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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Well.....

I'm really, really tired. Tonight is my sal on Autumn Leaves with Patti and Cathy. I haven't picked up a needle in a week or so and I am in a bit of a slump. It'll pass. I know why....it's this damn house. The contractor called today and basically told us that he can not purchase the windows that I chose at Pella because I chose the most expensive ones and they will eat his profit. Profit....my house has been in a state of disrepair for a year. A YEAR. The contractor has not worked on my house since July. He came at the end of August and said that he is out of control, took too much work and doesn't have enough guys to handle it. My husband gave him a pass. Let him off the hook. And now...not only do I have to pay MORE, I get nothing for my aggravation, frustration and time. Penalized not only in time but in my pocket. I do not have 5K extra to throw at this project and I think that I deserve some sort of compensation. He sounded so smug on the phone. I am mad and completely taken back because I have been nothing but kind to him and we put up with lies and excuses for the last 9 months.

I am sorry for the rant.

I have been blog hopping though, reveling in everyone's accomplishments. It's nice to see all the great things everyone's stitching.

Tonight is Halloween. We do not get any trick or treaters because we live on a country road and there are not many kids that live on the road. I miss Trick or Treaters. I love the holiday. It's really one of my favorite days. When we lived in Apalachin, we'd get the neighborhood kids and I couldn't wait to see them. It reminds me of my childhood. My Mom liked Halloween too and she made it a fun time for my brother and me. Gosh, I miss my Mom.

So, Happy Halloween....enjoy the ghosts and goblins, princesses and superheroes.

4 comments:

Vonna said...

Well...I can sympathize. I'm sorry for your home's state. That stinks that you can't get the windows. I think I'd give him a swift kick in the arse for that one.

We had over 100 trick or treaters last night...I ran out of everything and resorted to giving granola bars and apple juice boxes...kids were probably telling each other on the street, don't go to the house on the corner, she's giving out health food! LOL!

Carol said...

Go ahead and rant! We don't mind! Your contractor does deserve a kick in the butt!

The Queen's Stitch said...

It might be time to do something more than a proverbial kick in the butt. I assume you have a contract him. Does your contract stipulate that he will install the windows that you chose? At this point, rather than chuck in another $5k, you may want to have an attorney review the contract and light a real fire under his ass.

Von said...

If you can't rant here, where can you?! You have every reason to rant, friend!! Sometimes letting a little rant overflow to the contractor gets things done - ask me how I know, lol!