Tuesday, February 19, 2013
tempest in a teapot
It seems some sort of sanity has been restored pursuant to my last post. After three rude and somewhat insulting emails from the husband and my
snarky calm, diplomatic, and educational responses, I fully
expected to receive a reply saying that they would not be paying me
the balance owed. It was all I was waiting for in order to start the
legal proceedings. After all, in his last email, he told me to 'fix
the lizard' (in a way that illustrated his complete ignorance of what
was done or what could be done) or come get the window and give them
their money back. What I got instead was a conciliatory note from
the wife, who I had been dealing with throughout the commission. She
loves the window, has accepted the fact that the lizard is not highly
visible, and that we would most certainly get paid.
So it turned out to be a tempest in a teapot but it would have been nice if they hadn't added a huge negative layer to my weekend.
Other than that we have been so busy finishing up the three residential commissions we received during the Invesco project that have been waiting so patiently. The third one should get finished this week and then next week we should have two installations.
In the off days, when we aren't in the shop doing fabrication, I've been working on the images for the most recent commission, a 'leadership wall' in the conference room of a business. Four quotes and portraits of men that the head honcho finds inspiring etched on wall mounted panels. This is a very challenging job as I've never done anything quite like this before. I usually shy away from portraits but they say they don't want straight portraits but want them treated 'artistically', whatever the fuck that means. Anyway, another couple of long days and I should be ready for a presentation to them.
I'm so happy to have so much work, have two more residential projects to submit a proposal for, after that very long dry spell, but it would be nice to have a week or so between jumping from one commission to the next. Soon. We should be done with all fabrication and installations in the next couple of weeks, at least until I get the sketches approved and the full size drawings done for the leadership wall.
In the meantime, it's still spring here, beautiful days interspersed with cold, overcast, and rain...typical spring weather for us. I did spend the day in the yard on Sunday, my one day off these days but it has been so consistently windy the last week that I haven't been able to get any good pictures.
Hopefully the work load will let up some in the coming weeks and I will find the time and energy to post about other things a little more often.