A rare midweek barnhouse post...
We got a quote back from a plumber to hook us up to municipal sewers - something that I think is a big YES for a rental. Price is well within my range of acceptability and the guy seems decent and forthright. He did try to upsell me and get a job replumbing the DIY work on the runs from teh kitchen and main floor bathroom, and then commented about needing to vent the whole house etc. but for now, we'll have him do the sewer run and see how happy we are.
Anyway, his quote came in at $5200 including permits, town fees, taxes, excavation, and his work. I've given the nod and now need to send him a cheque for $2600 to get things started...
This should be easy, except that our bank has an e-transfer limit of $2,000 so I can't send the full amount. I find it embarassing, but it looks like I'll have to send $2,000 today, and then $600 tomorrow. Knowing that it is at least a week to get locates and mobilize, I'm going to ask if he can just meet me up there on the weekend, and I'll give him the full amount in person. So much easier.
Another foolish challenge has been getting the key to our mailbox (superbox). For reasons known only to themselves, the previous owners did not give us a mailbox key. We haven't been able to get our mail since taking on the house. Canada Post did go out and rekey the box to ensure our security - which is fantastic. But we can't empty it.
I just got a call from the mail distribution centre that our box is overfull and we should clean it out. This is challenging.
I called Canada Post, and they cannot courier or mail us the key, nor can they hand us a key. being that the post office is not open when we are in town, I can't see how they thought we would get the key at all. The supervisor has agreed to stay on duty Friday night until we arrive, and then we can pick up a key from him as soon as we arrive in town.
Such a hassle for such a little thing.