My wife and I have been remodeling this place for about three years now, and it is going very slow at this point because the improvement loan wasn't enough to finish. My next door neighbor and our properties have been separated by a very ratty 2 1/2 ft tall chain link fence. He is a Finish Carpenter and is respected well for his work so he told me last winter he wanted to build a nice privacy fence between our yards. Having a decent fence on that side of the house was on my wish list, but with things not finished inside the house like unfinished drywall and no closet in our bedroom or the leaky carport and tool shed, I could hardly justify a fence but being he wanted to build it, and it would be his fence, I was all for it. He told me he had "big plans" to make a "furniture grade" fence. I said I would do what I could to help pay for it but that it was going to be his fence and on his property but he did design it so that it looks the same on both sides. We helped with some of the work and gave him about $700 to help out. He came over the other day to tell us that he is miffed about us not paying more because he still owes money on the materials. It would be nice to keep this neighbor happy but things are tight right now. I feel that paying 1/3 the cost is fair. The fence turned out very nice and cost just under $30 a foot in materials for a total of $3200. Am I being reasonable? Is he?