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Thursday, September 20, 2007

More Things I Learned (and/or Forgot To Say) Last Night

Forgot To Say: Electrical inspector came yesterday. Our furnace is officially finished, finished, finished!

Learned: Our Sleepy electrician is, like, best friends with the electrical inspector. See, in our experience, the electrical inspector is kind of a punk -- he not only yelled at me for calling once to schedule an inspection, he also yelled at the Other Electrician for letting me. He insists the electrician be here for inspection, and I knew that, so I worried when Sleepy told me not to worry about it. Turns out everyone else has to be here, but Sleepy can stay home. I think it can't be a bad thing for the town inspectors to know that we know their best friends. (And don't worry, worriers, Inspector said Sleepy not only did a good job but went overkill on safety issues. So the AssVac won't be burning down any time soon. Rats. Or, not because of the furnace, at least...)

Forgot To Say: Our Old Electrician, Jack -- the wonderful man who pulled the permit and supervised the work in our kitchen but didn't do it, instead using the time to teach us how to run power ourselves, all for the price of a loaf of banana bread baked in our new (then) oven -- died two weeks ago. Spinal cancer. We didn't know until last Saturday. He didn't want anyone to know, apparently. But we drank a toast to him at the bar, and so should you. He drank O'Doul's; he'd want you to have whatever.

Learned: The AssVac will burn down after all, but for reasons unrelated to the furnace (worriers, start your engines). When Johnny and John B. went up in the attic to examine the rain coming down the stink, they discovered an open box of connected and uninsulated wiring protruding from the floor just inches from where the water was pouring down. The water is not pouring anymore, but we have to get Sleepy back here, pronto! (Johnny only told me this last night -- I assume because the inspector was here yesterday and our furnace is officially finished, finished, finished, and god forbid I should go to bed without something to fret on.)

Forgot To Say: Johnny got his job back. He starts Monday. Paychecks, yay!

I want a pony, and safe wiring, and a Red Rider BB gun, and a new roof, and an E-Z Bake oven, and a finished kitchen to put it in...

6 comments:

Khurston said...

Bad news on the EZ bake oven front - they're all a hazard and have been recalled. You mean kids can hurt themselves cooking cake batter on a light bulb? Go figure...

MD said...

And there will be NO bloody bb gun

EGE said...

So what you're saying is, I can have a pony? Yay!

How about a horse...?

Anonymous said...

YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT KID!!!!

Poppo said...

No easy bake, no bb gun, no pony, no horse till the Ass Vac is finished. You know what that means dontcha???

jen said...

This house is hilarity at its finest to me. Just when you think its gonna get better...
I love open to the environs-type wires. Woopah!! Ack.
Screw it. Hands were meant to be burned and eyes shot out. Im getting you both...Lord knows you deserve SOMETHING wonderful!!
Also yay to Johnny getting his job back!
xojen
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