Well, we’ve finally come to the end of Day 1 of the great sunroom re-do but not without drama. Let me refresh your memory just in case you haven’t been following this train wreck. After debating 2 years on what color to paint (and I don’t know why….every color I liked was so much alike you couldn’t tell the difference in any of them) I finally decided on a nice, neutral color. Okay, painter guy (let’s call him painter #1) was supposed to be here Sunday, that didn’t happen, then he was coming Tuesday but on Monday he called and was going to have to send his brother (painter #2) in his place (I’ll spare you the story). So painter #2 comes over Monday evening to see what had to be done but he had no idea the extent of the job which he claimed was bid out too low. I told him that wasn’t our problem, he’d have to take it up with his brother (painter #1 – who owes my husband some money anyway). We finally came to an agreement that he would do all the other work that needs to be done around here for the original quote (it’s a good thing cause I wasn’t going to pony up another $200!).
Then brother #2 calls me this morning saying he couldn’t be here at 8:30 a.m. as we had agreed on at 10:00 last night but would meet me at lunch. That was not good for me but I made it work and met him at 1:00. The paint store had mixed the paint the wrong color so he had to take it back and bring it to my office for my approval. Got home at 3:00, the wood piece to replace some baseboard damage was the wrong piece, well, I won’t go on any more…suffice it to say that he finally got the wood piece replaced and the whole room caulked. He left at 7:00 (after promising he’d have a primer coat on before he left – which didn’t happen either). Now he and his other brother (painter #3) are supposed to be here tomorrow and if it’s not finished by tomorrow evening I will be their worst nightmare. I “acted out” and told him if it had to stretch into Thursday I didn’t care what other arrangements he had to make or what plans he had to cancel it WOULD BE DONE! (I probably looked like that girl on The Exorcist when her head was spinning around when I had my hissy fit)!
Here’s how the room looked this morning after hubby and I cleared it out last night from all the “stuff” – not the furniture mind you, just the stuff….
Look at all that loot piled up in the corner in the den….and that’s not all of it!
French doors going out to the patio/deck area…I plan on cleaning up out there whenever the temps go below 100+ degrees!
I’m going to soak in a nice hot tub now. I might even live on the wild side and shave my legs (cause I just noticed they really need it).
Stay tuned for part 3 of the nightmare at my house…