Interpretation is Over-rated

From Janelle:

At dinner the other night with friends Lewis made a comments that I always say “Let’s ask Contractor Don” and that Contractor Don of serves as an intermediary.   All I have to say is refer to my October 28 Post, “What is the Point?”  It doesn’t do any good for us to discuss how construction will look or play out without the contractor or designer here as we each have a picture in our head and more often than not they are not anywhere close to being the same.  We have so far successfully avoided “Lewis the Interpreter Syndrome” which is better for all of us.  I for one, am tired of this project and the squabbling and we are just starting the hard part; the finish work.  Oh, joy.

From Lewis:

It is so much easier and faster to move onto the next subject than to dwell on it. Things should pick up this week. Hopefully we can keep momentum.

The word Translate on a red computer keyboard key or button to illustrate translation from one language into another through deciphering meaning, transcription or interpretation - stock photo              Several colorful arrow street signs with words Not Me - His, Her and Their Fault, symbolizing the twisting of the truth and shifting of blame - stock photo

3 Responses to Interpretation is Over-rated

  1. Lynda MARTINELLI Rahaeuser says:

    I’m with you Janelle. The contractor can understand and speak both langauges. I’m sure it isn’t foreign to him, and you will find that it is better to keep him in the loop. He may even have a better suggestion or solution. Good Luck!!!

  2. Sandy says:

    Gary and I are fortunate that our visions are almost always close. On those rare occasions they are not look out. If I get my way and it turns out it maybe was not the way to go….. Lets just say I hear about it for months! The joy of remodelng. Wish I did not enjoy it so much

  3. The funny thing is that we THINK we are visualizing the same thing but when we each explain it to a third party we’re usually off from the other’s vision. Venus vs. Mars Syndrome or Left Brain/Right Brain, whatever it is it is frustrating for both of us.

    And yes, the contractor does have good suggestions!

    Ha, that’s funny, Lewis is the one that hears about if for months but he’s already forgotten about it by then…

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