Impatiently Waiting

United States
June 19, 2012 9:48am CST
Today is a big money day for us. Not a day to get but a day to pay big money. We are finally getting our septic repaired. It's nearly 10am and the contractor still isn't here, I know the main shop is about an hour away from here. However, with the fact that it's going to be mid to upper 90's today one would think they'd want to get a jump on the weather? It's not bad now in the shade but later today I may feel different about it, but by that point I'll be at work. If my tummy wasn't rumbling to eat I probably would not of bothered as I'm just getting impatient wanting to see some of the progress of the work before I leave. The septic pumping truck was here before 8am. I hope I don't make myself sick as it's alot of money to spend as it is a person would think they'd be here by now.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 Jun 12
You would think they would want to get ahead of the heat..but I am sure they will have a good excuse once they get there...and there are so many things that could have slowed them up....like phone calls etc...one never knows when waiting for a repair person or contractor what time they will really show up!
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• United States
20 Jun 12
I guess they were ahead of the heat and planned for more than one job that day we were second on the list when they showed up at 10:40am. We were not told that so they were out before the heat. That's true but the pumping company was there well before 8am and we were the first on the list. I'm just thankful the bill was several hundred dollars less than the estimate!
• United States
19 Jun 12
He might habve had an emergancy as he was on the way o you. I know the proper thing to do would be to call. I am sure he will be there soon. I also thin you should havbe had a meal.
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• United States
20 Jun 12
The contractor didn't give an actual appointment time so we weren't sure when to expect him. I made myself a bagel sandwich, I was just worried I'd get sick thinking about things so much a full stomach would be worse than an empty.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
19 Jun 12
Companies who have to come out and do work on your property hardly if ever make sense. If I was the one having to do the dirty work I'd want to be out there bright an early at 8 am, but if I couldn't get out there then, I definitely wouldn't wait anywhere past 11 AM, it'd just be too hot. Don't make yourself sick, get something to eat. I hope they come before you leave so you can oversee some of the progress before.
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• United States
20 Jun 12
I guess they were out but at another job, I think he forgot to mention that detail. I was worried I'd make myself sick because I ate and I was a bundle of nerves.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Jun 12
Septic issues do run into a lot of money. I lived across the street from some people that had just bought a house and they had to replace the whole system. The old one had to be dug up and a new one put somewhere else. I think it cost them around $5000 to have it done.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
22 Jun 12
I am so glad that I've never had to deal with a septic system. It was shortly after we moved to Lexington when I was a small girl that they went to a sewer system for all of the city. That said, I know exactly what you are talking about when you are referring to days when you end up spending a lot of money and I think that the majority of us have been through those kinds of days and we really just want to see the work getting done and progress being made.
@GardenGerty (99477)
• United States
20 Jun 12
I agree. In this summer heat you expect people to get started working in a timely manner. Where I work they were power washing this morning before I could get my clients out of the apartment and to their ride to Day Services.