Friday, May 25, 2012

Remodel Woes, Date Night and Hollie

I got the brilliant idea this morning -- don't know WHY I didn't think of it before -- to buy a new refrigerator -- the kind with NO FILTER IN THE BACK!!!  I'm sure the insurance company isn't going to pay for my new frig, but they should.  I have saved them a fortune by not taking the advice of the mold people and tearing down half my kitchen.  Plus, I'm keeping the old carpet if I can.  I'm hoping the fact that it is currently rolled up and folded over isn't messing it up. 

Nasan -- one of the remodel crew -- attached a brand new filter to the back of the refrigerator yesterday afternoon.  When Jerry got home a few hours later, he pulled out the frig to check Nasan's installation.  The ****! water line through the filter was leaking in TWO PLACES!  What a royal pain!  I told Jerry we were going to have to think of some other way to get water to the frig, or just live without it. 
Sometime in the middle of the night, I thought about new refrigerator models having built-in water filters inside the frig.  I decided that was a perfect solution.  We can just sell the one we have and let someone else worry about the water issue.  Maybe a plumber will buy it who knows how to make it drip-free.

After the demo-crew left yesterday afternoon, my kitchen was a MESS!  Sheetrock dust and wood dust in layers on top of my stove and my counters.  The guys bring in this giant shop vac they use on construction sites to "clean" up after themselves, but all they do is blow the dirt all over.  I spend time every time they leave cleaning up after them.  I was so aggravated with the mess last night, I decided I wanted to go somewhere -- anywhere -- just to get away.  I knew Jerry would be tired after working all day, but I took a chance and asked him if we could PLEEEEEZE go somewhere to eat.  He was so sweet and thought it was a great idea.  He said he was tired of the mess too and totally understood.

Sooooooooooooooo, we had a date.  I had to change my clothes because I looked like the scrub woman on Carol Burnett, but that didn't take long. 

We left to go to The Olive Garden in Sherman, TX -- about 45 miles away.  We got to Olive Garden, and the first thing we ordered was two glasses of wine.  Ahhhhhhhh, yesssssssssssssssssss -- EXACTLY what I needed!!!

I had just taken my first sip of wine, and my cell phone rang -- a rare occurrence -- and it was my darling new grand-daughter-in-law, Hollie.  She doesn't leave for Alaska for a few more weeks.  She wanted to know if we could get together at least once before she left town. 

I looked at the phone -- yep, it was mine.  I shook my head and poked a finger in one ear to make sure it wasn't clogged up.  Then she said it again.  Can we get together before I leave town and maybe have dinner or something?  I cannot express to you my total delight in this lovely girl!  She is only 18 years old, and we must seem like antique people to her, but she is so sweet and loving to us.  I told her we did have to come to Oklahoma City for a few days next week, so we will have her over for dinner then.  She said she loved us and couldn't wait to see us.  I pray with all my heart, soul and mind that someday, it will be one of our daughters on the other end of the line saying those things to us.  Jerry said, "Maybe God has given us a NEW daughter."  How sweet was that?!

After our dinner, we decided to run next door to Sam's and buy as much wine as we could fit in the Honda trunk. 

Not really, but Jerry did fill up a big box that Marguerita bottles had come in.  We got 4 bottles of wine and 4 bottles of Marguerita mix. 

Come on over and watch me stay calm through the ongoing reconstruction drama around here.  I'll pour you a glass too !

I just heard from the very nice clerk, Michael, from Lowe's refrigerator department.  He got me $100 off my new frig because I live in the deep woods, another 5% off because I used my Lowe's card, and $400 off because I took the white floor model that nobody on earth wants but me.  Everyone else wants stainless steel.  I had no idea refrigerators are SO EXPENSIVE these days.  I have always wanted one with double doors on top and the freezer drawers on the bottom, and that is what I got.

Wishing my friends a WONDERFUL long weekend.  Hope you are blessed to be with family and friends.  Jerry says he is going to fix the dam behind our little pond this weekend.  To my OKC friends:  I'm coming back next week!

Hugs, Joy

1 comment:

  1. WooHoo! Joy's coming back next week!!! Can we get together Saturday? I'll clear that day on my calendar come grandkids or cranky husbands. We can finish my red dress, at least the fitting part. I might even have my most recent blouse finished by then.

    Hugs, Phylly


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