There is no Melania Monday post from Lone Star Parson because Blogger obliterated his blog for insulting the prophet Mohammed and Islam. In fact, LSP is on an airplane bound for the UK today and for that reason as well, he's out of pocket for a couple of weeks. However while he's doing that, Juliette's son, Harrison. will be building lonestarparson.com and he will return with all of our favorite blog posts as time moves forward. He's in good spirits and is on a well deserved vacation.
ME- "What time is it? You said you'd be here two hours ago to work on the house."
BUBBA- "Uh, I had other things going on."
ME- "More important than doing work here for which you were to be paid?"
BUBBA- "I guess."
ME (channeling Trump)- "You're fired. This isn't a government job."
So it goes. There are repairs that need to be made to the present house before I can put it up on the market. Finding somebody who will show up on time and do an honest day's work is challenging. Thus, despite a busy schedule, I am taking time from my day today (Monday) to engage new people to show up on time and do what it is that they are being paid to do.
It seems to be such a burden to the trades to show up on time. Moreover, they feel put upon when I require that they work a full day for the agreed day's pay. So I've gone to Plan B. I'll report back on my success or lack thereof.
There is three feet of snow on the level at the White Wolf Mine in Arizona, and while I'd enjoy being there (in a completed home), I'm making do with 75 degree days in SoCal.