Unpleasant Surprises

After more than a week of frantic and excited packing, planning and getting ready to move, D. and I finally got the keys to the new apartment yesterday.

We were going in a few days early to paint, but we got a nasty surprise.

“I don’t remember seeing this when we looked at the place,” D. called to tell me, “But there’s no outlet behind the fridge, it’s plugged into an old extension cord that runs across the hall and plugs into an ungrounded outlet!”

Pretty quick, we were looking at all the electric and wiring in the place, and not very happy with what we saw.

The past 24 hours have been pretty unpleasant as we’ve swung back and forth over what to do, but suffice to say neither of us is foolin’ around when it comes to electric and safety.

We’re putting off the move for one month, and giving the landlord notice that our lease is pending him hiring a certified electrician to inspect the building.

Nobody is happy about it, but I think it’s the right thing to do.

Published in: on June 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Ohhh, I’m so sorry you’re going through this, but I’m so happy you’re playing it safe and putting the Landlord on notice to get it all fixed. I understand your concern….our house was built in 1884 and we just had the last of all the very very old electrical connections replaced with updated wiring. It really is scary stuff.

    Hang in there as there is always a reason why things are put on hold, etc., etc., etc. This delay shall soon be but distant memory!!

    I missed you this week….welcome back!!

    Mary of Brush it On

  2. Very smart idea to wait until you know it’s safe!!

    Hope you have fun at the wedding.

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