The electrician did show up on Saturday and finished much of what was needed inside the apartment. He still has to finish the garage and porch lights, smoke detectors, motion detector switches and light for the basement laundry room. He says "we should probably be okay for inspection." He does seem to understand our deadline.
We still don't have tenants yet though. Two sets of people wanted to take it last weekend, but we were not ready to rent it for a few reasons. For one, we didn't have our lease or application ready.
We wrote a new lease that covers all the building rules. One of the building rules is that making holes in any wood trim is not allowed! We are providing wood blinds in one room, nice shades in the bedrooms, and sheer curtains in the living room installed with tension rods.
We added things like no use of laundry facilities after 9:30pm and how to care for the refinished bathtub. For obvious reasons, we are being very picky about who lives up there. We were so burned the last time, we are wanting to be vigilant this time around and get the right person.
We did call back the couple who was interested, but they have not called us back so maybe they opted for another place. It's funny, renting an apartment reminds me of my single days when on occasion I'd be waiting for the phone to ring from some guy I was interested in. It's funny that way.