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  1. I forget

    by , 01-14-2011 at 05:08 PM
    I forget sometimes just what I have talked about in this blog, and what I have chosen not to post. I started this blog to talk about the progress of the attic that I am having remodeled for my grandson and his mom. I was so excited at the beginning, and I guess I really believed that the project would get done quickly and without trouble.

    Since the beginning, I did have a cash flow problem, so the fact that this has taken so long has actually helped a little in that department. ...
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  2. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

    by , 01-12-2011 at 06:33 AM
    I am happy to report on this snowy January morning that the progress in my attic is no longer at a stand still. There are decisions that have been made, that will be made today, and that must wait just a little bit longer before the attic is livable.

    Right now I have an almost completely freshly painted attic. We went with a very neutral, and probably boring eggshell enamel. I wanted something that could be easily cleaned, not a flat paint. It looks great.

    When ...
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  3. A New Year - An End In Sight?

    by , 01-04-2011 at 04:29 PM
    Now that it is 2011, I am hoping that an end is in sight for my attic project, that I started way back in July of 2009. My building permit was issued on March 4, 2010, and is good for a year. My contractor is telling me now that my attic will definitely be done by March 4, 2011. This from the same man who originally told me that the entire project would only take 60 to 90 days.

    I can only hope. Yes, work has been consistent lately. I actually had a worker in the attic today who ...
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  4. Call me chicken

    by , 12-28-2010 at 05:34 PM
    I find that I am really a coward. Just paint a yellow stripe down my back. I talk a good game when it's friends and family, and when we are talking amongst ourselves about the attic. However, let the contractor show up, and I shrivel up like a wet dishrag. So I do the best I can, and I put my feelings down on paper, and send the man an e-mail. Today, I sent him one, and explained exactly how I felt. I will just be so glad when all of this is over. I sure hope that in the future all of this ...
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  5. Not so fast

    by , 12-21-2010 at 02:15 PM
    Yesterday the contractor arrived at my house, and right away that put up a red flag in my head. I don't usually see the guy unless he wants money. My contract says that I don't owe him anything until the job is finished. It's tricky wording, because I have two payments left. One says job substantially completed, and then the one after that is final completion. I don't figure we are any where near either of those points in this job.

    Bottom line is, he wants me to change the payment ...
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