Monday, May 16, 2005

Operation Fix It or Fifteen

Hey, F.O.T.E.'s,
Some of you know that 3 months ago, we hired a contractor out of Paducah to do some repairs on the house we own and currently rent out in TN. Well, the fellow we hired did a portion of the repairs, but hasn't been seen (except to come get more money, which I am no longer handing out ;-)in a couple months or so. We've called innumerable times and sent certified letters, pleading with the company to complete the work. We are very anxious to get these repairs done, so the folks who want to buy the house can. We've tried being nice, tried being assertive, tried crying (yes, I confess), tried every tactic we can think of (barring those being illegal/immoral--though even some of those crossed my mind during weak moments). Absolutely nothing will prod this company to complete this job. So, today, we launched "Operation Fix It or Fifteen." (the "Fifteen" being the $1500 we want refunded if they won't do the work.) This is not intended in any way to be threatening to the company, just to bring attention to our plight, and, ideally, prompt them to finish what they started. So, we have begun a phone calling and letter writing campaign. From the time The Ram announced that he was being deployed, wonderful friends and family members have repeatedly told us, "If there's ever anything we can do for you, while The Ram is gone, just let us know..." Well, here's something, LOL. The Ram and I can't spend all day, every day, calling and writing letters to these folks, so we're asking our friends and family to contact the company on our behalf. Yes, in case you haven't noticed, we're getting desperate. LOL
Well, I just wanted to document our progress on Operation Fix It or Fifteen. Here's to a great campaign!!!!
The Ewe

"All great journeys begin with a single step."


Lisa-Anne said...

so, ummm, email me the names, addresses and phone numbers of the perpetrators, ahem, contractors... :)
LA :)

Mama Lamba said...

Certainly, ma dear! :-)

Anonymous said...

Well, it seems that the perpetrators-- er, workers, showed up yesterday at 3:25 in the AFTERNOON! This after telling me they'd be there around 10 A.M! They put in the windows, and apparently left at 5:30 that evening. Said they'd be back Friday. Hmm, do I believe that? Not on your life! We shall see. At any rate WE NOW HAVE WINDOWS UPSTAIRS! PRAISE THE LORD and THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Ground has been gained!

-The Ram