contents of our home in Florida to New York. Having just about a week between the vacating of the tenants and the moving in of our household furnishings and belongings from Florida, we felt it necessary to hire an interior painter where under less hurried circumstances we would have painted the interior of the house ourselves. Also hired was a restorer of wood floors. This man was asked to sand the existing wood floors and apply a semi-gloss varnish surface coating (there was a flat varnish on the floor prior to the restoration), so that I would not be burdened with the constant waxing of these wood floors. The day prior to the scheduled moving in of our furnishings and other household belongings, I realized that the man restoring our household wood floors had applied a flat finish varnish on the wood floors. At that point, there was no time to redo the floors with a semi-gloss varnish. The tenants left the house in May with some issues of repairs that required immediate attention. Most likely, some of the security money should have been withheld as there were some damages inflicted to the premises that were not due to normal use of the residence. I however was in no mood to potentially argue my case for withholding the security due to attacks by evil against my family and me, so we returned the full security to the tenants. By the end of summer, spouse and I had fixed other issues of repairs in the house and on the premises. By the spring of 2000, a new roof was needed on the house. After obtaining three prices from different roofing contractors, we selected the lowest price from all bids submitted that were equal regarding the services of the contractor. At this time, I realized how extreme in cost bids for a job could be. In the 1960’s and into the 1970’s, most contractors charged about the same price for a particular job. By the 1990’s and the early years of this century, the prices charged for a job could vary by more than several thousand dollars. Due to this circumstance, I began to recognize a strange “dual” economy in the United States. I also became in a crazy way grateful to the workmen who charged the lower price even though based on the salaries of spouse and I, the prices charged were what I considered to be fair with some workers but still expensive with others workers chosen (as we chose the lowest price). Also, one noted that in some areas of the trades there were few to only one business to choose from regarding certain contractual work. For one example, one desired to activate an old well on the property to supply water to the outside gardens of our home. One business in the entire county specialized in this trade who when asked for an estimate for this job, provided me with an extraordinarily high price to reactivate the well, resulting in the postponement of this idea. Returning to discuss the installation of the new roof on our house, I was pleased with the contractor’s workmanship but I was aggravated when he placed a sign advertising his business on our property without asking spouse or I for permission to do this. After returning home from work, I saw that the roofing contractor had placed his business advertising sign in a newly seeded flower bed. I removed the sign and placed it on the ground. The following day after arriving home from work, I saw that this sign was attached to a telephone pole located on the property of our home. Using a ladder, I removed this sign as well. Later, in the early years of 2000, I purchased a tool shed from a home improvement store to be delivered and placed on our driveway next to the house. After arriving home from work, I was flabbergasted and greatly perturbed to see the shed installed facing the neighbor’s side of the property instead of facing forward towards the street. I politely telephoned the home improvement store to reschedule a day for the tool shed to be positioned correctly. One day while I was working, they returned and positioned the shed correctly, but left about a one foot access between the shed and a fenced backyard access gate.