August 2nd 2012 9:32 pm
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Here is the latest on what is going on at our New Mexico property. The code inspector came out yesterday and failed the electrical work that has been done thus far. Daddy had already fired the electrician so when the inspector wrote up several items that needed to be fixed before he would sign off on the inspection, daddy called the fired electrician and informed him what occurred and his response was that daddy could fix everything. Daddy requested that the electrician come out and fix everything and then he (the electrician) needed to pay the $85 dollar fee to have the code enforcer come back and do a re-inspection as it was his errors that caused the failure and he needed to be responsible for his mistakes. Needless to say the electrician disagreed so now daddy is scrambling to find another electrician who can fix everything and finish the work that is needed to be done.
Also, the talked about monsoon rains have been occurring off and on and since the other contractor that was supposed to correct the grading and put gravel on the dirt roads has disappeared daddy might get stuck on the property with no way of leaving – he said that the skies are currently loaded with very dark clouds and he suspects it will rain sometime tonight and tomorrow so he is not going to be able to go to town and do his laundry. Momma might be forced to send him some clean underwear if this occurs – BOL, BOL. At this time, daddy is not having fun in New Mexico and wants this project to be FINISHED!
Last night momma bought a faucet for her new kitchen sink on the internet because had she left that for daddy to do, he would have bough the cheapest thing he could find and momma is determined that this kitchen is going to be her dream kitchen. As momma was searching for her faucet she discovered that some of them a very, very pricy. The first one that momma really liked cost over $600 dollars – YIKES! Needless to say momma used lots of restraint and chose a much cheaper one, but one that daddy never would have bought because it cost more than $40 dollars – BOL, BOL. She was going to tell daddy that she bought the faucet but since he is all bummed out about the electrical problem she decided not to tell him anything just yet and that was probably a very smart move on her part too.
On the home front here in California, there still remains much packing that needs to be done. She has decided NOT to take the fish aquarium and is going to post it for sale on Craigslist. Momma said it would be one less thing she would have to move.
My paws and gums have healed nicely and I am back to being my bossy self after having been tortured by the vet. Puffy and I got to play bunny tag for a tiny bit today and boy was it fun. Puffy and I make pretty good bunny herders if I do say so myself.
Hugs and kisses,
Your poor Daddy. It must be frustrating to be away from his family and then have to deal with bad electricians and such. Hope things get better for him soon.
I try to herd bunnies in the front yard, but they don't wanna be herded. Hope things starting going better in NM.
Well, your Momma could tell your Daddy that she saved him about $600 dollars. Maybe that would cheer him up.
Things will get better out there in NM. And then you will all be together and you can continue the adventure as a family.
So glad you are healin up after all that torture.
Certainly hope things start to go more smoothly for your daddy in New Mexico. I can only imagine how frustrated he must be. Glad you are there to supervise everything in your current home.
I'm glad you are feeling better, and that you are back to being the boss. I'm sorry about all the problems on the new house in New Mexico. Is there someplace where he can report that electrician? Aren't people like him usually licensed? Since your Mommy will be missing the aquarium, why not order a bathroom sink aquarium or a toilet aquarium? I covered them in one of my blogs, and they are really fantastic. Your Mommy could have a "dream bathroom", and the cats would go nuts.LOL
Your poor Daddy. Mine would be ripping his hair out at this point!
I agree with DFB, maybe report the electrician guy to the BBB or sumptin' to warn others about hirin' him.
Your poor daddy. Mommy's daddy was a general contractor, and she's nevfur heard of a job that didn't go longer and cost more than it was supposed to, and where something didn't go badly wrong. But in the end, your fambly will be happy in your new home.
Pepper's right, that electrician needs to be reported to the licensing bureau and the BBB. Grrrrrrrrrr!!
So sorry to hear Daddy is having such problems with the electrician (would definitely report him) and the weather is bad. Hoping all will start to go smoothly soon.
We need a new faucet for our kitchen, too, and you're so right...the nice ones are SO expensive! Some things better not to tell Daddy at this time when he's already so stressed!
Good luck with packing & glad to hear you're feeling better, CocoRose!
Love to all~
Sully, Socks & Mom