I love getting mail, but not this kind. Several days ago we received a notice from Springville City letting us know that the building permit to finish our basement, had expired without having a final inspection from the city which is needed so the home can have an official certificate of occupancy.
Now, we've lived here for 8 years, and the basement was totally finished when we moved in, SO, was this ever a big surprise for us! Apparently, the city is going through all their records before they go computerized and "caught" our home's non-compliance.
The inpsector came on Tuesday to inspect the basement. He found several minor things that needed to be fixed in order to meet city codes, and one kind of major thing. We have to drywall all the walls around and underneath the stairs. At least it's something we can most likely do ourselves! (But one more thing on our plate. ) I feel like calling the previous owner and asking them to come take care of all these things they should have done in the first place, so we can pass inspection, but I probably won't.
ALSO, today I was driving us to Emily's school open house to meet her teacher. There was construction and a detour in the road, so I had to take another route on a road I amost never travel. I was sailing along showing Emily some horses off to the right, when I whizzed past a policeman. I instantly knew I was going too fast and he was coming after me. He wasted no time getting those lights on. It's always SO embarrassing!
Wouldn't you know, I had the registration, but NO current proof of insurance. I told him the truth about showing Emily the horses and not traveling that road very often, and he had mercy on me. I got off with a warning for the speeding, (42 in a 25 mph zone) but he cited me for not having current proof of insurance. Fortunately, if I go into the Springville City Court and show them my insurance card, I won't have to pay any fines and the citation will go off my record. Whew! And I dodged a $157 speeding ticket, so I feel pretty blessed! But I think I've had enough attention from Springville City for awhile!