September 14, 2008

Wooowww Do I Have Lots of Dust Flyin...

Ok sorry that I've not been updating lately...There've been several things keepin me from being creative lately and it's killin me. First, hubby took a buy out at work and we're trying to keep our income down the remainder of the year so we don't sail over to the next federal tax bracket...so hubby is stayin at home for a couple of months....I love him being home, but I need some crafting me time.

Second, we're having new carpet put down in the living room, hallway, our bedroom and vinyl flooring in kitchen and laundry room. So the hot water heater and all the appliance have had to be taken out to the barn. I'm sleeping on a mattress on my family room floor. This is driving me to a nervous breakdown and I was so mad yesterday I couldn't see straight. The installers came Friday @ 10:00 am to install. Friday when they left here, not one room was done completely. The installer was suppossed to come back on Saturday. For all the troubles, he said we had a piece of vinyl large enough for the bathroom and would install it for us for free. He didn't show up so at 12:00 we called the carpet place. They weren't aware that the job wasn't complete and couldn't get ahold of the installer. The owner was suppossed to try to track him down and call us back. 2 hours later he still hadn't called us back. So I called them back. They had to call me back after they tried to find someone else to come and complete the job. (Mind you another 3 hours of work to be done, at least. They hadn't even started on the bedroom carpet.) Within 15 minutes she called back and said that she got ahold of someone to finish the kitchen and the bathroom that wasn't even part of the deal so that we could at least take a bath and put our kitchen back together and someone would be out Monday to finish the carpet. This was acceptable to us. The guy that was coming to do it was 45 minutes away at the mall with his wife and he'd be here as soon as he could get here. Mind you it's now 3:30 and they close at 5:00. Well guess what comes next...7:-- and he's not there yet AND no way to get ahold of anyone cause the store is closed.... I'm so mad... The bad thing is that we paid the full amount up front so that we could get a better deal..So from their point of view, they've got their money, why should they care if we're happy.

So I hope to one day soon get back into creating consistenly again instead of when I get a chance.. Thanks for listening to my rant and don't give up on me.. I will be back.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you are in need of spa day or something to destress!! Hope things get back to normal soon! :)

Anabelle said...

Isn't it frustrating when all of these things get in the way of creating? Good luck getting through all of it. ;)

Staci said...

Oh geez, sorry about the drama with your carpets, i'd be livid!! I hope it gets straightened out soon and they get back there to finish up!

Katy Lin :) said...

ooooh . . . this burns my biscuits! i'm so sorry you have to deal with unscrupulous contractors! unfortunately they seem to be the rule rather than the exception in most cases! hope everything gets straightened out sooN!

Robin said...

Hi, just stoppin over at another OH blog to say hi. I am in between jobs, so I know how being at home can drive ya crazy. Hope you will stop over and say hi too. I am at home with my daughter who's got the chicken pox, oh the joy of mommyhood!