Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Nothing works for me today

I have no Works for me Wednesday post today. It has nothing to do with WFMW having moved to a new host. I just don't feel like it.

I have a broken fridge in the kitchen that we have no money to repair.
I have a broken fridge in the garage that's supposed to work.
I have a realtor telling me how to arrange my furniture and although I'm trying to not let it get to me, I can't STAND people telling me what to do.
And I've had another unpleasant interaction with a family who always seem to leave a bad taste in my mouth.

So I'm just trying to bury myself in my work today and not think about these things. Especially the last one. That's probably the one that's bothering me the most. I'll get over it - I always do - but it'll take a few days.

Okay, let's end on a positive note: we're spending some of LB's gift money from Christmas on an armchair that's just his size. I'm excited about it :) There's a little foam one at his grandparents' house in CA:

But, obviously, we couldn't take it on the plane. I've been scouring ebay and craigslist. To buy a chair exactly like the one in the picture would cost $50!!! I never would have guessed that little thing would cost so much. But I found one on craigslist. DH is going to meet the seller tomorrow morning. They're asking $25, which we're willing to pay if it's in good condition and doesn't smell like smoke.

I'm excited because it's a real chair, not a foam one. Hopefully the cats won't think it's a scratching post for them! If so, I'll just cover it with an old sheet or something.


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4 comments:

Laurie said...

So sorry that you're having a down day!

I really like that chair!!! I love watching little ones sitting in their little wee chairs. They just look adorable!

ehart said...

There's always another Wednesday next week.

Realtor's are soooo pushy. The one trying to sell the land next to us came by last week. She was pushy.

I don't like pushy people. I get enough of them at school in the form of enrollees. Fortunately, I because of them, I can ignore most of the pushy adults who wander in and out of my life.

You're in my prayers.

Jennifer said...

Thanks to both of you :)

The great news is that the repair guy was able to fix our fridge for only (!) $100! It was a bad circuit board, and although it's a $200 part, because of the fail rate of this part on these models (!), the company has a repair package we were able to take advantage of.

The realtor I'm supposed to email today. DH is all for the furniture rearrangement; I, on the other hand, know how much work it's going to take. Maybe I'll blog about it and post some pictures.

The unpleasant interaction is continuing. That's another thing I'm supposed to take care of this morning. To be fair, they don't MEAN to be unpleasant, they probably don't even realize it (far be it from me, however, to enlighten them! that would NOT go well).

Hopefully the chair is in good condition and doesn't smell like smoke! Poor DH had to get up before the crack of dawn to meet the seller.

Laurie said...

I'm glad the fridge situation is better!

I, too, know a lot of pushy realtors, BUT, fortunately, they are the ones that sell homes most often. So hoping that this pushy person can sell your house soon!