I try as best I can to be kind. I signoff all posts with a reminder of the power of kindness. But sometimes I am just speechless and no kind thought comes to mind. And the culprit is no longer around to get a good ___ slapping.

Let me give you a little history. Since I bought this house, and I know all houses have history, I have managed to repair multiple issues that the owner(a contractor) did to this house. The gutter system on the house was improperly installed and caused flooding of the basement twice before we realized what the problem was. I should have asked better questions when I saw the store rooms flooring had been removed but it was a storage room, concrete is fine. Wrong thought. Then two winters ago when it was excessively cold even for here, the pipes froze and then ruptured and flooded the basement a third time. Solution, improper insulation for the pipes. Corrected. Then we wanted a new heater unit as the current one was well over 12 years old and not heating adequately. New system put in and discovered that the original wiring to the unit was done with an extension cord. It is a wonder we didn’t burn the house down. Surround sound(which I don’t use) was wired all through the upstairs. When I had an electrician remove it all, it was a nightmare of crossed wires and excessive wiring – nearly 200 feet of unnecessary wiring.

Today’s fun reveal was in the downstairs kitchen where all I wanted to do was replace the overhead fluorescent fixture. Simple task, right ?? Oh yee of little expectancy!!! When the electrician TRIED to pull the fixture from the ceiling, he had to use a hammer first to remove the excessively large ‘nail’ holding the fixture to the ceiling. Seriously??!!??

Not sure I would call this a nail!!!

I just get amazed at the corners people will cut to get a job done…poorly at that. Well, we now have a nice fixture, properly installed by a trustworthy electrician. So I guess for now all is well. I can honestly remind everyone of the power of kindness and truly mean it.

6 thoughts on “Speechless

  1. Merciful heavens! I didn’t even know nails could be that large, but regardless, why would anyone ever think it was okay to use that monster? (Rhetorical because there is absolutely no sane answer!) Praise God for His protection as you unravel these issues.


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