I received the estimate, last night, for replacing our power pole and hooking electricity back up to the garage.
The total, including taxes, is $1500.25
Which is actually lower than my brother had expected. He thought the labour, alone, would cost about $1500.
It also includes delivery of the pole. My SIL, who works for the electric company, had looked into getting it done through a contact she had. It would have been a bit cheaper, except they would have had to pick the pole up and deliver it themselves (even if our van was repaired, we don’t have a trailer hitch, so we couldn’t do it ourselves). And to do that, they would have had to go to a town about half an hour north of us. So it would have been about two hours drive for them, just to get it. Then they’d have had to load it up themselves, haul it here, unload it, then drive the 1 1/2 hours back home.
Paying to have it delivered is the much better choice!
Once I had the estimate, I responded to the movers. With the cost being above their deductible, it means I will be dealing with their insurance company. Which I hope will be more professional than the moving company.
I also sent an email to my lawyer, updating him. If all goes well, that will be then end of that, with him.
My email to the movers also asked about the status of the $400 they said they’d pay me for our damaged belongings.
We shall see how that works out.