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He Told Me So

There aren't too many phrases that give people as much pleasure as "I told you so" does. I think that no one wants hearing this phrase, though. I have to admit, however, that I deserve it this time. I hate to say it, but Jer was right.

He wanted things done at the new unit in a certain way and I didn't really pay much attention. Now we're paying (literally) for that. Apparently, the carpenters didn't take the electrical wiring into consideration. Now, the electricians have to make do with what is there - unless we tear everything down and spend more.

I feel really bad about the whole situation. Everyone is upset and emotions running high do not really help. One thing that I am glad about is that the husband of the owner's sister has finally stepped in and will supervise the wiring job. He is a licensed electrician and we talked about how we want things done. He seems competent enough and promised to make sure that things are done the proper way. With what we're paying the electricians, I really hope that they do it right.

I wish I had listened to Jer in the first place. Now, I not only have to bear the costs, I also have to bear with his "I told you so."


  1. I certainly hope you take the carpenters off your list of preferred contractors. How sad is it that carpenters have to be told that electricians will be installing wiring and that they should make the necessary allowances. Live and learn, right?

  2. Definitely. The thing is we are renting the place and it was the landlord who sent those's all very complicated. You're right though, live and learn!


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