I don’t always tend to make phone calls to schedule things in a timely manner. It just so happened Friday that I did, and almost every single one of the places that I called, wanted to do their jobs on Monday. Naturally. So come Monday afternoon, there’s going to be a logging guy arriving to take down a dead ash tree behind our garage, the furnace people from the second opinion place will be arriving around 3:30p to do a CO test in order to determine if indeed we DO have a cracked heat exchanger (or any other potential problem with our furnace) and give us an estimate on how much (if anything) it will cost to get fixed. I did take it upon myself to purchase 2 new CO detectors to see if indeed they could detect anything that the old ones were missing. I set them up, placed them near the output registers and they’re not detecting anything amiss. Which could be one of two things. Either they’re not sensitive enough, or the fact that we have 2 windows slightly open is causing the CO buildup that was present before, not to be present now. Either way, it’s going to be resolved. At least for my pet’s peace of mind, if nothing else.
Finally, I had called a lawn maintenance person and asked for an estimate on having the large brush and lawn waste pile behind the garage removed. It has been sitting there for the last 3 years and needs to be gone. I’d contracted with someone to do it 2 years ago, but after having paid them, they never showed up. When I contacted them this year, I was informed that they were no longer in the business, and wouldn’t be able to either refund my money (no surprise, he didn’t remember me paying it, and doesn’t have the business records anymore regardless) or come by and do the work. With that, I chalked it up to me being lazy about getting him to do it, and let it be.
Last but not least, we have a week to finish getting the house in some semblance of shape for my mother’s visit on the 29th. She’s going to be coming here by bus, and spending Halloween week here. I warned her that we don’t do much in the way of celebrating the holiday, we just repair to the back of the house and let the kids pass the house by. She said she was ok with that. Nice to have a mother that’s easy to please!
At any rate, Tuesday should be a breeze compared to the day before.