Thursday, September 19, 2013
Today has been a comedy or errors, mistakes, problems, and irresponsible contractors. Hubby doesn't count, in his hurry to surprise me things went wrong but his heart was in the right place!!!!
We had a window contractor come by this morning, from the start he hit it off wrong with me. I don't need any fast talking deal makers. Slow it down buddy, I know what I want. We need a few windows repaired or replaced, all windows recaulked and painted. The slick fast talking continued... Three windows need to be replace. OK sounds right to us. His plan was to replace them with vinyl. NO SIR!!! I told you from the start we are sticking with wood. grrrr A few sill or something or other also needed replacing. Here goes the fast talking again, we well just tear out the old and set you up with some great vinyl, no muss no fuss, no more maintenance. NO SIR!!! I have said over and over again we are sticking with wood. I do not want any plastic repairs made. Thankfully hubby was around to run interference for me, I was ready to wring the guys ever loving neck!!!!.
Pressure washer was due at 12:00, he was an hour late.....sigh He reminded us before he started to check all of the windows to make sure they were down and locked as sometimes unlocked windows can creep open when the water pressure hits them. Good idea seeing as how the window man just left. You never know, he might have left some windows opened.
As I walked into our bedroom to check the windows I found a path of mud on our just cleaned carpet. You have got to be KIDDING ME!!!! The chair that sits in front of one of the windows was in the middle of the room. The good news is that by the time the window man had reached the second bedroom most of the mud had been cleaned from his dirty boots, grrr Each and every room he had been in he had left whatever furniture was in his way out in the middle of the durn floor. I of course didn't know this until he was long gone.
Bless his heart and dirty, he will NOT be doing any work at our home. Two window contractors down, more to go, where it ends nobody knows. All of this home improvement/repair stuff has turned me into a very grouchy girl today. Vacation can't come soon enough!!!
We did have one funny thing happen today. The pressure washer fella ask hubby to step outside so he could show him that we have little holes all over the front of our roof. Could be hail damage they both thought. If it is hail damage our home insurance would kick in for the replacement. Hubby was getting a little too excited as they shared the news with me. Boys, better wipe that smile off your face. I am thinking the damage might have been done by that flock of woodpeckers that I was running off all day every day for weeks this past spring. Who knows, maybe something really will go our way for a change, not likely.