*I wrote this post a while ago, and didn’t realize that I hadn’t published. So, this story happened last fall, and I have the update on our electricity connection with the next post.*
We got the trenches dug out and the conduit placed in our trenches leading to the house. However, the base that the transformer sits on was not placed where it was supposed to be placed.
But Jay thought that they (our electric company) would take care of that.
I called to let them know we were ready eons ago. The field engineer told it would be roughly 7-10 business days.
No worries! We are not in a big old hurry~~
10 days goes by~NOTHING! So what do I do? I call the next week. . .
Turns out they are delayed~~they had sent quite a few of their fellows to work on the electric lines down in South Carolina, and then we had storms locally in 3 counties where the electric got knocked out, and they were in the process of working to get power on for all of those people. No problem. I don’t mind waiting for them to take care of that. Not at all.
Another week passes, and I call just to make sure we haven’t been forgotten. OH, it wasn’t because we were forgotten. There is something that I apparently had not done that I was supposed to do. I have no recollection of being told I was required to do X-Y-Z. So, I call the engineer back, and he returned my call after checking in to my concerns. I was right (for once). I did not have to do X-Y-Z. YAY! Victory for me.
He will let them know to come and get it done sooner than later.
Two days goes by. . . The engineer, who is as nice as can be, calls to let me know the construction foreman for the job to put the electric pole and underground wiring in just stopped out to our property, and noticed the base for the transformer was not placed down in the ground over the conduit like it was supposed to be.
YEP! I THOUGHT SO!
Okay, truth be told~~The engineer had told me we were supposed to do that. I passed the information along, and was informed that it was not necessary. OKAY~~I hate these situations. But I have to face them and deal with them. And you know what? It isn’t the end of the world, or the most catastrophic happening of the day.
If I cannot deal with these things, this build will be impossible. Not stressing, but just not wanting it to be our fault that it is delayed, right?
I called Jay to let him know, and he was on it. He sent a fellow (who knew what he was doing with this) out to our property to look and it, and then about 1 week later. . . Voila’! we have our base set in with the conduit sticking up out of the base just like it is supposed to be (I think). It is as I understand it should be, at least.
Did you notice the days and weeks passing for this electric pole and underground wiring to be placed? It is taking –for. . . ever!
The engineer has been once called again at the beginning of the week, and hopefully it will work to have it hooked up. some day.
Just “Thank you LORD!” for taking care of the electricity when you see fit.
Psalm 27:14 (NKJV)
14 Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!
So we wait~~