Friday, 8 November 2013

Happy Friday!

This has been a very long week.  The funeral on Tuesday really hit me hard and my heart has been heavy all week.

Direct Energy was supposed to come to clean our air ducts on November 1st between 12:00 and 4:00 pm.  I worked from home that day so that I could be there for them.  At 12:10, they called to say their truck broke down and they would have to reschedule.  I was frustrated, but understand, $hit happens.  They rescheduled for yesterday.

I worked from home again in order to be there for between 2:00 and 6:00 for the duct cleaning.  I received a call at 10:00 to say that the truck was in the shop and they would have to reschedule.  In the famous words of  Q107's "The Champ", I LOSE it.  I told them that I had taken two days from work to be home and that rescheduling a second time was unacceptable.  After being on hold for 45 minutes, the woman came back to tell me that there was nothing they could do and the earliest they could come out would be December 11th.  Bear in mind that I hadn't put on my furnace yet this season, in anticipation of having clean ducts before I started it up.  I was not going to wait until December 11th.  I cancelled them, sent a nasty email and called Sears.

What a difference in the level of service!  Sears had an estimator on my street that morning, so he was at my house within the hour to go through the house, look at the furnace and give me a quote.  The quote was much higher than Direct Energy's quote, but he explained what they would do, how they would do it and how it differed from Direct Energy's work.  Now, I am SO glad that Direct Energy didn't show up!  Sears is coming on November 27th to clean all the ducts, service the furnace and the AC system, which he showed me is leaking.  They also promised not to reschedule and to send another truck if the one scheduled for my house breaks down! LOL!

I ended up turning on the furnace yesterday afternoon because it was just so cold.  After a big puff of dust and about ten minutes of stinkiness, the house is warm and I am a happy camper.

This weekend will be spent super-cleaning my house.  Now that Hubster is back at work, we are both out of the house all day, every day and the mess in the house proves it.  So, I talked him into letting me get a cleaning lady every two weeks.  She starts next Friday, so I have to get the house in order for her to get crackin'.  It makes us all laugh that we are cleaning for the cleaning lady, but I want her to spend her time CLEANING, not tidying up clutter, and the house is very cluttered right now.

Middleman and the boy who shall not be named brought home FANTASTIC report cards last night.  Both averaging in the high 80's.  I am SO SO SO proud of them.  They certainly didn't get their brains from me!  Threepeat will bring home his report card next week and based on his work ethic and how he is excelling in math and reading, I expect he will have an awesome report card too!

Work is awesome.  I have amazing employees and colleagues.  Hubster is settling into his job nicely and he likes the people he works with.

I'm feeling really blessed right now.

Happy Friday friends!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Pin It

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