Life has lots of ups and downs that my head spins. Seth and I spent almost three weeks in Ambridge, Pennsylvania to find contractors to work on our investment house. I’ve met contractors from the area who told me they were interested in working on the house and then I never hear from them again. They don’t call me or return my calls/texts…
Finding people to work on this house has been ridiculously difficult! Ugh. Adding to this was the house making strange noises every night; it sounded like a creature (or maybe a ghost) was inside the air vents in the living room, along with other strange noises like when I heard someone (or something) walking in the bedroom above the living room one night when I was alone with my dog Buddy. We left for my friend’s house, but Buddy and her dog, Patches, kept barking at each other, so I took him home. My friend called 911 after I left so they could check the house for people, though I knew they wouldn’t find any. The lack of sleep made Seth and I a little crazy, so we drove back to Texas.
Tonight I called my cousin’s neighbor who works for one of the construction companies who never returned our call (my husband called them). He came two Sundays ago with my cousin Kevin to look at the house with its many projects and gave me prices to complete each project and my soul was filled with comfort.
Jim and Seth are in Pennsylvania again for a few days working on our investment house. Yesterday our kitchen cabinets were delivered, but they did NOT include the two counter tops that I bought back in October.
Home Depot’s special orders and delivery department has been awful. When we lived in Pennsylvania and remodeled our bathroom things seemed to go a lot smoother.
I’m hoping that Jim and Seth will work on the removing the last of the kitchen tiles in the kitchen so they can begin installing the cabinets. They are coming home on Sunday afternoon, and I can’t wait to just enjoy spending Christmas and New Year’s with all of us at home. As much as I love rehabbing this old house, it will be wonderful to spend time together creating Christmas memories and the smell of delicious food as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.