Sunday, June 15, 2008

Just Your Average Sunday

After two months of waiting and begging to get the most basic work done, I hire a guy who's on the job at 7am on Father's Day. By lunchtime we had the phone conduit rerouted, a new conduit for bringing power back into the house from the meter, the rest of the pad up to grade and compacted and the foundation footing excavated and ready for concrete forms. Not bad for a Sunday morning. I have perhaps a day of work with a shovel to get everything squared away for setting up all the forms.

It looks like rain on and off for the rest of the week. It'll give us a little time to get settled in to the new house. We're going to try to unpack as little as possible to get by for the next five months. Michelle's displeasure with the new rental was assuaged by the discovery that this house does, in fact, have DSL. Moderately assuaged. Though we have a fair amount of tolerance for filth, it has to be our filth, and this place is still pretty filthy despite the owners assurance that it would be cleaned before we moved in. At least we won't have to worry about leaving it spotless when we leave.

This week I've got to try to get in touch with the electrician to set up power. And I've got to press Lewis Tapley to do the right thing.

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