That he finished a fraction of what he was contracted to finish and that it took three weeks longer than it should have taken and that it turned into a painfully exhausting task of babysitting.
And, yes, I am aware he never delivered several hundred dollars of materials that I paid for.
The thing is, I know that if I had reacted the way that I wanted to react, I would have only given him more control of the situation, and besides, I was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt.
But I've decided on a new direction.
Have you ever moved forward on a project without someone that you hired?
p.s. A few of you might be wondering why I don't just use one of my Usual Guys, 'cept (in case you're new or you don't remember) they're all in South Florida, and I'm having to start with a brand spankin' new database. Cry. It's been the hardest part of the move, by far and away, things like not knowing everyone at every Special Services desk at every Home Depot in a four hundred mile radius. No more twelve dollar sale faucets stashed behind the returned paint cans for me, no sweet talking urgent shipping for special orders, no ten percent off coupons slipped into high fives just for showing up. DARN YOU, JACKSONVILLE.
p.p.s. What the heck, I'll throw in a totally unrelated shot of this from last week. Just because it makes me happy. (And, by the way, you can see all of our South Florida places in this photo and where we got married!)