IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Wednesday, April 9, 2008

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!!!!

WHAT IS LEFT OF THE WATER PIPES
BIG HOLE & NEW JUNCTION BOX

HOLES IN CEILING & NEW PLUG BOX


NO FLOOR-JUST STICKY
The first two days of the remodel went so well-I should have known the bottom would fall out.
The electrician came and began moving lines for me-with a couple of snags-but still doable. He did not finish when he came Monday and I have not seen him since. SSSSIIIIIIIGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!
The floor came out without a problem, except they ran over Bobby's new flower bed border and broke it when leaving. HE WAS NOT HAPPY WHEN HE SAW THAT!
Today after our 5 mile run, I immediately left to come home and meet the plumber who was supposed to put in the gas line. He finally called around 9 and said he would be there in a few minutes. He showed up just before noon. This was not the plumber who owns the company, but one of his plumber employees. This meant that I had to once again discuss the alternatives of how to get the gas into the kitchen. He left after taking the water lines back to the wall per the cabinet installer's request. He would be back.
He never showed up again, although I sat around waiting for him. There seems to be no consensus of how to get the line into the kitchen. His boss was out of pocket and this young guy wouldn't take the responsibility of making a decision. HUMMMMMM!!!!! I JUST WANT A GAS LINE-I DON'T CARE WHICH WAY YOU GET IT INTO THE KITCHEN JUST GET IT THERE.
OK-I am a little frustrated and beginning to doubt a two week turn. We will see!




6 comments:

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

LOL, don't take offense, but you do live in the south. I have notice they work on their "own" time frame and they work as slow as molasses, they never show up on time and if they leave and say they are coming back....they never do. They are all "good ol' boys" or so I have been told hehehehehe. Probably out fishing.

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Deb said...

This is just par for the course...it is almost impossible to get anything done on any kind of schedule these days. Jim once worked for a company (in Florida in one of his other lives) and was responsible for pouring a huge slab for a warehouse....he fired several suppliers if they were over five minutes late....he had other concrete people in the wings waiting to do the job....he met his deadline, but there were several casualties. I guess ya just gotta be tough.

the Jennings secede from the South said...

Oh, mom.

Megan said...

Hmm...I hate to be a downer, but I've definitely found that being your own general contractor makes things go slower. A friend of mine completely finished her basement and acted as her own contractor. It took a year. It should've taken 2 or 3 months. I think that when people aren't working for a "professional" general contractor, they think they can get away with being slow. Good luck!

Ann Miller said...

apparently, they do not know who they are dealing w/!!! you have to put your foot down. if they think you don't know anything, they will run over you and take advantage. i guess i really should not have to give you a talk on how to be assertive--as you are one i have learned from, but we did sub out our house w/steve miller as foreman!! a great cook must have a gas stove!!!!!