Monday, September 09, 2013

I may cry (but what else is new)

So our little one-week drywall and painting project turned into a solid two-week drywall and painting project because, as you may recall, mah damn wall turned out crappy.

It looked like this:


So, like, indentations up and down the wall every few feet. "Quality" work from a company with absolutely glowing frigging reviews on Angie's List (I've been burned so many times by contractors from Angie's List, I can't even tell you.). A company that does mainly drywall, hence their name: Shittyass Drywall.*


Now the wall looks like this: 



Somewhat better, but you can still see seams, dudes. 

When this was all done, I just wished a hole would open in the earth so I could crawl inside and beat my head against a rock. I called the owner up and explained my wall is still not flat. Never mind how they mangled the baseboard; that's a whole other story. And he's like: Well I doubt it will ever be completely flat. Well. Somehow all of the other walls in my house are completely flat. This is where I should have asked for money back but I didn't, and I know I am a big Stupid Stupid Person, but I just give up, you guys. I'm already stress-pooping over this wall, and I need the issue to go bye-bye so I can focus on the other four quadrillion projects I'm trying to get done, you know? 

In better news, my husband put together the Ikea crib (or as we are calling it: the sleeping cage) yesterday. 



So we officially have one piece of furniture in the baby's room. It feels good to chip away at little projects over time. More to come soon! 


*The first name of the company has been changed to protect the guilty. I am far too nice.


12 comments:

  1. Call them back. Tell them you are still not happy. Give them the option of giving your money back or fixing it.

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    1. Awww you're giving me stress poops! I've already decided I am done with them -- they can't be trusted to do it correctly, obviously. Asking for money back ... makes me want to vom.com. I am no good at this.

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  2. I think the non-pregnant partner in this relationship needs to kick ass with the inept contractor.

    The baby cage is adorable!

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    1. He really wants to. I insisted on being the point person but now he's ready to unleash some rage. Fun!!

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    2. Seriously, let B loose on them. It sucks to say this, but sometimes the contractors only respond to other dudes. Either that or you can be like me: Call them every hour with your demands until they relent just to be rid of you.

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  3. Oooh, I like your sleeping cage! Throw in some books by Hans Christian Andersen, and your kid will be speaking Nordic languages in no time.

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    1. lol ... maybe he'll just absorb language through osmosis!

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  4. You just reminded me that at my last job, I had a contractor hang some signage for me, and he sent some guys who looked to still be teenagers, and they did a terrible job, only I didn't notice until they were gone, because I'm way too nice and didn't want to check the work thoroughly while the guys were there and seem mistrusting. When my manager visited the office, she noticed the problem and told me to have it fixed, but I didn't want to have to call the contractor months later and deal with arguing with him, so I just simply didn't do it. And I always dreaded the day she'd return to the office and see that the issue was still there. But then I got laid off. HA.

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    1. My last job was in property management, so about 50% of the time I was telling contractors what they'd fucked up and to please fix it. But for some reason, when it's my own family's hard-earned cash at stake, I suddenly feel like I'm going to have a heart attack about it.

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  5. Make sure you write a bad review about them on Angie's List!

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    1. We will ... as soon as this all shakes out. My husband's dealing with them now, trying to get some $$ back!

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