Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thanks For Your Patience; Still Here, But Busy As Heck

I have to apologize to the readers of Thinking Out Loud In Sturbridge for the lack of writing as of late.  Life is good, but has managed to ask for more of my time in other places.    I have a lot on mind, too.

Until next time, have any of you ever undergone a home renovation involving a general contractor, and several sub contractors?

How'd that go for you?  I'm curious.  I'd like to know if my expectations are set too high, or there is a stupidity portion of the licensing exam one must pass in order to be a licensed contractor in Massachusetts.

Just thinking.  More later.


  1. If the general contractor hired and is responsible for paying the subcontractors, the contractor should be responsible to you for the others. In other words, if you hired "Big Wig Company" and will be, or have been, billed for everything by "Big Wig Company" alone, get the company you gave the money to to straighten things out. If you get no satisfaction there, there's always the Attorney General's office...

  2. Actually, I'm not sure it's stupidity but rather ignoring certain things so it will make their job easier. My experiences show their wiley, not stupido.


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