I hate to write a cribbing post during the Happiness Challenge but I have no other choice. Like I wrote before, we have been waiting for 11th December from what seems like a few decades. We had already orchestrated the plan of action after getting a confident email from the builder based on this date. We have been passing days with our focus on this very date which would help us in moving to our own home. We have been having sleepless nights in anticipation of this very day. And there was no update from the builder this morning. Abbas couldn’t contain his curiosity and sent an email to the builder. Pat comes a casual reply “The balustrades were not done today. Originally the supplier had told us that they would supply in the week starting 11th December. However, we have requested them to do it ASAP and they have agreed to do it first thing tomorrow morning”!
Our broker and builder were waiting for it to be completed so they could facilitate the final payment, which in turn would expedite the process of handover. We have ample other services lined up once again based on this date. We are so annoyed at this casual attitude by the builder. Every time we express our frustration, either they ignore us blatantly or bluntly reply with a “we share your frustration too”! As if this was not enough, they blasted another explosive on us. We were to book a date with the builder to deliver our kitchen appliances (stove, oven and dishwasher) after flooring is done. Now that we told them to book it for 18th, they came back saying they can’t book a date until the keys are handed over. And to add to the misery, they can deliver only 5 business days after the handover, by which time the builder is going on a Christmas shutdown! Frankly, at this point in time, I would not recommend building a house to anyone. The stress is consuming all our positivity, hope and strength.
I really don’t want to expect much out of tomorrow and get disappointed for the millionth time. I’m just training my mind to stay open, strong and be prepared for whatever comes our way. No matter how rough the tides are going to be, we will sail through! We have got to be thick skinned to brush off all the challenges that are testing us!!!