Friday, January 18, 2008

If it's not one thing, it's another...

It looked like the maintenance workers on my base were having a party at my house today.
I had one van parked out front and three more parked in my back yard. One of them told me I was one of their favorite ladies. Yeah, sure. Of course, I know most of their names since they are at my house so often.
Yesterday, I had the leak. Today it was the heat downstairs. It wasn't heating. It was blowing cool air.

This is how the "built-in" in my powder room should (and usually does) look.

But, today, this is how it looked. They had to pull it out to get to a heating unit under the stairs. Lovely. After doing some rewiring, they shoved it back into place. Then they told me the heat pump for downstairs (it is in the backyard) will need to be replaced. They'll do that Tuesday, weather permitting. I'm not going to hold my breath. Oh, and I need to keep my fingers crossed that it will be compatible with the unit under the stairs (and behind my powder room built-in) or it will also need to be replaced. Oh, joy!

Deep breaths.

Update: It's Wednesday and I have a new heat pump. Eventually, late in the day, someone even came and picked up the old (rusted and rather scary-looking) one that had been sitting in my backyard. All I needed was for it to be on cement blocks.

So far, it doesn't seem like they'll need to pull the built-in back out again. Knock on wood. It seems to be working okay. I have new cracks in the plaster all over the powder room and also in the kitchen, but I'm trying to ignore them.


Stephanie said...

You know, you really have GOT to stop feeding those little fuzzies after midnight. Sheesh!

*hugs* Best of luck!

Meredith said...

Can you just say a little bit of thanks that you don't OWN it? Cuz as much as you hate this, wait until the workers are there and bugging you and everything is taking forever and then... you have to pay them! Man I hate home upkeep.

Just keep counting down the days when you can share the stress and then MOVE THE HECK OUT!

Cute built in. I can't figure out where your toilet is, but I see paper.

Marine Wife said...

Yes! I am SO grateful that I don't own it!

trying said...

I feel for you. Your bathroom built in looks lovely in its original state, I hope its back to that in no time!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

I'm assuming this is base housing?? My my, you and I could become fast friends! We have lots in common- Our base housing is also horrible and I know all the maintenance men by name! They pretty much live at my house. If it's not one thing it's another....

Don't you love being a military wife? lol. It takes a tough woman to put up with it all that's for sure :)

Found your blog through "Trying Our Best". I'm sure I'll be back!