"Any project I ask for a quote for in the fall or winter, I already know they're going to say it will take a year."
"So that they have all summer to use the house, of course."
"What?? The construction company is using your house?"
"I dropped in for a surprise visit in June, and I found the workers there with their girlfriends, cooking out and drinking and having a grand old time. Terrible!"
"Oh man, what did you do?"
"Well, I mean, they're perfectly right! It's what anyone would do! But I told them to knock it off, or at least not to make a mess. And I got a discount."