Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Bad Day On The Homestead
Things aren't coming up roses around here today! Took most of the morning to get a 300 pound cast iron bathtub out of the bathroom. Then we made a trip to Lowes which turned into a trip to h*ll. William and I had picked out our corner shower weeks ago so all I needed to do today was tell the employee which one it was and let him get it off the shelf that was way way up at top. First I had to spend 20 minutes finding someone and end up having one paged. A older gentleman showed up with a attitude. He came around the corner snapping "what do you want". Of course I had to answer I wanted a corner shower and a better attitude from a Lowe's employee. He didn't seem to like my comment at all and tried to tell me they were out of the shower I wanted. Luckily I took my handyman with me and he found the shower and so the old guy had to get a ladder and get the pieces down off the shelf. Before I could tell him what else we needed he ran off. We tried paging and looking for help and after 20 minutes went to the check out where I told the cashier I knew it wasn't her fault but explained what happened. She wanted to find someone to help us finish our shopping but I told her we were on our way to Home Depot to finish. There was another man there looking for help when we were and he was at the service desk complaining when we left. We ran into him at Home Depot where he told us they wouldn't even call a manager to speak with him. We have spent thousands of dollars at Lowes the past few months and over $700 there today. I would have left my shower when I walked out of Lowes but they are the only ones that have the right size corner shower that fits in our bathroom. I came home and fired off a email to Lowes home office. I got a reply from customer care that the store manager would contact me tomorrow. We shall see but as of right now I am doing the rest of my home repair shopping at Home Depot. After dealing with that had some issues with another project William and I are into in Lexington that cost more money. ALL I seemed to do today was drain our checking account. Everything is out of the bathroom and tomorrow Wayne will start putting things in the bathroom. The floor , then the shower, then the special drywall that cost a fortune because its made for bathrooms, then the beadboard and everything else. Hopefully by next week I will have my dream bathroom. That is if I haven't moved into a padded room before then. William purchased a wifi card for his laptop that was suppose to be delivered yesterday and it hasn't showed up yet. I am trying to track it down as cingular shipped it. The duck eggs the hens were sitting on didn't completely form so I had to toss those eggs. They are sitting on more but I don't know if they are going to make it. I think the hens get off and the eggs get cold so stop developing. And the topper of all this mess... Prince Charles commented hary cary. He flew off the chicken house right into the dog lot and of course the dogs got to him before we did. William and I both cried and buried him. Poor Fred (the turkey) just stood on the roof of the hen house and cried and cried all evening. He and Charles were buddies and hung out together. So now you know that things aren't always happy here on the homestead. Blogger won't let me show bathroom photos of todays work but thats just how my day is going. Some days just stink but I am blessed that they are far and few between. I am blessed I am alive to have stinky days. I am blessed I have friends I can tell about my stinky day. I am blessed that this day is over and tomorrow is a new day!