Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Just hanging around

We're still waiting and wondering when (and if) our deck contractor will start work. We may be waiting until spring at this point. Abandoning this contractor to find another sounds good, but I'm not sure it's worth getting at the back of someone else's line, if we could find someone who would even bother calling us back. I note that the husband of our mayor recently told Ken that he waited a year and a half to have a concrete slab poured next to his garage for a planned carport. Another neighbor has been having her house re-stuccoed and the work has been going on and off for over a year now. Chimney sweeps are overwhelmed and most don't even respond. One did answer our call, but said he has too much work and can't take on any more. So it's not just us that this is happening to.

More fall colors in the vineyard. Spring may come before our contractor does.

People we know have speculated that because of covid folks stopped traveling and started spending their money on home improvements. There's a lot of work and not enough contractors. So we wait.


  1. Immigrants who have 'chosen' outer Parisian suburbs need to move to the country and provide labour.

  2. Well, I'm glad that, at least, you haven't been left with a torn apart deck, while you wait.
    I hope things come together for you!

  3. same is true here. We've been waiting for our hvac guy to come install a generator (our first one bit the dust after only about 8 yrs & not ever really used) Started waiting in July and he did come last week but of course there's some connection part missing and we start waiting all over again.

  4. It is lovely autumn colors, that.

  5. andrew, we also have doctor, dentist, and ophthalmologist shortages. In fact, my current dentist is a Romanian immigrant and he's great!

    judy, oh, that would be horrible. I'm glad, too.

    melinda, arrgh!

    michael, yes! It's that time of year. Soon the predominant color will be brown.

  6. Another beautiful photo. So frustrating with the contractors. We had that experience with every contractor we tried to hire in Palm Springs. And there was no pandemic. AND we were trying to renovate and open a hotel. A few contractors saw my ugly side.


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