Grump Central Archive: Week of 29 September 2019

Saturday, 5 October 2019

O.M.G. I have no words.

Friday, 4 October 2019

So, I made it to Friday without taking a "premature shower." Now that the day is here, it'll be easy for me to wait just a little longer, as I've always preferred showering in the evening—I've never liked going to bed grungy. Ahhh, I'm practically having an orgasm just thinking about it... yeah, I know, that's a bit too graphic, but hey, try living for three years having to drive somewhere just to take a shower! I'd place a large bet you take that convenience for granted.

And yet... a part of me is terrified that it won't work. After all, the whole system was purchased and installed three years ago, never tested, and only now just finished. I suppose it's my built-in paranoia that something always goes wrong, especially about things I've been anticipating for so very long...

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Can I wait one more day? I must, if I don't want to cause damage to my freshly-finished shower...

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

With the shower now done, I'm faced with a terrible conundrum: I can't use it for three days. The grout must set for 72 hours before it can be exposed to water, which is akin to dangling a steak in front of a starving man...

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

The issue with the septic system inspection gets stranger. The engineer who performed the initial inspection back in October 2015 never produced a sealed report, as he was supposed to have done. Since he's no longer with the firm, they're now going to perform a new inspection, and while I have no worries about passing, I do have concerns about the paper trail that supposedly follows, and the fact that it pushes everything back another 2-3 weeks (when my TCO is already over two months behind schedule).

Monday, 30 September 2019

Back online. But only because I complained loudly and regularly—things didn't happen until the ticket was escalated twice. Why is it some things don't get fixed unless we become a deafeningly squeaky wheel? It's the same with the Health Department and my septic system engineer. Speaking of... I owe both of them a few more phone calls—it's gotten quiet again.

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Still offline with respect to email; the ISP is still clueless what the problem could be—or why I can upload files to my site but can't see it. If you've been trying to contact me via email, please bear with me—I suspect this will drag on for some days to come, if past experience is any indication (although I confess I've never experienced this specific problem before).

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