I’ve learned a bit the hard way from a personal experience that is going on right now for me. We purchased a home – more for the lot it sits on than for the home itself. We envisioned what the home could be…and that’s why my wife spent dozens of hours creating a kitchen design she liked and could live with given our family size and kitchen usage. We employed a contractor, gave him our move in date, and asked if he can meet that date (knowing we need move-time of about a week prior). He said he could. That targeted completion date came and went about two weeks ago. A lot has been done on the house, but nothing – repeat nothing – has been truly finished. It will get finished and it will look incredible. I know that. But for some reason I took off my project management hat and shot this one from the hip. Bad call on my part. I’m paying my contactor weekly and I am still lacking a hard end date which means I’m also lacking hard pack and move in dates. When you have a family that is the size that mine is, that’s a problem.