Nineteen days ago, the guys supposedly finished the siding job. They missed a couple of boards and a piece of trim. We let them know the job wasn't finished, but in the interim, darling husband paid them the final payment.* They finally got by today to finish up. It didn't take them very long at all--maybe 15 minutes to do the job. What a relief to have closure and to not be constantly wondering when or if the crew would show up in my backyard unannounced. I had asked darling son if he thought they would ever show up, and he said, "At an hour that ye think not..." Ha ha, he was right.
*I have noted how Naomi in the story of Ruth KNEW that Boaz would not let the day finish without taking care of business, and I think Boaz must have been a man like darling husband who will not let the sun go down without taking care of business (which can sometimes be a nerve wracking thing for a partner who wants to not rush things). I thought the final payment should have waited until the job was COMPLETED, but dh wanted to get the paperwork finished.
I think I'm going to feel relieved when the reality sinks in that this job is done. Then I guess I can worry about replacing the awning. I had put that on the back burner while we were trying to do the other things.