Yet another house update, you may think, but actually, this is a rant. I am fed up and tired to be sent in a circle by people who are incompetent, unwilling, or simply not interested. We are exhausted, and approaching the end of our patience and nerves. It could be so easy, if people were willing to take just a step off their own standpoint and focus on reaching a solution. Today, I've spent my morning talking on the phone to the person, who's managing the internal development, the town representative, and the person responsible for providing water. Here are the standpoints:
Water guy: Everything's ready, I'm just waiting for the promised common hook-up room to be built and I'll install the common meter. This is a homeowner's association, not 10 individual home owners, except that one guy who paid me 10k and got his private hook-ups.
Town representative: The water development is not under our responsibility. If you want to buy something at Target you don't call WalMart either to find out if Target has it on stock, right? And the person who's knee-deep into the entire matter is on leave until Monday to begin with, you I can't tell you anything.
Internal developer: There is no homeowners association, that would require a whole legal procedure managing who will be responsible what, and building this "common room" will cost about 2 - 3k each, and then they can't just treat one "unit" differently than everyone else by providing them with their own hook-ups. It's either all units or all individual homes.
And here we are dead-locked and we don't have water. Since the water isn't in yet, we're not getting gas, and thus no running heater, which means we cannot continue on the house.
I have now managed to get a round-table appointment for all parties scheduled, as it happens it will be on my birthday. I hope for a decision, a decision in our sense. I hope for everyone's willingness to talk and find a solution, and I hope to finally be able to call our building site manager and tell him water will be provided on *insert date*. Keep your fingers crossed for the present of water for my birthday!