It took 9 hours in the pouring rain, but my EVSE is installed! I will post pictures tomorrow, I need to borrow a camera. Basically they had to get it connected to the breaker in my hallway. They put 8 holes in my wall, drilled down into my storage unit below my apartment and then mounted the unit into the wall in front of my parking spot. My cat was freaked out all day from the noise and I almost caught her escaping through one of the holes in the wall. Now she's passed out snoring because she didn't catch any cat naps today with all the activity. All the holes are patched up and I just need to get them painted over. Tomorrow the inspector comes and hopefully will sign off. It looks really good and my Leaf can't get here soon enough!
Hey Mal, congratulations!
This is really an accomplishment. You're a true EV pioneer. I know that it's difficult enough to get cooperation for capital upgrades to property when you own your own condo unit. But as a renter, you, and your landlord, deserve a lot of credit. I know that you are in a great, progressive environment, in Santa Monica, probably one of the best in the nation. So your neighbors in the city are also participants in your success. But you are the bomb for being so persistent and positive throughout the process.
You should start a blog about your experiences so far, and about living as a renter in Santa Monica with one of the first LEAFs. Lots of folks, as well as Nissan and a lot of other manufacturers, will be watching your experiences closely.