Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Waiting For the Waiting to Be Over...

This is beginning to wear on both Karl and me.

Seems all we do these days is wait.  We wait for doors to be made.  And then we wait for a phone call that says the doors are done.  That phone call never came; we had to make the call ourselves.  We wait for the City to approve the plans (which they did--sorta--more quickly than I expected).  We wait for the engineering firm to finish the requested changed.  We wait for garbage service.  We wait for waiting periods on the liquor license transfer to expire.  We wait to stop waiting.

We wait a lot.  And we're impatient.

I think part of the "problem" is that I believe people when they say, "We'll have that done in about a week."  Two or three weeks later, they're finally finished.  Or, "I'll have a bid for you on Monday."  On Friday, we call and they just haven't gotten to it yet.

I knew from the start that there would be periods of doing nothing and that the entire process would take longer than anticipated.  But sometimes the reality of inactivity is unpleasant.


  1. My opinion.... when they over shoot the bid deadline it means they are just not interested in the work. It won't be the lowest price or the best work. If they are late from the start, do you really think they will complete on time?Move on and don't look back.

  2. That's where we stand, too.

    Unfortunately, not a single contractor has made the deadline they said they would. And one has never gotten back to us. At all. He's no longer even listed in the phone book. Not even in the white pages section for business.

    And there was the one who "totally forgot" about the appointment to make a bid. My first thought was, "What else will he totally forget?" His bid was too high, anyway; we won't be going with him.