Saturday, July 30, 2005

Take a Vocation

I'm about to go into hock to try this out. Maybe I need to back away from the computer for a couple of hours. But if I had the money, I would go. Definitely.

Instead, I'll be tearing out the bathroom during vacation time in August. That's the plan, anyway.

Monday, July 04, 2005

My next vacation will not be a vacation. It will be tearing out bathroom walls and making new ones. I have been told by a an ex-carpenter friend that fixing moldy bathroom walls is not a glamorous job and that none of his current carpenter buddies would thank him for referring me. How lovely. I am obviously in the wrong profession. I can't afford to turn down work whether glamorous or not.

I am in this predicament because one out of five contractors finally gave me an estimate of $7,500.00 to repair half of my 6' X 8' bathroom (just the walls around the tub and replace the tub and hang a surround). For some reason my block walls also need sheetrock. It's taken 6 months to get one estimate on this bathroom. I'm sure it has a lot to do with the neighborhood I live in and contractors being more interested in jacking up their prices than being creative or economical. It's just not fair!

I'm really into the subconcious meanings of jingles. The R. J. Tilley jingle is "Everyone is living comfortabley with R. J. Tilley." I'm pretty sure this means the employees of Mr. R. J. Tilley, not the residents of the area they service. I walked on their estimator. No one has called me to try to get me back.