September 8th 2012 12:24 pm
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As Puffy already told you we are all back in California now, even though daddy is hoping our stay will only be a couple of weeks before we all move to New Mexico permanently, but everything hinges on if the code enforcer signs offs on all of the inspections.
The day before we left, the code enforcer for the electrical division came over and Puffy and I were locked away in the nasty trailer so we would not growl or try to bite them – BOL. The inspection went well except that the wiring for the TV’s had not been completed (daddy was doing them but got tired) and the inspector didn’t like the wires that daddy used even though they were made for this application. Anyhow, after having some tense words with daddy the inspector went ahead and signed off on the inspection although he is requiring that daddy take pictures of the completed wiring and emailing them to him. So that’s two inspections down and only about four more to go.
We left New Mexico on Thursday the 6th and on Friday the 7th, the code inspectors for the plumbing and framing were supposed to come over and do their thing. Right before we left, the plumber approached daddy requesting that he receive some more monies but daddy informed him that they had agreed that he would get the remainder of the monies once the project was completed and passed inspection. Daddy relented and gave him part of the monies left owed with the plumber stating that he would have all of the work done. Too bad the plumber didn’t keep his word as he neglected to show up again to finish the job and when the inspector arrived the work wasn’t completed. The plumber tried to blame daddy’s helper saying that he didn’t get the framing for the tub done but since the helper was there and the plumber didn’t show there really was no way for the plumber to know if the framing had been done or not, he just took a wild guess.
That same day, the code enforcer for the framing department arrived and failed the framing of the kitchen. They require the ceiling beams be bigger in the kitchen so daddy’s helper has to rip out some of the framing beams and replace them with larger ones, other than that nothing else was found wrong with the framing so it should pass next week’s inspection.
After both of these inspections are done and signed off, the helper will put up the dry wall and that too will have to be inspected by the appropriate code enforcer. When that is bought off the electrician will come back in and install all of the light fixtures and switches and again the electrical code enforcer will again have to come out and do another inspection.
The final inspection will be everything as a whole and when it is bought off then the humans and us furry kids can move in.
There are a lot of inspections needed and with each failure, the humans have to reschedule and pay again, to have the inspectors come out and re-do the inspections. It is a very timely process so one always hopes the inspectors do not find anything wrong, but thus far every inspection has failed on the first try. I should also point out that we only have one day a week that the inspectors work in our area and therefore we might not be able to get the inspector to come back the following week, it all depends on how many other places they have on their addenda. Daddy is now worried that all of the delays might force our move to be delayed also.
Hugs and kisses,
Thanks for the updates. Mommy tells Daddy 'bout your terrible times and I am beginnin to think we will be livin in a tent or yurt on My farm in Colorado.
Sure hope things will start goin better for all of you.
Hope your next set of inspections goes well. Just have faith. When you think everything is going wrong, something, something will go the way it should.
COCO .. inspections are the pits.. last year mommy had a new air conditioner and furnace put in and it failed inspection 3 times.. on the third time the inspector fined the company that did the installation .. and they got it right on the 4th try ! Good Luck !
Buttercup & Mommy
Hope all those inspections start going better!
My goodness!!! I sure hope your next inspections pass!