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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

5 days in a row

I have blogged for 5 days in a row. :) I think that might be a record for me. I really try....but usually get preoccupied with something else and lose motivation to continue.

Honey and I had the day off and we really wanted to relax. Unfortunately, that was not in the cards. We are having a garage built. Today the lumber guys were delivering the trusses. (I think that's what they are called) Anyway, just as we were getting ready to go out and get some lunch, the guy showed up. He was alone...no helper and no equipment (other than the truck he was driving). The trusses weigh 250lbs each and there are 13 of them. The guy drove the truck down into our lawn and Honey helped the guy unload the stupid things. :( An hour later, they were done. But as the guy went to drive away, we realized something...all the rain we have had made it IMPOSSIBLE for the guy to get out of our lawn. He finally decided to call a tow truck after he tried for 1/2 hour to get out by himself. During this 1/2 hour, he completely destroyed our front lawn. There were ruts that were almost a foot deep! To top it off, when the guy called his boss, the boss tried to say that WE are responsible for the tow bill! Our contractor is livid! And we spent the rest of the afternoon trying to fix the holes in our lawn. It took a lot of work and a few bags of topsoil...not to mention digging extra dirt from our side field and a couple bags of grass seed. In a couple months, our lawn might actually look like a lawn again and not a bunch of dirt...but in a couple months, it will be covered by snow so you won't be able to see it anyway. Why can't a day off just be a day off?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my GOSH!!!! Coming from a family of builders.. STOP NOW!!!! What in the world is this guy doing, showing up with NO HELP to unload trusses, and expecting that the homeowner is going to help do it? (which is exactly what he was doing, he was NOT going to do it himself!) Any INTELLIGENT subcontractor gets out of the truck and inspects the turf before pulling his truck onto it, especially after there has been a lot of rain! DO NOT let this company back on your property! Your very first day with them and you have problems, is a very good indicator of what's ahead. Have you seen the paperwork to make sure this company is bonded and INSURED? Because after damage to property comes damage to people.

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