I jump from branch to branch out on a limb bumping into walls, stubbing my toes.
I hear music in the background…
It’s a different frequency than I’m used to and the jarring jangles my nerves.
Time is of the essence but with contracting, everything’s a delay or a snafu.
I look at my contractor who’s taking out the medicine cabinets thrice now
to get them properly aligned after they just drilled an extra hole on my deck mount tub when it only needed 4
and I say “it’s just another day in paradise”.
(Of course I’m seething inside since I told him not to add the 5th)
to which he replies “it’s my birthday today,
I’m supposed to be in Mexico” and I said “me too”.
I just so happen to have 1/2 a cake so I bring it out
and we sing and feed the crew,
when I’d rather smash it in his face, to be honest.
No, it doesn’t sound nice, but I maintain my cool and we down a shot of tequila (not really)
wasting away in contractorville wishing it was margaritaville.
Happy Hump Day everyone!
It’s been a wild ride for sure and everyday is not paradise with new mistakes and issues!
Most are avoidable ones and if they talked to each other or opened boxes first instead of that day for instal when I’ve had them for months, most things would go as planned. Their famous words are “don’t worry”. I’m working on “don’t worry be happy” but when they’ve seen the lights and I’ve asked them if they are ok and they say yes, then open the box and say, “Oh these are read crystal” and have to cut the sheet rock out again to add support, I get cra cra. Good thing I work from home to circumvent a lot more problems that would otherwise occur. I take lots of deep breathes and have to be careful I don’t hyperventilate. 😱
It was tough to cancel our “free” trip to this amazing resort in Cabo San Lucas where we would be right now but it would have been worse to come back to having to redo more mistakes. Let’s be honest, is anything really free?!
We’re getting there and it will be great in the end but we’re in the “I hate my contractor phase” at the moment, which someone said so knowingly.
Sorry, I’m behind in my visits but can’t seem to sustain my usual pace and I suspect it’s going to be that way for awhile, so don’t take it personally. I’ll visit soon.
Have a great day and I wish you more paradise than blunders this week but we take what we get and duck and cover till they’re over! In the scheme of life these are all good problems.
With faith and courage, enjoy your day and if we can’t be in paradise, we can visit here or create space internally for a little slice of heaven.
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