Sunday, April 24, 2016

I know are you shocked, to see a post from me???

I know I am.  Can't believe it's been two months since I have last posted.  So I guess a catch up is in order.

The snow has gone..........well I hope so....there is a rain/snow mix forecast for Monday.  I had turned off the heating, but had to put that back on.

The count down has began for the babies.  One should be here within the month, the other a week or so later.  So I have been sewing up a storm for the new babies and the older grandchildren.  I will share over the next few days.

As far as renovating the basement goes I am ready to pull out my hair/hit my head against the wall with trying to find a contractor to drywall the basement.  So far this has what has happened:


  1. First contractor showed up more or less on time, however a week and a half later we are still waiting for a quote?  Should have it by the first of the week.......
  2. Second came, measured up and called two days later saying the job was too big for him?????
  3. Via Facebook, promised to call two times, still waiting ........
  4. Called a one recommended by a local hardware store, "he may call back when he gets time!"
  5. Called another one again recommended by local hardware store.  Made an appointment never turned up and never called??
  6. Facebook contact turned up, and discovered he hangs the drywall but does not do the sanding and taping??
  7. Called another recommended by another local hardware store.  Didn't call when he said, but did two days later and turned up on time when he said.  He was actually nice and knew what he was talking about and can do it by the end of May/beginning of June; just waiting for a quote from him.
If people don't want the job, just tell me.  If you are going to be late, just call me.  If you have to cancel, fine just let me know..........that's not asking a lot in my opinion?

If I can get a quote from number 1 and compare it with number 7, we will go with number 7.  At this point I just want it done.  Dh is on doing the electrics and will be done by the end of May.


I have made a big pot of meat sauce using this recipe, so now to go and make a couple of things with it, including a lasagna.  The sauce does look good though:


Of course more has happened, will fill you in over the next few days.  If you are reading this thank you for sticking by me!!

17 comments:

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you've been exceedingly busy!

Terra Hangen said...

Contractors 7 and 1 sound like your best bets, as you said. I hope the project goes smoothly for you.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I've seen on facebook you've been busy. That's a good thing! Life shouldn't get in the way of blogging!

angela said...

No wonder you haven't posted I'd be pulling my hair out too. Glad your back xx

Niki said...

Nice to hear from you! Looking forward to more catchup
xo Niki

Jackie said...

Nice to see a post from you, as you have been so busy. Looking forward to catching up on all that has been happening to you over the past while.

God bless.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Surprised to see your site pop up at the top of my list. You have been busy, and will be busier by the sounds of it. Hope you get the dry wall sorted out.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Glad to see you back! Ugh! Contractor issues must be universal!

Maggie said...

Lovely to see you posting again :-)

Good luck with the contractors, we had the same trouble when getting quotes for our bathroom last year. I would much rather someone say, sorry can't / don't want to do it than just not get back to you, so rude.

have a good week

Buttons Thoughts said...

Contractors oh yes they do have bad manners sometimes. The sauce looks good. Nice to see you back. Hug B

Karen said...

Nice to see you back in the gang Gil!
I hear what you are saying with contractors. We had a tree fall on our roof some years back. We went through the same nonsense with contractors. TIME WAS OF THE ESSENCE!
We finally had to go with the guy with the highest bid because no one else had a clue how to repair damage to a post and beam house. It was a nightmare.

Mum said...

I'm shocked!! No, I'm not, I'm surprised at all the people who've let you down. Hope the job gets done asap. Good luck with the coming babies.
xx

mamasmercantile said...

Exciting times with two new babies on the way. What a mess around with contractors, we have had a few problems with our boiler and that was a drama getting some one out to do the work. Hopefully all will end well.

barbara woods said...

getting good help is hard some times

Jane said...

Good to see you back! What a nightmare with the drywalling - sheesh! It's like they don't need customers or something!

Evelyn said...

Gill good to see you blogging again!

Rose said...

Even though I am not blogging, it is good to see a post from you!