Friday, January 16, 2009

There is a good reason for hiring contractors

My bedroom is ALMOST completed, actually it SHOULD have been completed Wednesday but the countertop guys didn't show up until yesterday. Was SO excited to have the 'last' piece in place so that I could reveal the results, but needless to say they screwed up some stuff and I have to fix it to my satisfaction. That and the fact that Hubby said he "could handle the plumbing and shower door installation."

The shower door came in last Friday and we picked it up on Saturday. Really looking forward to trying out the new shower, this is what was done on Sunday:

Then he was too 'tired' to finish it and said the glue had to dry. So on Monday, he got this accomplished:

THAT, my friends, is a drilled hole for the shower door brace. A drilled hole, as in ONE hole, when 7 more are needed. Then he got 'tired' again. So since then, this is what my shower looks like:

So no showering in the new shower one week later... AND no water in the sinks since yesterday. That would be because they had to turn the water off and take the old sinks out to install the new countertop and sinks and Hubby said it was no problem hooking it back up "that will only take a minute or two to do..."

Of course he didn't have all the 'parts' he needed so no water last night. Went tonight to get the 'parts' and came home and guess what? He was too 'tired' to do it and went to bed. So yes we are washing the dishes, our faces and brushing our teeth in the kitchen like a bunch of hicks from Hicksville.

There is a GOOD reason why I hire contractors to do my home improvement projects...


9 comments:

Pat said...

Are you sure that your hubby and my hubby aren't brothers?? OMG, hubby does me the same way, drives me nuts!! To his credit he does an excellent job, but a turtle is faster. I just want the job done and he has to ponder on it!!! So I know your frustrations, yes I say yes too, hire it out!!!! Although its not done it does look like a beautiful shower. Hope you get to use it soon. Like today??? Hugs, pat

Jane! said...

Sounds like about 6 of one and half dozen of the other. The contractor just doesn't TELL you he's too tired, he just doesn't show up.
I have to say tho, that that shower looks fantastic!
PS - I think guys just like any excuse to shut off the water and watch our blood pressure rise.

Tracie said...

husbands - they are all the same! Jerks! LOL

Love the tile in your shower thou!

Tracie said...

husbands - they are all the same! Jerks! LOL

Love the tile in your shower thou!

MyFrogs said...

THAT is when is when I take the parts and hook the water up my damn self! Haha!

Small Town Girl said...

I sure hope hubby got lots of sleep last night so he could get your stuff hooked up today!

The best is the one hole, though, that makes me laugh. :)

Mrs. K said...

sounds like you need to tell hubs that maybe if he's too tired you can hire someone and he can pay them to do it...i remember our bathroom saga- i hated that month.

Joisey said...

At least a water main didn't blow in your front yard at the same time. There's always a bright side of things.

BBB said...

I think your hubby, Pat's hubby and MY hubby must all be brothers and not know it! We are SO close to having my kitchen done, yet so far. I am tired of doing dishes in the BATHROOM, so I understand your having to use the kitchen sink to brush your teeth. Perhaps you should threaten to call the contractor back and have the work done if your hubby doesn't get with it. BTW....the shower looks great! I love the tile!