As I predicted in yesterday’s post, it’s that time again! Time for “Little Letters, 05.2018”. For a couple of months, I have happily had more gratitude than grumble. In last month’s post, here, and the post for March, here. But today’s notes are the opposite. More grumble than gratitude. Just been that kind of month. Have found that using these letters to vent is very therapeutic. So, that I will do. VENT, VENT, VENT! They can be equally wonderful for a quiet celebration. And there will be some of that, too. Glad you are here to join me. Shall we jump right in?
Little Letters, 05.2018
Dear Mark T. Davis,
It has been 6 months since we hired you to represent us in a law suit against the builder of our pool, Juan Carlos Rodriguez at Silver Springs Pool and Spa. We have had no update or information from you or your office except when I have called to check on the status of our suit. And then you and your secretary were less than forthcoming. We were finally granted an appointment with you last Friday only to learn that YOU:
- failed to read our pool contract, and failed to make a copy of the contract when we provided it to you.
- neglected to read ‘some clause’ in the contract that states that we cannot sue the pool company and yet you prepared and billed us for law suit paperwork that was served on Mr. Rodriguez in January.
- received an answer from Mr. Rodriguez’s attorney that you did not share with us.
- now state that we can not sue Silver Springs, would have to go through arbitration to try to resolve our issues with the pool, which would be cost-prohibitive to us.
- will not represent us any longer and will not refund our money.
In addition, when we sat down to meet with you, we were handed documents from Mr. Rodriguez’s lawyer to read that involved another client’s suit against Silver Springs. We believe that you did not even know who we were and so, inadvertently gave us the wrong paperwork to read as a result.
I hope and pray that what goes around, comes around.
#karma, #noneedforrevenge, #willsomebodypleasedotheirjob
Dear City of El Paso, Office of Permits and Inspections,
On April 28, 2017, a Mr. Chris Wells came to our residence to conduct the final inspection on our pool. Mr. Wells walked into our backyard, walked across the yard to the gate on the side yard and back out to his vehicle. We passed with flying colors! Ha!
We have had a half-dozen issues with our pool to include cracking from the concrete up through to the deck surface, pergola beams cracked into two pieces, a missing gas trap for the gas line, chipped tiles, cracks in the pool plaster and electricity that does not meet code.
Several months ago, we began having issues with the electricity on our back porch and in our garage. When the electrician came out to check what was going on, he told us our pool had never passed its final inspection from the city.
Somehow, between April of last year and today, our pool went from passing its final inspection to failing. We cannot get a straight answer from anyone in the city’s office of permits and inspections.
The head of inspections for the city came out last Tuesday to check out electricity to the pool. He would not state whether there was faulty wiring but advised us that he would send us a letter stating all of the concerns he has with our pool. We will be able to use that letter to sue against Silver Springs’s bond. Supposedly.
Still waiting for that letter.
#willsomebodypleasedotheirjob, #inspectorgadget, #MrMagoo
Dear Cleveland Clinic,
Thank you for getting my daughter Lauren in for an appointment so quickly. I am thankful that we have a diagnosis for her condition. We are anxious to get a treatment plan in place so she can begin feeling some relief to the pain she has felt for years. Looking forward to accompanying my daughter and my granddaughter on their trip to Cleveland in 10 days.
See you then!
#gratefulmom, #microscopicpolyangiitissucks, #pleasehelpmybaby
Thank you for the very sweet Facebook message this morning. I have tucked your kind words away in my heart. I love you for being the best brother a girl could ask for.
Thank you for being such a good provider and responsible guy. You know how guilty I feel to not be working right now and contributing to our bills. Especially since our electricity needs to be repaired, our pool deck needs to be redone, our oven keeps shutting off, our faucets need to be replaced, our garage door just went out, and our AC had to be serviced. The strawberry cheesecake and jalapeño poppers I’ve made are a small token of my appreciation. I love you!
If you were writing a little letter this month, to whom would it be addressed? Do you have a grumble or gratitude to share in a comment below? Be sure to stop by to visit Kristen at Taz and Belly, the mastermind behind these Little Letters posts.
Lauren, Lucia and I will be traveling to Cleveland from Albuquerque a week from Tuesday, on 05.22. Would welcome and appreciate any positive thoughts and prayers for my baby girl. Praying we get some answers and a direction for her treatment.
Happy Mother’s Day and much love to each of you. Thank you for accompanying me on this journey.
Hugs and kisses,