Here’s another photo from my friend’s reno project. It was taken a couple of months back. The project’s almost finished, but running weeks late. My friend’s already moved in and is now living in the mess. The contractor, while full of good intentions, just doesn’t know how to manage the project. He’s missed almost every milestone and deadline. I was hoping to use him on another project in the works by another friend, but there’s simply no way I’d be involved with this guy/company again. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good guy and very honest. When he promises to have something done by a certain date, he truly believes he can do it. When things go wrong, he’s happy to fix them. When he sees a problem, he brings it to our attention rather than covers it up. But all those positive attributes do not make a successful renovation.
Good news: Today I get my new computer, which means I’ll actually be able to work in Lightroom 3 and Photoshop with a certain amount of speediness. Right now everything is so painfully slow. My new computer is a Pentium i7-870 with 8 gigs of ram, a two terabyte hard drive and a one terabyte backup drive. I’ll be running Windows 7 and Office 2007, along with my photo editing software.