like birds building a nest

There's a commercial that I can't find anywhere that was a contractor telling a couple that they would come in and tear things up for a week or so and fly like the wind, but then they would drop off the face of the earth for weeks and the couple "shouldn't even *try* to call." Finally, they would come back and finish everything up and the couple would love it. The couple just sit there in shocked silence. The commercial was claiming that sometimes there's such a thing as being too honest. But that scenario is exactly what's happening to us right now.

We spent a week with things happening at a rushed pace and walls moving on a daily basis. But then the week ended and you can hear crickets chirping on our property. I wouldn't be so upset about this if the things they rushed through doing last week weren't so shoddy. This entire process is making me exhausted.

So while I would love to update you all on the house progress, it's pretty much at a standstill right now and our contractor isn't returning my calls. I'm trying to remain calm about the whole thing and not start yelling at our contractor. But I'm not above emailing him pictures of the shitty carpentry in our house. And I did leave him a voicemail saying that while they did nail lumber to our house, it was more like birds building a nest, one haphazard twig at a time.