Our housekeeper came this morning and got the house back to sparkling. As she was leaving, the guys who installed my ovens returned to figure out why my exhaust fans haven't been working that are above the stove. In addition to the 4 gas burner stove top we also have an indoor gas grill which hasn't been used in years because the fans couldn't suck out all the smoke and grease. It took them what seemed like ages to get both motors out for the two vents. In the process, much mess was made, which they left me with, promising to return tomorrow. I'm over joyed. Really. Can't. Wait.
As those guys were leaving, the next round of workers arrived. These workers were here to fix several light sockets that had gone bad as well as putting in light switches where we used to have pull strings. I hated those pull strings because they were always breaking. They were also able to repair the inside switch to my ceiling fans on the back patio (I love my outdoor fans). The guys were also here to install a grounded line to the den so that we can switch to AT&T this week (they required that we have a grounded line before they could switch us over). One guy was up in the attic running the cable wire, one working on the light sockets and another working on the fan switches. It was total madness with them all yelling at each other while trying to figure out the intricate electrical system in this house. I was running from room to room trying to oversee everything, although I don't know why. I wouldn't have been any use to any of them.
Just as they were finishing up, my favorite
So, my freshly mopped brick floors are now gritty and dirty from all the man shoes (or work boots) coming in and out of the house. (I think the Japanese are brilliant for taking off their shoes before entering an abode.) There is some unknown crap all over the carpet that came from the entrance to the attic, my stove area is a mess and there is sawdust all over the place as well as discarded wires and other unknown items. Basically it just means it was a wasted day for the housekeeper. I get to do the floors all over again but I really think I should wait.
The AT&T guys and the guys repairing my exhaust fans come tomorrow and a carpenter coming Friday to make a drawer underneath the ovens where there is now a gap.... Do you think they'd be offended if I tell them to leave their shoes at the door?