So it turns out that we are in the middle of a small soap opera.
This started with a request for the name of a snow removal company.
Which we thought we had.
Yesterday I mentioned that we got in a muddle because “our guys” had split up and there were a couple of “Bob’s”, but we didn’t know who was which.
Having got our brains totally scrambled, Grant called one of the Bob’s and left a message.
Here’s how that went:
It turns out that “Bob with the eyes” is Mike, and he is the one that bogged off.
Italian Bob was apparently a figment of Grant’s imagination.
So we have French Bob who’s left holding the bag, but apparently no snow removal equipment.
And “Mike with the eyes” that’s maybe a bad boy.
French Bob still has his lawn mowers and has been cutting my grass all summer, which was great.
But as I discovered, to my consternation, I never paid him.
Not a dime. Zip. Nada. For 6 months.
You ask, how could I be so careless?
If you could see my list of providers, you might understand.
Companies seem to keep changing their names.
McCauley & Tucker now Breymer
TAM now Casella , the electricity is now in two parts because I get a portion from a solar farm.
Gas people, generator people.
The generator is a tale in itself.
And they all bill online through a separate entity with another name altogether.
When French Bob called Grant back, he told him bits of what sounded like a very convoluted story, the upshot of which is that I have had 6 months of “lawn” service that I was never billed for, and that I currently have no snow removal service. I am awaiting a call from some bloke called Chris to let me know if he will do it.
It’s always possible that Mike, with or without eyes, still holds that contract. I know someone came here in October and moved snow, but I haven’t been billed for that yet either.
There are always two sides to any story and I have no wish to be in the middle of this one.
Perhaps Grant could build a sled and we could try harnessing the cats to it.
Couldn’t be that much more chaotic. Could it?