Tuesday, 1 May 2007

The devil is in the............

Should I be surprised ?. The tiler that I got a quote from and accepted a week and a half ago turned up yesterday morning as arranged, looked at the bathrooms again. He seemed to be happy enough. " I am just going to get the parking sorted out" he said. I told him where the machine was, and saw him out of the front door. He never came back. Not a call not a text.
Just drove off into the sun. I have now lost two weeks and the painter is saying there may be a problem as the tiles are not up.
I found a Polish tiler yesterday, and he came last night at 8.00pm to give a quote, he will call me today with the figure. Fingers crossed. This morning the second fix carpenter calls me and says he does not feel like coming today and tomorrow......
So I have a quite place instead of a noisy one. Still things have moved on well so far and I have had a valuation done and nearly fell over when the young chap with gelled hair told me. Just a few more hurdles until a life by the sea.
Where's that suntan lotion ?

The ensuite still has no tiles............

11 comments:

AFC 30K said...

I like the Velux, it's always a nice touch in to a skeiling.

As I've said before, don't get me started on the great British tradesman. I'm just glad I'm not on site anymore as I've just lost my tollerance for that sort of behaviour!

martin said...

I am getting used to it, but I was dumb struck yesterday that he just drove off without a word.
Little S**t.............

Z said...

Pfft. Who needs a bathroom in the summer. You have the sea...

I can't have tiles in my bathroom as the walls are too uneven. Still, wallpaper soaks up any moisture nicely, and I put that up myself.

martin said...

Z...... I am still in Fulham, I could bathe and do my business deals in the Thames, but I think that our horrid little mayor would complain......

Wendz said...

I'd pay good money to see you do your business deals in the Thames...and why should the mayor complain at yet another tourist attraction? Hmm?

martin said...

Wendz.... cash or cheque ?.

Wendz said...

Credit card?

martin said...

I am afraid my machine is broken..... maybe we can barter ?.

Z said...

Oh, sorry, I thought this was for your new abode. No, you're a bit stuck aren't you.

lettuce said...

nice toilet.

looks a bit cramped tho


and exposed.


cramped AND exposed?????

martin said...

Lettuce....yes it took a great deal of planning to get it cramped and exposed, I read a lot of books on the subject.......