hey there friends. i had a problem the other night. and for quite some time now. the problem is this. i am 19 now, and a good amount of my friends are 19 as well, 19 - 20 lets say. so 2 of them do this kind of work that i do. the trees, and the grass. one friend likes to borrow my lawnmower as well as my chain saws, ropes, etc. i never get any money for loaning them this stuff. the other friend is getting into tree work and sometimes borrows my chainsaws and some rigging gear as well. now that friend if i need a saw sharpened he takes care of it for me. well thursday night i dropped off my power pole saw with him as well as my 066 to sharpen. i gave him the pole saw for as long as he needed it on the condition that he sharpen the 66 by 8 pm friday night. because i needed it for saturday. so sure enough i went to his house 8:30 pm friday and the saw had not been touched so i picked up both saws and went to an older friend's house and borrowed a file at i believe 9:30 at night. got that and went home to sharpen 2 saws until almost 11 pm. then i got the saws to the job saturday and they wouldnt cut right. so i had to go to a shop and deal with them. the friend that likes to borrow the lawn mower too then had the testicular fortitude to call me and ask me if he could borrow my spurs. no more loaning stuff out. yet another friend today asked me if he could borrow all of my tree gear including chain saws and my personal saddle and ropes to cut down 2 trees at his house. (one of his employees "knows how to climb") 2 big trees right by the house. but he is a landscraper as well. do you guys loan out any of your stuff ever to good friends? i think i am finished with all that. no more. cause all they wanna do is wreck the stuff and not have to pay for repairs.