You've heard all about my run-in with the first wanna-be contractor. Well, a few days after I got all my frustrations off my chest by opening blogging about my troubles, wanna-be contractor #2 called. I wasn't sure this person would ever materialize because they weren't hounding us seconds after we returned from the home improvement show. But they finally called and I spoke to a very pleasant woman on the phone.
Given that I was getting ready to leave for a business trip, and the fact that they like to talk to both buying parties at the same time, we scheduled the appointment for this past weekend. I have this 'thing' (ok, it is a compulsion) to make sure that things are neat and tidy when someone comes over. Well, last week was a bear at work so I was too exhausted to clean when I finally got home every night from work. My plan was to leave early - or earlier than normal - on Friday and clean up the house. I did leave around the time I had planned but was too wiped out to even think about cleaning on Friday night. Since Sales Guy #2 was supposed to show up at 10 am on Saturday, I was forced to do the unthinkable - set my alarm on a weekend!
I got up and scrambled to clean the house as much as possible before the expected arrival time. I managed to get almost everything cleaned up, which was a challenge with Coal running around making a mess behind me. He would steal the paper towels and shred them all over the carpet I just vacuumed or jump on a counter or window that I just cleaned. Nevertheless, I finished up with about 15 minutes to spare and we waited patiently for the knock on the door.
And we waited. And waited. And waited. Eighty minutes after our scheduled appointment time, we decided the guy was never going to show. I can't call them because I honestly can't recall the name of the company. I figure that if he didn't call to confirm the appointment or call to cancel then he doesn't really want or deserve my business.
I got a referral from a friend whose Mom had someone who does awesome work, so we will give them a try. If all else fails, this may end up being a DIY project which I really don't want to do. This one is way over my head!