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!