Friday, November 25, 2011

Watching Yourself on Television

It's Thanksgiving night and I'm watching GAC's Backstory on Lady Antebellum. It's weird to see myself on camera, but I'm proud of Charles, Hillary and Dave. I first met them through Victoria Shaw and I'm glad I did.

How often does that happen? How often do you get to be a (small) part of such an amazing career? This Thanksgiving I'm thankful that Victoria Shaw introduced me to Lady Antebellum, among other things.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Contractors. You can't live with them...

Contractors are a particular frustration of late.

It may be because I don't understand what they do, but I can't for the life of me figure out why stretching a project out benefits them. Wouldn't you think they'd want to finish the job and move on to the next? More projects equals more money, right?

Apparently it's not that simple. There must be a secret formula that I'm not aware of, because the last two contractors we've dealt with seem to want to stretch the construction process out as long as possible.

The first contractor was able to spread out what should have been a three month project into eight months. 

Here's the pattern: do a little work then disappear for a long weekend or even longer. Do a little more work, repeat.

Weather, particularly in the winter, is always a concern. I get that. You can't paint outdoors when it's cold and when it's wet and/or snowy, you don't necessarily want to be up on a ladder.

But when it's warm, why not make hay? That makes too much sense, I guess. We're currently experiencing a week of warm Spring weather. Where is the contractor and his help?

Spring Break.