I received a call from the regional manager of the company that I contracted with and he apologized for the error on their part and agreed to move forward with the job at the contracted price. I feel better!
In unrelated news, I saw my daughter perform - sing some songs at a "coffee shop" event at her (high) school. It was great to watch her and all the kids supporting each other and doing a great job.
I better run - sorry this is so short, but I am really tired.