I've learned my lesson. I ain't loaning no more stuff out. I've spent a good day fixing up the tools I loaned out.
It just dawned on me I can't afford it no more. I did a quick metal check on what it cost me this past year. This is the stuff I remember. It cost me around $1000.00 to loan stuff out. Ain't going to happen again. I loaned out 2 of my chain saws the other day. One came back with the bar shaped like an L. The other would not run and the chain looked like he cut rocks with it. He did buy me a new bar but when I installed it I found that the chain is bent also. So I need a new chain now. I just finished up getting the one saw back up & running and waiting for a new chain on the other.
I used to lay carpet many years ago until the wet backs ran me out of a job "thats another rant for later", anyway I still have all my carpet tools. One ole buddy called me up & wanted to use my power stretcher. I've known him for 50 years. He comes and gets it & I don't hear anything from him for a couple of weeks. I give him a call wanting to know where my stretcher was. He loaned it to his nephew he tells me. I tell him I need it back now & he informs me he will have it the next day. To make a long story short I got it back 2 weeks later with a pawn tag still on it. He gets no more tools.
Now my rant is over I think I'll see what else needs fixing around here.