So... three weeks ago we were called to take over in the middle of a job. The carpenters had installed about 700sq feet of T&G ceiling boards. As it turns out, they were supposed to be stained and sealed before they went up... Short story, there was a dispute over who was at fault, they walked off the job and we get called to bat cleanup so to speak.. (should have been our first "red flag"....)
So, we carefully remove everything, being sure to mark the ceiling joists and clearly label the back side of each board (with a sharpie marker) so as to be able to re-install everything exactly where it came off.. (LOTS and LOTS of can lights, speakers, hips and valleys, etc.... We sent all of this, as well as the un-installed lumber to the painter's shop to be stained and sealed.... (I bet you already know where I'm going with this....)
Today we go back to re-install it all and begin cutting and installing the rest of the ceiling... As we are unloading the truck and unpacking the lumber, we discover that the painter has stained and sealed THE WRONG FACE OF ALL THE BOARDS!!!!!!! He even sanded off all of the writing where we had meticulously labled everything !!!!!! When asked, he said "I thought it was odd that somebody had written all over everything... it sure was a lot of work to sand all of that off."
Needless to say, by 8:00 not only was our day completely in the dumpster, but so is the rest of the week! Now we're scrambling to try to find work for next week . (This job was supposed to keep us busy for the next three weeks.....)
So... How did your day go today? :~)