Monday, June 22, 2015

Like Father, Like Daughter there an end to this project?  Last weekend was so busy it started Friday evening and spilled in to Monday.  My niece is finishing up her textured wall project.  Tomorrow she will paint it, I think.

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.

This morning I attempted to work at home but couldn't get my computer to cooperate.  My plan was to was to wait for the gravel company to call me because I ordered a dump truck full for the driveway.  They called earlier than expected so I had to rush out there and tell the dump truck where to dump.  In my next post I will show you fascinating photos of gravel.  I know you can hardly wait!


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

I am daddies girl too! Not sure about the snake thing going on though.
A bit disappointed to hear about the poor customer service. In my mind I visualized you having excellent customer service. Grass always being greener and all that

Daizy said...

He always pointed out the safe snakes. This one is a gopher snake. I complained to Home Depot and I got a call from the manager today. She said I could bring it back (ya, too much trouble) or she would let me buy a replacement piece at a discount. Maybe I will have enough scraps for the bathroom too.

Big Sis said...

I can hardly wait for gravel pictures!!!
Home Depot sent me the wrong replacement parts for a faucet twice. Finally they said they would exchange it. All I have to do is bring it in first. Uh, okay. Now I have to find someone to remove it from my sink.
Dad was born in 1940 so he was 35, you are correct.
Which relatives live nearby?

Daizy said...

Our brother-in-law's sister and her husband live here in Tucson. They've been here for 6 years and I had never seen them.

Dobermom said...

Love the floor!
Our parents tend to always amaze us.

Daizy said...

Thanks, Dobermom. It will look great when I get the other piece. I never would have guessed it would take 3 weeks just for vinyl.