Waiting Game

NOTE: As of September 23, 2009, this post has been edited in
accordance with a court-mediated settlement. The names of the
contractor and his excavation subcontractor have been replaced with

I haven't posted anything lately because not a lot has been happening. And if it were, you would not know about it right away, anyway, so what's the point?

But anyway, some photos I took:

My magnolia 'jon-jon,' struggling for life in the container it was supposed to be taken out of in March:
Jon-Jon, struggling

The pile of junk Contractor A (who left cigarette butts all over the place and threw his trash in a pile next to his site office) left in our yard. Some of this was good, original material before they walked and left it to spend months out in the weather like this:

View of the house over the pile:

A small amount of rust is acceptable on rebar. Significant rust like this is a problem:

This shoring is supposed to be holding our neighbor's house up. The ground behind it is sinking. So Contractor A (who had shown up drunk on the job, and done work that had to be ripped out wholesale because it was so seriously in violation of code, so we're not talking about somebody who was ultra-vigilant about our safety and that of our neighbors) may have also endangered our neighbor's house:
Retainng wall

Concrete blocks filling up the sink hole, to keep the neighbors' dogs in their yard:

I can't wait for this to be over.

posted by ayse on 07/11/05