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Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Sat, 22nd Nov '08 12:27 PM


Those of you that have heard me complaining about the Kaufman (me Kaufman, not our Kaufman) kitchen restoration of 2008 will be happy to know that its finally done. Floor dude (his words) finished up about 11pm last night and it looks great. It only took six trips to Home Depot -- three of which where journeys where my mother peered at tile for a mininium of 2 hours each time, 2 trips to re-submit the tile choice as they lost the name of the tile she changed her mind on. On trip # 5, I looked at the women in charge of tile and literally begged her to not make me come back there again, over this tile. I clarified she had the exact info and that everything was set. She asked if we wanted the estimate then or she could call us in 2 hours... the NEXT DAY when they called, we where informed it had to be pre-paid.... in person.
I did had the satisfaction of seeing this woman turn on her heel and take off in a dead run when she saw me, arrive on trip #6 to pay for the floor.
But! I now have great upper body strength from lifting her wheelchair in and out of the van, and the satisfaction of having the tile finally done. Woo Hoo!
And what is DOM (Dear old Mom) doing? Washing the newly grouted floor that isnt to be touched for 72 hours!

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Sat, 22nd Nov '08 10:21 PM

you should send this to some sitcom as a possible show!

I know it was frustrating but you wrote it up quite funny so I enjoyed a chuckle.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 22nd Nov '08 10:28 PM

Bless your heart. Congrats that it's done. I hate remodeling and moving and all that entails. My life has been gutted by remodeling costs for the past 4 years, and moving costs this past summer. I used to love Home Depot. Now I get physically nauseous when I pass one, or a Lowes. For the life of me, I don't see how people do this for a living - ON PURPOSE. What a nightmare - continuing, miserable nightmare. It was so exhausting and expensive I couldn't even enjoy it when it was over. I sold it the first second I could, and thank God before this current economic mess hit so hard.

So I kind of understand how you feel at relief that it's over. Hopefully you won't resent it so much you can't enjoy it now. And maybe we can love Home Depot again....some day.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Sun, 23rd Nov '08 11:43 AM

I feel your pain. In the rush to fix up this house after Katrina (got 4 1/2 feet of water) there were some elementary mistakes made. Hubby and I live upstairs and the twins live on the ground level, yet the two apartments are not free-standing, as we have no washer/dryer upstairs and they have no shower down.

We are fixing this bit by bit but shoulda coulda woulda done it right the first time while we had contractor in the house.

At least my DOM has had no dog in this fight, as she lives in Boulder and hopefully it will all be done by the time she comes to visit for Christmas.

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Sun, 23rd Nov '08 1:01 PM

Yes home improvement is not for the timid, and I feel exactly the same way about Home Depot -- DAMN THEM for sponsoring football -- it takes a lot to ruin football watching for me, but have Home Depot constantly thrust back in my face is one of them....
And this am, as I am painting the breakfast nook walls gray (nothing says cheery breakfast nook, like gray walls...but thats another story) DOM commented that the grout is not right in places.... hmmm could that have happened when she washed it??? no! of course not.........

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 23rd Nov '08 1:45 PM

Having spent the last 6 years renovating and moving out of
FOUR houses....I say thank God for Home Depot....and notice
each one of you shopped there. You'll get over it....

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