hmm. trying to work the numbers in my head. at this point you have 1/2 of your original bid for all the work. she has the install and the lights on her house. she wants a full refund and you to take the product, and you want her to either keep the product, pay someone else to take them down, and then you walk away or sue her for the remaining charge minus takedown fee and storage fee. I am wondering if you can have some cake and eat it too. If carlos and a helper went to take the lights down on the monday after Christmas, it would cost you maybe 6 man hours of labor? and you would then have the lights. for the cost of that labor, you have product you can resell that is worth wholesale to you probably 10-20 times the cost of that Labor. and I think you could make an argument in court that her deposit does not cover what you would have charged to install, rent and takedown the product. having her product and the deposit is a much better position than not having the product. And deep down, she really does not want the product anymore, it represents unhappiness to her. she may even give it to the guys she hires to take it down as payment. just a thought.