My new ride, Fraelsi

My new ride, Fraelsi
Fraelsi means Freedom in Farose

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

House invasion all too soon

I am really glad to have Jake coming home, I just expected him to return in mid-September, not the end of Aug., and my long list of old house stuff is not even started, Ben is living in the attic space and there are no funds for materials, no time for the work on that list.
We will manage to survive it, and maybe Jake can be carpenter help for some of that work in the attic, and we will figure out who sleeps where and whose stuff goes where.
Ben is working and has a paycheck and works days, I am working and 2nd shift so that has worked out well, Jake will be busy too so that should help, it is a very small house with a lot more work needing done, not enough space and way too much stuff for the amount of space.
But I will make some progress on something in the next couple weeks, even if it only means getting some clothes thinned out, some cleaning done, we will survive, we will thrive and we will be glad to have Jake home and Kris to visit.
And in the meantime, I have a busy week with a committed weekend so no time for much progress on the house projects today, but I will get something accomplished before heading to work. 
And the dog is not feeling well, he up-chucked all over the house last night, I cleaned up on the ground level, kitchen, my bedroom, the bathroom but didn't know he also got the floor in my sewing space in the attic so that got dealt with this morning early while Ben was getting ready for work.  I don't know what he has eaten or done but he's sure not wanting much to eat today and is napping, not ready to run out the door every time I get close, that is a change but I don't want to run out and walk around the house every few minutes so I can be ok with the resting dog stuff.
Work is ok, glad to have all 5 of us there this week, no overtime and my old and hurting body is glad of that, extra money in the paycheck is great but i sure gain a lot of pain also and then get less done here at the house and sleep badly.
It is also rag weed season and meds for that make me moody, sad, easily irritated and will be talking to pharmacy about something over the counter instead of doctor appointment to get renewal of the prescription medication and hope for less side effects and same or less costs.  Insurance is good but I am still working on paying my yearly deductible so would see a $40-50 bill to pay and part of the meds costs.  Ya, over the counter should work this year.  With our heat and drought the weeds have not flourished either so that does help some.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Small Claims court Win

Friday, July 27, 2012, I won a judgment against C.L. Campbell Construction of Jacksonville IL, their suit for dog damage to his truck was dropped, as a fraudulent claim for damage he could not prove existed, and as he knew the dog was there, had played with the dog when there, he should have known the dog would come run to greet him and possibly jump up on his truck.
And it was easy for the judge to determine that the contractor had broke the contract, that the contractor did not do the job he had contracted to do and is to refund me $2725. the judge also let the contractor know if my lawyer and I had asked for a larger amount, or submitted some information differently, the amount he would be required to refund from my original $5000 deposit would be larger.
Now I will be able to turn this over to Better Business bureau and the IL state license board for roofing contractor license. 
I am also posting information about this contract default on area public forums so others might not have the problems I have had or the huge costs I have paid.
He and his lawyer have been sent traceable letters requesting payment in full and in a timely manor, so if the sum is not paid to my lawyer's office by the end of Aug. I can turn it over to the state's attorney for Contempt of Court charges. 
Maybe he will think twice about defrauding someone, but I doubt it.  But getting the word out, notifying both the license board and Better Business bureau can hurt his business and that might help him learn something he needs to know about being honest.