Thursday, November 16, 2006

And we've got leverage...

Rob's taking too long to post the latest installment of our renovation saga so I just had to do it.

We met with our contractor last night at the house. Things are coming along, painting and trim are happening, but more on that later.

The contractor left and we were upstairs for awhile picking other paint colors. After finishing that, Rob was going to follow me in his car to Sears to get more paint, but he was taking a really long time to get in the car, fixing his side mirror and looking at the side of the car. He finally yelled to me to come look at something.

Long story short, our contractor backed into the side of Rob's jeep as he was leaving.

We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.


Mom said...

Could all the contractors down there be like that, or were you the Lucky ones?

abi's mom said...

We actually have friends who have worse stories--their contractor ended up not being liscenced anymore, told them that workers were working on their when they were really working on another house down the street, didn't get permits, then had a break down and went AWOL after demolishing their existing house but before starting on the new house.

So we're probably lucky.

Anita said...

I can't believe the job they're doing. It's every homeowner's nightmare. There is a house around the corner from us that is still under contruction for their addition (added second floor to a ranch), and it's been well over a year now. So you're not the only ones - but it's awful to get stuck with a contractor like this, because what can you do? You're at their mercy.

What are you going to do about the car? Can you prove he hit it? Will he own up to that?

abi's mom said...

I keep telling myself it could be a lot worse. At least when stuff finally gets done, it's done fairly well. I'm not afraid the house will fall down.

He admitted it already, so we're going to get an estimate and see how he wants to deal with it.

Anita said...

That's true, I guess being super-slow is a lot better than doing shoddy work. What he has done looks great (in pictures anyway).