Saturday, September 6, 2008

Critters and snakes and dents and scorpion stings oh my...

Whew what a crazy week... you don't even know the half of it!  The snake was just a highlight... Where do I even begin?
Sunday- We headed up to the Hi D and I have to say...
I believe my critter problem recently has to do with the guy who owns the place next to us... Recently he had his 3 acres leveled to sand by a tractor so I think the critters migrated to our house! Because I have to tell you, we have owned the house for more than 17 years and I have NEVER had a snake or a scorpion in the house ever before! Maybe a cricket or two but that is IT! We have a guy come once a month and spray too... FOR years... I mean check out my pictures too! The house is pretty clean... WTH?
The reason I am telling you guys this is because Bolts got stung by a Scorpion yesterday! Ill tell ya that story later... but sheesh... WTH?
[She is fine, took her to the vet... more on that later]
Anyway... I also had my stove and refrigerator delivered and the fridge had a HUGE dent in it... Ill show you those pictures next... We had to send it back and order another one!  Someone obviously dented it at the warehouse with a fork lift and then boxed it back up... because the box was perfect... [Whirlpool just bought Jenn Air and I am NOT impressed with it at all...]  Why can't you buy things that last and are made well anymore? WTH?  Probably because its made in China or something... IDK...
Sam even had to get upset with Home Depot this week!  We sent Kieffer down to buy something and the guy at the PRO desk said it had to be special ordered... Sam and I go to Home Depot later and guess what is right there on the shelf... siding we needed... they have a guy in training at the Pro desk [Pro Desk is for general contractors to buy and order stuff]
Sam told the manager "I just had to pay 2 guys to come down here and gas for something that is right here, and your Pro staff said it had to be special ordered"  "I'm sorry he is in training"
"Well that is fine but a trainee should have a Professional backing him up then, My wife and I sat at the Pro desk waiting to be helped for over 35 minutes? We decided to go shopping and he STILL isn't at the Pro Desk?"
Anyway, they were all apologetic... whatever...
it made us nuts to say the least...
 
More pics and stories to come but I have to go right now... Hope you enjoy...
 
Remodeling ain't for sissies! Huh Chrissie :)
and I am lucky... I married the General Contractor

5 comments:

candlejmr said...

I should have married a general contractor...it amazes me how much your hubby and sons can do....

We had to deal with scorpions when we went to AZ....just anohter good reason not to go there! (lol)  We had to always check our shoes before we put them on and they use a black light at night to make sure they aren't in the house....they glow in the dark with the black light!  Hate those things...

((hugs))
Jeanne

lanurseprn said...

WOW you guys have really been working!!! It's looking so GREAT! I didn't know you were gonna have a waterfall. How awesome!
Love your granite. It's looks like the desert! I can't wait to come back up.
Love, Pam

crayzawhitegirl said...

Poor Bolts .... glad everything is okay !!!

Miserable weather here from the hurricane ... Just lots and lots of rain ....House is looking great ... get some DSL dammit !!

oh and I am still pregnant !!

Ugg...

~~Emma~~

eml625 said...

The place is looking great. You never showed the counter top installed???
hugs,
Elleh

nay0114 said...

WOW stuff is coming along.. maybe if I was married to a contractor more would get done around here. I'm limited to my ability. My sister said she's gonna hire me for construction soon. LOL.
That table is awesome. I love how it turned out. The counters are to die for that is what I wanted, but since I'm not staying here for very long I didn't want to do that.
Loved all the pictures.
Take care and Hugs, Chrissie