I’ve been spoiled in the past

furniture stores (free clip art)

furniture stores (free clip art)

When I was much younger my sister worked for a furniture store that had the warehouse attached to the showroom. People would normally be able to go to the showroom, pick out what they wanted, pay for it, and then take it home if they were smart enough to bring a pick-up truck. Or they could arrange for a delivery that would be within the next few days. Nowadays it seems that the furniture stores that are in the area where we live don’t do that. They keep their furniture in a warehouse somewhere else so that there is no way you can take home the item that you have picked out. You have to order it and either come back later to get it, or arrange for a delivery. I can understand the economics behind doing that, but when I see a piece of furniture that I like and want, I would really like to just pay for it, load it up in the back of the truck and take it right home with me! I don’t want to waste a second trip to go back and get it, and I don’t want to have to stay home all day long one day waiting for a delivery! I’ve been spoiled in the past, that is for sure!

Cleaning Carpets

Texas (free clip art)

Texas (free clip art)

My buddy from high school just moved to Texas and found a fixer-upper to buy. I think he is nuts, but he swears he loves to fix things on the weekends to relax. The house was foreclosed on and was pretty much trashed, so he’s got a long list of things to do. Right now he’s looking for carpet cleaning services to see if a professional can gets the carpets cleaned well enough to keep, or he might have to pull them all up and replace them.

I told Tim about a professional cleaner’s web site and that if he wants a professional, these are the guys. They do more than just clean carpets, they also do fire damage restoration and flood damage restoration.

One of the best things I liked about their site was the page with carpet cleaning tips. I’m the first to admit that I’m never too old to learn something new, and although a lot of carpet care seems pretty obvious to me, I actually learned some things from their site.

Finger protectors

gorilla tips finger protectors

gorilla tips finger protectors

When I was a kid my parents bought a guitar for me for a Christmas present, and signed me up for music lessons. I can remember going to a building and studying how to read music and doing some musical drills that hurt my fingers like crazy and bored me to pieces! The instructor was not interested at all in teaching me a quick song to keep my interest up at all. I quickly lost interest – because the guitar strings hurt my fingers to the point where they were bleeding! Earlier today I saw some finger protectors for sale on the muscians friend website and I am really aggravated that I had no idea that these things even existed! I wonder how long they have existed! I wonder why my guitar teacher never told me about them! Maybe I would have stuck it out and would be a big star by now!

Sister bought her first computer and she is driving me crazy with questions

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woman at computer (free clip art)

My baby sister just bought her first computer and she is wearing me out asking silly questions. Anyone who knows me knows that I have no patience with stupid questions, so I sent her a idiots guide to computers and I hope that helps because my customer service center has been closed for a long time and I sure do not want to come out of retirement to help her learn how to use her new fancy computer.

Like This Tile Design

gray tile (free clip art)

gray tile (free clip art)

I found a bathroom with a nice tile design while surfing a newspaper website. I’m not a big fan of gray, but I think it would be nice to pick up the tans and browns of this tile. I like the bigger tile on the floor in various sizes and colors. I hope to find a source for this locally.