Thursday, August 30, 2007

Moving Day....

We are doing the big move today and the smaller stuff tomorrow.

The kids & I visited the house a few weeks back and here is a photo of Hannah out front.

Looking in the front door.
VERY excited about stairs.
Off to pack someo of the final stuff. Movers come in 3 hours.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Great Customer Service

I was reading Eva's post about her florist & I had to write my own about some great customer service I got this past week.

As many of you know, if all goes well I will be moving in 4 days!!!

As part of the repairs on the house, we had to fix 1 window that would not stay up by itself like it should...silly me thought I could fix it. Um, not so much.

So, the day AFTER the final walk through, I am calling every glass repair place I can find and no one can get out before next Monday and there is no guarantee that they will have the parts to fix the window. BTW, that fix is surprisingly expensive.

Anyway, it is Thursday afternoon and I have called about 15 places and finally speak with a really nice guy and tell him my dilemma: selling house on Wednesday, need repair done ASAP.

The nice guy that owned the company told me he would stop at the house on his way to the office (7:15 am) on Friday to see what I needed for the repair and then order the parts and worst case, they would be out on Monday and have it fixed by Monday afternoon. I left the key hidden out front, he called me on the way into the house and then called me with his recommendation about 20 minutes later. He headed on to the office and sent out a technician to do the repair before they headed the Phoenix and then put the key back where they found it. It was done by 10 am on Friday.

I thanked him profusely and he really did not know what to say other than, "you're welcome".

I am thankful that there are nice people who provide great customer service left in this world.

In the end, he didn't have to install new parts but fixed the current parts for 1/2 the cost.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Canned Biscuit Donuts

I don't often watch Paula Dean, not because I don't like her personally but her shows sometimes put me over the edge.

However, today, as we were surfing by she was making donuts out of canned biscuits. What is not to love???

I didn't have cans but I had some frozen ones and just defrosted them.

Part of the illustration on TV was that cutting the donut holes was done using a 2L bottle cap. Hannah was the girl for the job!
Simon is supervising.
She has an old baby spoon to dig out the holes.
Frying them up...that is ME. I am not letting an 8 yo fry donuts.
Since we are in the middle of packing the house for our move, the powdered sugar and cocao is not to be found and so we dusted them with granulated sugar.
They tasted REALLY good!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Packing & Moving

If all goes well, by Labor Day the kids & I will be in a new house about 15 minutes from work.

That alone will be nice since my commute is about 50-75 minutes each way, every day. I get out of work early on Friday's (about 2:30 pm) and every Friday I think that traffic will be different, but it isn't and is just like every other day of the week.

I have been packing and purging and the house is a wreck but am looking forward to the final move.

The kids are doing well but I know the transition and change will be tough so we will work through that as it comes!

Knitting...not so much. I think about it but I only knit a few rows here and there but nothing of great consequence. I am plodding along on the Mystery Stole but am still in chart two, although near the end.

I don't want to jinx things by posting a photo but I will as soon as the ink is dry on the sale of the current home and the purchase of the new home!