I gave him the go-ahead, with the work scheduled for today (Thursday).
While I was at work earlier this afternoon, Amy calls me and mentions that a bunch of guys showed up this morning, mowed and trimmed the lawn (but not the bushes or any of the flowerbed work, etc) and left. An hour later she called me again. “The guys from ABC Pest & Lawn just showed up… and the guys that mowed this morning don’t work for them.”
As far as I can tell, my ex-neighbor took pity on us both being sick and paid to have our lawn done too. As soon as I can get in touch with him, I’m going to pay him back whatever it cost.
The money we’d paid ABC didn’t go to waste, however – they cleaned up the mowing/trimming job a bit, then spent two hours trimming bushes, hedges, etc and picking up grass and leaves. The lawn looks great now.