In which i failed at it all
Thought I’d give you a status update on all the stuff going on around here:
Remember last week I had a big excavation job going on?
And the hot water heater went out?
And I was finally getting my 3rd dishwasher in 3 weeks?
And Kevin was out of town?
So that meant I was in charge of a lot of shit?
Which is normally no big deal but …
… Kevin is a second guesser?
Yeah, that was last week.
So Kevin comes home on Friday …
After working 14 hour days for a week
And asks how things are going?
I explain that the dishwasher is perfect …
… it works
… it has the decorative panel
… it’s completely flush with the other cabinets
… I’m all proud of myself
… for a job well done
… and you know what he says?
… YOU KNOW WHAT HE SAYS????
THE MARGINS ARE OFF!!!
Yup, the fucking margins are off
The dishwasher is flush on the left side
… but there’s about 1/8th of an inch on the right side
I glare at him
I gape at him
I curse at him
YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME
You see people??? That’s what I have to deal with!
Then I tell him about the deck
That the guys excavating have done an incredible job
And he asks me “why there is a concrete band showing?”
I tell him they said, “it was necessary to keep the patio pressure off the deck”
He says, “we never agreed on that”
I tell him that I quit
He gives me “the look”
He goes down to take a look
He gives me another look
On Saturday we went down under the deck
He admits they did a fantastic job
Living with a professional engineer is not for the weak-hearted
He finally admitted I did a good job
Huge sigh of relief … until the next time that is