It has been a strange few days.
Getting plumbing quotes has been a real pain in the last 2 months. Last week I spoke with one of the 3 plumbers that I had come out a week ago on Tuesday.
This particular plumber gave me a quote over the phone and said he could be ready in about a week and a half to 2 weeks.
I ran his company name past some people, including the new foundation contractor. There were no red flags.
A company that does a lot of local work, and has been in business for 35 years.
I called him this past Saturday. I wanted us to try and get together again and go over the final details. No problem he said. We discussed the price again. Since his price was in line with a few other quotes. I said let's get this thing going. Get together and finalize this deal.
On Wednesday. I got a text message saying he wanted to meet in the morning Thursday (today) at 9 am.
I texted back. Not good for me I have to work, I am availible after 5pm. Thinking I would sign some paperwork, give them a deposit and see them in a week or so. Then worry for a week, wondering if they will actually show up and work.
I woke up this morning and got ready for work.
I walked out of my house and a plumbing van was in my driveway.
I looked across the street and there is someone digging in the back yard with a backhoe.
I look across the street and see that MIS DIG has already been out early in the morning and flagged all the utilities.
WHAT IS GOING ON?
I look at my phone and see I missed a text at 8:38 am this morning. It was a text with the quote. Then stated they would start now, they pulled the permit from the city and are starting work.
Things go from Nothing to Full Throttle in less than 24 hours. I am soooo not expecting any contractor wanting to do work.
I walked over to my other house and said good morning to everyone. After all, they had to move their van so I could get to work.
At this moment I am still surprised.
Of course my mother and step father who live in that house will be gone at 10 am for a doctors appointement.
I ask the plumber when he will need to get in the house. He say's a couple of hours.
So... I go to work for a few hours and have to take the rest of the day off work so I can let plumbers in and out of the house.
Same with tomorrow. The parents will be gone to the doctors, so I have to stay home from work and supervise plumbers.
It was just a wierd day, but productive.
They got the 5 foot deep, ditch dug from the garage to the house. They dug the garage trench. They ran the water and got the OK from the city plumbing inspector on the water. Tommorow they will run the sewer, gas, and rough the 1/2 bath in. Then get it inspected again. Then they are done and gone.
I was 95% sure I was going to hire them anyway. This whole project has been on hold waiting for a plumber.
Then next week, my founation contractor will be back to finish everything. If all goes right.
What a wierd day.
I will post pic's later. I have to listen to Strange Day's by the Doors now.
Joe in Detroit
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