I was surprised Sunday morning to find a Georgia Power crew parked at the driveway of our new house.
The small (looking) white box at the right rear wheel of the rightmost truck is an old dishwasher that someone dumped at the side of our driveway sometime between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. They pulled up far enough that they weren’t really visible from the street. The fact that someone would discard a kitchen appliance on someone else’s property gives you some idea of what a substantial minority (I hope) of our population is like here in Georgia. I will call the county to report it Monday morning. I found a footprint from the culprit next to the dishwasher. Based on the size of my own foot (around 10 1/2), the person who did it may either be or be related to Bigfoot.
One of the Ga Power crew said they were trying to catch up on work that has been delayed because of the rainy weather we have had. I’m still surprised they were working on a Sunday.
I first saw them when I left the house to walk the dogs. When I came back home I could hear their little backhoe banging on the rock that underlies the entire building site. Fortunately, they said they had little trouble digging through it.
They laid the cable from our temporary power post to the front of the house where our meter will be. Here is the backhoe working near the contorted maple we saved to haunt our front yard.
Of course we wanted the electric meter to be located at the rear of our house, but the engineer said that they had to put it on the front to minimize the distance they had to run the cable. I don’t think the difference is all that great, but apparently it’s enough that the engineer was worried about voltage drop over that difference.
I didn’t post about the visit by the I-joist manufacturer’s representative. He came out on February 17 to see the damage that the plumber caused. Based on his inspection, he thought it should be relatively easy to repair two of the damaged joists. The third will take a little more work, but it’s nothing the framer isn’t familiar with. The engineer is supposed to provide a letter specifying how the damage can be repaired properly, which I will have to show the county building inspector before he will pass the framing. I haven’t heard from the engineer yet. I hope it won’t take much longer.