Coffee in the New Orleans skyline mug, "Rush Across the Road" by Joe Jackson on iTunes. The end of the week has arrived at last and not a moment too soon. As I posted in a comment yesterday, my landscaper got right up in the face of the cement guy, told him he did a crappy job, that she'd have fired him days ago, that she's been doing this as long as he has so she knows what she's talking about, and finished with (really, truly right in his face) why didn't he do it right the first time?!? *sigh* I had already worked out a solution with him to the slant in the driveway that did not entail taking it all up and doing it again, but after that tiff I shrugged to the inevitable and his crew is re-pouring the driveway today. And pouring the shed slab. And pouring the rest of the ramp. Why do I think it won't all get done?
Dave and J just headed out the door to school and I looked down and saw Dave's laptop on the coffee table. I had a moment of panic and wondered how he could have forgotten it and then I remembered he has had Fridays off since mid-February because his team had to work so much over the Christmas holidays. Hey, I was working a lot then too, can I have the day off? Not likely. Yet again a feature of small-business ownership/self-employment. But I am not bitter--there are really many more ups than downs to owning your own business. Perks like being able to set your own schedule (i.e., work all the time), no set limit to your compensation (you can have everything that's left after the bills get paid, if there is anything) and no boss to answer to (only clients). Move along, nothing to see here.
On this fine Friday Dee is coming to help out in the studio and Stacy is in all day too. Besides firing and shipping, we are going to paint, hang work and curtains, put together shelves and get things stowed for the photoshoot. Maybe I can even get Dave to come over and paint this morning... hmmm. The landscaper and the concrete guy will both be back doing their things. I hope their "things" keep them at opposite sides of the property or at least me on the opposite side of the property from them. I'm such a conflict-avoidant coward!
New pieces done. Can't wait till Bill gets here Tuesday with the new metal for the glass. Okay, the dogs want in, and I have finished my first cup of coffee. Time to dress and face the contractors and the day. Happy Easter bunnies!