We finally got that big laundry room cabinet. (gee, I only tried to order that back in late October!) During lunch time we drove to the "shop" where the cabinet lady said she would meet us to pick it up (down the road from her showroom place). I had told her around noon and she said to just text or call her when we are enroute (30 min drive) and she will meet us there to open the shop and help load. So, as we're pulling out of our driveway I text. 5 min later the text comes back as unable to deliver. I call and of course just get her voicemail. I left a message and retried the text and it seemed to go through. The whole drive dh is throwing a fit that she's not going to be there. Of course she wasn't there, but there were several other people there, working. None seemed to know we were coming, but one helpful guy found the cabinet and helped dh load it. I left the check with him and we are done with that lady!
It took dh (since he doesn't do this every day and he was one guy) almost 2 hours to install it, but the time he got the crown molding and bottom trim put on. Plus he had to re-do the slide out for the dog bin in the bottom cabinet. It needed to be moved more to the middle and he also put a board underneath to screw the slider thing into for much more stability. So, I now open the bottom cupboard and can slide out the dog food bin and then on a shelf above it are treats and such. Much nicer all out of sight. I am going to find a bench with shoe storage underneath to put in that open corner area, that is next to the door that goes into the garage. Since we saved $300 doing the install ourselves, I'll put that budgeted money toward a bench.
And, FINALLY, I got an email WITH TRACKING that that birdie lamp I ordered last December finally shipped, LOL. I'll believe it when I see it.
I was just online with Amazon looking at when something is to arrive I ordered earlier this week. I was looking at the page for the duvet cover I just ordered, thinking to leave a review and noticed that in the other color options (I ordered "cinnamon rust") there is also a "burnt orange". Now I am really wondering if that is what they sent me. I was a touch disappointed that the duvet was much orange-r than I had thought, and just chalked it up to colors look different on computers then real life, sometimes. I think I will take a pic of it and contact the seller to see what they think. It's funny, it came when dd was here and she helped me put it on the comforter. I happened to have a "cinmamon rust" colored tshirt on and said to her, this is the color I was going for..
DH hadn't washed his truck and car trailer yet. Between the trip and then having to spend most of Sunday mowing, he's been tired. We have a self serve car wash in town, but the one and only time we tried to use it, shortly after we moved over there, all's we could see from how it worked is that the machine to turn it on said "tokens only" and no clue how to get those and the business it's attached to was closed for the day. But, we decided to check again so he could try to spray off all the bugs and grime. Well, now they have a machine to make change from bills, it takes quarters or a credit card. DH has this planters peanuts jar full of quarters, so we decided to use up some of those. It took him a good half hour to spray wash and spray off both, but he was happy to get it done. I just kept feeding quarters as his time got low. Of course I have no idea how many I put in and of course when we got in the truck to leave he says "how much did you spend?" I just held up the peanut jar to show him how many were left and said "this much". LOL
As we were leaving to go to the car wash he mentioned he's so stressed (but doesn't know why). I have no idea what he could be stressed about (which seems to be most of the time). He doesn't have to work, he doesn't have to worry about money, he can do what he wants, when he wants, for the most part. I do know the transmission problem (which he will figure out at some point) is stressing him, worrying it's going to be a costly fix. But, it's always something with him. As soon as one "issue" gets resolved he's bothered by some other issue. He's been that way his whole life.
I'm working on my grocery list for pick up Saturday and a visit with my mom. We haven't had dinner all week, LOL. It's been nice, but I have a feeling dh is now ready to eat some regular dinner meals again. I'm going to pull a couple steaks out of the freezer this morning for tonight's dinner.
My chickens are still all missing feathers from their butts and the littlest one has other areas she's missing some. Before I left for our trip I bought a block of scratch, to give them something to peck at (if it is them pecking each other, which I really don't think it is). The other solution that was mentioned several times when my sister posted the problem on her chicken facebook page, was the chickens need more protein. I had bought a bag of higher protein pellets, also before I left, but decided to wait until I got home to switch them to that food. So, they've been eating on that most of the week now. I hope that fixes the issue. Other comments were they are bored, but we don't have the option to free range.
This week seems to be going slow. 95 again today. It looks like next week we might finally be down in the 80's. I hope so.