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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Guess What?

The cabinet are not done!

Now, I know that probably comes as a surprise to many people. After all, this is just a simple little cabinet job. I mean, how long can it take, right? And the guy told me he would be done yesterday...

Ah. Nothing like some sarcasm to start the day off right. I ventured out to the house this morning and discovered the remaining two cabinet doors were still not installed. I was pissed and proceeded to give my lungs and vocal cords quite the workout. I left, forgetting to install the new bathroom light cover.

So I get to work and figure I'll wait until around 8:30 or so to call Keith. At 7:00, I get a call from him. He said he was wondering if he could meet up with me at the house this morning. When I told him I was already there and gone, he was taken aback. Yesterday, when I told him I was going to swing by before work, he assumed I worked the standard 8 AM to 5 PM hours. Actually, I work 6 AM to 3 PM, so when I visit somewhere before work, it's really early. I told him the doors weren't installed. He said he knew that and he didn't get over there last night because he wasn't done with another job until 10 PM. He said he was going to pick up some coffee and get over to the house this morning and finish. He'll call me when it's done.

It looks like things will be done today. At least I hope they will. If so, I'll email my agent the property details to get it listed, but I will still need to go back there for some work. The stove was still not put back in place and, although the debris from the cabinet install was swept up, it was still in a pile in the living room. Not sure if Keith will clean this up or if I have to. And of course, I still need to install the bathroom light cover and the sink plug.

11 comments:

Shaun said...

Just got the call from Keith and he tells me he has hung the doors and put the pulls on them and the cabinet doors on the bathroom vanities. So it looks like it's done. I won't believe it until I see it though.

Steve said...

YIPPIE!!!!!

Now it's just waiting on you to put in the light fixture and weed eat???

I can almost hear the sigh of relief over here!

Trisha#1 said...

No way!!! Really?!?! Well, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I can't wait to see how well you do on this house when it's sold. It's all downhill from here, right?

jim said...

You just jinxed him Trisha#1 :)

I think anyone and everyone who ever considers buying a house, improving it, and then selling it should read Shaun's experience with just the freaking cabinets. Just the cabinets!

Shaun said...

Jim - Yes, the cabinets have been quite the ordeal. But let's keep these things in mind: 1) they were the last thing to be done, 2) replacing them was something of a snap decision on my part (i.e., it wasn't something I originally planned on doing), and 3) I did not use a licensed contractor (although I thought he was licensed at the time). That last part there is the key. Had I used a licensed contractor, I think this would have been over with about 2 months sooner. Based on what my licensed cabinet guy tells me, it's obvious the first cabinet guy had little to no experience building cabinets and that mine were built with leftover wood in someone's garage.

jim said...

I just think a lot of folks think flipping a house is simple and easy money and it clearly isn't.

Shaun said...

Agreed.

tmtb said...

Shaun, I really hope that those doors are on. Truly, I come here every day for the status of the cabinets (perhaps I need to get a life).

I am really happy for you.

Anonymous said...

I'd disagree with calling what Shaun is doing as "flipping." Clearly, he's added quite a bit of value to the process himself!

Shaun said...

tmtb - Get a life! :-) You'll be pleased to know the cabinet doors are on! I'll post more details in a bit.

Bginvestor said...

Shaun,

No way! There done!? I don't believe it, you need to post some pictures. ;-)

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