The reason not to use family when building.
So my bro in law does fencing. I'm getting a stallion... need fence... call bro in law. Don't ask for special treatment, just want a fence. Fence all paid for... need finished by March 1st (this is late Jan), no problem. Get material delivered. Put posts in Feb 19th, be back the following Thurs to finish!! Yeah. Things come up... delay, delay, delay. We'll be there on the 29th. Okay. Getting concerned. 29th... oh look at that... major storm (not that they could of done anything about that but knew the last minute thing would not work). Don't worry, 1st weather is good, get it done while you pick up stallion (date set in stone, no leeway, STRESSED this to bro in law in Jan).
Come home today after picking up my stallion. That part goes nice and smoothly. Told on phone by sis that fence wasn't "completely" done but good enough to put stallion in. This paddock is a 125' x 150' paddock, 5' high horse fence with top and bottom 2" x 6 " rail. Planning to add hot wire on top and middle. Dark when we get home, hop on gator to take a look and now I want to cry . The fence is suitable for foals or as a kennel but lousy for a stallion.
DH had, in detail, described how the fence needed to be done. We could of done this ourselves, but time and energy is in short supply at this time. We figured why not spend the extra $$ and take away the stress.
Top rail not fully nailed on all the way around, bottom rail sitting on ground in places, wire stretched but not attached properly to the corner post, cross wire stretched and then TIED to the other WIRE. I can't even begin to think how they thought that was a good idea. Gate one... for the most part, though not the way I wanted (which is the way EVERY single gate on the farm is done and since he helped put those up you'd think that wouldn't be an issue).
I know I can't say anything to sis because she'll just get upset and say we're too picky, her husband was sick (which I'm sorry for but he was good last week when it should of been done but chose to do other small fence jobs that could of waited. The first delay was simply waiting on the wire to come in. Why not finish one of the other small quick jobs then that day and come the next day. Frustrated as , and now have a stallion spending the night in the trailer. It's 20' with no divider and he's loose so not terrible but I have NOWHERE else to put him tomorrow. My stalls are too simplistic. The rest of my pastures are simply hot wire. Now I'm going to have to spend tomorrow trying to find a place to keep him until I can get his fence redone or put another one up. Good luck with that...
Next time I stick to non family so I can cuss them out when they screw up royally.
Okay... rant over. Just needed to vent as my usual venting sources (sister and mom) are out of the question.