Friday, September 05, 2008


Devi, our Ukrainian electrician, and his Ziskind-Esque helper installed the bulk of our lighting today! "Let there be light" has never sounded so good. Sadly, I can never look at a Lutron light-switch dimmer without thinking of Bob Moskowitz, but that's a story for another time. Of course, Devi was supposed to hard-wire our double oven today as well (which would have meant a dinner baked in a real, as opposed to toaster, oven) but that would have required the cabinet installer to actually come in and do the installation of the double oven cabinet. Yes, our installer was scheduled to come today and indeed he sat out in our driveway between about 7:15 and 8:21 before driving away. He claims that he did see our two cars in the driveway but since no lights were on, he thought maybe there was an emergency that called us away (the fact that it was daytime and thus lights might not be needed didn't seem to cross his mind). He also said that he thought about ringing the doorbell but he looked at it and thought it might be broken. As for knocking? He claims he did so, but apparently, not loud enough so we could hear him, even though we were listening.

He's coming back tomorrow. He advised that he's an early riser so he could be here as early as seven am! I told him he could start at 8. You see, when you've hired someone to do work and they've already wasted 6 weeks of your life not installing cabinets, that extra hour really no longer makes a difference. I'd rather sleep in. Of course, Devi won't be back now until after our tile backsplash is in, which can't happen until our countertops are in (which can't happen until our cabinets are in, and even then it takes 2-3 weeks for the stone people to do their thing) therefore, our lack of a double oven has just become HD's problem. They're sending a regional manager out to the house tomorrow between 10:30 and 11 to discuss the "job". I'll let you know how it goes!

BTW, thanks to the Mom, without whom we would not have gotten the attention of the district manager!

And, our Wolf Rangetop and our vent hood arrived too! Woo-hoo!

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