We are in the beginning of week four today but here are the happenings-or not-of week three: So here we are in week three of the renovation we were told would only take ten days. We were sure the workers would be here bright and early to finish the bathroom and start on the kitchen. No one ever showed up. We have to go out of town on Saturday and would very much like to have the job finished before then. The guy I call Wolfman seems to run the show and he won’t come if everything isn’t here. We don’t have one of the faucets needed and I have a feeling he knows that. I was all ready to leave our apartment to avoid his smoking but ended up waiting around all day, our kitchen completely cleaned out and ready for the work to begin.
Tuesday comes and goes with no workman. Maurice called the contractor and was told that we were never told that the kitchen would be finished this week. I guess I thought ten days meant ten consecutive days but they meant total. I guess it will get finished at some point but from what I understand, it won’t be this week. In the meantime, we still can’t use the sink in our bathroom but at least I have my bathtub.
Has anyone out there ever had a good experience with building or remodeling? I built two homes (with my ex) in the States and in both cases the builders went bankrupt. Most of the work was done thankfully. Then, when Maurice and I did remodeling in our old apartment I started picking up some strange vibes from the workers. Before the work was finished, no one showed up. Yep, brankruptcy again. Maurice finished the tiled back splash himself. The second remodeling there went pretty well. At least people showed up and the work was quickly finished. I don’t think this new crew is going to not show up, I just think they have another job going on somewhere and will probably do the same thing there as here and come finish up the work here leaving the other one unfinished.
In the meantime, Maurice totally emptied our kitchen and put everything in our dining room thinking our kitchen wouldn’t be usable so we are sort of camping out, scrounging around in boxes trying to find forks or plates. I really need to dust but hesitate knowing a big mess will be made when they finally get going on the kitchen.
Day five-Wolfman shows up and finishes the sink in the bathroom but not the electrical part. The contractor tells us that he never said they would hook up the lights. He was here about one hour. He said he will be back on Monday if the tile is here. I know we ordered it but have no idea if the contractor has it. We have the new counter top in the hall. Keeping fingers crossed.