October 25th, 2010


The Chimney - the final adventure

The chimney saga…

It actually ended up being far less dramatic than I had feared, although more expensive than I had hoped.

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I got a hearty handshake from Dave and a thank you, and left them with “see you in the spring.” They walked out the door at 4:45.

I did get some stuff done – I brought home a box full of files that needed to be purged and labeled, and I sat in the living room with my shooting earmuff on and got that done. I did some tidying in the walk in closet before I got bored with it and wandered off. I really wanted a nap, but thought that would be rude (and a little creepy.)

So it’s done, and it will never have to be addressed again in my lifetime. There’s also a lifetime warranty on it, so if we have any issues Northeastern will make it right. That’s nice. I just wish it did something for the appraised value of our house, which it doesn’t. Isn’t it ironic that you could add stainless steel appliances and granite countertops to a house that is a health hazard and you would increase the “value,” but if you address the health hazard itself it does nothing?

On the whole, I’m pleased, and I’m VERY happy to have this done before heating season.

Of course, that same day I got the bill for a delivery of home heating oil. Because I *needed* another $500 invoice just then.

Sigh. C’est la vie, I suppose.