Interstellar Adventures

July 30, 2007

Pretty Soon We’ll be Pooping Outside

Filed under: Family & Friends,Interstellar Casa,It's Me, Lass,Married Life,Mr. Wonderful — by InterstellarLass @ 1:01 am

No, not really. I’m well assured that Nick will get the hall bath back in order. So, still down one shower, now down one sink. Hopefully we don’t have to pull a toilet. (Really, Nick is doing an awesome job with all my ‘honeydo’ projects. AND he made breakfast for me this morning. I love my husband. He’s just the best.)

We spent the day today between Lowe’s and Home Depot, looking at countertops, back splashes, bathroom vanities and cabinets, french doors, and various other things. We usually are Home Depot shoppers. But, we weren’t happy with the way they did the estimate for our counter tops, and so we went to Lowe’s to comparison shop. We found a counter top color in a different brand that they don’t carry at HD, so I’m glad we did it. And, based on my early estimates, it’ll be at least $150 less. I hope. But, the checkout girl at Lowe’s was so snarly, surly, and otherwise just plain grumpy and mean, I won’t look forward to shopping there again anytime soon. My basic evaluation is that Lowe’s has cleaner stores, but their customer service is far worse. HD is typically better on the customer service end, but sometimes it’s hard to find people. You know, the syndrome where there are 10 people around asking if you need help, when you don’t have any questions, and then when you do you look around and there is no one within five aisles.

So, I’ve painted the kid’s bathroom, and Nick is changing out the vanities, wall cabinet, and eventually, the medicine cabinet. Once HD gets one in stock that isn’t water damaged. If you’re looking for me on August 7, that’s likely where I’ll be…the date they’re supposed to get a shipment. After the vanity is installed, I’ll bust the tile out of the garage, and actually make some visible progress.

One Wednesday we have a contractor (FINALLY!) coming to the house to install the french doors. Hopefully mentioning that fact here won’t jinx the plan, and the guys will show up on time, complete the job on time, and not leave a gaping hole in my house.

Elle & Zed come back on Wednesday too. I’ve been missing them a lot. Thankfully the time seems to have gone by quickly. Nick and I have had some peace and quiet though, and we’ve been able to go to a couple of movies too. This weekend we saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I liked it of course. They’re really showing Harry take charge and showing the fact that he’s truly growing up.

Pop’s doing really well too. He had cataract surgery two weeks ago. His next follow up appointment is next week, and he’s happy that his vision is finally improving. It’s clear for the first time in a long time. Not a lot they can do about the fact that it’s an 86 year old eye behind there, but he’s pleased with the results. He’s had an offer on his house, which really puts the pressure on us to get things finished up around here.

Oh, and if you guys haven’t seen the video for the new Brad Paisley song “Online” you need to go check it out. It’s so funny! And I think I’m going to have to adopt Blake Shelton’s “The More I Drink” as my personal theme song. Kidding. Sort of. Mmmm. Martinis. And doesn’t Mr. Shelton just have the cutest dimples and blue eyes? I wonder if he’s single…my sister needs a good Country Boy.

9 Comments »

  1. Busy, Busy as always. Can’t wait to see pictures of all the renovations.

    Glad Pop is doing well.

    Comment by nancy — July 30, 2007 @ 8:14 am |Reply

  2. The More I Drink?!? Sounds like my theme song too! Now Bone is going to think the two of us are alkies!!

    Glad things are shaping up. Home improvements never go quickly, smoothly or as planned. Glad you have a contractor, maybe that’s what we should do with the rest of our lives. But I really don’t know how to do much. If someone tells me how to do it, I’m fine.

    Pooping outside wouldn’t be fun.

    Comment by carnealian — July 30, 2007 @ 4:56 pm |Reply

  3. “…but, the checkout girl at Lowe’s was so snarly, surly, and otherwise just plain grumpy and mean, I won’t look forward to shopping there again anytime soon. My basic evaluation is that Lowe’s has cleaner stores, but their customer service is far worse.”

    I’ve been saying that for years. Their customer service in Florida is non-existent!

    Comment by Laura — July 31, 2007 @ 9:51 am |Reply

  4. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff all at once! I’m glad it’s going well. We just had a plumbing/bathroom disaster here, and it’s just no fun at all…

    Comment by Jen — July 31, 2007 @ 9:52 am |Reply

  5. I can not believe how busy you are. Pooping outside. Too funny.

    Comment by Jolynn — July 31, 2007 @ 10:11 am |Reply

  6. Ooo, thanks for the Brad Paisley link. I love that song, but have yet to see the video. You know, since the chances of seeing a video on what used to be the video channels are like one in a million nowadays.

    And Carnealian… Oh you said alkies. I thought you said alike.

    We two alkies are alike. 😛

    And Nick and I have caught some videos pretty late on CMT and some other country cable station. That’s where we saw those.

    ~IL

    Comment by Bone — July 31, 2007 @ 4:42 pm |Reply

  7. If I can’t redo my counters, I can live vicariously through you. And don’t they have that funny math over there at HD?

    Comment by Kristen — July 31, 2007 @ 7:14 pm |Reply

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