How does one start the day off on a rainy Monday after walking a dog. They go to Home Depot of course. I was exciting because I was returning lots of items so I would get some money back on the credit card. Feels good to get $250 back. Then I went and spent $1,017. That included lights, paint, door knobs and a lot of other items. The good thing is that they are having a Memorial Day Sale that includes $40 off 5 gallons of paint. That means I should be getting back $300. Woohoo! That woohoo was sort lived as I got to the house and no one was there. I guess the rain made everyone sleep in. I was the unlucky soul who got to unload all the items into the house. 5 gallons of paint weighs a lot. Rudy finally showed up before I left and I gave him a few instructions.
We did not pass the gas inspection. The problem was that I dry walled the ceiling so that the inspector could not see the gas line and how it was routed to the exterior. DUHHHH!!!! So I had Rudy cut a hole in the drywall and called for inspection again for tomorrow. Please Please Please pass!
Instead I'll think of the $1,750 I got back at IKEA from returning various parts that I no longer needed or they delivered incorrectly. I was also told to just keep the items that were wrongly delivered rather than returning. IKEA will never pick up a wrongly ordered item (according to these employees) because it admits a mistake. They would just rather give you a new one. They told me to just keep the extra pieces. those extra pieces are around $500. Craigslist here I come! However, the guy who told me this also ordered the wrong cover panels for me. Luckily while I was in the return line I opened the cover panels and discovered his error. This was at 20:53 and they closed at 21:00! Time was of the essence. My Addidas Samba took me 500 yards and up a flight of stairs back to the IKEA kitchen section were there was still one employee. I made sure she ordered the correct one. At 20:59 I rushed back to the return line and made it just in time to grab another number. Needless to say ... I am out of shape.
Jose the tile guy showed up ... late, Martin's painting crew showed up ... late, Mike the electrician showed up ... late but they all showed up. I guess. Stay Positive. The good news is that the master bathroom vanity that we ordered arrives tomorrow! I'll focus on that instead.