Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ug, no more Mr. Nice guy. I'm cured

So over the last few weeks while this deal has been falling together I remembered what it was like at the beginning and decided as a surprise I was going to have a couple of additional things done to the place above and beyond the agreement as a surprise and a gift.  Just one or two sizable things.  We had a couple of things to figure out for the contracts and he said he would prefer to use his own roofing contractor to fix the part of the roof that is leaking because he's hiring him to do the rest of the work to the roof he is electing to have done.  He sent along his estimate and it's well over twice what I had figured. He's taking the scope of the work towards the final destination of what he wants which is why it's so much more.  I decided to not fight the cost but I decided to cut all extras that I was thinking of providing.  I was suddenly reminded that this is a business deal, and a business deal it will be.  I'm in to the place for $2600 dollars at closing plus the attorney costs, and I'm drawing the line. 

To be honest it's about what I planned on spending, but if I used my own contractors I could get a LOT more done for that money, so oh well.  Whatever he wants, but that's it.  I was going to have the roof done, the soffitts completed and a new air conditioner put in, but oh well. His loss.  He'll learn eventually.  It just won't be my problem anymore.  It will soon be his and I have to keep reminding myself of that.  It no longer matters how I would do things, I could push more on some of the things, but I decided to just let it go and get the deal done and just.walk.away.  I have to.  I just have to let it go and move on with my own life.

So anyway, the plans for the birthday night out are changing again.  I decided I didn't want to be the designated driver for friends of friends for my own birthday celebration so I don't think we're going to see the male dancers.  We have three people that agreed to drive but they don't want to drive in the city so if we went to see the dancers they wouldn't drive.  So I may just change my plans.  It makes me pretty sad, but that's how my birthday celebrations usually end up, so I shouldn't really be surprised.  Perhaps it's for the best, me+alcohol+half naked men would probably wind me up in jail. lol.

Well I think that's all for now.  Have to work early in the morning!

1 comment:

  1. Well, it never hurts to pay it forward. You could always leave him the contact info of all the people you use and let him know they've always treated you right. Then it'll be on him.

    ...and you could always ask one of the dancers to drive you home...

    just sayin'

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