Monday, June 9, 2008

Finally? Part 2


I arrived at the site this morning to find Jeff Grey already at work. I had asked him to order a culvert for the morning so he could continue prepping the house site. The culvert had been delivered but not without drama. The truck from Granville got stuck in the driveway. After heavy use from Jeff's dump trucks over the last few days, the fix applied a week ago was showing serious signs of inadequacy. Just another half-ass job from our nemesis, Earthworks. I thought I was finally done with Lewis Tapley, but the more I thought about it the more I couldn't just let it go. So I called him again to let him know that yet another delivery truck got stuck in our driveway. He's so tired of hearing from me. He actually tried to blame the delivery drivers. He actually asked me what I wanted to do. Isn't it obvious. Come and look. Make your own assessment and fix it. I wonder how long it will take him to show up this time. Jeff thinks that he won't be pleased to see another excavator on the job. If I get a call from the well driller and it's still not fixed, I'll have Jeff do it. We're probably talking about $500 in material, not something that's going to hold me back from moving forward. At this point it's more the principle of the matter. I didn't get what I paid for, and it's set us back about six weeks.

On the bright side, the electrical conduit is in. Jeff did the rest of the digging, and I glued up the conduit. There was about 150' of trench running through Chris and Anna's property this morning, and by the end of the day it was hardly noticeable. Under the circumstances neatness counted, and Jeff did a far neater job than I could have done in a fraction of the time.

2 comments:

Timothy said...

HA! Are Tapley and friends really that incompetent? If this is their profession, why are they having such a hard time executing this one task? I'm sure these are things that are constantly circling in your mind. At least both you and Tappy Tap Tap will have stories to tell for years to come.

Molly said...

Seriously, Can you imagine the blog Tapley is writing about you?!