nepatsfan-I dont get on this site to criticize people or the information they give. Obviously you have tons of time on your hands. I was offering advise on how to conduct business in a way that has worked EXTREMELY well for myself. In my reply you can see that I said "Proper Equipment". My advise to anyone would be not to listen to anyone that logs on here to tell people to just "run away". The secret to good business is maintaining lasting relationships. Especially when a client is in need. It does not sound like the guy is not going to pay up. He just wants to cut a deal as do most people. If you are just starting out then you are not going to get top dollar anyways. When you are starting out you need to gain eperience. Pricing is an art. Everyones goal is to generate revenue! I would have a face to face visit with the guy in his hospital room and see what you can work out. If the numbers do not make sense, then dont do the work. If you can complete the task in a satisfactory manner and still clear a profit, I would do the work. Staying busy and making someone happy is worth its weight in gold. I have done it numerous times and I have added new clients because of situations just like this.