so, some guy (younger) asks me if i have time to stop by and look at AC, i said "ya"
i found the 24v wires to the condensor were broken and corroded.
i cut off the bad parts and there was enough wire to reconnet.
he saw what i did, he was talking to me the whole time.
so then i just checked a few other things, and the whole thing fired up.
he says "what do i owe you?"
i say "50 bucks"
he says "wow! that's too cheap"
i say "fine. 100 bucks"
...and he wrote me a check for $100