The most frustrating thing is that I had gotten an e-mail from the first contractor we spoke to, Steve on Monday asking for an update. I had spoken to "Reasonable" Contractor and had gotten assurances that he had confidence in his quote, and we needed to get a more detailed one and then we would sign a contract. So I decided to e-mail the first contractor and tell him we had decided to go with somebody else. No sense in leaving him hanging.
The second I hit "send-receive" I got the revised estimate from the "Reasonable" Contractor. So, now I've pissed off Steve who worked really hard on our bid.
I'm just so inexperienced at this and I HATE not being good at something.
So, I called Rich and he immediately made me feel better. He said the worst case scenario is that we move into the house AS IS. Not a problem, it's a nice house. We get a "pile of cash" from the sale of our condo. We stick it in the bank and we live in the house as is for a year and then we'll get a sublet next spring and do the construction then.
I think we'd have a much better sense of what we needed after living in the house for a year.
So, I'm feeling better.
My husband is so reasonable.
I love him.