I donít know how to start or even type what I have put my family throughÖ I had just been talking to a friend who has alerted me to what I have let happen here on the TDH. I donít blame you guys for being worried about this project. I didnít mean for this to happen, but during November and December I reached rock bottom financially and spiritually. I became depressed and kind of been out of touch to some of my responsibilities. During the fall I have been doing work for ucsd on one of their condeminium complexes and during that time I have been getting by. I did a lot of change orders for them and they started piling up. I invoiced them at the end of October when the job was done and they basically said what the hell is this? The superintendent just screwed me for all the change orders. I did them in good faith apon verbal agreement was supposed to invoice him at the end and now he says he doesnít remember all the extra work I did for him. It has been months now try to fight them and get my money. I was counting on that money because I fronted a lot of the job already. I thought ok, Iíll pick something up November and I should be ok. Yeah right! It got worse. All this has taken a toll on my marriage because of stress. I was just about to lose my house, right now I am working with my bank to get everything straightened out. The house is the main reason I have not talked to anyone here on the board. I canít lose the house because itís the house I grew up in. I had bought it from my father so I canít disappoint my parents. It canít be any worse right? I am starting to pick up small jobs but nothing to that will get my over the hump just yet, a term that I have never used until this year. I have a really good job in three weeks so I am starting to be optimistic.
I have not talked to the boot maker since the week of thanksgivings. Back then he was going to finish the boots and give me an update but with the holidays and the bad time I was having I havenít called them. I know that they shut down for these weeks so I am sure theyíre still not done. I will see if I can get an update for you and a timeline asap.
I am sorry that I have not been more persistent on them as I should but I promise that is going to change. I am not going to let drag on any further.
Hopefully I can restore confidence in you guys soon and I know its all my fault for letting it get this far. I am sorry I let you guys down. I hope that you understand that this has never happened to me and I didnít know how to handle it but we are going through it.
I was debating wether or not to post all the details of what I have been going through here openly. I was going to chicken out and pm everybody on this project privately, but my friend basically said to me to be honest and address it to the whole TDH.