August 6th 2012 11:05 pm
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Do I need to tell you that momma is still busy packing up the California house? Since the humans have decided not to take the aquarium to New Mexico with them, momma listed it and everything that goes with it on Craigslist and had two people interested. The one guy she had a “funny” feeling about so she refused to give out her cell phone number to him and told him he would have to do all communications on E-mail if he needed additional information. He never E-mailed momma back so that took care of that. Then she had a woman inquire about it and she seemed to really be interested and asked some very good questions regarding the condition, etc. The lady then emailed momma her phone number and requested that momma text her back on her phone. By this time, momma moved all the guppies into small breeding tanks, cleaned out the aquarium and got it nice and sparkling plus she moved it outside onto the front patio so she wouldn’t have to have people that she didn’t know inside the house. However, momma did not recognize the area code on the ladies phone so she texted a message back asking where she was located at and got a response that she was in WEST HOLLYWOOD. That’s not close to where we are so momma text the lady back informing her that the posted add clearly stated what location the aquarium was at and that momma thought the lady should continue her search for an aquarium closer to her location. So now the empty aquarium is sitting on our front porch – LOL. Momma tried to disguise the it by putting several silk plants on top so when the housing association does it’s monthly inspection she doesn’t get written up but it is very big and momma said she doesn’t want to carry it back into the house and then outside again should someone want to see it so she is going to leave it right where it is, for now.
Daddy hired the electrician who had originally submitted that outrageous bid on the New Mexico project to take over all electrical requirements on the New Mexico house. He agreed to lower his rate and has a helper with him so daddy is hoping they get the work done soon. Daddy said he was very upset today because the electrician that he fired had cut a three inch hole in both the house and the garage up by the ceilings to run electrical wires through but the code inspection person told daddy today that the way the guy was planning on doing the electrical wires was not permitted so now daddy has to repair two holes in our buildings. The new electrician suggested he install two outside lights which is a really good save and that is probably what daddy will end up having to do. It's too bad the lights won't be in an area that lights would actually be needed but it's still much better than having 3 inch holes through the building. Needless to say daddy was very upset with the fired electrician. And to make matters even worse the fired electrician continues to call daddy and daddy finally told the guy not to bother him anymore and that he was going to report him to the CDI (I’m not sure who these people are but they issue and control all of the electrical licenses and getting a complaint can result in having them revoke your license).
It continues to rain hard off and on at our New Mexico property. The guy helping daddy had a prior commitment today so he didn’t show up for work and daddy used this time to go into town and do his laundry and some grocery shopping. He is still trying to find someone to come out to the property and correct the water drainage problem because the land between the two buildings wasn’t graded right. This is of major importance because if it rains or snows a great deal, excess water can steep under the building pads and cause major problems. Also, if daddy doesn’t get someone to come out and grade our driveway again and put gravel down, any more rain might make the driveway impossible to navigate the truck on.
Hugs and kisses,
Hope your daddy gets all that New Mexico stuff taken care of!
well I sure hope that Momma finds a home for the guppies and that Daddy gets the electric all worked out before you all get there
Is one pro'lem af'er 'nuther, isn' it? Sheesh! I hopes efurthin' gets all better soon. Take care Coco.
OMD! MISS COCO.... I SEE THE HEADACHES ARE STILL MANY WITH YOUR BUILDING. It's so hard to find honest people to do business with these days.
We hope our appliance disaster is all over with by the weekend.
Electrician is coming tomorrow,Gpa is removing the gas-line before that. The replacement stove is Electric.
Oh my, we sure hope we have no problems with this stove. Gma adapts to it quickly. hugs,mazy
Hope your daddy gets all dat New Mexico stuff straightened out... movin' is a lot of work!
Aw, Coco, your poor daddy! It's enough to make a person just keep renting! But it will be bootiful when it's all done right! You tell your mommy to be careful with Craig's List, there are lots of crazies out there.
Has your Mommy considered listing the aquarium on ebay and listing it as "local pickup only"? That way, you don't have to have a bunch of people coming to your house who aren't really interested, and could potentially be crazy. Mommy sold a couple of huge gas station signs that way, and it worked out nicely.