One of my friend's has his own landscaping business. I remember back in the day I would always list him as a reference on my job resumes or when trying to rent a place. They would always call and he would always put in a good word for me even though I never actually worked for him. Fast forward to now, we ran into each other a few weeks back and he asked me what I had been up to. I told him I was in between jobs and he suggested I help him on a few landscaping jobs he had coming up.
He called me yesterday and told me to be ready today, we were going to do some work and he would pay me at the end of the day. Long story short, it wasn't too bad at all. Was really nice and warm outside, the sun beating down on me made it feel like I wasn't even working at all. Perfect weather, I'd say somewhere around 80 degrees most of the day. He did the fine edging work, I stuck to mowing lawns and cutting a few branches here and there. I made some extra coin, and dinner was on him so all in all it was a good day.