Friday, 4 April 2014

Windows and doors and movies

(never mind the guy in the big black truck that likes to take advantage of the straight stretch in front of our house and do about 65MPH)

Monday Taryn went for her allergy shot and I had a dr appt. Got to hear the baby's heartbeat and do all that other fun stuff of a first OB checkup (blood draw, pap, etc). Then, since we were out, we popped into Lowe's to buy door for the new living room. There are several Lowe's stores in the area, but the one we usually go to is known as "North Fayetteville". We looked at their door, with lots of banging and fighting in the background (some crazy people took a whole herd of children in the store!!). Eventually we decided on a front door, and then went to get the back door we'd noticed on our last trip. Except now they didn't have that door in stock. As a matter of fact, even though it was still on display, they don't even stock it at all. A similar door, also displayed in the 36" width, was in stock as a 32" door. sigh. Bob thought it would be more convenient to get both doors at the same time, so we went to the front desk and had them check if any other store had the back door in stock. Several of them did, but the closest was the "Springdale" location, and they agreed to hold it for us.
After supper (Zaxby's, I think) we went to the other Lowe's and our back door was waiting for us. So then we went to get the front door we'd picked out. At North Fayetteville it was in stock and cost $322. At Springdale it was a special order and cost over $400. foiled again! Well, we bought the back door anyway and discovered only one would fit in the van at a time anyway.

We took delivery of our windows on Tuesday, and then spent the afternoon hanging the back door. :) There was a little hammering and lots of caulk/adhesive, and it went in!

Wednesday we took some stuff to the recycle center, taking advantage of their "free bulky waste" week which was in the newspaper over a month ago and not since. I also got in the garden again, helping the children plant lettuces and carrots.

Today Taryn needed another allergy shot, so we were off again. I thought we'd make a quick in-and-out stop at the North Fayetteville Lowe's to grab our front door, but Bob got creative. But first we had lunch at Wendy's. As we turned in we noticed the sign in the driveway declaring 99cent kids' meals with combo purchase, so we all picked out our combo choices and went to order. Except, the sign was for Backyard Burgers next door. So we had to fall back and regroup. Ordered off the value menu. Fed 10 people on $25.
After the shot we went to a feed store for a little grain for Dinner, our beef cow. While Bob waited for the warehouse people to get his order, we watched a worker load 9 flats of tomatoes in the slowest possible manner. It was starting to feel like this wasn't going to be a good day in the customer service department.
Bob thought it would be fun to go to the South Fayetteville Lowe's to see what they had in stock. We got some tomato plants and garden soil, then looked at the doors. They had the door we'd picked out before, but now Bob didn't like it. So we almost decided on another one that was special order... Asked a worker if it would be in stock at another store, but he pointed out that all 15 of the special order doors on display had the same model number and couldn't be checked on. yeah.

To rest our weary feet, I went to Aldi and got a few veges.

Then we went to a guitar store and bought a case for Cedwryck's mandolin. Then had supper at AQ Chicken (delicious as always). Then, just to shake things up, went to Home Depot. They still have the race car carts! Riah remembered them from Abilene. Daniel cried when we left because he liked it so much. They had the same garden soil on sale at Lowe's for 50cents less per bag. They also had two doors in stock that were acceptable to me, but Bob didn't feel an overwhelming connection to either of them. sooooo...

Back to North Fayetteville Lowe's. This was a quick in and out, but got nothing except the special order book for doors. We just aren't decided. Drove home in a fantastic thunderstorm, part of the way behind a man who was going about 15MPH (in a 35 zone), occasionally coming to a nearly-full stop halfway over the center line, and then swerving over the white line, nearly hitting a traffic cone. Yikes!

Movies... just one, actually. We rented "Frozen" and after Bob and I watched it, we all watched it together. I've read reviews pro and con (mostly pro), and while there are some reservations (can a person save themselves?) a person can pretty much take away from it what they want to. Personally, I thought it was a good illustration of 1John 4:18 "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."


Wil said...

I love that your cow is named "Dinner". Just love it. :-)

Sorry to hear about the door frustration. I've never bought a door, but it seems like it would be difficult -- I've measured the doors in our house and there are at least four different sizes. :-/

Anonymous said...

Oh the fun of remodeling and/or building! I remember those days. This too shall pass. :) Love you guys! mums