If you’re not aware, you are joining our continuing saga… “Why don’t surveyors like me”? Missed the beginning of our woes? Check out how it began here.
For those of you who have been on the getting our driveway built train to nowhere I have some great news. Not capital GREAT news, merely lowercase great.
Surveying determines the position of certain buildings or boundaries in three dimensions before construction of any structure begins
We have found ONE that does! Or at least they like cold hard cash and that’s fine with me. I have to admit I was SO excited that they called back, gave us a quote and said they could ACTUALLY come out. WOOT!
Then I did it. I asked “When”? Whoops. What I heard was “4 to 5 weeks”. I was hoping they meant like micro-weeks or milli-weeks. Whatever I thought, the receptionist that called me back must’ve heard the GIANT gasp I made. She made a nervous giggle sound and I decided to just jump in and tell her that it’s taken us two months just to get a call back and I was hoping to be in our cabin by Thanksgiving but now I was hopeful that Christmas would work. Christmas of this year of course. Gotta be precise, these surveyors can be tricky folks.
She paused a moment and said “I’ll see what I can do”. Bless her heart♥ If there’s one thing women understand it’s the holidays. Appealing to her holiday sensibilities was my saving grace because this angel of surveyor-land called back with a 2 to 3 week lead time. This is where I truly understood the saying: Beggars can’t be choosers. I begged. I chose yes. Good enough.
impatient person I am, before out call back I had talked Mr. Bluejeans into attempting to survey on our own. We found mushrooms. Good news is they are really really cool mushrooms. Bad news is we can’t start our driveway using mushrooms. Just sayin’.
So here is a little something I like to call: failure. With mushrooms on the side. As a beggar I’ll choose mushrooms and leave the surveying to the professionals.
Have you ever waiting months for a service or repair? What happened?