The Cross House
Last year, I had the AC condensers removed, and stored off-site, in anticipation of their being relocated. My anti-blight measure. At the time however I had no idea that over a year would pass, and the house would have no AC during the summer of 2016 and, it seemed, the summer of 2017.
Oops. For a guy who lives for comfort, this proved a planning mistake of the highest order.
DETERMINED not to endure all of the summer of 2017 without comfort, I have pushed ahead with getting the damn AC condensers back, installed, and with the AC running again.
And, to do so…I had to invoke the grace of Justin.
The three condensers were to be relocated AWAY from the house, and surrounded by a custom-designed WAY COOL fence (details to follow). In order to accomplish this the following had to happen:
- A trench had to be dug so that the copper lines to the condensers, and attendant electrical lines, could be hidden.
- The fence was in the way of the new location for the condensers. Thus, the fence, praise the Lord, had to go.
- The relocated condensers had to sit upon something solid.
You see, the electrical and copper lines (carrying freon) to the three AC condensers had been punched through a basement window.
And while I can, perhaps, survive indignities off-the-scale (see: current political situation), I have my limits.
The ravaged window HAD to be restored and, thus, the condenser lines HAD to be buried.
What I adore about Justin is his default response to anything I throw at him: “OK.”
I don’t recall his ever saying NO to some idea I have. This is so not how most contractors respond to the unusual request: “NO!”
Today, Justin was happy to rent a machine-thingy to dig a trench, borrow something which I did not not know even existed to drill through 12-inches of stone foundation (an extraordinarily tedious dust-filled process which took hours), and move around huge chunks of concrete, all the while managing to be pleasant.
Hours after we both collapsed into our respective cars I called Justin and told him how much I adored/loved/cherished him.