After trying to reach our contractor since last Thursday to find out when framing would begin, we finally received an email from him yesterday (Wednesday) stating that on the previous day Julie and I had refused the framing package at the house. 1) Why would we do that? We’ve been begging for him to begin reframing before I can remember. 2) We don’t even live at the house, plus we both work all day – how would we have refused an order? This really doesn’t make sense and to add to it, we’ve been trying to reach him ever since receiving that email and he has yet to respond to voice mails or emails. Seriously, is this really the way to conduct business? What is he trying to pull?
Tip: Make sure that you hire a GC that will return your calls as well as emails
To top it off, I received a huge bill today from the Structural Engineer. She’s doing a fantastic job, no complaints on that, however this extra, unanticipated expense is killing me because the vast majority of her expense (98%+) is due to her fixing the screwups and incompetencies of our GC and somewhat the architect’s.
I’m not sure that I can continue with this project. I’ve never quit anything, I don’t quit. An obstacle that’s too high or too tough to climb? I take it one step at a time, little bits while focusing on the end goal. However I just don’t know how much more of this I can take and that crushes me that I would ever consider quitting. This was going to be Julie’s forever house and before all of the screwups it was a place where she could actually find some happiness over the last year (see About page). I just don’t know, it’s wearing me out emotionally, mentally and has been a huge financial stress. I’m hopeful that things will turn around but it seems as if it is only getting worse. I don’t know, I just don’t like what I’m feeling – the excitement is gone. Maybe that’s the answer, maybe we give up and quit fighting our GC about his “work” and just be done with it? I don’t know?