Monthly Archives: November 2008

Disappeared deadline

I should feel very depressed because the deadline for completing the conversion is today and the elves didn’t come out and complete the work. Instead the electrician worked all weekend, the kitchen fitter put in a marathon spell, the door … Continue reading

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Still wading trhough treacle (or is it sawdust)

I discovered something today – some builders don’t want you around when they are working – especially if you know what they should be doing and more to the point – how they should be doing it. No scope for … Continue reading

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Trouble in the waterworks

I’m still trying to get my head round what happened yesterday. Here’s the situation. In September we were recommeded a drainage company and was initially impressed by the speed of thier response to our enquiries and the delivery of thier … Continue reading

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Deadline receeding

I agree with the woman in the bank who said most tradesmen go on a special training course where they learn how to look customers directly in the eye and lie about when work will be finished. Yes, due to … Continue reading

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Progress – but still a long way to go

It is now November 10th and things have begun to move. Not quite a miracle – maybe a miraclette. The tiler’s proved a Godsend (maybe he is the miracle). Despite the fact that he’s charging £20.00 a sq metre he’s … Continue reading

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Still needing a miracle

We are now into November and I now know we’re going to need a miracle to finish this project by the end of December. As the end of November deadline receded and disappeared into a mist of brickdust we sat … Continue reading

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