Our nation’s birthday, one of my favorite days; fireworks, family, kids laughing and playing, flags flying, great food and in the company of good friends. Not this year though. Our plans to host a July 4th party at our new house were of course canceled being that we’re no further along than shortly after we bought it 7+ months ago. It certainly seemed possible when we were told in January that we would be in our new house in May but here we are putting on our happy faces and trying to make the best of it for our boys while basically feeling as if we’re being held hostage by our GC that rarely calls us back or returns emails. Outside of today and this past weekend (although other contractors work on the weekend), we’ve gone 3 days without anyone working on our house and there are absolutely no holdups on our end.
On top of that, my heart is breaking for Julie. Forget the 4th, this house was something that she was so looking forward to eventually turning into our home, however every day seems to bring another disappointment. What do I do? How can I properly correct everything? I can’t afford to replace our GC as the cost of removing all of his “improvements” and beginning again isn’t financially feasible? Pray, think, research. It seems as if that’s all that I ever do. I swear I feel as if I’m going crazy and I’m growing resentful for the time and energy that I’m expending on it which should be spent with my family.