Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Last night they were walking their dog at around 10:00. They saw a dark shadow in the distance and she said it looked like it had moved from one side of the sidewalk to the other. They thought it might be a dog or something and she asked him if they should go the other way. Her husband said no, he would take care of it. As they got closer he puffed up and yelled, "Hey, get out of here" at the shadow. It didn't move. When they got closer, they realized why it didn't move. It was a shopping cart!!
Now I have an image in my head of my brother in law protecting my sister from the killer shopping cart!!
This one is the Cassidy soap. It smells like Watermelon and has cranberry seeds in it.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
A few months ago the pump in the hot tub started getting really loud. Like wake-the-whole- neighborhood-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night loud. Of course, the place we got it from last year has gone out of business. So we called Shoreline Spas. Since the hot tub was still under warranty, they said they would send a replacement pump and once we got that we were supposed to call them back and they would set up installation. A few weeks pass and still no pump. We call them back and they said they were waiting on some parts we would get it in two weeks. Two weeks later, no pump. So we call again., They promise the pump is on the way and will be here the next Thursday.
We called again Monday because we still hadn't gotten the pump only to be told that Shoreline Spas has gone out of business, the pump had never been sent, our warranty is no good but they do have pumps that we can buy from them. No thanks. I'll find the pump somewhere else.
My mom was really upset. I told her to look on the bright side ~ her car is still under warranty, at least until GM closes up shop:-)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, he watched the show again this past weekend. I didn't watch it with him so I don't know what it was about but he said something about a Death Worm. He slept in my room again last night and promised that he would sleep in his own room tonight. When it came time to go to bed he didn't even want to go upstairs by himself. So, I told him to lay down on grandma's bed. I went in to check on him and found him fast asleep with the cat stretched out at his feet.
I'm going to have to make sure he doesn't watch it again next weekend.
You are the kind of person who delights in taking the piss out of others. You never grew out of being the high-school bully. Even though this may seem a negative trait, people love your up-front honesty and down right humour! You maintain a sense of importance and always seem to get the best seat in the house..
Friday, April 17, 2009
I also listed bath oil. It is the best bath oil I have ever used. I love that it doesn't just sit on the top of the bath water in little pools ~ it disburses throughout the bath. It's available in over 450 scents too!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We bought this house last January:
After paying nearly $300,000 for it, we expected to live happily ever after. Now we're wishing we never bought it!
The day we moved in there was a water leak in the garage near the water heater. They came out and fixed that. Six weeks after we moved in, the things we noted during the walk-thru at closing that needed to be fixed or finished, still had not been finished. Then the builder packs up one night and leaves!!
Then the AC upstairs starts blowing hot air. I call the warranty company only to find out we have no warranty. Our house was supposed to come with a warranty, but the builder never paid for it. So, we called someone out to come and fix the AC. He tells us that he is unable to completely fix the problem because of the way the unit was installed. It wasn't installed up to code. By this time, there is no way to get a hold of the builder ~ their number has been disconnected and their office closed.
Then we get notices in the mail that several liens have been filed on our house because the builder never paid the contractors. I called the title company and those were finally taken care of ~ turns out they were all filed illegally.
The new builder that took over the development said they were going to take care of things. We were promised a warranty on the house. That still has not happened. They come over and look at things that need to be fixed and say they'll be back to fix it and they never do.
So here we are just over a year later and tile still had not been installed around the tub. Around the tub was just drywall and then the tub ~ it wasn't even caulked to keep water from going behind the wall! We finally got tired of waiting for the new builders to come and do it, so we called someone ourselves. Well, it turns out that the faucet on both the tub and shower were installed with missing parts and there was a leak. The guy cut away some drywall to find that the whole bathroom is done in plain drywall, not the moisture proof drywall required in bathrooms and kitchens here. I don't even know how that passed inspection!!
So, I have to fill out a complaint form for the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. We had the contractor who did out tile look at the rest of the house so we could list every problem on the complaint. He found a lot of issues with the house. All the faucets leak and were installed wrong. The stucco is cracking and the paint on the outside is peeling. I'm pretty sure there is a problem with the electrical wiring in the house because the circuit breaker trips a lot and we have to go outside to the box and flip it back on. The list goes on and on.... Then we have to fill out a recovery fund claim so we can get up to $30,000 to fix everything the builder screwed up!
I guess it could be worse ~ almost every other house in our development has had problems with their sewer lines backing up. At least that hasn't happened in our house...yet.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I'm signing the youngest one up for swimming lessons and the oldest one wants to be in swim team. After baseball is over, the youngest is going to take karate. They both want to take some classes with College for Kids this summer.
My sister likes to plan camping trips at the beginning and the end of the summer. I really don't like going anymore. I'm really scared of bears. Or cows. Or bears and cows. Don't ask..... I might skip out on that this year.
We'll probably end up going to San Diego sometime this summer. The boys are dying to go to LegoLand.
Then I found out my cupcake soaps were featured on the front page of Etsy. That would explain the jump in hearts I got this morning!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The boys got their Easter baskets this morning ~ the youngest one still sort of believes in the Easter Bunny. The oldest one announced that he had seen all the stuff in bags in the closet and that I was the Easter Bunny!
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
She started asking last week if I had gotten her a present yet and I told her I wasn't getting her one this year. I think she really believes I'm not getting her anything! I bought her an end table to match the new coffee table and entertainment center she got in January. There wasn't a spot for it before but she rearranged the sectional and recliner and now there's an empty corner. She's mentioned a few times she wanted it but just hasn't gone to get it. So, I got it for her. I have to go pick it up tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
My son has an Easter party at school. They're going to the park to eat lunch and have an Easter egg hunt. He was so worried I wasn't going to pack him a lunch for it so he made it himself. I found it hidden under his bed. Now I know why he hid it from me.
Sunday, April 5, 2009