I just think we've been dealing with contractor and subs for wayyyyy toooo long now. We are so over it, LOL. At the end of this month it will be a year since we started this! They are just getting on our nerves, big time.
The finishing guy (hubby of painter lady) and painter lady and their two boys, show up Monday morning (well, mid morning, as usual). She's in a bitchy mood, as usual. She will be using the 1000 sq ft garage area to do her sanding, staining, lacquering of doors and trim. Apparently that is not good enough for her. DH had told her he wants our garage roll up doors covered in plastic, since she'll be spraying in there. She said it wasn't necessary, because the lacquer doesn't stick and just floats to the ground. Hmm... But, Sunday DH and I took some cheap plastic sheets we picked up at Lowe's and covered two of the garage doors, just to be safe. We didn't cover the middle one, because sometime soon, all the trim is supposed to get delivered and they'll need to open that door.
She walks in, all attitude, and is getting set up in the garage. Says to DH "YOU need to cover up that 3rd door with plastic". DH had the extra roll of plastic next to the door and picked it up and started to hand it to her. She says "I'm not doing it". OMG. - that is the painters job! DH turns to one of her sons and says 'Ok, well then you are going to help me with it because it takes two to hold it up and get it started with tape". I told him he should have just handed it to her anyway. Said, it's not my job. I did these two doors for you yesterday. Your Welcome. And just walked out!
After an hour and a half she ran out of stain, so had to go drive back to the city to get more stain. Obviously she would have had to know when she was here an hour and a half on Friday, that she wouldn't have enough stain left to do all the doors and door frames. Her excuse on Friday that since the doors got delivered late (they showed up at noon, instead of 10:30) so that is why they didn't get to start staining the doors on Friday, so they left. Well, obviously she didn't have enough stain to do the doors on Friday anyway! Just silly.
So, there goes 3 hours of her working Monday, with a trip back to the city. I've been inside to answer questions twice (from electrician and about shower tile) and since she's gone to get paint her 2 boys are just sitting in the garage on their phones, while she's gone.
Back up to Friday. She didn't show up Thursday (and worked an hour and 45 min on Wed) and the flooring guy asked if she was coming on Friday, because she's still staining and lacquering the staircase and if she was coming Friday he wasn't going to come because the fumes give him a headache. So, DH makes a couple of calls and finally finds out she is coming Friday. She was here a whole hour and a half and left. We lost a whole day with the flooring guy because she was here an hour and a half?!
When they got here Monday morning, the finish work guy asks my DH if he has any more space heaters, as they need to get the garage warmer. DH says, no, he's already used all his. Then the guy goes out in his trailer and gets 2 heaters. WTH?!! That's what your heaters are for! Then he says they need the garage warmer and DH asks them what temp it needs to be at? (we have a sensor in there from our weather station, so dh can go look on our weather station thing inside the shop and tell him what the temp is) and he replies back "what's the temperature in there?". Just rolling our eyes. They just want to be difficult. If DH had said it was 60 degrees, he would have said it needs to be 65.
Let's see what else.....oh Friday afternoon we went into the city as we needed some supplies at Lowe's and we got into the granite place and I picked out the granite. When I was in there months and months ago, they didn't really have much in the colors I had wanted. She said everyone was changing towards whites and grays, not browns and creams, but she had given me some websites of her suppliers where I could look online and tell her what to get from there. But, I had no idea of what any of those cost, as she had quoted me the entry level granite. When I emailed her a few "looks" I liked, she said those weren't entry level. So, we stopped in there. Now she had a whole bunch of slabs in colors I liked and they were entry level priced, LOL. Plus I didn't care if the upstairs bathroom and the laundry room had the exact same granite as kitchen or master bath. I was perfectly happy to pick something out of their remnants section. So, I stood outside in the freezing cold and there were a whole bunch there, that I liked too. So, all that is picked out and I'm happy with it. For the most part the remnant I picked was almost exactly like the slab in their showroom I picked out for the kitchen and master bath.
The interior doors are getting stained. I'm loving those too!!
The electricians got done early on another job they were at (not supposed to be back here until Thursday) so they decided to come out for a couple hours and do some more work. Hung the kitchen pendant lights and the dining room chandelier.
The flooring guy brought a helper yesterday and they really got a lot
done. He said he should be all done today. I'm really loving the
floor. Gives it all a warm homey feeling. I'm also really glad I
decided to go with a plainer vinyl flooring in the baths and laundry. I
think if I had chosen the vinyl planking with the more stone look, it
would have looked too busy with the granite on the countertops and the
wood look tile that will be in the shower.
DD is on her first business trip this week. She's pretty excited for it. Monday was a travel day, which is good because they got stuck in Denver for a couple of extra hours, to catch their connecting flight. At least she is with a co-worker who has been to this mfg. plant many times, so she's not having to do this first trip on her own. Sounds like she'll have to go back again at the end of this month.
DD and DF are also adding another dog to their family. It's a 5 year old dog, someone her DF knows, who needs to rehome it. It was her son's dog first. Then he had a baby a couple years ago and now that it's walking I guess he's too rough with the dog. He gave it to his mom, but her other dogs don't get along with it. So, DD and DF went and did a meet and greet with him and their dog. All got on well and played together. They've been wanting to add a second dog, just not wanting to deal with a puppy, so hopefully this will work out good. They are going to wait until next weekend to pick him up, since she is gone all this week.
We started yesterday morning out at -15 degrees and ended the afternoon with 30 degrees above zero. 45 degree temp change. Wish when we are starting out at 20 it was ending at 65 one day LOL