Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Got my furnace checked, dad's boiler checked, got my paycheck. Trash guys took the two lovely lawn ornaments to that big lavatory in the sky. As of last night, we now have two working toilets, shower and bath work great. Handy Joe did a great job.
HVAC guy was discussing his five point deer and showed me pics.. I told him he needs to keep that meat cool while he bleeds it out,, he said he was looking for an old fridge that he could use just for that.. I walked him into the basement kitchen and offered it to him. HE was thrilled and wants to bring his buddies to dad's house to bring it up and put it in his garage.
I am thrilled more than him:I am positive that it is this fridge( dark brown, from the 60's) that is making dad's electric meter spin like a top. We will see..
So glad I got them taken care of for the year. Voted, got everything in home ready for winter except my mood.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Woke up at four this morning to find that I could not walk,, fluid built up in my ears again, so called in sick to work, made it back to my bed to crash after I took my diuretic quickly.
The dizziness and vertigo have gone, but now feel like things are in slow motion,, kind of dragged out,, got handy joe coming later to finish wall and bath handle, so DD is doing laundry and such while I sit here and rest.. cannot do things too fast ... this happens every once in awhile,, I hate to cal in, but they frown on employees crawling around on the floor to get around...
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Got some issues with dizziness with fluid in my ears this morning, but off to grocery store before plumber Bob gets here. Got moms checkbook balance, coupons organized and some bills paid,, cleared bathroom out again for Bob,,
today is making voting crib sheets, laundry when water gets turned on again,, shower , hopefully her, or drive to parental unit with stuff in tow, to clean up..
Saturday, November 03, 2012
So handyguy Joe comes to repair toilets,, we inspect both stools and discover that gaskets are shot, things are leaking, etc,, after that, I decide it is easier and cheaper to purchase two new thrones with the works, have him install them and be gone. I also asked him to draw a new bead of silicone around the tub and floor tiles in main bathroom and new spout and bathtub handles. Okay, no big deal. (Think Linda's Law)
I ask him if he wants to make a list of supplies needed before we leave, hoses, bolts,etc..Nope, he says, nothing else needed.
Off we go to Menards because Linda has a $190.00 store rebate check to use there. After perusing the aisles, many different thrones, I select a white round bowl, slightly middle of the line throne for my bathroom. I start thinking of my health future and possibly having to use a high rise on the throne in the years to come, so suggest an elongated bowl(In bisque that matches tub and floor tiles). Joe agrees, we get the silicone, use the big check to offset credit card purchase and off we go to home.
Later on, he discovers that I need a new water line, so he tells me 3/8 output, 12 inch, off I go to testosterone land.
DD and I discover that we have not eaten since yesterday, so I decide to use a big birthday coupon mailed to me by Hungry Howies. Dough guy there puts me on hold for four minutes, totally unacceptable(one minute is the max), I hang up and he asks me to go on hold, I tell him, NO, I was on hold way too long.. He says, give me one minute, I am here alone,, okay, two minutes later he takes y order, ,, twenty minutes,, I am feeling sick to my stomach form no food today..
Meanwhile, Joe calls to me that the water hose is the wrong one, so I write down correct numbers, back to Menards to get credit for wrong and buy new one,, back to house, DD is just walking out door for food pick up, I toss her the water hose to give to Joe, off we go to pick up food.
get back, eat very good antipasto,, finish eating, mosey on in to my bathroom, look at toilet and ask why it does not look white and why it looks elongated.. Turn and walk around to other bathroom, ask why THAT toilet is white and NOT elongated...
Sheepish Joe says OOPS! Tee-riff-ick!
Life is short, I am going to retire in five years, not worth stroking out for,, tell Joe to leave thrones just the way they are, that they look beautiful. Joe sighs in relief..
All that is left to do is caulk tub and replace bathtub faucet. caulk done,check,,
I hear an Uh-Oh from bathroom,, then OH-NO, then "Linda, you should not have asked me to replace this faucet!"
Joe walks out into living room old mangled faucet with about three inches of twisted copper pipe hanging from it. I walk into bathroom and see a big hole where faucet used to be one minute ago.
Now I need a plumber!! I tell Joe if O could afford a licensed plumber to do what he did over the course of 7 hours, I would not have called him! The guilt card works, he calls his plumber cousin that actually did work on a Moen faucet in my kitchen a few years back,, Moen junk, I should say,,
I call Bob the plumber, he is coming over tomorrow to work on my tub, Joe very nicely cut a huge chunk of wall out so Bob can just get to work tomorrow morning.. after the plumbing is fixed, Joe has to return to repair wall behind tub.
When I woke up this morning, I had one working toilet and a working shower/tub. Now I have one working toilet ,no working tub or shower. Joe felt so bad he hardly charged me at all, told me to name a price,, it was very cheap...
Another weekend spent with a man, no movie, flowers or chocolates, no kiss at the door, but new stuff, bonding at home improvement stores and watching a guy sweat in 40 degree weather,, he was very nervous that I would lose my cool!!!
Kind of scared of the visit from the HVAC guy Tuesday!!
tomorrow was GOING to be a day of selecting paint color for a bathroom, and going over voting things, we make our checklist and take it to the booth with us, all of our elects written down and ready to go.. Now we will have plenty of time since Bob will be here bonding with us.
The positive part of this is :I have indoor plumbing,, that will eventually work..
Friday, November 02, 2012
I feel so free having two days off this weekend and having all of my errands finished. Now we can concentrate on getting our plumbing repaired.
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