Dealing with Frustration

Back in November 2011, we discovered a water leak on the side of our driveway.  Well since we had been in a drought for most of 2011 and we didn’t want to pay for leaking water, I called the water company.  They sent a man out and he said the leak was on their side since the meters weren’t spinning.  Good news for us!

Reporting the Leak

You would think that since it was their issue, they would get right out to fix it…wrong!  I called back 2-3 times in December before someone finally came out and told me that they didn’t want to tear up the yard during the holidays.  Ok, that sounded alright.  So I waited until after the first of the year to call again.

I called again and again until March.  Now the leak was really getting bad and really wasting water.  I was expecting our HOA to come after me for wasting water for 5 months.  But only my neighbor came over to see if I knew we had a leak?

The Fix

Well, they finally came out to repair the leak a couple of weeks ago.  Now I see why they didn’t want to mess up the yard during the holidays.  The leak was under my driveway and they had to tear up the concrete to repair the leak.  I think that was done in a day, because by the time I got home from work, they were gone and haven’t been back.  They said it had to dry and they’d be back in 2-3 weeks.

Where we are now

Now it’s the end of March and we still have no driveway.  My husband and I have been parking on the street for 2 weeks.  That may not seem like a problem to you, but I have a garage to park my cars in and I don’t like our cars sitting on the street.  It rained last week and again today, so we are still waiting on it to dry.

My Daily Frustration

Every morning I have to go out and clean all my windows so that I can see to drive.  For some of you that may be an everyday occurrence, but not me.  I get up at the same time every day and leave at about the same time every day.  Having to clean my windows has added time to my mornings I don’t have to give.  Added to that is the fact that our cars are filthy and it seems a waste to wash them just to sit outside and get dirty again.  It’s spring in Houston and we like to drive a clean car.

Keep your fingers crossed that we can go a week without rain so that it will dry and my cars can get back under cover.

What frustrates you around the house?

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