03.25.15 Dirt and gravel Pictures, part 2

10426312_614176945378946_7052261678171350103_nWednesday, March 25, 2015 PART 2 – Here’s what’s left of the dirt grading and gravel grading.  We had a load of gravel delivered to raise the RV pad, create a second parking space in front of the RV and lengthen the renter’s drive way to beyond the back of the house.

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Looking down the hill to the pond. All of this area is much smoother now.
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A different view of the end of the culvert by the pond. It looks so pretty to not see the culvert any longer.
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Ronnie, our contractor, and Roy walking around on the newly covered culvert area.
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The back yard is dressed and the renter’s driveway is lengthened.
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The dozer leveling the gravel the dump truck left.
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The finished full graveled RV pad. It really looked beautiful to us.
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Looking at the finished parking pad from the front yard
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RV parking pad and expanded parking space from the street
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A different view from the right side
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Front yard
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Roy putting the first of the boards down for the RV to park on top of.

Here’s a couple of pics of getting ready to landscape!

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The adagio grass has gone from chopped off sticks to beautiful plants ready to be in the ground!
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Mulch and dirt spread out ready for Thursday’s plantings
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This has nothing to do with the yard except that when we were parked in the RV in the road I took this picture. I love this road, it just typifies country to me.

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03.25.15 Final dirt grading!

love of god I am behind on my blogging, so much is happening and I’m pretty worn out!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – What a day this has been!

The day finally arrived for the final grading. That means we no longer see the infamous culvert and hope to never see it again!  The difficult to walk down back hill is now graded and much easier to navigate. The three piles of dirt in the back yard are history! The septic tank is much more covered so it’s not as obvious. The RV pad is at its correct height filled with gravel. The parking space in front of ourtoday i choose to be happy because i can RV has been doubled to accommodate visits. The driveway for the house was extended to past the back of the house to make it easier to get in the back door with groceries or whatever! The landscaping can be done, getting all the bushes off the RV patio and into the ground around the house.  The grass seed can be spread!

We moved Dora out to the street so the dozer could have room to do it’s thing.  We also sat outside with our contractor most of the day watching the work being done.  At the end of the day our pockets were much more empty but our yard looks beautiful and even.

Ronnie’s contracting work here is done now.  He’s been a fabulous contractor with his guidance and all his subcontractors.  We appreciate all the great care he took of us and the expertise he s1620975_714387978591656_942445942_nhowed throughout the whole process.  We could never have done this without him.

After that was done Roy and I went to Lowe’s and stocked up on grass seed, mucho many bags of top soil and brown mulch (never have figured out why people would buy the black or red mulch).  Tomorrow, Thursday, will be landscaping and grass seed spreading day. This is probably our last step in the whole process, other than watering the seeds every day until we leave so they will germinate and grow well.

Now to get a good renter!!

Here are pictures of some of the dirt work.  I took tons of pictures and really want to show them all.  I am including 20 pictures today in this post.  I’ll create a second post of just pictures with the rest.  Feel free to skip most if you want but I know some folks will want to see every one of them and I want to be able to look back at all of them at some point in the future.

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The huge dump truck delivering the first of the dirt
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One of the first loads being shoved across the culvert!
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Part of the culvert covered
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Roy’s plan B. In addition to these cables hooked to a long pole down in the ground there is rebarb through each stack of concrete.
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The area where the electric company dug is now graded and ready for grass to grow.
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Back yard being graded – the piles of dirt are still there
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Back yard grading – dirt mounds are gone
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Roy dragging dirt nearer to the fence side of the culvert
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Ronnie and Roy checking out the dirt at the fence end of the culvert
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The covered culvert from the pond end.

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03.23.15 and 03.24.15 Fresh fish, rental ad, CPAP, sweet visit, woohoo – dozer work!

1236245_422743977829505_1298705541_nMonday, March 23, 2015 – Spent all morning updating the house for rent photo album with current pictures, deleting the ads on 23 Facebook group pages and posting new ads with a link to the updated  pictures.  Here’s the current pictures (as if you haven’t seen enough pictures of this house!).  Click on the link below to go to the album:

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Roy went fishing and brought in about 8 perch that he cleaned and fried for our lunch!!  What a treat to eat fresh out the pond fish!

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Roy and I sat outside this morning drinking our coffee for about an hour.  The beautiful oak leaves are coming in bigger and bigger each day now.  The birds were all out chirping and making beautiful sounds.  Such a morning reminds me why we love this lifestyle.  I’m so thankful that God allowed us to do this and is with us each and every day.

Five years ago mid May of this year I’ll have been using my CPAP for sleep apnea 5 years.  That means I’m eligible10898029_10152580549741198_601716070469061758_n for new equipment.  But we won’t be here in Louisiana then (hopefully!) and our local company Life Care Medical can’t ship to us.  This means we have to find a new company to handle this who can ship to us country wide.  I began working with LINCARE this morning to make a transition to them.  They have all my information and now I’m just waiting for them to contact me with a status of getting set up with them.   Just another little thing that has to be taken care of for us to continue living on the road.  This equipment is critical in stopping me from having more TIAs so I need to make sure this is in place.  This is what my CPAP machine looks like.  This may be an older model because when I searched for pictures there were lots of other ones but this was the only one I found.  When my 5 years is up I hope to get the latest and greatest.

cpapElizabeth Halpin Smith came to visit today to bring Roy a back up drive that wasn’t working.  Of course my brilliant computer husband got it working and is transferring all the files to a new one.  We always love it when Elizabeth visits and we got to show her the new house and this beautiful land.   No pictures of our visit, just know that we both had bit smiles on our faces from her visit!

Todd Hampton, our dozer man pulled up a little bit ago and dropped off his dozer to begin work tomorrow morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   When our contractor, Ronnie, called to say Todd was on his way was a Hallelujah moment for sure. This is the very last step of work someone else does in this whole house building process.  Roy and I will be spreading centipede seed and planting all the plants we purchased when this grading is finished.  Then the grass should start growing 2-3 weeks later and finally the yard and landscaping is done!!!

We have to wake up very early so we can move Dora back out into the street so the dozer can deliver more dirt and gravel in the space Roy created with the cross ties last week. 20150324_170950Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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03.21.15 and 03.22.15 Visits with friends and family AND all the appliances came home!

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Rosalyn and Roy – we are Dora’s Explorers

Saturday, March 21, 2015 – Can’t believe it’s already mid March!

Our dear friends, Pat and Amy, and my sister and brother in law came to visit today. We’ve known Pat since I was very young when she and my mom became close friends.  Amy is Pat’s youngest after Julie and Billy.  No matter where they have lived we have remained almost like family throughout the years.  We showed them the house, had a very nice visit outside by the RV and then took the party to LaCaretta in Amite. It was wonderful to catch up on everyone’s family. Thanks Pat for the delicious lunch and to both you and Amy for a great visit!

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Harriet, George, Roy, Pat Turner, Amy Turner Rowan

When we came back from lunch Lowe’s was delivering the remainder of our appliances: range, refrigerator, washer/dryer. Now our kitchen and laundry room are complete and we’re ready for someone to move in. b2  b6

Roy got these stepping stones the other day.  We will put them from the right side of the front porch to the driveway on the right side of the house.

b7Now to find the perfect renter! I have an ad going in the Hammond newspaper next Friday, Saturday and Sunday since we haven’t found a renter through Facebook.  Also going to put flyers in the local businesses.  Our goal is to have it rented by April 1st but time is slipping away so we have to crank it up a bit.

Sunday, March 22, 2015 – The Oyster Festival is this weekend in Amite with a parade and a street party. Roy and I went to it Sunday afternoon. Pics from that to 10942667_601676039933321_323597039332087737_ncome later.

I slept 15 hours Saturday night from 9 pm Saturday until Noon on Sunday.  I seem to get really worn out when visiting and trying to appear to have it all together for a period of time.  I thought I did okay Saturday with our guests but sleeping 15 hours after the visit seems to be a recovery thing.   Not real thrilled with the changes in me from this brain shrinking thing.  But I am more than thankful to still have the really good days I have.

Our property didn’t get graded today like we hoped, but Monday it might!!  We bought centipede grass seed to spread when that’s done.  Looking forward to a fully finished property and house! And a great renter!

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03.18.15 and 03.19.15 Electricity on – FINALLY, air conditioning on, floors sealed!!!!!

10172807_939981799353012_8805566607690589901_nWednesday, March 18, 2015 – Yippe, yippe, yay!  Around noon today Washington St Tammany Electric Co-op pulled into our driveway and in the street hooking up the finishing piece giving us electricity to the house. It was kind of cool watching the man get in the bucket and get lifted way up high to do his thing.  Not sure why three trucks were needed but hey we have electricity now so….. Thank you Ms. Sandra for your patience with all my calls!

20150318_123530Now the final fun begins.  We will finally be able to turn the lights on to see how they really look and will be able to see well enough inside to clean the tubs, bathrooms, inside of cabinets and everything. I loved being able to see today while I scrapped sheet rock mud out of the bathrooms and scraped the floor getting ready for the floors to be sealed. 10940436_852978264743724_6105966092457149834_n Also enjoyed the fans being on cooling down the house!

Now that we have power the air conditioner was hooked up this afternoon, another big thing!  Now it will run all night to start drying out the air and floors in the house.   The last of the money is is flowing – not much more to go!

A wonderful couple came to see the house today and someone is coming tomorrow and another is coming Saturday so hopefully soon we’ll have it rented!

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – Our stained concrete guy, Roy Bankston came this morning to put several layers of floor sealer on the stained floors and put the Fleur de Lis down.  We’ll leave it for two days to dry before moving the appliances into the kitchen and laundry room.  It needs another coat or two but that will come.

Here’s pics:

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Living room floor cleaned but not sealed. I swept that floor a dozen times and never got it this clean. So happy they did!
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Fleur de Lis inside front door
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Looking into the kitchen from the living room
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Floor in front of the breakfast bar
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Living room by front door

10996561_929544167063442_2054726244523761543_nRoy finished putting down all of the cross ties yesterday and promised me he will rest today…………

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Only thing left is a little wrap up for the electrician and plumber and the final dirt grading which will include covering the culvert with dirt.  Then we can plant the bushes and some grass to wrap everything up !  Whoop whoop!!

Just found out we’ll have Madisyn one night/day next week and a few days during the week after Easter!  Fun times!  We are having a couple of dear friends from Clinton, MS, my sister and brother in law coming to visit Saturday morning so it’s clean up time around here tomorrow.

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03.17.15 No electricity, railroad ties, first grass cutting of spring!

my god is biggerTuesday, March 17, 2015 – Woke up to the sun shining and thought I’d see an electric company truck out there hooking up our power – but no!  I called the nice lady at the electric company and she checked with the man in charge of making that happen and they won’t be here until Wednesday……………………  So I called our contracted and grrrrhe had to push everything back another day!

After depleting every bit of anything Roy had in his body yesterday working on the culvert he got just enough rest last night so he forgot how horrible that was.  This morning he ordered a bunch of cross ties (railroad things) to make a form around the RV.  He says it will help him with backing Dora into the spot and it will help keep the gravel where it’s suppose to be instead of in the yard.     20150317_164859I just helped him move the one in the picture above to the other side of the RV in the back to line up with the ones that’s done.  He did comment that he thinks he bit off more than he can chew with this project.  After carrying around a total of 6400 pounds of concrete yesterday and then tackling these big things, I agree.  Anyone who wants to come on out to Amite tomorrow and help Roy will be welcomed!

Here’s what it looked like after he put it into place.

20150317_1800491.5 done, only 5.5 left!  We got these at Gabriel’s Building Supply in Amite for around $12 each.  They also have them at Abita Lumber in Abita Springs for around the same price.  Abita Lumber also has some of a lower quality for a little over $4 each. If you’re working on your spring garden those might be the one’s to buy!

I took my first turn around the yard on our lawn mower as grass and weeds have been growinglady on lawn mower for a couple of weeks.  It looks much prettier now!  It’s been quite a while since I’ve had dirt and dust under my eyelids, in my nose, all in my very clean hair and every other place it gets when you cut grass and a lot of dirt! Can’t wait to have grass in the front yard.  It was all dug up early in the construction process.

Looking forward to electricity being connected tomorrow, our electrician wrapping up his work and the air conditioner being connected and turned on!

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03.16.15 Renting, digging, building a wall and growing plants!

1506688_10151827973145806_1019352177_n Saturday, March 14, 2015 – Today was showing the house for rent day!  I really don’t know what to say except that God is so good! The first young lady who came has three boys and when she left I felt so blessed to have been given the opportunity to meet her.  She’s the one we want for our renter, no question.  Everything about her checked out great so we asked to be our renter.  She’s praying about it, as are we.  She visited it again Monday so we are just waiting to hear from her.  We haven’t considered anyone else who is interested so I’m praying that it’s God’s will for she and us to be landlord/renter in the near future.

Now if we can just get the electric company to run the line we can wrap up having551522_821156654619233_3860852398446573489_n the floor sealed, lights turned on and final clean up done.  Then it will be ready to be moved into! If you’ve followed our blog any length of time you know this is the point we’ve been working so hard to get to.

Monday, March 16, 2015 – The digging part of the electric company just finished their work. Yay for really nice guys showing up and saving the day!  Now we are waiting for the crew to put in the electric meter which will either be this evening or in the morning!  Here’s pictures of the guys digging today.  It was such a joy to see them!

20150316_153336 20150316_153006 20150316_153013The daily big rains have ceased for a bit, see how high the water in the picture is and how much pollen has started moving in!  Roy’s working on his Plan B for the culvert and it involves rebarb, strong wire, lots of concrete bags, some loose concrete and a lot of sweat.  Here’s pictures of where he is on this. 20150316_15284920150316_15282020150316_152627The plants we purchased are not planted yet but will be after dirt grading is done. Now that the digging up of the yard by the electrical digging is done, we’re ready for Todd to come back and make outside as pretty as inside is!  Three of the plants I purchased were Knock Out Roses and they had no leaves on them when I bought them.  Now look at them! First picture is a month ago and the second was the morning!

20150213_09302820150313_141535We been looking at what looked like a paddle boat at the other end of the pond.  Roy and I walked over there and found this is what it is.  The grey smaller boat is now on our end of the pond.  Don’t know who they belong to but we’d love to have somethings like this to float around the pond in!20150311_152745

It’s 83 degrees here today and while I know it will return to the 70s for a little longer this is not the temps we like to live in.  The RV isn’t as insulated as a house so when the heats beating in we close all the curtains and hope it will sun and fanstay below 75 in here.  Last year this time we were in San Diego, Texas ans the weather was 106 in early April so we know that’s not where we’ll be heading when we leave here.  As much as I want to see the southern part of the west we may be heading to the north west or maybe the central west first.  If the house is rented out we will be leaving here on April 12th.

This means we have been in Louisiana for almost a year.  We do love it here but soon we’ll be on the road we will go out west for as many months as we can do it!

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03.12.15 No construction so it’s a Random Day!

10559818_10152663212128945_6242561570025656958_nThursday, March 12, 2015 – Nothing to report on the construction progress.  It’s pretty much at a stand still, until the electric company runs the permanent electric lines “early next week”. Hopefully next week will be the actual wrap up week, like I thought this week would be!

We have a couple with children interested in the house, and hopefully they will come this weekend to see it.

Roy’s been under Dora, our RV, all day working on the water tank.  It hasn’t been registering the correct amount of water for a while.  The sensors inside send signals to the display board showing if it is Empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or Full.  When the sensors don’t work correctly it’s difficult to tell if we need water or not.  This really only is important if we are boon docking or on the road but while we’re sitting here and nothing is happening at the house he’s getting it checked out.  Right now he is doing a complete cleaning of the fresh water tank using a product we bought for that purpose.

1510447_10151916775920806_1100571717_nThe rain we’re currently experiencing hasn’t affected the culvert in the back, thanks goodness!  it’s raining pretty steady right now so tomorrow may bring a different story. Roy is waiting for the rain to be over to bring in more cement bags which he’ll use along with a bunch of re-barb he purchased for Plan B!

Social Security Update:  I received a call from Social Security in South 970771_744598568903930_792940080_nDakota yesterday morning.  They need me to complete a self employment job history which basically is moving my work for RV Friend Network from the original form I put it on to a new form.  They also need a letter from the state retirement group stating my gross monthly retirement amount.  I sent a letter to LASERS (because they wouldn’t accept a phone request) asking them to send a letter to SS with the amount.  I was able to get in touch with Dr. Noguchi (retina specialist) who is going to send SS a physicians report about my macular degeneration.  I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow morning with SS in Hammond to apply for SSI which the South Dakota office said I should apply for also. The man I spoke to this morning to schedule this interview said I have an open request in their system already so at least I know something has happened!

1185859_618278994910477_811051138_n-640x481I’ve decided to stop publishing my Alzheimer’s blog on a regular basis.  I have covered everything I personally know, especially the things that were most important to me to share to help someone.   Also, I previously collected a lot of material to use for the blog and somehow I’ve deleted it all and there is no trash bin to recover it from.  Since informing others about dementia is an important thing to me I will continue saving information as I see it but doing the research is more difficult for me now so I need to cut back. Getting frustrated about things I cannot do only stresses me so I will not do those things when I have control over it. I won’t completely stop publishing it, just not on a regular basis.1921889_671375599589298_561506780_n

I still do my Wacky Wonderful Wednesday blog and hope to continue that as long as I am able to.  Having encouragement and being uplifted is so important to all of us and I enjoy all the funny, heartwarming things I come across so I’ll continue with that.  If you haven’t check it out yet, please do by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page!

RVillage is now at 17,336 members and is celebrating its 1 year 10846106_10152872275506740_2206044827414185710_nanniversary today.  They are now out of Beta mode which is a huge milestone!  Any of you RVers out there who don’t know about RVillage, check them out at http://www.rvillage.com.  We are members and love this wonderful new concept which helps so much those who love to connect in their RV life.

My Kindle (the new one) started having charging issues.  We tried several chargers and it wouldn’t charge.  Roy determined it was the 1560608_735615333127471_399413712_nKindle’s port that is loose or damaged. I called Amazon yesterday to report it and get something done.  In an effort to make this story short, I’ll just say that the first man I spoke to was no help.  Both Roy and I spoke to him and were frustrated with his lack of knowledge.  Thankfully he transferred us to a real technical person, who agreed that the port is the problem so they are sending me a new Kindle and I’ll send back the non-working one. Yay for knowledgeable technical support!

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We met the couple that own the property next to the last house down the street from us.  They stopped by to see our house and said they would be building on their land.  We gave them our contractor’s name and information.  They are really nice folks and it will be neat having them as neighbors when we are in town.

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03.10.15 Plumbing, air conditioning and a big delay in completion – grrrrrrrr

grocerygirlTuesday, March 10, 2015 –  Monday afternoon I went to the grocery. I certainly believe that grocery shopping should be declared an Olympic Sport.  First you shop, walking what seems like miles. and you exercise your mind thinking an awful lot. Then you get everything off the shelves into the basket.  Then you put everything on the check out conveyor.  Then you put all the bags of everything into the car and take out all the bags and haul them into the house (unless you have a helpful husband like mine to help with that.)  Then you take each individual item and find a place to hide it.  We hide things in the RV because there is just not enough storage to put things in one place.  We have many food items stored under the RV even. There really has to be a better way to get food into your home but as of now I don’t know what it is.  It doesn’t help any that I bought a rotisserie chicken, turnip greens and friend okra for tonight but before I left home to go to the store Roy said he was going to fr*-y fish tonight and tomorrow night.  I thought I did so good but oops!  At least the chicken and vegetables will keep.

As I was leaving to go participate in my Olympic activity I saw our plumber, Chris Wrinkles arrive with the two remaining faucets – one for kitchen and one for master bath.  Here’s Chris and his handy, dandy side kick doing their work.  Chris can be reached at 985-542-9567.  He’s from Hammond and is an excellent, friendly plumber to work with.20150309_13483720150310_13435620150310_134436Our air conditioning men came Monday evening to install the outside air conditioning unit.  We originally planned to get a 13 SEER rated unit but new guidelines as of January 1st  say we must have a 14 SEER so of course we started off over budget on that one! At least it means we’re getting the latest and greatest and it’s now in place!  It can’t be fully connected until the permanent electricity is hooked up.

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Ronnie, our contractor, said the concrete stainer said the floors are sweating due to the damp weather.  He said that the air conditioning needs to run for a while before the floors can be sealed.  Don’t want to seal the floor with sweat on it!

My Roy put the glass shelves in our medicine cabinets this morning and I scrubbed up paint and dirt clumps off the floors.  Here’s a pic of the inside of the medicine cabinet.

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We can’t have air conditioning without having electricity.  So I called Washington St. Tammany Electric Cooperative this morning to check on the status of the request we submitted 8 days ago.  At first no one could find a record of our request (even though I spoke to an engineer and two other people and completed the request 8 days ago).  Roy spoke to the engineer last week and was told it was out of his hands and in the construction department.  Because of this I asked to speak to someone in the construction department.  Instead I was transferred to the very nice lady Sandra McDaniel who helped me open our accounts several weeks ago.  She was able to see in her system that they mailed us a letter last Friday saying we had to pay the $300 for the work BEFORE they put us on the list.  That letter has never reached us so I asked if I could pay over the phone, which I did.  After getting the confirmation number and calling Sandra back she checked into the status.  When she called the news was that we are in line now (8 days later) and the earliest they could get to it is early next week.  I know this is not her fault and she was only passing along the bad news so I tried my best not to come unglued.  She’s been so helpful all along and I just hope that someone along the line will get something done quickly.

Not only can’t the floors be sealed until the electricity is connected but the final dirt grading can’t be done because the electric company’s work would mess that up, and the electrician’s work can’t be finished, nor the air conditioning work completely finished until then.  We had all those folks lined up this week knowing that the time period the electric company originally gave us would have been over with.  Now we have to inconvenience these subcontracts, who have been so great, by them all having to come back again.  Plus our floor sealer is going on vacation later this week.  And the appliances can’t be delivered until the floors are sealed.  It’s a confusing order of events but Ronnie had it worked out so well and now it’s all blow apart because the electric company chose to mail us a letter instead of picking up the phone and calling us, or if one of the three people I spoke to last week had told us we needed to pay in advance.  Very poor business processes and I asked Sandra to pass that along to someone who could possibly change that for other people in the future.

We were also told that Dottie (the people who mark where there are underground lines running) had to come out and that took three days.  Roy told me they already did that two days ago and that is why we have fresh new orange markings on the ground.  I called Sandra back and she said she’d check on that but also the other delay is that there are other people ahead of us.  Really??????  There wouldn’t have been people in front of us had the company handled it right. The weather was perfect this morning for their work and now we’re facing three days of rain . I’ve worked in business for over 40 years and know well that exceptions can ALWAYS be made, especially when the business’ practices caused the problem.

We have two couples who are very interested and one wants to move in this weekend if possible, so there possibly goes a tenant.

If any of ya’ll know someone high up in Washington St. Tammany Electric Cooperative please let us know so we can contact them.

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