Monday, September 4, 2017

A Day in the Life of a Lady Contractor

Having a look at the week of this lady contractor, rather than just a day, it was a busy one.
And interesting.

Hiring a full-time employee.
I put the budget in place and ventured into this new stage of my house flipping business.
Big step for me.  But one that was longtime needed.
Up to now, I have been hiring out expensive contractors.
I also had weekend part-time workers, but for the one or two days they worked it was slow moving.

I was all excited at the beginning of the week welcoming my brand new full-time employee.
He is working everyday on the house.
Then, after two days he quits!
No this could not happen, so I went into action and fast.
I was already picking up vibes that this was going to happen, so I put an ad online.
Hot on his heels of leaving, I interviewed and hired a new guy.
And he is doing great. A good worker, knows what's he doing. And dedicated to the renovations and his job.

Concentrating on the Bungalow flip
I am seeing the Bungalow flip come together at record speed.
Our market projection day is September 15.
The furniture is already starting to arrive for staging.

Bought this buffet at a garage sale this summer.  Painted it white.
No before and after....sorry.  I know...bad blogger!
It will be going somewhere in this house, but not sure where just yet.

 Spray painting brass light fixtures around the house.
Actually....spray painting a few things for this house.  Maybe going just a little spray paint happy...just a little bit! ;)

A few weekends ago I was in Michigan and bought a few items for the Bungalow.
These Ikat curtains are going to do wonders....can't wait to get them installed.
Can't wait period for this house to come together, it's going to be beautiful!

World Market

On a personal note....
Taking a look at a more personal side of this lady contractor,
I had minor surgery done on my hand this week.

 Proving difficult for this type of profession...I need both hands and I have been down to one.
Everyone has been super helpful - new employee, folks at the lumber and hardware store.
It's surprising me the toll it's taken on me physically.
The last few days as my hand heals I have just wanted to sleep and relax.
Even in the blurry picture above I am looking a bit pale and fatigue.
September 14 the stitches come out.
I didn't injury myself on the job, I had a cyst develop on my hand.
There was no symptoms, no pain.
When the surgeon asked me why then did I want it removed, I told him why wouldn't I want it removed?
Things like that shouldn't be growing on any part of your body, it should be addressed right!

Anyway, this has been my week.
Check back in a few days, I will be getting an update on the renos for the Bungalow flip.

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  1. here's to healing and having a great new FT employee, so you can realize your dreams-looking forward to seeing new pics of work being done.

  2. Getting a really good employee to help you will be a blessing. But keep in mind eventually you'll be in the market again. Start building that "bench" as the football coaches will tell you. All of your design choices look fabulous as always!