Monday, February 05, 2007

Sunday...and two four letter words


WORK!

Yes mud and digging and a really bad hardware shopping trip...

Okay so I get the kid started on digging..I was very clear about how and what to do. So I left thinking he would be close to done by the time I returned. Little did I know that I would be gone so long...I figured I would get a call saying he was done, but I never did..When I got back he was not even close to done...nor had he followed directions. I was pretty anode about not following instructions. So I had to show him what to do ....He poked around for the work was too hard....I thinking I am 3X your age and I am working you under the table...What should have taken less then 4 hours took a whopping 7!!!!

I had gotten all the parts put together after having to take the chop saw to the 5 foot sections as the ..."brainless one" at the hardware store hacked the 3 inch PVC instead of sawing it...thus the ends flared and did not fit into the tees... I had gone to Lowes to find the drain/trench and was floored that each 3 foot section would cost $45...EACH!!!! The job would cast over $300.00 so I decided I would make my own...2 ten foot sections of 3 inch pvc pipe 4 tees and 4 three inch drain caps and one end cap at a cost of $65.00 ...hook it all together bury it level with the driveway and slope it two inches away from the house and toda ...finished...I stated to sales person what I wanted and was told that I could not do this or that....I informed brainless man " I did NOT ASK you what to do I TOLD YOU WHAT I WAS BUYING!!!And frankly is it any ones business what I'm up to? There is nothing worst then having some idiot guy tell me what to do....First off I have a husband and a dad who have more knowledge between them both then ANYONE at Lowes will EVER have...Second I spent 5 years installing 16 inch water mains all over the state of Hawaii...I can and do take on jobs that I KNOW I CAN DO...if not I ask for help or hire someone to do it...That being said I lowered my control and barked at the guy " I know what I'm doing just point me to the parts I have requested....and leave me the hell alone...." I felt bad after I did it but I still spoke to the manager about the " talking down to me as if I had NO CLUE what to do"..... I told him I was floored when I had to explain I needed this and was told it would not work...HUH? You mean to tell me the engineers, my dad and my husband are all wrong? Gee funny that I trust at least two of these men with my life yet??????????UGH!!!!So last night it poured and guess what ??? It works and works well, no water came into the car port nor did it stand on the walkway......much better than I had hoped. I did not glue the caps down so you can pull them off and clean out the line with a hose if junk gets in there or I drop a screw or something in it.......gee Lowes really has a lot to learn...And could they hire someone who will not talk down to a girl??? And the kid? Nope, he wont last....

5 comments:

Mommy Diaries said...

Did you mention to the manager at lowes the last guy that talked down to you at home depot got his butt fired and they lost your account there too?

I vote we take em down!!

Loving Annie said...

Good Monday Morning. You are amazing, Farm Fairy !!!!

Seriously capable, incredibly self-sufficient, in short, girl, you kick butt !!!

The guys at Lowe's were clueless, and thank goodness you aren't !

Now you have, because of your own initiative, dermination and hard work, got a dry carport and walkway, etc !

Fire the kid, and get Bruno to double your salary ! Hmmmm, maybe he could pay you in higs and kisses and flowers -- Valenrtine's Day IS coming up !!!

Farm Wife said...

Good for you, Farm Fairy. Take that snot down a notch! Maybe you should start your own contacting firm, teach the boys a thing or two and look good doing it!

Hope all you plumbing issues are smoothed out soon...or you find a new flood free house!

lauren said...

the challenge would be finding boys who are willing to learn from a woman and follow directions...

did i just say that? nope, not me...

ugh...

Queen Mother said...

Pa would be so proud of you.
They tried to tell him he couldn't put in a corner fence, just because all he was putting in was the corner. It was for a rose bush and again none of their business.