My husband is in the construction industry. He understands mistakes are made and has told me the more important thing is how they respond to fix the mistake. I've got to imagine even he thinks this is too much. To be fair, so far every mistake has been fixed without argument. This is the third major ordering mistake... that I know of. I have to start thinking that way now. Have they messed up anything else that I haven't caught??? I can't remember if I posted on the blog, but the wrong garage doors were ordered as well. We are still waiting for the correct ones to be delivered. There is no way that Ryan homes is making any money on the sale of our house. The garage doors can maybe be resold or used in another project. The carpet? I don't know. Would someone buy that as a remnant? Possibly. The brick? That was a total EFF up. All the labor wasted putting it up, taking it down, then it all had to be thrown away. Astonishing.
I emailed the PM last night and I'm sure he's handling it today. We are set to close in 2 weeks. How long does it take for carpet to be delivered? Can we close if there's no carpet throughout the house? Do I want to? I wouldn't be able to move anything in. I already have a moving company scheduled. GAH!!!! I feel my blood pressure rising. It is my intent to call the SR this morning after she gets in, if the PM doesn't call me before then.
Back to good news, for a minute. We met the other neighbors on the other side of our home. They are a bit older than us, with a daughter that is a senior in college. They have an adorable basset hound. They seem very nice.
And finally, here is a picture of my pretty house. With the correct brick. It will look even prettier when the shutters go up and the door is painted.
Update: I spoke with the PM and SR. Basically, I told them I needed someone to make me feel warm and fuzzy about keeping our closing date. (Hug me and tell me it's gonna be alright!) After making some calls the PM said that the carpet we chose is not an unusual carpet so they don't see any trouble getting it in. It's been ordered but because it was just done they can't actually track it yet. He told them they need it installed no later that the middle of next week. He also confirmed that the pad is correct. In the meantime, the crew is out installing the incorrect carpet today. They are doing this as a precaution so that it does not delay inspection or closing. When the new carpet comes in, they will rip it out and replace it. My heart breaks a little bit for the wastefulness of this. He apologized for all the mistakes that have been made in the choices.