Sitting here, in France, I now see, that trying to run a home in Charleston takes a new kind of method. First – treat all contractors with GREAT suspicion, they talk a lot, but when it comes to deadlines and time management – they are all the same !
The show up late – or do not show up at all – then “forget ” you were waiting for them, even though you left messages asking ‘ where is he?’ BUT somehow, they want full payment – when the work is not done — which means for me & most females ‘ Headaches & Arguments ‘.
Take my full bathroom as an example of this – my Ex. which for some unknown reason, though – cause he was an electrician – also gave him the mental ability to be a plumber — VERY wrong.
He installed the shower – but did not level the floor – so all the water would not flow into the drain – so I had to hire a man, to redo the shower stall floor ( money spent that could have been saved, if Mr. Know Everything- did it right)
Next was the toilet – which he installed on a 15 degree slant — so as you sat – you felt like you were on a roller coaster , going into a turn — not fun, when your pants are down ! So the toilet had to be broken off the seal, and i had to buy new seal ( cha ching goes the cash register) and Jim said, he would be back in 2 days to reinstall the toilet .
One week later – Jim shows up – to reset the toilet level – with the new seal — this should have solved the drama right .. WRONG again; for some reason , now the bathroom, has a odor that was not there before , like sewage ?? I thought it was because , the I had to stuff a rag in the hole while I waited for Jim to show up .. and thought, this was just a lingering odor that would go away, but when the new roommate moved in, she smelled it too, so I now, have to hire a another man , to deal with this problem
Needless to say, this bathroom, needed the ceiling and walls needed work. Patch,sand & paint. I cleaned up the room as best as I could.
it seems , like I solve one problem, and end up with another –and maybe the real problem is expecting men to solve problems that they create ….maybe because most of them are full of …
2 replies to “Full Bathroom & Full of sh–t Contractors”
You do have the makings of a book.
How are you doing? Are you having some spring weather?
We’re ok here Tru is starting his spring fishin but the weather has been horrible.
Be well and keep in touch.