I stop by 3 weeks ago today and ask to put up a lawn sign for a week or two. He lets me, but won't let me take down his information like we're supposed to to keep track of our lawn signs. All right.
I stop by 1 week ago today (exactly 2 weeks later) and see if he had any problems with it - he said no, so I asked for another week, and he was fine with that. He seemed a bit friendlier.
Stopped by today, as I said I would, to see if he wanted me to take it down. Got a warm reception and talked to him for a bit about various things. He said I could keep it up for another couple weeks (I told him to let me know when he wanted it down), and he also said I could come out to give him an estimate on some trim painting he needs done.
Took a few weeks, but I've got both a lead and a pretty neat connection. Should be able to book the job as long as I don't screw up the actual estimate.
He's a nice guy to talk to. I'm looking forward to working with him.