Saturday, March 21, 2015

Maneuvering Through the System

Today was supposed to be spent working on my old mobile home but my father will get discharged from the hospital tomorrow and that means we have to pick a post-surgery rehab facility for him to go to for the next few weeks.  I narrowed down the list to places closest to me and then picked the ones with good reviews.  I set up 3 appointments and my mother and I spent the day comparing amenities.  All 3 were adequate for his needs but one had a lower patient to staff ratio so I hope we can send him there.  We will find out tomorrow after they process the paperwork.

On Friday, I sent in my revised paperwork for my shed permit.  I got a reply back too quickly.  They want the engineering calculations for the earth anchors from an Arizona engineer.  Wow.  No wonder people don't bother with permits.  I sent an email to a structural engineer that I found on the internet and they wrote back that I might be able to do a load test instead.  Well, that's great except I don't know what a load test is.  I'm hoping that I can maneuver over this (hopefully) last roadblock and get my prize at the end (a permit and a bill for the permit).  I should be happy that the county didn't have any complaints about my site plan.  I worked really hard on that.  But if I don't get the permit in the end, it will all be for nothing and I will have to buy the 10'x20' shed that doesn't require a permit.  That would merely be a consolation prize.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Poor dad. You are learning systems you didn't know that you needed to know. He looks happy with his lion though

Daizy said...

Yes, I did not have this in the plans. In fact, I don't think any of this was in my plans for this year. Life is full of surprises.

Dobermom said...

Sending well wishes to your dad.
Hope you get through the bumps in your permit.