I am not surprised. He is a well known old man that is very nice and gave me a lot of work and two customers. He owns a mom and pap hardware store and I mow his store and house. Well I got word from a family member of mine that he was selling everything in his store including a classic coke machine. I did a late fall cleanup at his store since he wanted me to wait till December. I gave him a bill and he never paid it. I am surprised he didn't tell me he was going out of business. He did kind of hinted it when I asked him if I would be doing the store next year plus he said times are getting tough and started to ramble oddly late December. It's not a lot of money I mow a small island and he just wanted me to blow the leaves to the island and wanted me to mow short and bag it. Took about 30 min and charged him $40 which is what the cut is worth. I mean should I walk up to him and ask where is my money or ask why he went out of business or just act stupid? I got far behind and trusted him plus the record snow fall keep my mind away.