loyalty pays off in the long run.
I noticed my sprinkler system was not working today, so I went into the timer box, and the icon said no AC power.
I checked as much as I understand, checked all my breakers, couldn't figure it out.
IM not good with any electrical or usually mechanical stuff. I also stink at plumbing. Im just about the most unhandiest person around.
I called my electrician, he didn't return my call.
being 95 degrees everyday, I felt I need to water the lawn every other day, so I dug up an old oscillating sprinkler I had laying behind the shed. Its 20 years old, but it still works.
still need to get the box repaired or replaced, so I decided to call my gardener, he turns it on and off everyyear.
He said, Ill come right over and take a look. Whoa.......I didn't expect that. I figured when hes here next week, hell take a look.
30 minutes later, he was tracing wires and found the problem.
I don't know or remember who hooked it up, but its a cruddy job. They ran the wire into the floor, into the crawl, put a plug on it, and plugged it into an extension cord that is plugged in somewhere down there.
He fixed the problem, seems a switch was thrown down there, no idea how on earth that happened. no one ever goes down there.
I felt a bit silly, Im sure if I knew there was a plug, I could have gotten my fat butt down there and figured it out.
Regardless, he drove over, was here for 25 minutes, I said, Joe, what do I owe you?
he refused to take money, said Im a good customer for 15 years, its his pleasure.
IM afraid hes a dying breed, as I don't think there are many businessmen like him left in this world.