Friday, February 27, 2015

Construction Arts

Here's what I believe is the truth about many people working in the construction arts:

1.) I have had both good luck and bad luck hiring people in this chosen profession. If you have hired, or tried to hire, anyone to do repair work or construction projects, I'm sure you have your own stories, both good and bad.  I'll leave it at that. 
2.) Only a chosen few understand business etiquette including, but not limited to, returning calls, showing up when they are scheduled. And apologizing when they stand you up.
3.) Warranties, from many that we have hired, are simply sales tools and mean ABSOLUTELY nothing. Don't spend extra money for them.  If they offer it as part of their service, of course you need to take it.  Hopefully, they will honor it.  Cross your fingers.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ice Damming

Result of Ice Damming (really it is DAMNING) on a ceiling.
Please... Someone see ‪#‎Jesus‬ in my water damage
so I can sell tickets and pay to fix it. 
This is what Ice Damming....damn it.... looks like the day after.
 
Dearest Fellow Nashvillians.... And anyone dealing with ice damming.... In the rain after the icepocalypse,
Here's what I learned:
  1. Call your roofer. Make sure you are one of the first calls in his voice mail. I say this because it is Saturday. Your roofer is not going to call you back.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Embarking on a new "Adventure"

Things are about to change.  There, I said it.  I wrote it.  I accept it.....well, some days are better than others.

We are about to downsize.  As much as we like our house, it is time to move on.  We have our reasons for doing this.  I won't bore you with the excuses, right now anyway.  I also won't bore you with the past 2 or 3 months worth of roller coaster emotions involved in a decision of this magnitude. Suffice it to say, although I swore I wouldn't move again, we are moving.  Not far, just a few minutes away from our current neighborhood.  But for us, it may has well be another state.

What can I say?  We have become very rooted people.  We stay put.  We've decided to change that.

So, I might as well get on with it.