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Old 07-19-2008, 07:56 PM   #51
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Holy smokes man. Keep it together. More so for the S.O. Good luck.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #52
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Wow. Sounds like the fiasco my uncle had years ago with a family room remodel. Don't let the contractors get away with anything. Their favorite word is "extra$"

Sorry about the SO's aunt....
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #53
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Andy that's TERRIBLE. That's terrible news about your SO's aunt.

Why is it that always seems to happen with remodels. Has anyone ever had one to go smoothly?
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:04 PM   #54
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Well, the full moon was last night.
Jeez, sorry to here about your S.O.'s aunt.
All bad things in 3s. Your 3 are up.

Close your eyes, take a deep breath, count to ten, let
breath go, take another deep breath, and let it out
vocally.....AHHHHHHHHHHHH, shake your body head to toe.......................................
then, begin anew.

Go hug your grandson, go hug your wife and walk away from all that for a night. Go have an icecream cone.

I hope venting here helped. Vent anytime.

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #55
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Andy I'm sorry, give your SO a great big hug for me and tell her, her Aunt and the family have my thoughts and prayers. Take that beautiful grandson, give him a lot of hug and kisses, look into those innocent eyes, you will feel at peace, believe me I do it all the time when bad things happen those babies can calm the world.Your kitchen will get done and you will enjoy it with no thought of the trouble it caused..
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:54 PM   #56
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It is now day #23 without a kitchen!

The floor tile that was holding things up last week finally arrived and our contractor installed it Wednesday and Thursday.

He spent Friday morning getting ready for the counter top delivery scheduled for Friday afternoon. It arrived at 3:45 in the afternoon!

It left about 4:30 in the afternoon!

They had promised us a one seam installation. There were two seams and no explanation as to why. The one seam was in the wrong place, over the dishwasher, which is not allowed. We had ordered a 12"-14" lazy Susan to be made out of the sink cut out. They brought me a 10 inch square cutting board!

The contractor and I were both furious. They have to make us a new counter top. Who knows how long it will take!? In the interim, he has to find work and I have to deal with the lack of a kitchen.

My contractor goes on vacation in two weeks. If the counter top isn't installed and the job finished before he leaves, I have to wait until mid-August to get my kitchen back.

He helped me hook up the stove and move some stuff around to make the place livable in the interim.

At the same time, Comcast came to fix a connection in the attic, Serve Pro was there installing new insulation in the attic and the roofers were working on the chimney.

My grandson couldn't find a quiet place to take a nap and was very stressed out by all the commotion and noise. I was stressed feeling bad for him and all that was going on and going wrong.

Around 6:00 S.O. called to tell me her aunt had fallen down a flight of stairs and was on her way to the hospital. She passed away around midnight.

I've had enough.

i am so sorry you are having such a bad time. it will be in the past soon.

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Old 07-19-2008, 10:22 PM   #57
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Thank you all for your kind words.
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Andy I'm sorry, give your SO a great big hug for me and tell her, her Aunt and the family have my thoughts and prayers. Take that beautiful grandson, give him a lot of hug and kisses, look into those innocent eyes, you will feel at peace, believe me I do it all the time when bad things happen those babies can calm the world.Your kitchen will get done and you will enjoy it with no thought of the trouble it caused..
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Kades, you said a mouthful! All true.

Andy, sending hugs and good thoughts to you and to your SO.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:36 AM   #59
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sorry to hear about your troubles, Andy ...
hope all gets better soon ...
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #60
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I just got a call from my conractor.

The counter top supplier is receiving a new shipment of the countertop and the contractor wants us both present for the marking and cutting of the stone tomorrow! That's a lot quicker than I expected. Perhaps This will all be done this week!

I'm probably being too optimistic.
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