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27-08-2016, 10:14 PM
RE: Ranting corner
(27-08-2016 09:05 PM)Shai Hulud Wrote:  
(27-08-2016 08:21 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I grew up in a town where we attended a Basilica. Pretty impressive building. Also did the Catholic school thing from 6th through HS graduation. The only public school in town was the kindergarten.

Up until we moved there I went to public schools and had to go to Catechism classes on Saturday mornings. Undecided No cartoons for me.
That just blows my mind. Shocking The lack of public options that is, when you all moved there. And sorry for no cartoons, and Catechism classes instead. The parish I'm in here, moved their catechism stuff to Sunday like Protestants do for Sunday School.

It's still that way. Probably always will be. The public elementary school is about 10 miles east in another town and the high school is another 3 or 4 miles east in yet another town. And they are truly separate towns...not connected suburbs.

All the little towns around had their own Catholic schools from K-12. When I started 7th grade they merged all the middle school and high school kids in the town where we lived but kept the elementary school kids in the outlying towns. (K-6)

It is a VERY Catholic area.

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28-08-2016, 10:57 AM
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So frustrated! Censored

The first contractor we had working on our house quit the job on June 24. At that time he asked for payment for the work he had done and quoted an amount which did not factor in the $8K we already paid him. He said he hadn't ever seen it. Well, the check was deposited to his company account on May 4 so I don't know how he didn't know it was there.

During this call he was yelling and screaming and acting totally unprofessional. I told him that I wanted proof that he had applied for, and gotten a permit for, the work he did and also wanted to know when we would have an inspection by the city.

So...lots of BS later and a new contractor did the rest of the work and has been paid and other than a couple little things...is done and we are happy. He is even working to get son's house fixed, finally.

First storm was March 23. We have a signed contract for the scope of that work. Shingles, one window, new gutters. Then the April 11 storm hit causing much more damage and needed repairs.

Roof (not just shingles) was replaced on May 3. Windows (seven, not the original 1) in May with a brick being broken on the house in the process. (That's a whole other issue.) Most of the gutters were replaced.

Toward the end of June, over the course of two days, two young men showed up and covered the inside of the house with plastic and smeared some spackling on a couple walls, even one that was to be removed and replaced. Roughly two days to accomplish about four hours of work.

June 24, the contractor call where he quit, thereby breaching his contract and backing out of the estimates sent to our insurance. We called insurance and they made note to not pay anything or say anything to the contractor as he had quit. They told us not to pay him either as he breached his contract.

So then he starts calling wanting his payment. I asked again for the proof of permitting and inquired about the inspection status. Also told him the warranty needed to be updated to cover the work done and not what was on the original (and only) contract signed. Told him when I had those things we would pay him. I sent an email requesting the same.

Weeks pass and he calls. Wanting to meet with the new warranty and to pick up a check. I told him again to email me the paperwork so we could review it. Nothing.

Another call to voicemail...then another. I emailed him back and said that he needed to send the paperwork for us to review before we do anything else.

Still nothing. Then another phone call to VM. I emailed him yesterday and sent him, again, my original email with our requests. That's when I let him know we had gone to the city and found out he hadn't registered as a contractor in the city until eight weeks after the work on our roof. And after the call when he quit and I said I wanted a permit. He didn't apply for a permit until ten days ago....three and half months after the work. The head of building inspections said that is not in keeping with city code.

So far our insurance company has said not to pay him, our mortgage company has said not to pay him, and the head of building inspections said the same. The building inspector said to blast the company on social media.

Last night there was a flurry of emails back and forth between the contractor and me. His tone went from pleasant to demanding to angry...some were actually almost funny with his foot-stomping tone. When I told him we were going to take the info we got from the city and the paperwork he was to send us to have it reviewed by a lawyer to determine the validity, he claimed I had threatened him. Then went on to say there is nothing he can do since we have decided to take legal action. Facepalm

Then he ranted that he already sent me the permit. Then he realized he hadn't. This went on till midnight.

I woke up to this: Well I need to know exactly what you want, and where you want it. Facepalm

I have spelled out what we want a half a dozen times.

We have decided not to respond for now. If/When we get the documents we have clearly outlined and have had a chance to review them we will proceed.

As it stands, we aren't trying to not pay him. The insurance money is available to pay him. We want documentation so that as homeowner's we are protected. He knows his company screwed up.

This is exhausting.

I won't get into how bad this company has/is screwing the elderly lady across the street. She spent the last money she had to her name to fix the AC that the construction guys didn't cover and it broke from having so much crap in it. The job foreman took the evidence from her when she showed it to him and asked what could be done about it since they were at fault. I am thisclose to contacting the media.

Goddamn vultures who take advantage of people during things likes this. Angry

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28-08-2016, 12:28 PM
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Anhedonia might sound like a nice place to visit but you wouldn't want to live there.

#sigh
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28-08-2016, 03:16 PM
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Anjele, that's nuts. Both the area and the contractor...just nuts.

You inspired me to look up the one that ripped off my parents and was being sued by others (we were 13 on the list of families suing him). He wore a wire on a drug case to get his sentence reduced supposedly, got 20 years still for fraudulent schemes, and is now suing the DoC at home for "slander" preventing him from being paroled, owes child support, and may or may not have raped a child depending on whom is asked.

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28-08-2016, 10:09 PM
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Oop, whole heap of police cars and an armed defenders team just went zooming past.
Someone found a meth lab.

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29-08-2016, 12:01 AM
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Rant?

I worry that I'm a chameleon sometimes. Fuck that.
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29-08-2016, 08:11 PM
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Brian K. Vaughan sucks a bag of dicks. That is all. Sleepy

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30-08-2016, 04:24 AM
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Bloody uncaring people, with both their brain cells swtched off, in bloody supermarkets who dither over what they might, just possibly, hmmm, maybe want to pick from the shelf whilst holding thrir bloody trolley, behind them, with arm extended, right across the aisle thus totally blocking it! Angry

My manners fail me and, now, I just push their trolley out of the way without a word.

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30-08-2016, 09:03 AM
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(29-08-2016 08:11 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  Brian K. Vaughan sucks a bag of dicks. That is all. Sleepy

Mayhaps I shouldn't post while I'm withdrawing from hormonal birth control. Consider

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30-08-2016, 10:50 AM
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(30-08-2016 09:03 AM)Escape Artist Wrote:  
(29-08-2016 08:11 PM)Escape Artist Wrote:  Brian K. Vaughan sucks a bag of dicks. That is all. Sleepy

Mayhaps I shouldn't post while I'm withdrawing from hormonal birth control. Consider

Uuugh. I can't blame anyone for ranting under those conditions. Birth control messed with me so badly that I wouldn't dare touch the stuff again.

Good thing there's an entire thread dedicated to venting. Let it all out of your system.
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