Hey... A lady emails and calls me from Hillsboro, Oregon. Went out for an inititial visit to see their place, hoping to glean some details to prepare a bid. Long story short: unprovoked, this lady says that we can't communicate and in a near vicious tone of voice yells at me that I'm a "Moron" - basically kicking me off the property. And with no real arguement leading up to a day and night change of character over about a 1/2 minute period of time. The reason I decided to post this, is that she has dropped the name of Mr. Radford, who oversees a program at Portland Community College as someone who has been involved with her yard for advice. The blueprint she has, is by L. Engstrom, a long time instructor at PCC, and who was a past president of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. This homeowner - Benita I recall, husband David - says she wants to change the plan, which obviously means a large domino effect. Change to layout, plants and trees. This yard (I tossed my bid sheet) is near 207th in Hillsboro not far from Evergreen Parkway. She seems to be looking on the internet right now. LEWIS, if you are reading this, keep this in mind. And if any other Oregon landscapers get a call, be aware that you may be walking into a fluid situation with unknown variables. I encounter several people each year, where we are not on the same communication wavelength. But each of those folks says thanks for taking the time to come out, and if anything, are just dissappointed that a deal can't come together. Have not seen any of them - ever - call me a Moron and "give me the boot" aggressively. From what I can tell, this couple may also be seeking FREE plants from the Oregon Hardy Plant Society, and appears to have gained free resources through the college.