It has not been a good run of events at le new wine boutique.
What's today's drama, you ask?
Well, I'll tell you.
Today should've been the light at the end of the tunnel for us -- paint should've been done and the racks would be in on Wednesday, product coming in by Friday. And yet.....
While my countertop is there (and looks great!) and while the ceiling looks absolutely gorgeous (Benjamin Moore Dark Basalt -- Google it, it's a fabulous eggplant color!), the paint is not completed. Because this incredibly over budgeted buildout did not have the contractor plaster the walls and soffits properly. Therefore, the painter won't continue the job because he can't really -- it looks like horse hair plaster and this is new construction! So, at our contractor's expense - we've hired a plasterer of our own choice -- to at minimum, try to fix what's there.
Did I mention that our original painter quit, just never showed up to the job site? Right......
On my birthday no less. Yes, imagine the fun of spending the day in the midst of arguements and stress and despair. Ah, but these are the pains of building a new store.
Everything happens for a reason because that wasn't a painter of our choice - he just came with the contractor's package. The painter we brought on is really, really great. Super nice guy and absolutely someone I'd recommend highly to anyone. Fantastic work. Like I said, the ceiling which he sprayed -- gorgeous. And he has ethic in his work, something that's hard to find in the painting trade. Anyway.....
Tomorrow's a new day. The racks will be postponed yet another week. But the plaster will be repaired and the paint will be re-primed and applied and we will get this done.
(Did I mention that Princess Petunia and I both happened to get a touch of food poisoning last night? Yes, fortunately I had it far worse than she did - far worse - but still. Isn't this just fun???)