When Ian called them last week to set up an installation date, Damian put us at the top of his list, said we had waited altogether too long. He and Zach are the crew and worked three hours yesterday getting as much of the installation completed as possible. The unpleasant reality is that the old stove was a 30 amp without a ground wire, the new one is a 40 amp and we were going to need an electrician in order to finish the job.
Ian found a journeyman electrician on the Next Door app and darned if he didn't show up this morning and rolled up sleeves. He said he has an overload of work, like all of construction in Bend, but he felt bad that we were left hanging. That's a phone number we'll hold onto. Damian will too; he was excited to have a reliable electrician to call on.
I'm trying to keep pace with the Aran knit-along and have now divided for the sleeves. The instructions for saddle shoulders were a week ago so I am falling behind. Ian told me that if I were to knit him an Aran sweater that he would wear it. I love these crazy cables and am happy to have another sweater in the wings. I told him it won't be ready until next winter.