Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The French tradesman, J*, dropped by to look at the leaks today.

He was supposed to come in the afternoon but ended up coming really late in the evening because he was stuck in another job, so Bee and I had to postpone dinner while I was starving!

Tradesmen are almost never on time, are they?

In fact, no one is ever on time anymore. It is kinda annoying, don't you think?

Anyway, he checked out the roof and reassured us that it's nothing to worry about. There are only minor cracks on a few of the roof tiles, but no major leaks and no damage to the structure.

According to J*, it's a common problem most Australian houses (and their roof tiles) are getting lately due to the heavy rain and strong wind, it could be easily fixed and we have nothing to worry about. In fact, most people won't even realise it with their houses.

In other words, chill out, dudes! I hope Bee and I didn't come across as an over-dramatic and over-paranoid couple. Haha.

He quoted us a very reasonable price for the job, but he is fully booked for the month, and won't be able to do it till after the holidays. We are not really fussed about it, as long as there's no serious problem and the job gets done.

Well, here's hoping. *Fingers crossed*

Bee also showed him what the other tradie had done with the ceiling and all. He shook his head and commented that it was a very poorly done job, even if it's for half of the price we paid. Which pretty much confirmed our suspicion that the other tradie is an untrustworthy greedy little person.

I mean, we already knew that he was over-charging us, but what made us (read: Bee) furious is that not only we were ripped off, we received a half-ass job too! How shitty is that?!

You really can't trust anyone these days, can you? Are there no decent honest people out there anymore? Geez!

Or are we just too gullible? *Sighs*

But for now, I've decided to shut that out so it doesn't bother me too much. Especially after a long day of dealing with annoying human beings at work.

Guess I'll go lie down and probably doze off while my husband is fetching me dinner.

Over and out.