Man I have just about had it with family members thinking they can just borrow anything they want and keep it for as long as they want! Both my BIL have bough small pieces of property (10 acres and 6 acres) and my advice to both of them was get yourself a tractor old, new, whatever so you are able to take care of it. Well apparently their idea was to just borrow mine non stop, not offer any compensation for using it, or even bring the diesel cans back filled up . I was so ticked last night I just about couldn't sleep! One of them no sooner brought the tractor back than the other one called and said hey I heard the tractor is back so can I come pick it up for the rest of the week since you let the other one use it for a few days. Then he proceeded to inform me he burned a scrap pile and was going to use the tractor to scoop up all the scrap steel and haul it away. I promptly just about blew my top and told him he could pay for all the tires being replaced when they have metal stuck all through them. Then when he was getting ready to leave with the tractor he wanted to know if he could borrow the splitter next week so he could split up his bonfire wood. O yeah here is another good one.....I cam home two weeks ago to find all the car and truck pulled out of the garage and sitting in the driveway with my table saw, radial arm saw, router table, and sliding miter saw set up in the garage and my BIL was building picture frames for my sister. My wife said he just pulled up in the drive and asked if he could use some of my wood working equipment. So who here has relatives that act like this and how do I put a stop to it without destroying all family relationships. I told my wife that after the tractor is back I am telling all of them it's not getting loaned out anymore period and now she is all afraid they will get mad at us and start not speaking to us.....I say good riddance as I'm sick of dealing with it. I could keep going on and on with stories like the above.