So here is our little conehead, Dorfie. He was temporarily out of his convalescence room and with the general population where there was lots of hissing, spitting, and general running around going on from the other cats who didn't like his appearance much.
And here is our little conehead practicing daring feats of climbing, trying to imitate Daisy, the Circus Cat.
And here is our little conehead performing a dismount.
Maw has to say that she has had good experiences with contractors and companies. When she had the new privacy fence installed last year, they did a fantastic job and she was very pleased with the work and the workmen. And the year before when she had the new heating and a/c system installed, she was extremely pleased with the work, and the equipment they installed. As a matter of fact, last year when all her friends and neighbors' electric bills were doubling, our bill stayed the same as the previous year's bill which thrilled her and Paw to no end. And the new system does a much better job of keeping a constant temperature.
And the window company immediately agreed to pay to have the tub fixed. The guys who install their windows aren't subs, but full time employees. Most companies in the DFW area who have their own employees make that clear when dealing with them. They state up-front that they have their own employees, no subs, because it's really easy to go pick up day laborers from any of the various cities' Day Labor centers.
And when the delivery guys screwed up the vinyl flooring while installing the pedestals for the washer & dryer, Maw did have a very hard time getting reimbursement from the delivery company that Sears sub-contracted to. But after getting the Sears General Manager of the local store involved from where she purchased the items, things went very quickly and she got a full reimbursement for new flooring. She was also told that this delivery company was going to lose their nationwide contract because they had accumulated so many complaints against them in just 3 months of their year long contract. This made Maw happy. This was a year or so ago now, though.
But yeah, we agree with all of you who say that you try and do as much yourself as you can. Maw & Paw try to as well. It's just that they aren't as handy as a lot of your beans are, and Paw works 6 days a week. And the to-do list is always growing instead of shrinking....
But we'll let you all know how Angie's list for the DFW area works out. Maw bought a year's subscription to it.