Try Again!

We received another call from the Solar Engineer, saying that he wanted to come on Friday (yesterday), and would be here between 6 -7am as he would be travelling up from Cudinamarca overnight, so we re-arranged our plans, and called our Electrician, who agreed to come, as he wanted to at least oversee the work, with regard to isolating our electric showers from the Solar system.

So yesterday morning, I was up at 5.30am, which to be honest is my usual time, organised and ready for the Engineer to arrive, which he did, the wrong side of 9am, which was no surprise, followed shortly by the Electrician, after they had conferred, the Electrician got on with isolating the showers, which it turned out, that he was able to do without damaging any walls, he floated new cable (I had to go down town to get some more) along the existing conduit.

The Electrician brought a colleague with him, who moved a neighbours electric meter on the roadside pole, it was high up, and the men who come to read the meter kept walking on my flowers whilst trying to read it, despite numerous requests no to, now they have no excuse.

After all our moaning, it turned out that the problem with the solar system, was the Engineers fault, he had not wired up the panels correctly, as a result the Invertor had closed off contact with the panels, and we have not been receiving any benefit from the system. You should have seen his face, when I asked if his Company were going to reimburse us for the last electric bill. To be honest, I am just glad he found the problem, and hopefully our next bill will show that it is now working.

We were told that the solar panel, that has frosted, is working fine, but since we paid for a 100% system, it would be replaced under the warranty, now we will just have to keep on top of them until it is replaced.

This morning I was assembling drawers for the bunkbed stairs, the pieces had all been cut and pocket holed, now they are assembled.

Now I will attach the drawer slides, then cut the drawer faces, and the steps, once that is done, I have to do a bit of burning to the top platform step, where it was cut, then stain and varnish the rest, after which it can be installed. It sounds easy, but it’s still going to take a bit of time, as long as it’s finished before the family come for Christmas!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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