So, as is to be expected, my contractor has not turned out to be the dream contractor I hoped that he might be. Like Phil, the first contractor, getting Stefan to call me back is damn near impossible. T. who recommended Stefan keeps telling me that Stefan is just "working through the list of jobs," but would it really be so hard for Stefan to email me back once in a while? Hmmm? I'm going to give Stefan a big nudge this weekend and see if it inspires some action.
(Plus, he better get to work soon, or else he runs the risk of having me here at the apartment with him while he does the work. When I told T. this, he laughed and said: Stefan might like that--you'd be helpful!)