I was so excited this morning because the tile man was going to start today and the tile is really nice-looking sitting in the boxes and I can’t wait to see it installed and it’s going to make as huge a difference as seeing the room without the cabinets and did I tell you how much an improvement it was when it was at the bare wall stage and then the cabinets started going in and then it was just so much better even though it’s still unfinished and the floor is torn up and now the tile is going in!
*takes a breath*
Esteban called me this morning to get directions. He hasn’t been here since he bid the job, 6 weeks ago, and he forgot his address book. When he arrived it was with one helper and without the second truck, the one with all the tools and supplies. The driver was following him and got lost, his cell phone was dead so he’d have to find a pay phone, and Esteban decided to put in the sink while he waited… and waited… until finally the call came: the other truck was dead.
So, you’re coming back after that, right?
Me: But you said earlier, and I already talked to Bryan about it, that he can shim the moldings out after the mud goes up.
Esteban: No. I think now it needs to happen before the mud.
Ok, so I call Bryan back and get his answering machine. After I call him, I think about it: I have been really nice to both Bryan and Esteban, working around their schedules because their other projects ran long or hit snags or hit snags and ran long. I’m not on a deadline, I don’t have much of a schedule, so it hasn’t been a big deal…. but….
… now I think it’s my turn to be the emergency customer. I think this is on par with installing the third Viking range after the second one that caught fire when they plugged it in, after the first Viking range was delivered and it had been used.
Ok, maybe not quite that dramatic, but still …
The kneehole is where the dishwasher will go, when Kitchenaid finds me one, target date June 9th. You’d think dishwashers were in great supply, but Kitchenaid decided to re-issue the models or introduce new ones or something, and the last one in existence went to a lady in South Pasadena. As it turns out, with the delays inherent in a project like this, that date will be just fine. The fridge and hood arrived three weeks ago, a few days ahead of when we originally thought they’d be needed.