Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blog Contest: When Will the Workers Leave?

You're not going to believe it, but work began on our apartment yesterday (October 28), only a month and 6 days after I first posted about it.

They were supposed to start Monday, but they didn't have any materials. All I've seen them use the last two days are little scrapers to remove paint off the wall. But, apparently they didn't have those on Monday.

Then they were going to start Tuesday but it was cloudy. (Yes, cloudy.) They said it might rain. There are 3 stories of problems in this apartment, only one story of which would be affected by rain.

Tuesday afternoon Guapo called and fired them. After many apologies and pledges that they would get their act together, they showed up on Wednesday (at 10:30). Gaupo told them they have one more chance and then they are gone, no matter what condition the house is in.

The contract says 20 working days until they're done.

If you would like to participate please tell me the date you think the workers will actually be finished. I should mention that there are two national holidays in Brazil in November (well, actually 3, but one falls on a Sunday this year).

I will send a pair of Brazil's famous flip-flops, Havaianas, to the person who is closest.

(Unless you're Ballerina Girl, in which case I'll have Guapo bring you back some toilet paper from his December trip to the States. :) )

15 comments:

Valarie said...

My guess is January 10. Although, I'll feel really bad if it really is that long and I win.


-nothing like a contest to bring out the blog stalkers

Ballerina Girl said...

Ok missy....I am BG :)
and I am playing! TP would be wonderful, but he doesn't have to bring it back, I promise!

My guess is December 2nd...
and feel free to come over here anytime!

BG

Janice said...

40 days from now (December 29th)

Betty said...

Oh a contest! I love guessing. Mine is: Dec. 4th! But I hope I´m wrong and it´s sooner!

Awesome Mom said...

Even though I hope it will not last thing long I am going to guess Jan 20th

Jeanie said...

It's gotta get done before you leave for Christmas. Let's say Dec. 12...but I will be hoping for sooner for you.

Stephanie said...

How about a little optimism (and a couple of extra days)..and say december 8th!...Here's hoping my friend! Good luck!

Kari said...

OK, Betty took mine but I'll say December 3rd. Here's to good karma being sent your way, or crossing my fingers, or whatever it takes!!!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

I can't remember the holidays that are in Nov- I do remember that mail took an extra 2 weeks though- So- I am going to guess Dec 20th and PRAY I lose by a whole month! Maybe they will shock you and be gone by November 20th- It could happen :)

Fabiola said...

Hummmmm though question....
(And I won't be competing for the Havaianas, it is not fair, since I can get them really easily).

I will place my bet on Dec 15th.

Happy Halloween

Fabiola

Natalie said...

Hi, I am Txmommy's Mom and I love to read your blog from time to time.
My guess is Dec 1st.

Patbianchi said...

I'm going to be the ultimate pessimist. My guess is NEVER because they are never going to figure out the source of the leak (and Guapo will once again fire them). Please bring the winning flip-flops for me when you return to the states. I need them.

Stephanie said...

I am going to say December 18th....I hope it is sooner!

Maine Mom said...

I hope I'm not right, but I'm going with January 15th.

I thought of you when our oil delivery guy showed up in the afternoon instead of in the morning the other day. At least he showed up!

lizzy-loo said...

you need a little optimism girl!

november 18