Monday, December 16, 2013

Another Delay

The tile went down on the floor last week.  It looked absolutely lovely, until it dried.  The tilers did something wrong with the grout and it somehow changed from a dark chocolate colour to a creamy grey.  I don't want to revisit the 80s and go with the contrasting grout look, so they will have to come back and replace it.

Contractor has been asked to come over for a chat today.  So far, his drywallers, his electrician and his tilers have messed up royally.  His charm and his humour are losing their shine and I have had about enough.  A contractor is only as good as his (her) trades, and so far his are shit.    I'm seriously considering letting him go and hiring somebody else to finish the job.

It used to be a joke that he better finish before Christmas.  Now there is no chance that it will be done by then.

In the meantime, I've arranged for Lewis to have a couple of private training classes.  I chose not to do the group classes thing with him because I don't think he should have to worry about being pounced on or eaten by a six month old lab/husky/whatever.  However, I've found a trainer that comes to you to work with your animals on a one on one basis, so we're going to address a few small behaviours that I'm struggling to train properly.

Dangit, I figure if I'm going to be stuck with a big echoing hole downstairs, I might as well use it to train the puppy.


  1. Janice I know you aren't going to believe this but we are having grout woes too. I won't even go there but we had some guy repair/replace some cracked grout and of course it doesn't match so the whole kitchen floor is going to have to be done. I refuse to think about it.. :) I am about to let the tile go and put down some kind of faux floating tile. Bah! Hope you work things out. Little Lewis.. behavior problems.. ? Nah!

  2. Pix, you can paint grout. I know that's being floated as a resolution to my problem. The store tells me that it is a fiddly but perminant job. I'm not quite sure about that, but it might be worth looking into for you.

  3. I am going to mention it to CH. Thanks for the heads up!