Monday, August 17, 2009

Short Update

I'd love to write a nice, long update describing in detail everything that's been going on. But I can't. That's because very little has happened at the house. It's extremely frustrating that more is not happening. But people aren't following through on their commitments and there's little control we have over subcontractors. On the positive side, the plumbing passed the rough-in inspection, so we have a green light with that. Elmer's crew finished the cement parging, but they left a huge mess we're still trying to get cleaned up. Aaron brought his pressure washer, so we'll be cleaning the basement floor thoroughly and then staining it. And don't even ask about the windows. You do not want to get me started on what an awful, painful, unbelievable situation this has been.

I know it will be wonderful when it's all done. But with most folks slow to respond or not showing up when they promise, I doubt this house ever will be done.


  1. hang in there, mike!!
    i can assure you it will be worth the wait once it is complete and you have moved in!
    but i completely understand your frustration!
    as always, i love the updates!

  2. Welcome to the " I don't understand this freakin custruction industry" club, where the participants promise the world and seemingly have no qualms about not delivering or even showing up as promised. And somehow they don't interpret this as speaking "untruths" to you their boss. BUT eventually you get to live in the beuatiful, "mostly finished" product!

    Albert T

  3. Andreas, Mike

    The way you feel is how I am starting to feel about car mechanics. No one can seem to find the problem with my car. I am starting not to believe them when they say, "I can fix it".