Thursday, September 16, 2010
My beautiful hickory cabinets are here, as are the countertops!! Yea!!!
I practically dragged the driver out of his cab to hurry to unload everything 26 huge cartons! My garage is filled with it all!!
We opened a couple boxes so I could see some wood grain!!(And sniff and fondle it all)!!!!!
The valance for over the sink has a big hunk of dark woodgrain CENTERED in the middle!! SOmebody took the time to do that!!
We opened a cabinet and they actually took the time to make the center panels match with all dark, but teh outer part is all natural, beautiful!!
I almost cried I was so happy!!
Twenty five years of waiting and here they are!!
Firmed up date of Sept 28 for start of project,, hard part is over, unless you count the part of me burning a hole in plastic and/or writing checks!!
Even the flooring guy showed up at the same time as Dan, Patsy and cabinet deliverer,, also Fed Ex showed up in the middle of our unloading to deliver my replacement monitor..
no room at the end of my street for any more deliveries!!
My garage is full, my cup runneth over!!
okay, going back out to sniff and caress my countertops and doors!! mmmmmmm..
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Pooky had a seizure just as we started our walk this morning,, on the road.. scared the be-jeebers out of me, we have a follow-up appointment this week with teh vet,, not usre what will happen it is all up to me,, I cannot make that decision yet,, never had to do it,,
she wanted tp keep on going for teh walk when she finally came out of it though, I am scared to go very far down our street, just took her a few houses up and back a few times, she was not happy.. even though she was not that sure-footed..
sticking close to home today.. got to get up at three tomorrow morning for work.. clean and rest today..watch the dog...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
met claims agent at moms after work, (Kristy was there all morning to do her laundry,etc), checked her car to see if she had banged it up at the marble orchard when she hit the tree, graves, floral baskets,etc a couple weeks ago, but it is intact(I tell you, this woman could fall off the Statue of Liberty and land on fluffy cushion,,) nothing ever REALLY happens TO her,,if it was me, it would be a mess...
stopped at moms bank to make deposit, then at gas station to put a few drops of gas in rental before returning it, then on to dealership to pick up Cedric!!
It was actually a happy trip there for the first time! Been there about twenty times since last December, but when I saw how spiffy Cedric looks now, I felt great!!
The slick thing is: When Mrs. Social Skills hit him, Cedric was sporting all the scratches, missing paint, dings and dents from Mom's driving skills before I got him from her.. She ended up paying for the replacement of all the parts that she hit that were already a mess.. I was so worried about selling him with all his mess in front..
Rob, the body shop manager, felt so sorry for me, he had the guys bump out a big scratch above the driver door lock,, nowhere near the accident, but now Cedric is SHOWROOM SHINY AND NEW~!~
He is happy to be sleeping in his own garage though.. all those strange trucks in the shop,,HUMOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did some Christmas shopping online,, had a salad and hopefully, tomorrow I can get some ME things done!! So glad Kristy did the laundry and mowed the lawn while I was gone!!
Estimates for moms house repair hopefully this week...
Monday, August 16, 2010
I finally got my car in the body shop for repair after my big MOM incident, got my rental car, came home, stripped and made my bed, did two loads of laundry, mowed lawn, scoured full bathroom, etc,, thinking I was safe,, but, no, mom just called,, A TREE FELL ON HER HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!
She was not home at the time,, at the marble orchard of course,, but she wanted me to drop everything and go there and do it all,, she called after five, of course, does not even know her insurance company(her sister in law worked there for 45 years, ),, I guess she will be waiting, I have my guy coming over tomorrow after work for kitchen, Thursday is vet day for dog, after work,,
She already dropped her garage door transmitter, would not put it back together, so ordered another one,, not sure what will be next..
Friday, July 30, 2010
Just when you think it cannot possibly get any worse, it does,, today just when I got home from a stressful day at work, moms body shop called to say her car was finished,, I had started to prepare beans for freezing, but stopped, changed my clothes, called mom,, followed her to the shop,, as I am writing the check for her repairs, she grabs my keys, thinking they are hers, for some odd reason, takes off in her car, leaving me stranded at the dealership!! I use their phone to call her home, but she is not there of course, so I tell the shop manager, who is a personal friend by now, as is his wife,, no kidding,, I have been there so much that we are all friends,,
He tells me to take the rental she has been driving and try to have it back by tomorrow , ,no charge!!! Since these keys are almost $100 each, I only have one, so I have to chase her down,, go to her house, she is not there, fly to the cemetery, she is not there,, sit there waiting for her, after about an hour, she drives right past me and dads grave which I am sitting in front of,, sails down the lane, so I crank the car up, head her off in another street in the cemetery, block the road so she cannot pass me,, hop out of the car, tell her to give me my keys,, SHE YELLS AT ME GETS MAD BECAUSE I NEED THEM,, after I tell her what she did and what I had to do to get to her, she backs her just- repaired car up ONTO GRAVES AND FLOWER POTS, HITS TREE, COMES BACK DOWN THE HILL THEY ARE ON,, pulls forward and does it again with two more graves,, drives away, to other end of cemetery,, I drive out, head to dealership where my car is.. drop keys off to Rob, the manager, walk out to my car and SURPRISE!!! A woman hit MY car while it was parked in a parking spot while I was out chasing down mom for my keys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Woman will not even get out of her car, but manager of dealership dials 911, tells them I had an accident, they call my daughter, Tweetykc, she freaks out, thinking I was hurt or in the hospital,, ,, I exchange info with the hubby of the delightful woman that is so rude she will not leave their vehicle to apologize, he does it for her...
car is so damaged that I cannot get in the drivers door!! I walk back in and tell Rob that now MY car is damaged! I am crying from the insanity of this, my life,, wondering when it will end or if my life will end before that...
mom drives back to the body shop, sees me sobbing and walking through the garage,, I tell her that because I had to chase her down, when she left me there, my car was there to get smashed.. Her reply was, "I came back because now my horn won't work!" She says nothing about if I am alright, how my car is or anything,, I walk away, wondering why I ever expect any sign of human kindness or feeling from this totally involved, selfish human,,
She has never shown anything close to love or like in my 57 years,, how pitiful that I still think she drove there to see if I was okay,,
Rob tells me it is too bad that she is so abusive..
to top it all off, she has the nerve to come to my house on her way back from shopping and drive-thru eating to use my bathroom!!! I was on the phone with the insurance company to get things ready for the damage that she basically helped incur!!
You have heard of the movie, "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest"? Well, I flew INTO THE NEST AND AM TRAPPED!!! reality is slipping away,,
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