Disappointing setback this weekend. Last week I called and got estimates on granite counters. The price was decent, just over $1400. They wanted $100 to disconnect the sink, so we decided hubby would disconnect the sink to try to save a little cash. The salesperson came out and measured and gave me an appointment for Wednesday. Stupid me thought that Wednesday was the day they would be installing the counters, so I had hubby unhook the sink. That was the start of a rough day.
First, when calling a plumber, I found out that because their sink is much deeper than the one that is there now, they cannot give me a firm price to reconnect the sink. The plumber said it would be "$500 to $1000 for a sink reconnect". The problem is that the garbage disposal is too big to fit under the cabinet with the new sink. I also talked to him about the products we bought to spruce up the master bath and found out that they won't work. I have to buy more expensive ones and for him to install them was going to be another $300. I think the master bath will just have to have an ugly faucet and drain. It's just not worth $400 in product and $300 in service to make it look "nicer".
Since the counters would be installed on Wednesday, I scheduled the plumber for Thursday. They called twice to ask me if they could come Wednesday instead. I had to explain both times that the counters will be installed Wednesday, they cant hook up a sink that isn't there. I was tired of dealing with them. It was after 6pm and I still needed to do household stuff like grocery shop and cook dinner. I was shopping in the store, and I just happened to think, "What if my appointment is for some kind of template, not the counters?". I phoned hubby, but he was not home yet, so I finished shopping and drove home to looked at my papers. It was not clear. I was confused.
The next morning, hubby said he wanted to phone the company that quoted on the counters because he had some other questions to ask them. The next thing I know, he is calling me back and he is very very angry. He said that the appointment is for a template, which was fine, but that the counters cannot be installed for about 3 weeks. YIKES! We had intended to have this house on the market in just over a week, and now I have to wait for two more weeks. I hate deadline delays. If I had known it would take so long, I would have called a few other places and asked about timeline, but since I have paid my deposit, I am stuck waiting.
I then had to get off the phone with him and cancel the plumber who was coming out tomorrow to reconnect a sink that is going to be disconnected for three weeks. I can't believe I didn't ask.
I also looked at the bathroom cabinet I painted, and the paint did not level as it dried. I had to sand a lot of the paint off and will have to put another coat on. I am not doing it tomorrow though. I am disappointed and it has made me tired.
I did finalize a paint color and the painter started work. Here is the master bedroom.
This is flipping a house. If I had phoned the granite company, I would have asked if I could pay a rush fee and get moved up the list, but since hubby lost his temper at them, I don't want to call them.
This week goals:
Hopefully the painter will start painting
Finish bathroom cabinet
Check progress of painter to see when I can order carpet