December 18, 2007

NOT SO FAST.....NOT MOVING IN!!

Okay, not to bore you with all the tedious details BUT in case I did not share this news, about one month ago, we fired our contractor and went with someone else who could finish the house in a more timely manner. So, things have been happily moving along, the furniture is all in, the tree is up, we are unpacked, and getting ready for our final inspection TODAY to get the final occupancy certification we need to permanently live there. We thought everything that $*&^% contractor we fired had done wrong had been fixed (and paid for twice I might add) BUT we have had lots of rain the last two days and we have found out that the drainage system he installed with the foundation has failed and water is getting under the house - VERY BAD!! So, we had our new contractor out there last night who installed an emergency pump which has fixed the problem temporarily but needs to continually run to keep it dry. The inspectors state that the system must be fixed permanently (note, all must be gutted and done again) which is a cost of thousands. SOOOOOOO, I guess my dream of finally living in my new home was very short-lived. Have you ever seen a grown woman cry? Well, come on over because I am doing it a lot! Uggghhhhh!!!!! I am ready to tear my hair out and have spent hours on the phone today with the builders who contracted the first guy threatening them with large lawsuits unless they figure this out! So, what do I want for Christmas? MY HOUSE!!!! Meanwhile, I am investing heavily in chocolate and eggnog. I will probably have to buy all new clothes to fit over my hefty self when this is all over!

15 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

OH my, keeping you in my thoughts and saying a prayer that your previous contractor will have to pay up to get the items you need corrected taken care of.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Oh, how awful for you! I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. I hope you're able to place this all in God's hands knowing that his plans are perfect. Praying that things will be all worked out very soon.

Tracy.H said...

I am so sorry!!! Wow!! I wish I could click my heals and make it all better for you. All I have is some positive vibes comin' your way and some VERY BIG cyber hugs{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gosh...how awful! I will be praying for you, that this will all get worked out very soon. ((((Alex))))

Nikki said...

ohhh Alex...you just can't seem to catch a break! How disappointing. I hope everything works out and soon!!!! We're all thinking of you and your family! {SMILES}

corinnesomerville said...

Ah sweetie..I'm so sorry !!! Praying for a better today for you...go buy some stamps !!!

Big Canadian Hugs Coming Your Way
Corinne

dd2njoy said...

I feel for you big time!!! Hang in
there,things will get better,I'm
sure they aren't gonna get worse!
Sending prayers all will be better
soon!!!!

Debbie/StudioBeeCreations said...

GOODNESS GRACIOUS,Mercy ME!....Oh ALex...my heart goes out to you....my prayers are with you!....I totally believe in the POWER of prayer...may your Christmas be Merry & Bright..Hold your family close...cherish the moments.......scrapbook your situation ( hey, you need documentation when you murder the contractor!)....and CHOCOLATE ( in any form) does help!..Craetive blessings, Debbie

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Oh no . . . just when things were looking up. Alex, I just hope that everything gets taken care of. It's just the worst time of year for all of this to be happening to you. Hang in there! We'll all be thinking of you and hoping this all works out!

Deborah said...

Hang in there Alex! I sent you an email. Deb

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh no, Alex, I'm so sorry to hear this! This is awful! I can't imagine the frustration and aggravation you're going through. I would be crying too! you're in my thoughts and I hope everything gets taken care of. . .and soon!

Vicki said...

I'm really sorry things aren't going well. I look forward to hearing about how much you're loving the house when it's all done. Hang in there buddy!

kathleenh said...

Alex I'm so sorry this has happened with your new home. Kinda puts my whole craft room scenario into perspective. Yes, let's escape somewhere so we can stamp and forget all of our troubles! Big hugs to you and I hope this get figured out quickly for you and your family.

Shannon McGann said...

Oh Alex, I'm so sorry. I hope that you won't have to pay for this yourselves. At least now you get to spend more time with your in-laws! :) (sorry - trying to find a bright side)
I'll be praying for you that things will work out soon and this will all be fixed. Big hugs to you.
Shannon

Sharon said...

OMG! What a nightmare! Just take a deep breath and pray. I will be over before you know it. Take care and try to have a Merry Christmas!