If I were a betting man, I’d bet you wanted to know more about how things ended with roof guy (now that we’re back). Maybe I’d win, maybe not, but that’s what this post is going to be about (feel free to disagree with me in the comments below).
Do you? You know, that guy that didn’t show up for two months after setting up shop? Only to take four weeks before our attic no longer was any subject to weather? While he claimed it wouldn’t take much more than three weeks to have it completely finished? That guy we found out to be rather less than
Week three brings us the very first week roof guy actually showed up on Monday morning. We could now hope that maybe, just maybe, they could finish the sandwich panels by the end of the week. And if that happened, then there was an ever so slight chance of getting it all done by the
Against all expectations, roof guy did show up the next week. On Wednesday. With two new workers, instead of the two of last week. Those were Polish, but at least spoke English, so we could communicate. The new ones were Polish as well, but didn’t speak English. Or Dutch. Or French. Or any other language except
Five weeks. Imagine yourself waiting five weeks. Five weeks of waiting for someone to just show up and start working (again). Without a sign of life. With your calls going to voicemail. If you’re lucky, you can leave a message, but more often than not the mailbox is full already. So you know any message you
Because preparations aren’t really work. Because it’s only work when there are permanent changes. Because the scaffolding and the crane are only tools to get the job done. That’s why this post is the first one about roof guy actually working.
This will be the first post in a series about roof guy. Some will be short (like this one), others will be long (like the ending post). Please make sure you read all of them once they’re posted to get a clear picture. With the attic empty, it was time for the roof guy to