So here is what DH tried to accomplish last week in regards to building a house:
Called 3 paving companies for bids. Only one called back and emailed a bid.
Emailed our builder to ask for the list of suppliers he said he could get to us for the bids we will (attempt!) to get on doors, flooring, cabinets, etc. No reply back.
Called 4 (or maybe it is 5 or 6 now) contractors about getting a bid on our excavating work that will need to be done. (see previous post). We maybe have one from the next county coming, but they also have not set up a date to come look at it. I think it was 4 from local here and 2 from next county (where the bigger city is, so more options on contractors). One of the out of county one's said they could probably come out Saturday and would call....of course that didn't happen, either. One local guy said he could probably get out to the property on Tuesday, so we'll see if he calls today.
Two and a half weeks ago called fence guy (the one we already used to fence this house) and he said he could come out in a week and a half and would call. No call.
Stopped by the county planner office (which consists of one guy and his assistant) to ask two easy questions. He wasn't there so gal had DH write them down on a piece of paper. No call back.
I'm sure I'm probably missing another item he tried to get accomplished.
I told DH that maybe he just needs to think of handling it like we do where I work. People don't get back to an email request, we keep sending follow ups until it gets done.
Like I told DH - worse comes to worse, we just have builder bring in his site work sub contractor. He had just thought (as well as we did) that we could probably save some money by having a local guy do it, as well as part of our goal was to try and spend the money here local, if possible. Are these town people just stupid or what? You've got someone who wants to spend a few hundred thousand dollars in your small local economy and the local business's don't want the money? just dumb.
Friday evening our property neighbor emailed about their water softener system. DH had mentioned to them before he'd like to see their set up, as it's not something we've ever had before. She just had her salt delivered and that reminded her about Dh wanting to see it sometime. I emailed her back that it was no rush, and the way things were going it would be a miracle if the house ever got built! and a comment about how we can't get anyone local to bid the site work. She of course emailed back and said "did you call H Co?" So, I emailed her back that yes we called him first.....and twice! and he was supposed to meet DH Tuesday (two weeks ago now) and never called. She was like wow! his wife works where her DH works and tells people at work that her DH (H Co guy) is looking for work!
I'm sure we'll figure it all out eventually, but it's going to be extremely annoying dealing with all these bozos.
The people we bought this house from? The guy works for DH's millionaire friend and they have been working/living in an rv (him and wife), out of state, on a job this past year. They are back for awhile and now staying in their rv on another the lot millionaire friend has in town. DH saw his pickup in town the other day. They had left a box of vhs tapes down in the crawlspace, so DH decided to take them over to them (they had totally forgotten they even had them down there). Want to hear what the (now ex) head sheriff said about DH to them, when they ran into him at a football game and asked something like 'how's the people that bought our old house doing in the neighborhood" (knowing they had problems with renter neighbor all those years) and his reply?! "oh, he just brought all is issues with him from wherever he came from". That ex-sheriff (he quit recently) is such a total piece of #*%&. He had lied to us and said the sheriff dept never had to come out to deal with our neighbor until we called. Ex-owners of our house said that is a flat out lie. They were there all the time. They said they came home one night to find every cop car there...the high school daughter was standing outside in the back yard by herself and they asked her what was going on. She said her stepmom held a gun to her head..........ya, and we're problems in this town. Unbelievable!
My week didn't fare as well on some things I ordered online. One of the cups in the set of dishes I ordered has a chip. I ordered DH a pair of sweatpants.....got a pair of boxer shorts. I ordered a shirt for myself, in Medium, but it's too big.
I did just score a brand new nice office chair, though! My boss sent out an email to all employees to pick a chair (out of 3 choices) for the new office they are moving into. My chair seat cover here at home is literally disintegrating on me, wearing out. I knew if I sent my boss an email that I would like one of those with a winky face, she'd offer to get one for me. I don't usually do that kind of stuff, but shoot.....I need a chair.....if I worked physically at the office I'd have a new chair......and the company can certainly afford to give me a chair. So there!