Monday, October 29, 2007

The Milky White Disaster Part II: The Return of Wood

Well, this has been a horrible project. as many will recall from the Milky White Disaster story we had a bunch of expensive panels come in quite frankly looking like crap. absolutly terrible. so they picked up the panels to respray them. great. problem solved. oh, i wish. so they arrive at 2 on Friday......LOOKING WORSE THAN THEY STARTED! of course i really don't have time to wait so i tell them to send 6 sheets to the cabinet shop and everyone just get to work on this stuff. as they start i sprint (picture Tom Kattau in a stiff legged jog, after all, i do have a beard right now) to the door room to get a sample and meet everyone in the cabvinet shop. just as i suspected, the panels were worse than they were to begin with. just then i see Curt "Captain Happy" Yoder walking in the plant. i have kept him out of this the whole time and figure now is the time to get him involved. he comes to see the panels and explodes. i think it went something like "#$*&@# %@# @%#$@ @%#$@#%$@#% the world $ @ ## @#your @%$@&*@#&@#. And by the way !@(#$*&@#(#@#(@ @$ Tabasco @ #*(&# $(*# $!@# Larry Bird!" that is MAD! so i call my guy and tell him that he needs to be out and we need a fix STAT.

Jon came out Friday and they pick the panels up then. i got a call from Jon at 8:30 friday night saying that he just left the plant. things were being sprayed and colors looks great. MY PROBLEMS ARE OVER!!!!

we had a very good weekend. had a halloween party for a bunch of kids over at E.'s sister. that went very very well. Georgia beat Florida. Red Sox win the World Series. what could go wrong. then, i went to work

Monday i skip into work waiting for hugs and butt pats. ooooorrrrrrrr i could find out that no panels have arrived. at all. anywhere. at all. zero. (none) i call Jon. call a second number. 3, 4, and 5 more numbers to various people, plants nothing. i wait 3.4658765821 seconds and call the plant again. i get a guy telling me that he will look into it a call me back.

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nobody is calling. i call again to hear a girl tell me that they are waiting on paint. huh? well heres the skinny.

Jon said that they decided Friday night that they would just go get all new bad board panels rather than adding more and more paint to these that were really quite crappy to begin with. well no that they had already sprayed these panels so many times and now a new plant was spraying them in a totally different machine that they never expected to use on these panels that takes a tottally different kind of paint from what you just go get at Lowe's. well it also takes 3 coats and what Jon had seen was coat 1 and they compared color. so they finished 4 panels that i have here. they look great. i am supposed to see the remanding 31 by 2:00. we'll see.

3 comments:

Jeff Kamp said...

did you offer captain happy some soap for his mouth. I bet that would have eased the tension!!!

Stacy said...

So how did it turn out?

brent said...

quite nice. when the unit gets cabinets and closer to being done, i will take pics