Danial arrived back really late last night from Kerteh where he had been all week on work. I was unbelievably occupied yesterday that I did not eat anything all day and so thoroughly enjoyed the Big Mac that I had asked Danial to take-away for me.
This morning I was up bright and early to wait for the guys to come back and finish whatever they had to do. Sani the LG technician was right on time arriving at 9:30am to replace the outdoor unit of the master bedroom airconditioner. I told him about water dripping from the indoor unit this morning and he said it was fine if it was only then and not all night. But he did comment that the installer had not done a proper job and the bracket was loose such and that’s why the unit would not fit back properly after he opened it last week to check it when it wasn’t working.
Later after he left I complained to Adam but since he couldn’t get the installer to come over he applied cement to secure the bracket himself. I wasn’t happy with that and told him he should get the installer to come over and finish his job properly.
The varnishing of the new door took all day and since I refused to leave the apartment while the workers were all here it meant we had to live with the strong odour of the shellac.
Using shellac is the traditional way to varnish wood and these guys are masters in their art. I saw how one of them went about mixing the colour and writing the “formula” down. They take their work seriously but I can’t say much about their safety or health consciousness. One moment I caught one of them smoking his cigarette right next to the cans of spirit and whatever else they used to mix the shellac. Whatever it is it smells very toxic and despite all the ventilation in the apartment it gave me a headache.
I tried to be productive so I got busy updating records and expenses. No, I didn’t Facebook!
Kenny who supplied the security grilles arrived with the grilles for the master bathroom and guest bathroom window. This was additional grilles which somehow escaped our attention when we were ordering them. Later in the afternoon I saw that they had really botched up the job in the guest bathroom. That wasn’t my grille because it was smaller than the window and it had an opening to put your hand through to close the window. That is strange because I didn’t have that on any of the other grilles!
So guess what? Off it came of course. And I guess they have to remake the grille and come back again to fix it.
Yesterday I had gone through with Adam a whole list of items that needed his attention. He would action item by item and in fact had assigned CP to organise and follow up.
The plumber came to sort out the stuck sink and the stink in the guest bathroom! We can’t have that!!! Apparently it was due to the workers irresponsibly pouring basecoat paint (very very smelly!) down the sink. That had caused the sink to get stuck in the first place. Anyway, the clog was successfully removed but the smell will take some time….the more water runs through the pipes the faster it will go.
Just after 4pm I discovered the airconditioner in was leaking again and this time it wouldn’t stop. When I called Adam to tell him the problem he said he needed to think what to do. Whaaaat???? This aircond thing is really beginning to get on my nerves.
CP came back with the plumber and I asked him to take a look and since the plumber was here, he very kindly checked to find out what was causing the leak. It was a pipe connection come loose. Honestly, I cannot say much about the installer’s quality of work. Adam should fire him! CP said he had fixed the problem temporarily and it should last till Monday when he would get the installer to come.
Adam then called to say that he managed to get another installer to check the problem in an hour. I passed the phone to CP…enough is enough…CP blew his top and told Adam he had to stick with the original installer because he must finish his work! CP was so right. I should fire Adam!
It had been a long day but I still had stuff to do. When everybody had left, I went to Tesco and did the much needed shopping for groceries and kitchen stuff. It was productive and I ticked everything off my shopping list!