Thursday, October 9, 2008

Time To Vent

Sometimes I wish that I had one blog that people knew about and read, and another that was a secret one where I didn't have to be nice and polite all the time. (Don't even try to pretend that you don't wish the same thing for yourself!) I have some venting to do, and given the fact that this is NOT a secret to many of my friends and family (including a grandmother) I will remain as sweet and polite as I can. So here goes:

About 4 weeks ago, let me stress that one more time...F O U R WEEKS! ago, we hired a contractor to do some minor home improvements. A new front door, new attic stairs, and what we like to call our "indoor deck" replaced with something other than an "indoor deck" (long story..and not the point). The job started off well. Demolition was a success, front door and attic stairs were replaced within a day or so. Now FOUR WEEKS later, we are still at the same point!

Case in Point #1..Our front door. Here is the door that has not even been painted black yet.

Here is the weather stripping for my front door LAYING ON MY BUSHES!!! I'm sure the neighbors are loving us right now!

Here is why I haven't been able to pull my car under the carport for a whole month! (again, neighbors must think this looks good!)

Here is the kicker: We haven't heard from our contractor in over a week! We have tried to call on several occasions. My husband has gone by his shop many times and returned calls, no showing up at my house. We have gone from angry to concerned, and back to angry! Furthermore, the majority of his tools are in my house or in my carport. I guess that's the bright side..we might could sell his tools to finish our job if he doesn't show up in a couple of days. The obvious downside is that I have a really big mess around my house and I'm sick of it!

I vow to you, if I find out this guy has skipped town with a good chunk of my $$ and is now drinking margaritas in Mexico on a sugar sand beach, I will not be polite ANYMORE!

UGHHHHHHH!!!! SO THERE YOU HAVE IT! Thanks for letting me vent!
(I don't feel much better though. Maybe it's because everything is STILL a mess!)


Kathy said...

I know what you mean about needing a secret blog.

I have been meaning to ask you about all the work you were doing on your house. I saw the pretty front door and missing tree but I didn't even know about all that was happening inside. I'm jealous. We have so much we need to do...bathrooms, yard, blah, blah, blah. It's never ending. Anyway, hope the contractor shows back up and everything turns out as you planned. I'm sure it will be beautiful.

momsi/Nonni said...

Secret blog would be nice. I've had a hard time posting for that reason. Not in the right frame of mind. You did a great job and I so enjoy reading your post. Hope you guy shows up soon. I know that is a bummer.Blessings,Cheryl

georgia mom said...

That stinks. Do you feel like calling Dog the Bounty Hunter?

And, yes, the e-mealz thing is great---if you get your groceries out of the car.

JMom said...

I want one of those too. I actually started one on a particularly rough day--and forgot what I named it so I could never go back. I think God was trying to tell me something.

Did you ever track down the contractor?

elizabeth said...


Nope, not a word from the contractor. 3 weeks now. No returned calls, nothing, zip, nadda. We have gone from severely ticked off to now hurt. This guy was somewhat of a friend to us, because we had struck up a friendship when he re-modeled our kitchen. Anyway, we have now given up and my uncle is coming tomorrow to see about finishing our work for us. I still have all of the other guy's tools, so we might look at selling them and/or suing this guy. not a good position to be in.

I will certainly let you, and Im sure everyone else, know the progress with our situation. Hopefully sooner, than later.