I got a really nasty call yesterday from a "customer"--not really even my customer--filled with threats and hate. Kind of ruined my day, but there is nothing I can do--or anyone for that matter. I don't know what they don't understand... They purchased a lot and picked out a home design in a new development from the developer of the community. I am the sub-contractor to the developer to do the build. They apparently put down a substantial deposit with the developer, and I did receive a deposit from the developer to start construction in June--the home is supposed to be ready for occupancy next month. We haven't even broken ground yet, and don't know if we even can this year. Mother Nature came along to destroy the best laid plans. The site is located just outside of Pittsburgh where rainfall this season is already 16+" above annual average and still raining. If I took a piece of heavy equipment onto their lot to dig a basement and lay a foundation, I'd have to rent a crane to get my equipment out and they would have an indoor pool for a basement--it is that wet. The entire city is riddled with landslides (over 50 at this point) and 100 year old neighborhoods are literally sliding down hillsides. Apparently, the developer is jerking them around about refunding their deposit and scrapping the whole project, so they called me to rant. Not my problem--nothing I can do (and the developer knows that), and they are not my customer--the developer is, but they are pissed, and I can understand that, but no one can really do anything about the weather. The other contractor responsible for completing the access roads, storm sewers/drainage basin and sidewalks can't even get in to complete those. Sorry about the rant--just needed to vent, I guess. I feel bad for those folks, but there is nothing I can do for them, and I don't need this sh*t to ruin my day.