Well, the roofer, who said he was going to come give us a quote (again) didn't show again with no phone call! So he is officially off the roster. It is a shame because I believe he does good work when he is here and we've worked with him in the past.
Unreliability makes it hard for me to want to do business with someone. Plus it is hard to grow a business that way. D says this is an endemic problem amongst roofers in his experience. So off to the next company on the list.
I'm in the midst of working out my summer work schedule. Last summer I took Fridays off. This summer I think I'll have to work 1 Friday a month in order not to have to shift all of my home visit clients. The change may not be worth the hassle.