OK. I'm trying really hard not to go nuts here. I just got a call from ElectricianDave. Everything was all set and ready to be fixed today. They were all out there, including the technicians from APS (our power company) when someone from APS told him that he had the wrong parts - some lugs or some such thing - and he would need a conversion kit of some sort.
And then APS refused to deenergize the panel and pulled their guys off the job. And now I'm stuck until at least Tuesday, because apparently ElectricianDave was told that they will only do this sort of thing on Tuesdays or Thursdays. What do you want to bet it's raining again next Tuesday?
I am so sick of this. I miss my kitties. I miss living in my own house and being able to cook my own meals. I miss being able to do laundry at my own convenience and without a pockete full of quarters. I miss playing my piano. I miss having a VCR and DVD player if I don't like what's on TV. I miss being able to get dressed in the morning and choose from my entire wardrobe instead of whatever I threw in my suitcase the last time I was at the condo. I miss having two computers so Hubby-head and I can both be on line and we don't have to try to figure out a way to share when neither of us is really doing anything all that important anyway.
I miss my life, and I don't know when I'm going to be able to get it back, because of this stupid situation. It's costing me money - a lot of money, and the money that the electrical contractor has refunded me is not going to cover it all. I don't know who to blame for the last week-plus, but right now I don't care. I don't want to have to fight about who is going to reimburse me my hotel costs and meals and whatnot. I don't want to have to think about it. I just want to live in my home again, and what really sucks is that I have no idea when that's going to happen.
I know, I know, it could be worse. I could be like the lady at our hotel who's been there for 6 weeks or so fighting with her home builder about repairs they are supposed to be making - her hotel bill is approaching $5,000 from what I'm told... or I could be like one of the folks in Thailand or Indonesia or Sumatra who has no home at all anymore and is lucky to be alive. I should be more grateful, but right now I'm just frustrated and upset. Perhaps I'll gain some perspective after the initial anger has passed.