Thursday, May 1, 2008

A picture is worth 1000, no 4000 words

I have been avoiding my blog until I had better news to post. Well, sorry but that time has not come, so I'm posting anyway.

Appearently, Brian the roofer may be a crook. I paid him $$$$ a month and a half ago to tear-off and replace the shingles and rebuild the porch roof. He has done nothing but lay two sheets of particle board on the roof, OVER the existing shingles. Everytime I call him he has a new excuse: "It's too wet, I broke my ankle, We're finishing another house, You're next in line." But he always ends with, "There's no reason why we can't get out there by the end of the week, next week, Friday, Monday....." he's promised every day you can imagine.
In order for it to look like he is "accomplishing" something, he has dumped scrap lumber and shingles (red, I ordered green) under the porch. There are also a dozen sheets of plywood that I had to move because they were laid up against the front door.

In the mean time, the porch ceiling has fallen and it is hazardous to even get TO the front door. I am making myself sick over this and loosing sleep most nights. When I wrote him the check for supplies in March I knew something was weird but I didn't listen to my intuition. I am praying for guidance on how to deal with this because we don't really want to go to court. We just want the work done.

On a better note: We have been able to get inside and do some painting. All rooms but the bedroom, are primed. So the crazy jewel-toned rooms are now toned down to white primer. The red living room and purple/mustard kitchen will need another coat.

We were also able to take another load of trash from out of the house. This is the third (and smallest) load that we've removed. Each other load was at least a dozen lawn bags of stuff. The previous owners just left everything behind. They cleaned-out only the kitchen when they moved. Thank God! I would not have wanted to TOUCH that fridge full of "food".

I want to end this post on a happier note: We've got daffodils and a beautiful redbud tree blooming on the property! And God knows, PINK is my favorite color.


pastor pete said...

Well, all I can say is ...
that sure is one beautiful
redbud tree!

Marlayna said...

i can't believe what you've been through, mom...keep a positive attitude! xoxo