The worst thing about dealing with contractors is clearing the decks and planning to see them when they say they will arrive. Then, as in the case of Handy Man Connection’s fence guy, they call and put you off a day. Oh, but they’ll be there between 8:30 and 9 a.m. for sure.
Then, around the appointed time, they call again and say something has come up and the fence guy won’t be there, after all, until, oh, round about 3 p.m. As if none of this could have been foreseen. In fact it’s always like this so it must be foreseen by someone.
What can you do? In the Texas economy, it’s a seller’s market. And the damn privacy fence is falling down. So you wait. And just hope they don’t reschedule again.
UPDATE: They did. For tomorrow morning. Allegedly.
MORE: He finally showed up, worked through the weekend and did an excellent job. On to the next problem: the dying grass, which means the trees need pruning to let more sunlight in.