|Project by Arthouse||posted 06-16-2014 02:03 PM||1627 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
I had a client who wanted eight 4’x 4’ square picnic tables to be spread out on his ten acres on the San Antonio river. Yea Spurs . I called a few online cypress sites and found one who would sell me two thousand bd. of 2’’ thick cypress cheaper than anyone. We negotiated a price on phone and he assured me the wood was in great shape. I drove all the way to upper Louisana next to Mississippi . When I got to his place with my trailer ready he told me we had to drive to the saw mill but he wanted his money first. Well trusting him I transferred the money from my account to his and we went to load the lumber. The saw mill had all the 2’’ x 8’’ bundled ready. I looked at the wood and saw it was still green . I said to him this is not the deal and he said here it is take it or leave it but the money is non refundable. I was so furious . One he lied then I couldn’t even take it all on one trailer load because it was too heavy. I would have to make two trips. The sawyer who cut the wood saw how mad I was and offered a kiln down the road. Three weeks later I returned to pick up the lumber and build these square tables with benches for his property to host weddings and events . It all worked out but buyer beware of the scams going around. My client was happy I could climb mountains and accomplish his job for his compound. All this and Heaven too.
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