Showing posts from August, 2017

nearly a month and...

Nearly a month ago I wrote about my New Library's problems with:
Leaking roof (may be caused by roof windows)Leaking windowsBad door seal, leakingOutside in-ground lights full of water and not workingElectrical issues with exterior light programmerInability to use light switches for a week, due to the fact that the electrician screwed something up when trying to fix the light programmerDead water softenerWhat's been fixed after a month: Decided to not repair or replace in-ground lighting due to cost, so we've gotten solar powered lights The water softener computer has been replaced and the unit is up and running. Neat thing I learned, no one has EVER added salt to the water softener, EVER. OMG! Wonder why it's broken!! Still waiting on repairs for everything else. *sigh*

glamorous life of a Library Director

I have never owned a home. When I lived at the Farm in New England—what feels like a million years ago, and as many miles away--we were wardens of sorts over our cabins and houses. Problems resulted in written “tickets” to the Maintenance Team, who then resolved the problem. The same can be said of all the apartments and house I’ve rented; a call to the landlord usually resolved the issue (I fortunately always had good landlords, for the most part). ChicagoBoy, the homeowner (I guess that makes me a co-homeowner in a couple months?), is a handyman and a Landlord himself, so much more adept at handling problems. And yet it’s me who is stuck with the mounting challenges of a new building.
I’ve gotten good at reading warranties—only one problem has still been under warranty—and getting recommendations for service people. I’m learning the jargon of these people, getting better at home to explain the problems. I’ve dug in.
In my first 3 months at the New Library I’ve had, and am still wor…