Thursday, July 14, 2011

Three days to go.

G'day. Our time here in our beautiful piece of paradise is now running out. Three days to go and we say goodbye to a place that we thought we would never leave. The promise of a quieter life, the chance to travel, relax and kick back is now just around the corner. I am not ashamed to admit that I am now in tears as I type this. But on another note, I will tell you about our drama with the new carpet in our soon to be new home.It was laid last Thursday and we didn't get to see it until the Friday and can you imagine our shock at seeing that the guy had joined two sections together in the lounge room and the seam ran right across the centre and stood out something shocking. Not only that, but the join was raised from the rest of the carpet and believe me, it was a shocker. Needless to say, I rang and complained only to be told the main store owner wouldn't be back until Monday morning. I then had all weekend to plan what I was going to say to him and first thing Monday I fronted up and told him how displeased we were and for the amount of money we paid we expected better than that. He promised to go and have a look and rang me several hours later and said there was nothing wrong with it and he couldn't have done a better job himself and there was nothing he could do and it would be just fine. Well, when hubby got home that day from helping out with some plumbing on a neighbouring property, he was furious and promised me he would sort it out the next day. I had to go to work and of course didn't know what the outcome would be and was eager to speak to hubby and find out how he went and wouldn't you know, he went into the store, saw the manager in the office and barged right in and told him that if it wasn't ripped up and a new complete piece laid down, he would cause as much trouble as he possibly could and would make it known to many people not to deal with this store in future etc, etc. Just let me say, the new piece is being laid today.!!!! I am going around there this morning to do some  cleaning and to oversee the carpet. That should be fun.

Thank you to everyone who has commented on my last blog. Yes, I have copped a fair amount of ribbing from my workmates as well when I told them I invited the new owner to stay on Saturday night as well as having hubby's cousin and wife here. Sometimes my mouth opens before my brain (obviously not a very bright one sometimes) gets into gear. It has landed me in trouble before and I still haven't learned to think first before I speak. We will survive the onslaught of visitors and I will work around them one way or another. I assume they can amuse themselves and the new owner will be too busy with hubby learning the ropes so to speak and that no doubt everyone will have a good sized headache by the end of the day. Hubby came home one day through the week with a few bottles of bubbly, so we might wake up on Sunday morning with a headache of another kind as well. The photo is looking up our drive from the front gate. Not much in the way of color apart from a lot of greenery when this shot was taken,but when the roses are out, it is a mass of vibrant color. Just beautiful. Take care. Liz...


  1. Glad you got the carpet sorted out.
    Feed your new owner with bubbly throughout the day---she'll be fine!

  2. Bubbly? Then, you'll have a splendid time, for sure, with or without guests.