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Here’s the “Maintenance Proposal” I just sent her.

I’ll provide up to 20 hours a year total (spread between her 2 sites in any combination) for $200 a year, paid quarterly ($50 on Jan 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) for maintaining her 2 sites. (My normal rate for her is $30/hr, so she could get up to $600 value for only $200.) Anything beyond 20 hours will be billed at $30/hr. This does NOT cover periodic content updates, which will continue to be billed at $30/hr.

Obviously, I’m betting that maintaining her sites won’t take 20 hours a year of my time, and if she accepts the proposal, she’ll be betting that it will.

Once again, I appreciate the help here.

(Erik, she liked that I could do all the setup with Montastic. One less thing for her to worry about (and possibly get wrong). We know it’s set up right, and she’s a happy camper about it.)