Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I came home from work last night about 4:30. I had a message on my machine from Home Depot telling me my windows are ready and they can install them tomorrow morning!!

(I am having 8 windows replaced because they are all in need of it).

WHAT?? I thought it was going to be about a month!

I called work and they told me to go ahead and take tomorrow off so I can be here. WHEW!! I changed cars and went to my friends house for an AA meeting and got home about 7:30. It was windy so I got Florence (my 92 year old next door neighbor) and we drove out to the beach to watch the waves and the boats rolling on the swells. We drove over to the ferry to see if it was running. They have a borrowed small ferry because the other one broke. Well that was very intertaining watching it try to make it across the Sound to the other side. We were getting sick watching it roll. Egads, no way would I be on that!!

I got home around 9 and started getting my house ready for the big change. I had to get all my curtains down so I washed them. I then had to get my blinds down. It was 2am so I decided to wait until the morning for that. I pulled all the furniture away from the wall and cleaned up all the dust bunnies. My goodness there were alot of them!!

I got up early this morning all achy from the work last night and started pulling down the blinds in all 8 windows.

I sat down all tired and sore and my phone rang.

It was Home Depot.


"Hello, this is Home Depot, I have no idea how the mix up happened but the bottom line is, your windows were not on the shipment today. They won't be in until Thursday".

"What?................You are kidding, right"?

"No ma'am, I feel horrible about this".

"Excuse me you have NO IDEA what I went through to get ready for this".

"I'm really sorry, I feel horrible".

"NOt as horrible as I feel! I am 59 years old, disabled with a horrid back. I pulled all my furniture from the windows and took down all the blinds and curtains, took the day off of work to be here at the last minute because you guys gave me no warning of them coming, and now you tell me never mind"?

"We can put them in on Thursday or Saturday".

"No, I cannot take another day off of work for this and I will not give up a day off for it"!

"I'm really sorry ma'am, my hands are tied".

"I know, it isn't your fault, but my goodness this is bad, really bad! sniff, snort, sob, whaaaaaaaa"!

I started crying then sobbing............So did she.

I told her that They need to do it Thursday. I work two miles away so they can do it on their own and I can sign later. I hung up then proceeded to have a good cry. Well I tried anyway, but I pictured all this in my head then started laughing, then started laughing harder while I was crying. Hmmmm, is that called hysteria? Anyway, I got it all out and now I feel better.

She called me back and told me They will be here Thursday at noon and finish Friday morning.


Oh well, so be it.

I talked with my sis and was laughing saying thank the Lord it wasn't her!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

Here are some "before pictures. Elliott peeking out the bedroom window at me peeking out the spare room window at him.

My living room exposed to the neighborhood for two days. I am NOT putting everything back just to do it all over again. I will sit in the dark.