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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

I always like to pick the one I've never tried before." Mae West

Hope all are having a good day today. Just to clarify yesterday's blog, I did not give the handyman another chance. When I tried to confirm the project two weeks ago, I also needed his input on how much paint to buy. Also, I rescheduled my day accordingly. Never hearing back, contacting me the night before is NOT how to show trustworthiness. So, no, I did not go through with the project.

Thanks for all of the Santa ideas. The reason I decorated so early is that I take decorations down early. Usually on New Years weekend, a week after xmas. I'll put them away the same leisurely way I decorated, just a day at a time.

Supposed to get much-needed rain today and I really hope so. CA needs rain so send some of yours our way, okay?

Have a happy, healthy day.

(p.s. I'm doing well on my direction correction of no sugar. No added sugar; I'm not worried about what is contained in various food items that I eat little to none of.)
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  • WALLAHALLA
    It is hard to find good help.
    15 days ago
  • GRAMMY065
    So glad to hear of your success with eliminating sugar- that’s a big one I am working on!
    20 days ago
  • GOANNA2
    When you get some rain send some to the southern hemisphere please.
    We are on water restrictions now. I hope it cools off for you.
    22 days ago
  • 2DAWN4
    We were supposed to be dry today but it did rain off and on.
    22 days ago
  • DUCKTURNIP
    It started raining here this evening!!! So nice out!
    22 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    I hope you get that rain. We are getting plenty here. Good job on the sugar!!
    23 days ago
  • ALIHIKES
    It is so frustrating when repair people or contractors don’t return calls, or don’t show up on time. I think you were smart not to go ahead with the project.

    It is great that you have your decorations up early. I will do mine after Thanksgiving.

    Yay! We got rain also. Not a huge amount, but every little bit helps. I don’t think the ski resorts will be able to open for Thanksgiving. Not enough snow. They may get 3 inches out of this storm, but they need at least 18 inches to open.
    23 days ago
  • NANCY-
    emoticon on the sugar.
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    23 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    dont know whats worse handymen who dont call or email, or drs that tell you to come in for a stress test and you rearrange your day and then are told you need a preapproval visit wait you didnt bring your money we will have to reschedule . then decide to do it and 45 minute wait and 3 minutes with dr and stress test the next day . so let's rearrange our lives again, because the nurse told us none of this when we called for appointment. would have walked out but he needs stress test before surgery , emoticon sorry to vent on your blog but people are not reliable at all!!! anyway put up christmas early and take down when i darn well feel like it, it depends on how many times the cat climbs the tree lol,
    23 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Love love love Mae West -- so much spirit and so much fun. Really enjoyed seeing a Mae West play at Niagara-on-the-Lake last summer!!

    I too take Christmas decorations down on New Year's Day . . . but typically only get them up about a week ahead of time!!
    23 days ago
  • RCLYKE
    I also decorate early and take every thing down early
    23 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    Wishing you rain!!!

    I absolutely agree w/you that if a handyman doesn't call but the day before, what are the chances of him completing the projects w/o incident.
    23 days ago
  • ANNIESADVENTURE
    Hope you can find a reliable handyman.
    We could send you some snow, lol. So thankful for a warmer day yesterday. Melted some of the snow.
    23 days ago
  • 1DAY-ATA-TIME
    I use to be the handyman around my house but my wife fired me. lol
    23 days ago
  • JHADZHIA
    In spite of three weeks of heavy overcast here, we have had very little precipitation. So still having our drought. I could use your sunshine and warmth to be sure as they are predicting that polar vortex for us again this winter.
    Good on you telling that handyman the what for. That is no way to conduct business.
    Hope one of the Santa ideas works for you.
    Enjoy your day!
    23 days ago
  • READY201811
    He lost out! I don’t keep decorations out past either. Christmas is over the decorations come down. After Christmas I do snowflakes and snowmen. Gotta keep changing it up! Our house is known as the house with the decorations so have a reputation to keep
    23 days ago
  • PEZMOM1
    emoticon
    23 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    We had a similar experience getting new roof estimates from two diff companies...one emailed promptly to our request for an estimate that they would call soon.
    The other guy called the next day and scheduled a speedy visit and spent an hour with us explain8ng choices.

    Company one never called back...the guy just showed up at our door a week later with no appointment!
    Then, we had to email them to ask for the promised estimate and they sent just the warranty without the estimate!
    So...even though the estimate was very close we chose the guys that actually showed up, of course!

    23 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    How frustrating with handyman! Have a good day!
    23 days ago
  • FIT2FINISH
    Loved the quote made me smile 😊
    23 days ago
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