Aaargh! It gets worse. Turns out the contractor thought our appointment was on Thursday instead of Wednesday which explains the no-show. (Not that it's entirely forgiven...I had my planner out in front of me when we made the appointment and it WAS for Wednesday - I'm confident b/c we already had a Thursday appointment elsewhere and I remember thinking I was glad she could fit us in on Wednesday).
The contractor was SO NICE about it which almost makes it harder. She left us a voicemail and ran over all the work she had done for us that day and said she'd fax us a list of the sub-contractors she recommended we work with and her drawings for the bathroom, etc.
I'm not wavering on I think it was the right decision to let her go. Mixed up night or not, there were other things askew. But I still feel bad. Not quite sure why.
On a brighter note, we've given the go ahead for the bedroom fabrics and in 4-6 weeks should have new curtains and bedspread and pillow shams (must have pillow shams. What is life without coordinating pillow shams?) And come Sunday we'll hopefully have a cheery new banana-yellow bedroom. The name of the paint color is "banana." Like I don't have enough stress in my life already...