|I've gotten bids from a number of|
contractors. None of them looked
anything like this. Why is that?
and the losses just killed
but the possibilities thrilled
and now it's to us to build
and so we build
AND SO WE BUILD
More than two months after 3 feet of flood water flowed through our home we have turned the corner on DEstruction and graduated to CONstruction.
Today was a big day in that process. We had already ordered our cabinets, and today we went to the stone yard and picked a light marbled pattern for our counter top. It'll be one piece, which is nice.
After that it was back to Home Depot, to submit a list of the most expensive materials we need to get into their 'bid room'. They had told me about their build room a month ago when I explained I'd be buying a shitload -I'm sorry that's wrong to say. I'd be buying a fuckload of building materials to rebuild my house. As it was explained at the time, their 'bid room' was a place you submit your $2500+ item list wish they would offer discounts on. So I spend the ensuing weeks building that list to exceed that threshold and garner said discounts. When I spoke to them on Saturday they told me they had recently changed the rules on bid room acceptance; it's contractors only now. Rather than argue with the innocent counter person I asked for a manager.
|Everything a boy needs to rebuild his kitchen |
(and make his wife happy) -almost.
I had taken a tiling class there just the day before, so I collected enough of our selected tile, quick set and grout to do the kitchen. Our cabinets are due in later this week, and the tile should be laid before hand. (If you knew me at all, you'd know I'm a fan of getting things laid early) So it's all starting to fall into place. Finally. Yay us!