End of the Never Ending Utility Dance
I thought I was close when we finally got the water works to show, but here we are three weeks later sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting on Alabama Power to show up, repeatedly send out the wrong crew, and blow off appointments. But no longer! Behold, the line crew! Hoo-ray! Now it's just a matter of connecting up all the systems, and having the city inspectors out. Once we have a CO, the Trattoria Centrale guys can start their construction, I can move in, and we can start renting parking spots and storage units. Waiting on the water works and power company added a total 7 extra weeks to the project, mostly of dead time. While not a delay causing issue, I enjoyed a similarly fun encounter with Brighthouse cable. Utilities seem to have a very difficult time with multi-use buildings, especially mixed residential and commercial. Brighthouse sent their residential installer out to hook up cable internet service in my loft. The installer said that he couldn't run cable through a commercial space to get to the residential, and I would have to get the commercial installer to come out. When the commercial installer came out, he said that he couldn't install in a residential space. If it weren't for the help of a smart lady named Angela in Brighthouse's customer service department, I'd probably be having the exact same circular argument with a DSL company at this very moment.
While we've been waiting we put in the appliances. I've included a picture of the stove and hood. The counters and backsplashes are still covered for protection.
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