Saturday, December 1, 2007

The contract

This is the contract that my husband signed on Wednesday for a new roof. Not very official looking, I know. In retrospect, that should have been a clue. Another flag was the contractor asking us to make out the check to his girlfriend. The next flag came yesterday when the shingles didn't arrive like he promised and we checked with Lowes and no order had ever been placed. I talked to him after that and he assured me he'd be out with them first thing this morning. Today he disappeared with half the money we put down. I don't even want to tell you how much it was but it's sure put a damper on Christmas. Theft is such an awful experience. I feel like I've been hit in the stomach. How does one human being do it to another human being? I just don't get it....

1 comment:

David A. Davison said...

It could have been worse. He could have hired someone to start taking off the old shingles, not paid them or paid them with a bad check, and have them put a mechanics lien on your home to collect their money. It happens believe it or not.

I hope everything works out for you. How did you find this person by chance? Just curious?