Monday, June 22, 2009

Waiting

When you are involved in a remodeling project, whether you choose to do it or it is forced upon you by a flood, there are lessons to be learned:

1. To a contractor/construction worker type guy "tomorrow" does not necessarily mean the next day. It means "some tomorrow".

2. "You're next on my list" means just that. You will never be at the top of the list; you are always "next".

3. "No later than" does not mean that it will definitely be done by then. It's just their way of telling you what you want to hear.

4. Never make plans based on their promises. They don't keep them.

5. Always be grateful for the home you have and the comfort you derive from it.

3 comments:

erinkern said...

Oh man, this sounds like no fun. I sure hope things get moving soon so you can feel "at home" at home.

Simply Shaye said...

Found you from Melinda's site. So sorry about the double wammy, and sorry about "construction" sites. Those guys do work hard, but they still need some sort of "I will get this done clause"
Good luck with everything..Glad to see the sun and no rain :)

LoriDarlin' said...

You sound just like my Mom - her beef is with the "Sears guy"...never ending saga :-)
Hope it works out!!