Sunday, July 20, 2008

Storm

Last night I experienced the most terrific storm of my life. I thought I'd seen rain before....not until last night did I see rain. POUNDING...pouring rain that just amazed me. Thunder cracking every 2 minutes and lighting that flashed the whole sky into daylight brightness. The storm lasted an hour or so and in the process we lost electricity 3 times...

There's nothing that gets you moving fast looking for candles and flashlights in unpacked boxes than losing electricity at 10PM.

On top of all that we discovered our new little rental house has two leaks in the roof. One, a big bubble right over the door and the other was leaking through the lighting fixture.

I called the property management emergency line...and if I haven't yet expressed my extreme dislike of this property management group let me just tell you they are the most unfriendly, unlikeable and unhelpful group I've ever worked with...and I've delt with all 3 employees and my opinion remains the same. So, anyhow...back to the story...called the emergency line and their solution...pop the bubble in the ceiling and don't turn on the lights in the kitchen...we'll see if we can get someone to the house tomorrow and the whole time it was like she couldn't believe I bothered her for this petty little thing...

Duh...I wasn't born yesterday...dripping water from a lighting fixture is a pretty good indication that you shouldn't turn the lights on.

What a suprise that we haven't heard from the prop. mgmt peeps yet...(dripping sarcasm there...)

We knocked on our neighbor, George's door and as he told us the owner of the house was his good friend he said he'd email them immediately as he'd asked George to keep an eye out and let him know when there was a problem with the house.

So, with the weather forcast pointing to thunderstorms all week long this should be an interesting time for us...who knows what else we'll find out about our new house!

1 comment:

LaDonnaMobile said...

Why so much rain in Arizona, of all places? My sister lived there 2 years and never saw so much as a drop! Maybe the storm clouds followed you from Portland . . .