Gooseboy did you pre-pay the FULL amount or just put a deposit down? If you just put a deposit down and the man/woman has fully paid work to do, the fully paid gets done first. Always! Even if he/she is done with fully paids, they never are unless their work sux, and working on your or another deposit only mount and someone drops off an animal and fully pays, then yours goes back on the "get to it when I can shelf". Also on another note, when these folks have "deposit only" mounts to do, which is the bulk of their work, it's usually first come in, first to get worked on. Sorry, but that's just how the business works. The fully paids get done faster. My friend has 15 deep freezers full and he works just as fast as he can without sacrificing quality. He gets nasty phone calls and visits from people all the time, which he fully understands the want for someone to get their animal back, but it's the ones from people that have paid nothing down or something like $25 on a $300 project that really tweeks him. But he can't go to a "fully paid for when you drop off" policy either. Most people just don't have the money to lay down all at once. You would be amazed at work that he has completed because someone calls and complains and "promises" they'll have the full amount if he can get it done asap. 90% of the time, he gets stuck with a completed mount and the person doesn't pay and sometimes never pays for the completed work and avoids the phone calls to tell them that their work is done and bring some money and pick it up.
Hey, did you grab the blind bag with the shells when we left the truck?
Safetys, use them: If you can see red, you can get dead!