The good news is I love the pavers. It's been a challenge for them since the walkway is not horizontal to the house. It might have been an easy fix except for that big bush just behind me.
It was sewing day, but I stayed home waiting for the Owner of this business to come check out the rotten wood on the porch. He never showed.
Lucky for me (so far anyway) I did get in touch with a Contractor from Monterey California, now living in Green Valley. He asked I send him pictures, which I did in minutes. His comment?
WOW! Let me tell you, this is NOT what you want to hear from a contractor you hope is going to fix your problem. Obviously, this has been this way for many years BEFORE I purchased the house. It was a L O N G fifteen minutes before he responded again that it was fixable.
I asked for a price, but haven't heard back from him. At this point, I really don't care WHAT he charges me, I just want it fixed. I was hoping that would happen BEFORE the pavers are complete, so they can finish up their job, but at this point I don't think that's going to happen.
I have however, made very good friends with the paver guy doing the work. He said he can come back any time and finish up. That was good news!!
I snuck away just long enough to have lunch with the sewing ladies who keep me sane. On the way back to check the paving work, I got a little too close to an agave and stuck one of those lovely spikes one quarter inch up into my cuticle. WOW!!!! THAT HURT!!! I finally had to take a couple of aspirin to take the edge off.
I do believe it broke off under the skin. I tried cutting it out with a knife like we always did on the ranch, but so far no luck. It's a good thing I'm not squeamish!! Hopefully my finger doesn't fall off before it finally releases it's grip in a week or two.
Today I'm off to the Pest Control store and Lowes for more paint. At least painting will keep my mind off the porch for an hour or so.
As for my RV? La Mesa has now had it for 6 working days with absolutely NO work even STARTED, let alone completed. Yeah ..... WOW !!!