Remember that little problem that has held up the basement reno? Yep.
So when I last freaked out about it (that you know of), we were told that the tiler who was going to fix the problem couldn't come until August.
Well, after the whole "quote getting way more expensive" thing, and the "picking a new awesome contractor" thing, we had to do what any homeowner would be expected to do.
We had to break up with Joe.
(oh how I wish I wereThe kicker was that we had to break up with Joe while simulatneously ensuring that we'd still get our tile fixed. NOT easy. Of course this is a classic situation in dealing with - well - any service provider. Once they have your money, it is not easy to get it back. Want to buy some carpet? The sales guy is ALL OVER you until you sign on the dotted line. Two days later, they install, make a mistake, and it takes SIX weeks to get someone back to fix it.
cool young enough to actually know who this 'Joe Jonas' kid was)
Yep - that type of classic situation (which is a true story, by the way! Happened to a friend of mine.).
So Jay calls Joe to break the news. Of course we are chicken, so he doesn't tell Joe about Josh. Kind of like a teenage breakup. It's never the hot guy from the basketball team that is making you want to break up with your current boyfriend. No way.
It's not you, it's me.
And by me, I mean the hot guy from the basketball team who bought me a Slushie afterschool yesterday.
In reality, Jay just said that we weren't ready to move forward with the upstairs bathroom, but that we'd like to book the tiler to fix the basement tile.
Joe: "okay - no problem. He won't be able to do it until September"
Ummm...excuse me? September?
Jay hung up (because what else could he do) and I proceded to have my hundredth freak out about the tile. This, to me, is UNACCEPTABLE. Waiting until SEPTEMBER for something that was messed up in MARCH is ridonk. Especially when even September isn't guaranteed (Joe woudn't book a specific day - we'd have to wait till the tiler got back from ITALY.)
When my temper finally waned, I thought of another option. Let's get JOSH, our friend JOSH to quote on the job, ask Joe for $$$ and be done with it.
So in a nutshell (this is me, in a nutshell**), we got a quote, negotiated a deal with Joe (yes, we didn't get the full amount), took a small loss and have finally wiped our hands clean of the issue.
(this is the photo I found when I googled "relief feeling")So that's that. Josh said he could fit in the tile fix earlier than August so that while we are waiting for the bathroom reno, we can finally finish the basement.
What a saga. I can't wait until the tile is fixed, carpet installed and wallpaper hung. Then we can go on a shopping spree at Ikea and finally bring Karl home to rest.
**Awesome movie quote - any guesses?)