Friday, February 6, 2009

Let's See... Day 10 (I think) of our power outage

When I last blogged we had just moved into the condo...

Our insurance agent told us that they would pay for a temporary power line to be run so we could have electricity until our brickwork could be repaired. However, when the electrician came out he had about a dozen reasons why he couldn't run that temp line. We got a recommendation for a brick mason and Pete gave him a call. We learned that you can't lay brick unless the temperature is above freezing... good to know. We had temps in the teens for several days, and today is the first day that we are having warmer weather. We also had a live power line running to our house, so we had to have the power company come out to take that off the house before the contractors could safely work. They came and took down that line yesterday, and the electrician took down the conduit so the brick mason would be able to do his job. The brick mason should be doing his job as I type!! We don't know how long the brickwork needs to dry before the electrician can do his part. However, I think at this point we would be willing to pay him extra if he can work over the weekend!! Then we need the power company to come back and reattach our power line...

Life in the condo is good, but the kids can not seem to grasp the concept that when they jump on the floor they are jumping on someone's ceiling as well. Oh, and the fact that Elijah apparently does not have an 'indoor voice'.

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh Brooke! Hang in there! At least you are in a place of your own right now. So what if the kids are a little loud, it's temporary, they'll get over it. Keep in mind that it could be way worse...it might make you feel a little better about the situation!

Tasha and Doug said...

Brooke - after our time at the condo I realized that most of the people there probably couldn't really hear us that well. Although, that didn't keep me from worrying about it. Aiden has finally started using a quieter voice. It took a long time to teach him about being quieter! I hope you are back in your home soon.

Emily said...

I can't imagine! I am keeping you in our prayers! I hope you can get your power on soon!

Knotty Britta said...

When we were growing up there was a power outage for almost two weeks, you are getting close to that!

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!