Hi community, hoping someone out there can advise on the situation we found ourselves in after a recent house closure.
Upon the inspection of the house it was identified that the temperature differential on the AC unit was not functioning properly and needed to be repaired so that it was at a minimum of 15F. Work was supposedly done to repair it, however when we moved in there was no cold air coming into the house and the unit outside is not even spinning. The seller provided a receipt for the work which was either clearly not done, or not done properly as required by the contract. We tried contacting the service provider multiple times but all calls and emails go to an “answering service” who claims to only pass messages along rather than the actual contractor. All attempts to have the seller contact them resulted in no action as well, and the 30 day warranty on the work has now expired.
The question us, who do we wind up taking to court, the seller or the contractor? We’re inclined to have the AC unit repaired properly and then take the seller to court for the amount of that labor+parts for failure to meet the contract. Additionally, there is a leak in the fridge that goes onto the hardwood floors every day. When we were viewing the house the owner told us that water was from her son who had spilled some on the floor while helping her move. This seemed feasible ad it was only a small puddle. I’ve heard that if a homeowner knowingly lies about a defect with the home they can be sued for that as well, correct? Given that the leak occurs every day there’s no way this could have gone unnoticed and been simple ignorance.
Thank you kindly for any advice. This has been a real bummer to an otherwise happy occasion, since we can’t move in until we get actual cooling!
I live on the 1200 block of Euclid, and Iâve had about enough of Pepcoâs never-ending construction in the area.
A couple days ago, my car was âcourtesy towedâ for the 3rd time this year. I donât use my car often, so I have to park it in areas for a couple days at a time without checking on it. One time it was totally my fault â I forgot about street cleaning. The second time, I could have sworn I didnât see an Emergency No Parking sign when I parked there, but I couldnât prove when they put it up. This time, though, when I parked my car on the South Side of the block on the evening of Monday 6/10, I double checked to make sure that the Emergency No Parking signs expired on 6/7.
Between Monday and Wednesday, Pepco put up a new sign that extended the dates of their signs to 6/26. So when I went to get my car yesterday, I noticed that there was a back hoe in its place.
I left a voicemail at the number listed on the sign letting them know theyâll be responsible for paying my tickets, since they didnât give 72 hours notice. I also submitted a customer service ticket, and forwarded that message directly to a Customer Service Manager I found on Linkedin. I also contested the parking ticket with the DC Department of Public Works.
I got a call from a Manager at Pepco today who swears that the workers told him that theyâd put up a sign with enough time, but âIf it wasnât there, why was I parking there if they clearly arenât done with the work?â Anyone who walks down Euclid can see piles of construction equipment.
Has anyone ever gotten Pepco, or any other organization, to pay their tickets for them? Any other advice? Iâd rather not have to get affidavits from my neighbors saying that the signs expired on 6/7, but at this point it feels like it might come to that.
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The folks at Three Little Pigs tell me the grant will allow them to offer more classes, more fresh cuts of meat, and more variety of local dairy. Awesome. For folks not familiar with Three Little Pigs, you’re missing out – just check out today’s lunch options:
Back in Nov. 2012 we first heard Pete’s would be opening up a Silver Spring location.
From an email:
We got all of our approvals today, so we can finally lock in an opening date: Wednesday! June 19th! 11AM! The hours at Silver Spring are the same at the DC locations: 11AM – 10PM Sunday – Thursday, 11AM – 11PM Friday and Saturday.
Harrison Recreation Center (between 13th & 14th on V Street, NW). The gates open at 7 pm, and a DJ will play until sundown when the movie starts. Harrison Recreation Center is being renovated, but the field is open for sports use and the movie series.
Three years ago, a group of Star Wars fans decided to remake Star Wars: A New Hope out of fan-generated scenes. Now, the Star Wars Uncutproject has finally The U Street Movie Series Kick off Wednesday evening, June 19th with Star Wars Uncut at the come to fruition with a Director’s Cut, a two-hour+ YouTube video created entirely by crowdsourcing.
When fans were encouraged by organizer and fan Casey Pugh to recreate the Star Wars movie in 15-second segments, they were given free reign to do whatever they wanted. Out of the thousands of wildly creative scenes, video editor Aaron Valdez and sound designer and mixer Bryan Pugh picked the best of the bunch, putting together this whimsical Director’s Cut, a rip-roaring re-creation of the George Lucas film.
Movies for the balance of the series are:
July 17th â The Nine Lives of Marion Barry
August 21st â Summer Wars (anime)
September 18th â The Legend of Cool âDiscoâ Dan
Introducing the all-new Long View Gallery, expansion to be complete in October 2013. Featuring nearly 9,000 square feet of superior interior with flexible floor plans, adjustable lighting and 2500 square feet of gated, outdoor patio space. Long View Gallery has all the smart tech to raise your next event to an art form, for corporate occasions, life celebrations and all sorts of hip happenings.
You can talk about whatever is on your mind â quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal attacks and no need to correct peopleâs grammar. This is a place to vent and/or celebrate things about daily life in DC.
At approximately 8:30 PM, a shooting occurred on the basketball court located near 9th Street and Rhode Island Avenue, N.W. Several shots were fired by an unidentified suspect, and one adult male victim was struck in the hand. The victim is being treated at a local area hospital. Two suspects believed to be involved with this shooting were observed by witnesses fleeing eastbound on R Street, N.W. At this time, the investigation is in progress.
MPD reports that they are investigating a double shooting involving two family members (approx 6 AM). Early reports indicate that one shot the other and then himself. Awaiting confirmation of the condition of each. At this time, I have no further information. I will update you soonest.
Update from MPD at 8:40am:
Around 6am, units received a call for a shooting in the 500 blk of Quincy St NW. Two adult victims were located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds at a residence. One male was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The second male is deceased.
Detectives from the Homicide Branch are on the scene investigating. The 500 blk of Quincy is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic.
Jimmy John’s will be opening a third location in the former Custom TV Solutions space in Glover Park. In 2011 Jimmy John’s opened their first two DC stores at 14th and L St, NW and 1717 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. You can see their menu here.
“We had an awesome trip to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kakadu is a really special place â UNESCO Heritage listed for both its cultural and natural offerings. Itâs an amazing mix of wetlands, rivers, dry scrub, open canopy forest, and escarpment. We saw an array of wildlife ranging from birds, bats, snakes, spiders, fish, crocodiles and wallabies. Kakadu is also home to many important and sacred spaces to the indigenous population. We included a few photos of some of the rock art, but chose not to take photos of rock art telling Dreamtime stories.
PoP t-shirts travelled to the top of Gunlom Falls to swim in the pools, climbed to Nawurlandja Lookout to gaze at Burrunggui/Anbangbang and the Arnhem Land escarpment at sunset, and trekked to Nanguluwurr art site to see drawings dating back more than 20,000 years. There are things we couldnât photograph, like being out on the wetlands with a guide at night, and the stars so bright we could see them in the water and they lighted the way.”