WEEK NINE: A big disappointment – that sums up week nine of our house elevation project. The lifting company, Payne, was ready to return to the site, but the construction crew did not have the site sufficiently prepped. As Payne is jamming with business, they did not have the luxury of time to sit around and wait. They moved on to their next job in the queue. Cost to our project? A one week delay in action. One week of virtually nothing being accomplished. Zero progress.
IS THAT A SPRITE? We now stand a better chance of finding a family of fairies living in our backyard than being back in our house on time. When time management runs amok, delays are inevitable. So in addition to last week’s expensive overages, there are now project productivity issues. My construction team is making it really easy not to like them.
THE SUNNY SIDE: But, fresh on the heels of 13 states experiencing extensive flooding in the Midwest last week, I’m still happy to be involved in this house elevation project. One day, in the not too distant future, I’ll be able to relax on my new back deck enjoying my new-and-improved elevated views, knowing that my house is protected from flooding. I”m down, but not out.
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