A friend is over helping us do some work on the house and he's going to not charge us but he'll accept whatever we feel OK to pay but we have NO idea what we should pay. What do you think is appropriate? He will be spackling our kitchen (it's a kitchen that's about 11' x 18', spackling only about 1/2 of it because the rest is cabinets). The walls were wallpaper and we removed the paper but the walls have some tears in the sheetrock and it just needs a skim coat across the walls to smooth them out so we can paint. Then he'll be removing a lighting fixture and replacing it with 4 recessed lighting fixtures (having to go into the attic) and doing the appropriate electric for it). It should take two or three days to do the work. So, any ideas?? He won't give us a quote!!