Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Then there was one???

Sometimes a little bit of just plain old straight-forward talk would clear things up a whole lot.

Sometimes it just feels that everyone is being toooooo polite.

I'm kind of cut this way, but sometimes I'd rather just call a spade a spade.  

Or a rose a rose, or a jack*ss a jack*ss.

This brings us to today's tale.

We started out with three contractors giving bids.  

#1.  Initially recommended by the architect, did a lot of work for the bid and sent in a good number.  Never heard from him since.  Left on the sidelines.  Not sure why.

#2. Second recommended by the architect, older, more experienced, seems to be the architect's preferred choice now.  Starting to show up at meetings, though I am not sure why.  Bid came in 4,000 lower than #1.  Cynicism radar is squawking right about now.  Cannot start until May (crap) and wants to work into Aug when we aren't here (crap).  Feeling like a choice has been made to use him, but I don't remember making it.  Talked to me like I'm stupid the first time, not this one though.  Has copies of revised plans.

#3.  Too young and too stupid to keep his mouth shut when it should be plus I know what he was like in high school, which was none too long ago, and I wouldn't have been happy if my daughter had brought him home.  Never sent in the bid.  Gone.

Architect studied English ages ago and I have to bear in mind that his understanding isn't all that bad, when I commented if fast colloquial English that I didn't want, "a bloody great concrete causeway running across the living-room" he laughed.  Bears remembering.

Phone calls going to be made tomorrow.  Architect and builder(s).

Straight talk.  

Oh, and Barça?  Played like absolute crap tonight.  Crap.


If straight talk fails....



Eenie, meenie, meinie, moe
Catch a tiger by the toe
If he hollers 
let him go
Eenie, meenie, meinie, moe

or

One potato, two potato, three potato, four.
Five potato, six potato, seven potato, more. 

or a big game of rock, paper, scissors!!!!

Here's where you come in, what picking games did you use as a kid?  Should we get there I may need to know!

8 comments:

Beth said...

Musical chairs? A thumb wrestle?
Straight talk - yes.
Best of luck!

Trish said...

hey woman, good luck with that 'concrete causeway"; be a tough woman and get it just the way you want it, cos you are the one who has to live with it. By the way, I watched the match today (huge Arsenal fan), andthought Barca played quite well and were unlucky not to come away with a win.

oreneta said...

Trish...that ref??? red carding Pujol??? The played like crap, but they were robbed. Hope Fàbregas is OK.

Beth, I like the musical chairs idea myself.

elpadawan said...

The sock and the half-brick. Put them all in a closed room with a sock and a half-brick on front of them. Hire the last man standing.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Always did eenin meenie... Never got into that rock/paper/scissors thing. Maybe on potato...once in a while. Hope that helps.
Sounds like good calls on the architects. Woman are so practical!
Power out here for 32 hours, Good Friday into Saturday. OY! Power lines and big trees do NOT get along well at all. Oh well, all is OK now and getting back to normal. Hope your weekend/holiday is great!!

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Geez, please excuse my spelling. Nothing like proofreading before I post, eh?! HAHA!

featheredfibers said...

Reading about your home remodeling adventure makes Woody the Redneck Contractor look pretty good!! I am beginning to think I had it easy compared to what you are facing!

Btw, I used them all.

oreneta said...

ElP, LOVE that idea...hmmmmmmm.

Doug, Glad you're power is back on....in some ways a shortish power outage can be fun, at the right time of year.

Carla, Woody the Redneck...I would be in love.