We just received a quote from another electrician. MUCH better than the quote from the guy we had finish out the shop (after our electrician died). That electrician wanted $27,000 to do our house!! DH basically told him he's dreaming and there is no way we can cover that kind of overage out of pocket. Our contractor had $18,000 in our bid for electrical, plus $2000 for fixtures.....but apparently he's been having issues with the guy he normally uses, so encouraged us to get other bids. This guy who just submitted a quote today was $18,800, but that did include some can lighting fixtures. We are much relieved to get a quote in line with what we need it to be. We are still waiting for a quote from the other guy, who came out last Wednesday. I have a feeling he is going to be in the ballpark, too. Hopefully he'll get us the quote in the next day or two, so we can make a decision. We may end up with electricity and lights, after all now, LOL.
My friend, who's DH was cheating on her and left her, is sure being put through the ringer by him. I feel so bad for her. A month or two ago, I had said to her, I'll bet if you stop contacting him and stop telling him how much you want to work it out, he'll come back around. Sure enough. About two weeks ago he moved out of his gf's and moved into his mom's. (this guy is 58 years old). Started texting and calling my friend, of course, now wanting to try to work it out. Said he was missing her. Said he couldn't handle the gf's 3 young kids (duh). So, they've been trying to talk through it, etc. She even went with him to his high school reunion or some function this past weekend. Then last night he tells her he wants a divorce and misses his gf. Good grief! She's got way more patience than I would have with this crap.
Oh great. DH just said the framing guys brought back some pizza for lunch and were sharing with our two dogs, who were being piggy about it, of course. How much do you want to bet I'll be wiping up dog puke at 3am?! GRRRR. Our dogs don't do well eating people food.
DD just called me. She's free from her old job. All done. haha. Her supervisor had left her a nice card and note. She only worked half day Friday and he isn't in the office today, so she didn't really get to say goodbye to him. She really did like him (just not the department manager, over him). Now she gets a few days to relax and hang out at home a bit before jumping into her new job.
I'm reading another good book. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Very interesting writing style.