See that square underneath the water heater? That is where my big, old-fashioned water heater stood since 1923. If this area had been a driveway, why would the water heater have stood there?
There was never a garage on this property, either. Current code requires covered parking. Had the draftspeople drawn the plans correctly, and had the Safeco adjuster done her job correctly and told them to redraw the plans to correctly reflect the angle at the back of my property, I would not have to continue to correct her notion that there was ever a driveway on this property. Had she demanded correction to the plans, the garage could have been placed in the front of the property, eliminating the need to denude my property. As it currently stands, the garage is too close to the house for any vehicle to be safely driven into the garage, which would only hold a smart car. Note: I do not own a car.
That concrete slab was my patio, accessible through my back door that is no more because no door can open onto a driveway.
As the adjuster continues to oppress me, I have filed a complaint with Adult Protective Services for financial abuse, and will file a complaint with the Insurance Commission bright and early in the new year.