I went to a client's house the other day to continue work on a design that they decided to resurrect after almost a year of not hearing from them. During my initial meetings, there was no husband and wife, just him. In fact, I thought he was single. I had come up with simple, low maintenance design for the guy and he was ready to do it........... then I never heard from him again eventhough I made several attempts to contact him. Now here it is, nearly a year later and he emails me to tell me he wants to pick up where we left off and would I come out and see him again. So I agreed..... when I got there it turns out he has a wife who nixxed everything that I designed and she wanted to start all over again. By the way, I never charged the guy for the design because he was a referred by a friend. So now I'm talking with the wife....and you know what she says? She said "I want this to be just like "landscaper's challenge" on TV and once I get your design I'm going to get other bids on it" Well that turned me completely off and now I don't even want to do business with them. I want to tell them since others are going to bid against my design, its only fair that I charge a fee for it. What do you all think? Honestly, I don't even want to do business with them anymore...they are out of my service area anyway...as I said, it was a favor for a friend.