Just an update on the “absentee contractor” from yesterday. If you read my previous post titled “The Broken Appointment” you will see that a guy was supposed to come see about a flooring issue I had some concerns about and he blew off the appointment. I had to call him 2 hours later only to find out he was “hung up on a previous job” and wasn’t coming. I managed to keep my cool (very unusual for this hot tempered Nocturnal Laundress….) and rescheduled for him to come today.
Tammy, if you are reading this, you can put away the BB gun. LOL He came today, 15 minutes early from our scheduled time, apologizing profusely. He was very nice, extremely polite and professional, and we discussed the problem. He went to the basement and examined the area in question (we have a saggy floor in our kitchen entry I wanted him to check for structural integrity before we lay the new vinyl flooring being put down next week). He came up, explained to me what was going on, assured me that it was not something major or of any imminent danger of collapse (relief) and gave me a very reasonable price to come later and put some reinforcement in the area of question to bolster it up. He assured me that it would be perfectly okay to go ahead with the new flooring, it would not be a problem.
Before he left, he admired the house (we live in an old home) and also he admired the antiques that he saw. I explained that I have been an antique dealer for 17 years and that I have collected alot of stuff over the years. He asked about some of my pieces, especially a circa 1840 2 piece painted cupboard that he liked. It was a nice visit and my anger at him for standing me up yesterday eased up and flew away.
He told me to call anytime if I would like to set up a date for him to come and do the work. We shook hands and parted in good spirits. I have forgiven him for his lapse of judgement yesterday when he did not call to explain that he would be unable to make the appointment. He made up for it. He apologized. And he was sincere. That’s good enough for me.
So…..Tammy…..put away the BB gun. 🙂 All is well.