The company I hired had the old roof ripped off and the new one on in 2 days, which was great. But do you notice anything missing from this picture?
Yup, no gutters. They ripped the old ones off, but didn't quite get around to putting the new ones up.
So.... when they called to ask how the work went, I told them that it was great, but that there were no gutters. "Oh - they'll come by tomorrow to do that part" they assured me.
Yes, well, tomorrow came and went and alas, no gutters.
So when they sent a supervisor out to do clean up and inspect everything. I asked him when the gutters were going up.
"Oh - they should be put up in the next day or two."
Yes, well.... the week went by and still no gutters.
Soon a bill appeared in the mail.
It said "Due upon completion of work" so I promptly put in a folder and ignored it. You never Never NEVER pay a contractor until the work is done.
And yet... no gutters.
So Monday I get a call from the company wondering where their money was.
I politely informed them that I still had no gutters and would not be paying them until the work was completed. The woman apologized profusely and assured me that the gutters would be put up the following day.
Yes, well... you guessed it. Tuesday came and went and STILL no gutters.
By this point I was starting to get a bit frustrated. I mean seriously, this was getting gutterly ridiculous! I figured I was gonna have to call them up and start spouting off. I mean really, what kind of soffitstry is this anyhow? At least I'd been able to channel my frustrations productively by painting the trim while the gutters were off.
OK... sorry for the puns, but a girl's gotta do SOMETHING to maintain sanity in crazy situation.
Anyhow, the fellow FINALLY showed up this afternoon and I now have beautiful new gutters.
And it's a good thing because this whole thing was really starting to go down the drain!
Seriously though... I realize that I haven't slept real well in weeks because I've been waiting to be awakened at the crack of dawn by workers banging on my door. I know it's sort of stupid, but it's just hard to sleep in when you feel like you might have to leap up and answer the door at any moment... and we all know I am NOT a morning person!