You’re Fired!


We had to do it.  Three days after we learned that the wrong doors were ordered, it rained cats and dogs.  I went over to the house to discover that the temporary waterproofing that was installed on the roof of the extension was not done correctly and all the new drywall and insulation got soaked and has to be replaced.  It was really the last straw.

kitchen interior

water damage

after the rain

But let me back-pedal a little.  When we hired our contractor, we really hired a company that was subcontracting another company.  Why would you do this you ask?  It is a long story.  I don’t recommend it but tips for choosing a contractor is for another post.  Anyhow, since this company was overseeing the sub-contractor who was actually doing the work, we could fire the sub-contractor without having to change our permits with the DOB.

Why didn’t we fire the overseeing company since they were obviously doing a terrible job of overseeing?  It is because they put a new project manager on the job and he has convinced us to have faith in him to get the job done properly and in a timely manner.  So far he is doing ok, we’ll see.  We want to have faith in him but we are jaded.  This week we ordered our new exterior doors and approved the final order (always make sure you see invoices from all major purchase orders) and they are set to arrive within four weeks.


3 thoughts on “You’re Fired!

  1. Sigh. Sounds like the right move. Wishing you all a better ride with the newbie. We’ll look forward to a boozy bbq in the (hopefully) not so distant future to drown our respective sorrows!

    • Swooooooon! I LOVE Brooklyn. We lived in Park Slope before we moved to the ‘burbs (CT) a coplue years ago. Oh how I miss the architecture and the vibe of Brooklyn. There’s nothing quite like it. AND, every neighborhood in Brooklyn has it’s own distinct vibe. Ok, now I must go back for a visit.

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