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March 10, 2010

Watch for the stupid factor

Filed under: Uncategorized — by accessahut @ 8:22 pm

Well, we are getting estimates on what it will take to restore the house to structural integrity. As we will probably sue, we really can’t talk about specifics. However, I do want to note something here and then I will stop beating myself up.

We have a new rule in our lives. IF anyone ever does anything “stupid” (like taking apart an entire doorway to find a pocket door) they are dismissed from our lives and business arrangements right then and there. No second chances. So, to sum up:

1) Always get at least 4 bids.
2) Check them with the Better Business Bureau
3) Never trust anyone because they did a good job the last time. Things change.
4) Check to ensure they are licensed in the correct city. You can get this by calling the city directly.
5) Never pay anything ahead of time. IF needed, put it in an escrow account.

This time, we are getting 5 bids and will pay someone to do a blind assessment of the bids–even though it is such a minor amount.

1 Comment »

  1. Deena, MaJe,
    We met at the UND Writers Conference. I told Francine about giving you a copy of Rudy – The Little Dog Who Could. Both Francine and Rudy hope you enjoy the video and perhaps it will help you in your search for a perfect service dog. They agree that the three operative words are: No – Poop – Love.
    Thank you for the insights into elit. I wish there had been time to explore the ins and outs of writing in this format.
    Take Care and Thanks Again,

    Comment by Michael Harvey — April 14, 2010 @ 1:37 pm |Reply

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