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Productive Weekend

September 6th, 2016 at 02:53 pm

The second guy came out to look at the house. He was very rude! He talked down to me because I was a woman, and only wanted to speak/listen to husband. He also set up an appointment which husband and I asked off work for, and then he didn't show up. When he finally called me back 1.5 hours later he said he had stopped by earlier in the day and we weren't home. Uh yeah. Because we work, and we had set a specific time when he was coming. He ended up coming out after some huffing and puffing, and then every thing we told him we would like done he whined about. He is a contractor, isn't he supposed to do the work we want, and then we pay him? It was very odd. I doubt we will ever hear from him again. At least I hope not. No way would I let him work on my house. Oh well. We really liked the other guy and can't wait to hear his estimate.

We did end up buying a washer. The heavy duty, basic Whirlpool model. It had 4.5 star reviews out of close to 7,000 so it seems like a good choice. We specifically looked for one with knobs rather than buttons. So far I am REALLY happy with it. It cleans so much better, wastes less water, and no stinky smell. Only had to come up with $200 after my bonus, so it seems like a steal. Especially if we can sell our old one in the yard sale this weekend. .

I bought the last of the boards for our downstairs window trim. We cut, sanded, painted, and installed the kitchen window last night. It was a lot of work, but it looks great and every project I do I wonder why it took me years to do it. Only have the bathroom window left and we will be done with windows!

Bathroom has a LOT of projects left. Patch the drywall, re-paint, fix the broken vent, re-caulk tub, paint door and install hardware, and trim window and door.

We cleaned for hours upstairs. We threw away at least a dozen black trash bags worth of stuff! It feels great. Everything we kept was put in tubs and stacked. One room left upstairs to clean.

Everything we get done it one step closer to a finished house.

9 Responses to “Productive Weekend”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Oh, what a waste of time that contractor sounds like. Have you been able to find anyone else to come give estimates yet?....It's great that you are able to do some of the work on the house yourselves.

  2. Homebody Says:

    Good grief.

  3. Homebody Says:

    This must be the reason why every time somebody calls Dave Ramsey who says they are thinking of doing home renovation/handyman, he tells them it's simple to make a lot of money. Show up when you say you are going to, clean cut, clean clothes and keep your commitments. Hope the next one turns out to be a good guy!

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  6. creditcardfree Says:

    Well you know who not to call in the future.

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Makes you wonder why that contractor is even in business if he's such a jerk before he gets the job. Can't imagine working with him and glad you aren't.

  8. Tabs Says:

    Get rid of the guy. Find another contractor that wants your business. Make sure to file a complaint to whoever is in charge of him. This is completely unacceptable.

  9. PatientSaver Says:

    Yeah, i wouldn't even consider that rude one. Especially one who talked down to you.

    I've had one or two firms i wanted to get an estimate from, it could have been for central air years back (I still don't have it) and they requested my husband be present during the sales pitch. I didn't feel it was any of their business to know whether i was married or not (I'm not) and it annoyed me they assumed that every woman must be married. So i told them "he" wouldn't be present and that I was the one who would be managing and paying for the job. That still didn't satisfy them but they came, begrudgingly. Needless to say, i didn't give them my business.

    This is one of the reasons i always go thru angie's list now to find reputable contractors. I just think there are too many idiots out there who really aren't qualified to do so.

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