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New House new problems.

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Hi! I am still unpacking but making progress. I had someone come to look at some repairs I need or things I want done yesterday. Waiting for a quote. The chimney sweep/pellet stove inspector is coming on Monday. I also have the heat pump scheduled for maintenance. I am getting used to the freight train going by day and night and rather enjoy Reverie at 6:30 am and Retreat at 5PM. The bugle music is nice.

Since moving in to this house the shower heads in both bedrooms have come out of the wall as well as the tub spigots which both leak. I suggest if you do buy a new place check to see if you can get into the tub. The one I use is so deep I need to have 2 grab bars installed because I can't swing my leg up that high without holding on. The other one the shower head is so very loose it isn't smart to use it. With all the rain the shed roof leaks a lot and needs to be replaced. The wind has blown over and broke the other shed which was full of bricks to weigh it down. It ended up partly in neighbor's yard. The trash cans get blown down the driveway. I am keeping all of that in the garage until I can get them attached with bungee cords to the house. I am getting pretty good at cleaning up tree branches which I am keeping in the empty shed until I can get someone to haul them away. The city has ignored my calls when I called to complain that my yard waste keeps getting missed. It is all nice and bundled and bagged up too. They kept skipping me on trash and recycle day but I have that fixed. Oh and my health insure was terminated back to August 31st. due to mismanagement on so many levels. FYI, don't move, change addresses or fail to keep all correspondence. I have the correspondence thank goodness. So glad I have the one that proved I mailed a check. Unfortunately the P.O. delivered it to wrong address. It was lost for 10 days. emoticon I have spent days, no joke, trying to get this fixed. Latest dilemma the company that provides the benefit(Joe's employer) was hacked so even though I am paid up the ins, dental and prescriptions providers are billing me back to August since they can't be notified until the benefit office can use their computers again. The benefit place is happy to have my money though. My insurance went from $111 to $565 since the year is up when I was covered under cobra. I will have new insurance in January but it looks like I am going to be penalized for non coverage due to termination. There is way more to the story but I just can't deal any more!

On a bright note I am a Purple Phoenix and a Firecracker so who can complain!
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  • CAROLYN0107
    I'm just getting caught up with you. I didn't receive notifications like I used to. Did you move up north to be nearer to your kids? It's good you're off the mountain, even though you're having issues with the move. My issues are health, and almost being in the don-nut hole already for drug insurance.

    92 days ago
  • REDHATSENIOR
    Sorry I missed reading your blog in December. Hope most or all of your problems have been resolved by now. Moving can be a real adventure, and not without complications. I hope you are finding time to keep up with our team, but you obviously have a very busy schedule. I think of you often and am wishing you the best
    in 2021. emoticon
    148 days ago
  • AMUSICALLIFE
    The Money Pit.... but that had a happy ending. I hope your house turns out to be fantastic after all the repairs.
    190 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
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    190 days ago
  • ZOOMTHOM
    That's a lot to deal with! I hope the winds soon change to blow some fortune your way.Take care.
    192 days ago
  • MARILYNROBERT
    Oh my, you are giving me flashbacks to moving to my new to me but old house, over a year ago. I do wish we could swap tub depths...I'd love a deeper one and I bet mine would be great for you. My heart goes out to you, it's hard to believe all that I've gotten done in 15 months...things are better but there is always something.

    Rumor has it, with the urging of someone we know, that I might be back with the Firecrackers in Spring emoticon
    192 days ago
  • 2020ISTHEYEAR
    Sorry you are going through all of that:-( Hopefully things start turning around for the better, soon. emoticon emoticon
    192 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    Wow! Where are you living that the wind blows over the garbage cans all the time? They call Chicago the Windy City, but it sounds worse where you are. Are you living on an Army base, or near one, it sounds like that.
    Best wishes in your new home.
    192 days ago
  • SPARKLENORTH
    That is so much on your plate, it must feel really heavy some days. Remember when it does there will be an end point and you'll look back going "wow I was amazing, look at all that I dealt with, go me!" You will get through this and my hope is, nothing else goes wrong. emoticon
    192 days ago
  • CHICKEE7
    All the surprises of moving. Wish I could help but alas...
    193 days ago
  • LINDA7677
    Sounds like the movie The Money Pit
    193 days ago
  • WHITEANGEL4
    Wow can anything else go wrong. Hope you get the insurance problem corrected so you are not penalized by the new company. I had an agent helping me and they were trying to penalize me and she was able to get it corrected for me. Good luck on the home repairs
    193 days ago
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