I worked for these two women, see, and they seemed nice enough. Appeared to be a couple, and with a little blonde baby girl even which did pique my curiosity I have to admit, the origin of the child .. but I never asked because none of my business and who really cares besides family. I'm just the contractor. So we built this thing ...
And these are hard to build, and the price was $15,000 which is low. In the spirit of compromise I had dropped my electric fee of 673 but they were good cop bad copping me, trying to get free extra electrical. And they decided they didn't like the siding in the peak. Looks terrible doesn't it. They tried to bribe me into doing free shit for Dunkel beer and chocolate chip cookies, saying "but we'd talked about this," when they had only thought it. Totally sick.
So .. I walked away. It's a longer story than this, believe me
Wednesday was a good day as far as getting things towards wrapped up. It would have been difficult, and likely involved working Saturday, but we could have been trimmed out and finished. You haven't bothered to reply to my last e-mail, but the "switch inside the house" thing, two feet literally from where A approved it, and I placed it, but a mile away in difficulty, plus approving T1-11 siding (J, in front of both of my assistants), watching us install, then quite cruelly telling me after it was perfectly finished that you would not accept it ... well, those two things made our completion by weeks' end impossible. I can't even put into words how infuriated I was, especially about the siding on the inside peak. But, cest la vie. I hope that was fun for you.
Gutters would have been on by lunch Thursday but I had to postpone. I have no more time in my spring schedule to spin my wheels in Le Manor, trying to please the unpleasable. So, unfortunately, I have to move you back to the fall schedule. However, first you'll need to acknowledge that you requested additional work, being the addition to the front of the old deck. As we discussed, the price for that is $1120, plus $120 for the additional step created by resulting relocation of the staircase to in front of the new roofed porch (longer distance to grade). Total contract additions being $1240, which I will need in advance of resuming work.
Additionally, I will NOT wire the switch inside the house. See our agreement and prior e-mail for clarification on that.
Also, I ordered pickup and return of my shitty leftover lumber, and when the driver came to pick it up it was gone. I will need it placed back outside for return, and I did take inventory.
Believe me ladies, this all wears terribly on my soul. I have basically wasted the very heart of prime spring building season; the deposit checks totaling ten thousand dollars don't even cover my costs to date. Even worse than that though, I'm a nice guy and a good builder, and it hurts to know you regard me so poorly that you would treat me like this. Do you have any idea how difficult it is building what we built? And at that price. What was your next lowest bid, I wonder.
Read it over and over if you like, but there's nothing about a guaranteed completion time in our agreement, is there. However, due to the inconvenience, I will have Kyle drop you off a six pack of Dunkel and a sack of cookies.
My plans for tomorrow?
Onwards and upwards,