I made some purchased from Amazon. An air purifier, a Roku, and a roll of shade fabric were all thrown in this giant box together. It was so big, it blocked my car.
Big box with small boxes and a lot of packaging.
So, Friday evening my niece and I meet at Home Depot. We go to the flooring department and there was an associate who asked us if we needed help. I was thrilled since finding help at HD usually takes forever but then the guy says that the flooring associate is helping the forklift guy and he will let him know we are waiting. Bummer. So we wait and wait and wait. After what seems like 15 minutes, I go ask for help at the customer service desk. Right then the flooring guy shows up and says there are two people ahead of me. I say fine and go back to staring at flooring. The guy shows up after a few minutes because the other people didn't need him. I tell him that I want a vinyl remnant which is advertised on sale so he digs through the pile of poorly marked end rolls and finds mine. Then I wanted a piece cut to size so he has to clean up the mess he just made when he threw the other end rolls in the aisle. I tell him to cut it 13' 3". He repeats it and finds a helper. He asks me again, 13.3? I say no, 13' 3". He says ok, cuts it, rolls it up in plastic wrap and tags it by the square yardage. My niece and I roll our unwieldy cart up to pay and a nice associate helps us load our truck. Originally, we were going to take it to the property but it was 6:30pm already (it took over an hour to buy it) and it was very hot so we went home.
The next day we take our roll of vinyl to the mobile home and lay it out. It is short by 3 inches. I measure the wall. 13' 3". I measure the vinyl 13'. ARGHHH. I thought about trying to roll it up and take it back without the aid of the plastic wrap and in 110 degree heat. I knew there was not enough left on the roll at HD to get another piece immediately. The associate had told us it would take a few days to re-stock because I need another piece for the living room. I decided to keep it. The short side will be mostly covered by the sink, future counter, fridge, and door mat. The next piece will be a little longer so that I can cover any visible areas. I haven't complained to the store yet but when I do my store survey which is on the receipt, they will hear the whole story.
Anyway, besides being 3" short on one side, the flooring looks very nice. I picked up a free loveseat from a facebook garage sale page. I can definitely see progress being made.
On Sunday we went to visit my dad for Father's Day. I found this photo of him and me when I was 3 years old and he was 35, I think. He had 5 children and was building a house on his own on evenings and weekends while working a full time job. I don't know how he did it. I'm exhausted with no children and only working on my mobile home on Saturdays.
I baked him a mini-chocolate cake. He seemed to enjoy it.