The bathroom is done and our complete reliance on Chavo to do everything right and wonderful, as he did in out kitchen, came back to bite us in the ass. It seems he installed the shower doors incorrectly. My husband said he noticed yesterday that it didn’t look quite right but since we trust Chavo, he didn’t mention it. When I took a shower this morning – okey-dokey, yup, installed wrong. Called the company at 12:05, and here it is 4 hours later and still no call back regarding when they are going to come and fix these doors. They have until 4:30, at which time I will call again. Can you see the steam coming out of my ears?
On a more pleasant note – the granite company that was providing my countertop/sink hadn’t communicated with me as to the color of granite or when they would be measuring/installing. Given that this is a 4-5 day job on Wednesday at approximately 1pm I emailed the company reminding them I wanted a very small sink and that I had never received the promised photo. I got an almost instant reply, chose a sink and about an hour later the measuring people showed up. Oho! Chavo (the gentleman doing all the work) asked if the top would be ready the next day (Thursday) he was told that was impossible. Maybe Friday, they said, maybe Monday. I was so NOT a happy camper. And then another surprise – Thursday around 1pm the countertop/sink was delivered and left for Chavo to install. The granite was beautiful and, while not an exact match to what I have in my other bathroom, it was close enough, and quite frankly much nicer.
As is my habit when I am pleased, I wrote an effusive ‘thank you’ email to the owner of the granite company. I typed ‘thank you’ a ridiculous number of times. An hour or so later I received a reply from her, and I quote: “Hi Grace! It’s my pleasure! Thank you very much. You just made my day! Thank you!!” It seems she tends to the effusive as well and my point is – Yes, when things go well remember to say ‘Thank You” it just might make someone’s day.
Here’s is a helpful hint for those of you with furry pets and upholstered furniture – a https://www.bissell.com/bissell-pet-hair-eraser-corded-handheld-vacuum-33a1b. They do have a cordless model but in all honesty I think corded appliances work better. As soon as I got it out of the box I ran it over my sofa and bingo! – it worked like a charm! You can get this item at a variety of stores for $29.99. I don’t know what you are using to de-fur your furniture but if it isn’t working for you, give this item a whirl.
And lastly –
This morning I read a book review of The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa in The Washington Post. The review ended with this question “If you could take a road trip to be reunited with just a few people from your past, whom would you visit?”
Isn’t that an interesting question, and I pose it to you – who would you visit?