I'm still running in "fix-it" mode. It's really too bad they don't build more Condos around here. I think it would be SO much easier to just call the Super and have things magically repaired. Especially when it comes to the sprinklers.
Water is cheap .... I have my own well. Electricity to keep that well pumping is NOT. I constantly have to waver on the line of watering the lawn enough to keep it semi green, versus the $$$ going out the door. I had an early appointment yesterday, so I wrote the gardeners a note and left them two new sprinkler heads.
Interestingly enough, the guy at Horizon Sprinklers told me different ones put out more or less water. I've been going there for 12 years. No one ever told me this. So I bought the ones that would put out the most water in the least amount of time.
SO ... the gardeners hooked up the first one, but didn't put the dirt back in OR adjust where it sprayed. I'm not kidding ... it must be rocket science to fill in a hole. On the second repair, they broke the line it screws in to. Nope ... not kidding there either.
They left ME a note that someone would come fix it "later". It makes me want to scream, so I tried sewing as a distraction. That always ends up with me on the floor. I mean seriously, how could you not want to get down and play when Cooper does this and barks at you? He likes to be UNDER things (we are completely under the sewing table), or at least roll the B A L L under things. We aren't allowed to SAY that word, we can only SPELL it.
Several hours later I looked out the door. Uh oh ... the guy fixed the sprinklers and even filled in the holes, but never knocked on the door. I went outside and turned the sprinklers on to see how they work. OH LOOK!!! I'm watering the neighbors roses 45 feet away, not to mention their entire driveway!!
Big sigh ... as I tried the second station. It was doing a great job of keeping MY concrete driveway and walkway wet. How nice!!
I grabbed the little screwdriver gizzy that came with the sprinklers and tried to figure out how to adjust them. In no time, I was just as wet as the driveway. I was finally able to adjust them ... kinda sorta ... so most of the water went on the grass. They still need adjusting, but at least they are good for now.
Back to playing under the table for awhile. Cooper is so zoned in on that ball that he doesn't even look when I call his name six times!!! Selfies are not in his repertoire.