Saturday, June 7, 2008

40. June 7th

At 7:45 this morning, Matt and I woke to the sound of construction workers on our deck talking loudly and making a variety of really unpleasant tool sounds. Our deck is being rebuilt by order of the condo association, which we were told would take approximately four weeks to complete. It has now been a week and a half, and I have begun to seriously wonder about the contractors' level of proficiency in project planning and execution.

We were given one day's notice to have our deck cleared off and ready for them to begin work. Rather than attacking one building at a time, so as to minimize the inconvenience to the residents, they seem to be doing bits and pieces of multiple buildings at once. Also, they come at random times. Some days they don't work at all. They didn't do anything for most of the last week, and then showed up first thing on a Saturday morning in order to disturb anyone who was attempting to sleep in. Like me.

I slept until 10 just to spite them, but Matt wasn't so lucky. They left shortly after I got up and haven't come back. 3 hours of work and they call it a day. I can only assume their entire point of showing up at all was to disturb my sleep. At the rate they're going, I can't imagine they'll finish in the 4 week time frame they promised.

In the meantime, my living room resembles a one room cabin. You can hardly move with all the patio furniture. Not to mention the refrigerator we're waiting for the recycling company to come and collect.

I had hoped to walk Frank today, but it's raining and doesn't seem like it's going to clear up anytime soon. Hopefully tomorrow will be more outdoorsish.


Bill Doctorman Photography said...

Hilarious. yeah, That's what teamsters do. If they wanted to, they could probably have your deck done in 2 days, but they would rather drag the job out for 6 to 8 weeks just so they never have to really work.

Françoise de Fleur said...

What're you even talking about? I love construction workers and the excessive noise that comes with them.