We started a remodel over a month ago. We told the contractor that we needed the guest room done, finished, completed no later than March 10th.
WELL. It’s March 12th and it’s not done. The guests arrive for spring break mañana.
Not that I’m stressing or anything. YIKES!!!!
It was a simple job really, too small I guess for a contractor to take seriously — sprucing up one room with attached bath. They said, “no problem.” They started off with gusto, a handful of workers spending from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. working away.
I believed that the work would be done. I was excited and happy.
Then there was no one showing up. For days on end.
What’s with that? I have guests arriving tomorrow, and we’ve seen neither “hide nor hair” of workers — except for two separate, brief occasions.
One was to paint the gorgeous wood beams, which my husband (who has absolutely no taste whatsoever — except for his taste in women) had determined needed to be a deep chocolate brown rather than left alone in their natural beautiful state.
He didn’t take into account that the French doors and ceiling fans were a natural color — and they all matched perfectly!
The other occasion we’ve seen a worker was when one came back to undo the chocolate brown and try to return the natural wood to a close resemblance of it’s former self.
Honestly, after this experience, I wonder how married couples make it through remodels. I refuse to update my kitchen.
As for the houseguests, I guess we will have to make do with things the way they are, and I have to relax about it.