Wow! You all know how to make a gal's head spin. I cannot thank you enough for all the wonderful comments about the shop and the transformation it's made. You know how to put the icing on the cake, the twinkle in the fireworks, the sparkle in my eyes and make my heart sing. Everyone needs a pat on the back and you all gave me mine.. Thank you, Thank you, Thank You!!!
The saga continues with the insurance company. A week ago tomorrowthey came to lay the new base shoe around the flooring in the powder room, new trim around the door facings and the weather stripping at the door. They had the name of the paint and the paint color, Joey the repairman showed me he had the correct name color on his phone via email sent from me to them. He left to go and get said paint, came back said he had to buy the whole gallon and preceded to get started. I was visiting with a customer didn't think anymore about it.. went in and found caulking on the new flooring. He had to clean that up, went back to customer, he continued his painting. A while later he came out said he was finished, I checked not pleased with paint job he left. The can of paint was left outside the door, again didn't think to check the name on the paint can. That evening I decided to paint the interior wall door on the powder room using that paint. Quickly discovered it's the WRONG color. It's a base paint: Dew Base, not the BRIGHT WHITE. Scream! I sent a not so nice email to the main contractor and he said he would have to get with Joey and find out, asked if it matched. Did it match? I said NO quite firmly and loudly, how can it match when it's a base with no color added. I haven't heard a word from them since. This a.m. a phone call from the restoration gal about pictures, that's a story for another day. This has turned into more of a nightmare than any of you can imagine. Again, NEVER EVER use a contractor your Insurance Adjuster recommends, they don't care, knowing they'll probably never see you again. I can't tell you what a mess my stomach has been over the course of the last 2 months, yes all of this happened on June 30th. This shouldn't have been such a convoluted mess that it's turned out to be.
So... to calm my nerves and anger I continue to spend each evening on the porch. The coleus is thriving as well as the ferns. I couldn't resist sharing the blooms from the coleus before cutting. The lavender flower is so pretty and rich against the deep green of the leaves.
Thanks for stopping by to read the never ending saga about the Insurance issue. Hopefully the month of September will put an end to it and I "we" can move on. Can you believe this is the last big weekend of the Summer? It has sure flown by, I'm not sure about you but I'm ready for Fall and all the warmth it brings to our homes. What are your plans for this big holiday weekend? Please be safe and have a great one.
Hugs ~lynne ~