Thursday, January 30, 2014

It’s been a long month. Cold, also.

I’ve been planning the yearly property ‘improvement’. Each year I’ve been doing a something for the property. I’ve been meaning to redo the front porch the last couple of years, and side the workshop for a number of years more than that.

Last year I had the porch dead in my sights and the tractor repairs and a new mower got in the way.

So, I juggled the tiles in the hat and re-drew.

The workshop won and I made arrangements for the work in the spring (which project is not tine sensitivity, just a bit weather sensitivity. The contractor said he would rather some chill than the heat of summer.)

Today, browsing about the web I came across this article:

Dale Lott couldn’t believe what he received in the mail.

“We were shocked … we felt we had no choice. Who wants a lien put against them?” asks Lott.

You probably would be shocked, too, if you had to pay for a new driveway twice.

“We paid a little over $1,700 dollars … two times,” says Lott.

The problem happened after the general contractor failed to pay the sub-contractor. 

“Lesson learned. People who have any kind of work make sure the contractor can provide proof that all the bills have been paid,” says Lott.

Ah, Kansas laws.

I’ve seen them in action before – as a matter of note, I was around with a similar problem when the law makers passed the law. They said they were protecting the individual contractors.

In reality they opened the door to precisely this type of situation.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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