The Century Link tech never showed up last Friday so I emailed them again and today I got a phone call. The guy told me that he had a work ticket for my house but it said my wire was chewed (old problem) and since I only have DSL internet, not phone, the request was sent to the wrong department. He told me that he would transfer me to the right department and I got a bit nervous as I listened to the super-annoying Century Link recording over and over again. Luckily he come back on the line in a few minutes and then sent me over to someone in Utah who was able to set me up with an appointment today. My parents were home so I didn't have to leave work which was nice.
The new tech. came out and took a look at the line running through my backyard and said, yes, it needs to be underground. He will put in a work order for the digging permit and get back to me in 4 weeks...hopefully. They will have to tear up part of my backyard too. Good thing it is not the side with the dogs and it is only dirt at the moment. See, sometimes it is good to procrastinate those landscaping chores.
The handyman that was recommended by the realtor came out yesterday. I told him that I wanted a 8'x12' patio cover over my sliding door. He said I should just continue the existing patio cover and by the time he was finished talking and measuring the patio cover had grown to an enormous size. I'm sure I can't afford that but I haven't seen the quote yet.
Since I get next Wednesday off for the 4th of July I am going to just work on my own patio cover. I'm am hoping for something waterproof since my shade fabric doesn't do anything to keep the water away. Maybe I will take Thursday and Friday off too. This sounds like a big project plus I still need to install the AC units. No holiday for me.