You may recall that I had part of my sidewalk and my driveway replaced because I was told to do so or be ratted out to the city for code violations. Plus we had our patio expanded a bit. Expenses that I would rather not have had, but there you go.
So I got this letter from neighborhood association -- same one that would have ratted me out to the city -- saying that "due to recent events," any of us in the hood who chose the construction company they recommended as the concrete guy should now work directly with the owner of the company.
There are some other whys and wheretofors, but unless I miss my guess, the guy who did the job at my house is no longer employed by the company, and they are looking to head him off at the pass.
Could be he just quit. Or that there were some financial irregularities -- I made my checks out to him personally, and not the company -- had to change one, in fact, because I had written it to the company. Takes a week to cash it that way, he told me, and he needed the money for the cement truck.
No problem. I wrote another check.
I have no complaints. The man did excellent work at a reasonable price, but it does make one wonder what the rest of the story is ...