~Pull Up A Seat~

This should show everyone what a lousy contractor looks like. He took a marble bench and cracked it in half trying to moving it with his truck. Destroyed it as a bench and walked away without offering to fix it. This was months ago. I had to turn my back and walk away before I blew up and just left there, until today.

It was a very nice day here and I felt a need to get out in it. So, I got out the the lifter thingy and jacked it up. Had help, yes I did. We shoved the block under it and added another level of wood and it is now fixed. Well, semi fixed, or sort of, but not really it still has a crack.

I figure I can plant it out. I do that a lot around here, I plant things out that I don’t want to look at. So some kind of shrubby plant small enough will go there so that I can actually use it to pull up a seat.

I will be making a cushion for the bench as soon as it is cleaned up. Working on the area will be dirty and I am just beginning on it. A little shed, veggie garden and hopefully some chickens will live happily ever after there.

Until then, I can now pull up a seat on the well worn bench that has so much beauty.

Cracks don’t matter here at Sheckyville.

Til Next Time,

Mrs. Shecky

Pull Up A Seat #10

13 Comments Add yours

  1. XingfuMama says:

    Its a beautiful piece, even with the crack and repair work.

  2. junglekingz says:

    don’t be shy ’bout sharing this contractors details… others need to be forewarned…it’s funny, but i never pcture you sitting down (cept on luvmedo), you are one of the busiest peoples there are…

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      I’d like to out him, but we are waiting to see if other remedies will be sought. Yelp is always a good in between but we are still looking at the board of contractors for now and insurance routes. It’s a crapshoot, but I am glad he is just gone. I had to laugh at the sit down… I really try to stay busy, like a job or something. I am afraid if I don’t move I will be stuck. Can’t have that 🙂

  3. capost2k says:

    If this was in the US, I would recommend legal action to collect damages from the contractor. I WAS a contractor and am embarrassed by incompetent, and more so, unethical contractors. The offender could have repaired this with just a day’s work.
    https://www.artistry-in-glass.com/how-to-repair-a-broken-marble-slab/
    If this happened on my watch I would have done this repair, but also added a matching (or nearly so) leg under the repair.
    This should all be done at the contractor’s expense.

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      I agree, but I was so sick of him by this time I never called him back. He was done and wont get a referral. I’m still considering a contractors board complaint. There was much more he did wrong too. You are one of the honorable few. I’m going to check out your link. Thank you so much!

      1. capost2k says:

        Well, I officially retired in Dec 2019 and am enjoying criticizing other GCs too much to get back into it! 😅. Always happy to give advice, though.

  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    Breaking it is bad enough, but not apologizing? Appalling.
    Cracks can be appealing in their own way. Reminds me of the Japanese art of dealing with broken pottery, Kintsugi. They put the pottery together using lacquer dusted with gold or silver. Turns something broken into something beautiful. Don’t know if it would work on your bench though 🙂
    Kintsugi

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      Yes, I have used that method and do that to my precious china but this is very old antique marble. I think I’m going to try that epoxy method and just live with it.

      1. Aimer Boyz says:

        Unlike us, marbke looks good aged and cracked 🙂

        1. iammrsshecky says:

          LOL! Yup.

  5. Teresa says:

    A cushion is a great idea. Love it!

    1. iammrsshecky says:

      Oh good! I can’t think of anything else to cover that huge crack.

  6. John says:

    Wow, I would be really torqued off! The seating is beautiful.

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