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Monday, August 28, 2006

A busy weekend...

Hello everyone!

This weekend, we took Mike back to college. I can't believe the summer is almost over. He starts school right after labor day but since he's in an apartment, he wanted to go and just hang out for the weekend with his room mates. The apartment is really nice and he's going to be pretty happy there.

Yesterday it rained hard and rained ALOT. And because we do not have siding on the house right now because our windows have not arrived yet, the house is still clad in tyvek. However, the rain got between the tyvek and the roof line and ran down the wall of our new room. We now have water damage on top of everything else that's gone wrong with this headache of a home makeover. Honestly, we are just sick of everything. My DH doesn't believe the excuses that our contractor has told us. Really, can a window distributor mess up an order 3 times?

Anyway, we have a meeting with him tomorrow night. I don't think it's going to be pleasant and I am so stressed over this whole thing. So, I've indulged in RETAIL therapy. I've bought a ton of patterns this week and a few quilting books. The patterns I've bought were mainly Blackbird Designs, I picked up Flea Market Sampler, Merry Christmas Ella Vaughan and Fond Hearts. I also bought a slew of Ewe & Eye and Friend house samplers. At least 8...I keep telling myself that it's better than eating. With my stress levels right now, previously I would have eaten my way through this time. I did that last month right before my Dad's death anniversary and I re-gained 5 pounds of the 30 that I've lost. So far, I've lost 2 of them and I have vowed not to eat my way through anything again because the weight comes on fast but it's slow to take off. All I can say is thank God for Paypal. I won't put anything on my credit card (bad experience and I vowed never to be in THAT place again), so paying through e-check has been a blessing....I think.

So Sunday began as a pleasant rainy day and I worked a lot on Light Your Way. I only have the pumpkin to stitch now. Then the water sort of ruined my stitching plans until the contractor sent someone to temporarily patch the roofline. Stitching was suspended until that happened. I went back to stitching after the worker-guy nailed up a cover up. Of course, the spousal unit had a ton to say and he really got me cranked up. To sort of settle down, I went stash fondling. I came across a lot of Heart in Hand patterns that I really like. I may have to short list one or two of them.

So anyway, I didn't take pictures of what I accomplished yet. Tomorrow I will so you can see how adorable Light Your Way is, and maybe you will be tempted to stitch it for Halloween too!

Thanks for visiting....I'm sorry to vent.

7 comments:

KarenV said...

{{{Joanie}}} I'm sorry you're having so many problems with your house renovation. Is there any way you can get any compensation from the contractor? Hope the meeting with him isn't too stressful and you get some stuff resolved soon.

Kiwi Jo said...

I'm sorry about the rain damage Joanie and having to deal with the contractors. I hope it can get sorted out without too much stress.

Terri said...

Aww Joanie, construction "bickering" is NOT fun. I'd be asking for the window contractor's contact information and verifying that there really IS a problem, now that it's occured 3 times. And I would be demanding compensation from someone or finding myself a construction defect attorney.

Cathy said...

I believe in retail therapy too - it works wonders sometimes.

Seriously, sorry to hear about all the trouble you've had with your contractor. Hopefully you are able to get things worked out when you meet with him.

Von said...

How horrid to have all these troubles with the contractor. Next to family difficulties, I think there's few things rougher than having work done on your house. Hope it was ironed out today and you'll soon get some work done!!

conniewv said...

Oh Joanie can I relate to the crap you are dealing with..We had siding..new windows and a new roof put on our house several years ago and it was a nightmare..Windows were a big hold up.first they didn't get ordered when they should have so we waited..then when they did finally come in..they were the wrong windows..I just started crying..I went to a different place for my windows and it was not a problem..An ex friend did the work on our house so we didn't have a contract..never again will that ever happen..We ended up and had to get someone else to finish the job that took forever.just thinking about all that we went through and all that I put up with still makes me angry..I hope you have a signed contract ..You can always report them to the better business bureau and take them to small claims court if they don't do right by you all..I know its another hassle..

Chelle said...

Oh Joanie, you poor dear! I sure hate to hear of the construction problems you are going through. Enjoy your retail therapy...I tend to do the same thing.