What Home Remodelers Fear. There’s a Hierarchy.

02 Jul

I am ready to pull the trigger on a modest expansion of Casa Saddleburr to accommodate a lifestyle lift to the old hacienda.

The language of the contract is sadly humorous. The verbiage of the contract addresses the ‘Unavoidable Delay’ provision.

Yeah. I understand that it starts with unavailability of materials. That’s understandable. It’s within reason and something that can be resolved with a mere discussion and a Plan B.

But after that, in order of predictable delays are:

Union Delays

Changes in Governmental Regulation

Acts of Governmental Agencies or their employees

and lastly…

Acts of God

So the bottom line is that the really high risk component of this contract starts with the human debris that comprises the faceless government bureaucrats at all levels.

This is what the remodeler truly fears because a government predisposed to put its boot on the neck of small business is something to be feared.


And if God were to throw a hurricane or tornado in the mix that would be an extreme. If Government was to do so would be……predictable.


Posted by on July 2, 2012 in politics


3 responses to “What Home Remodelers Fear. There’s a Hierarchy.

  1. Saddlesore

    July 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    It’s easier to build a major bureaucracy in this country than a home addition. Just don’t let EPA find any bald eagles on your property.

  2. nooneofanyimport

    July 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Great post. I’d laugh, except . . . I think the joke is on us. The federal gov’t is more powerful than God, inasmuch as humanly practicable anyway . . .

    • Chillingworth

      July 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

      God is more powerful, but the government is more “faceless” and indifferent to our suffering


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