Thursday, July 2, 2009

All repairmen have come and gone

- All repairmen have come and gone. I'm not too poor, since one wasn't supposed to charge me and didn't (insurance covered), another charged me less than he should have (Something about having older men who have daughters work on my house - I think they feel sorry for me being alone and all. I don't ask for a discount - I just get it. Now that I have mentioned it, I will get no more. Which is fine...), another was supposed to charge me $49 service fee just for showing up, and then $350 to scope the drain!!!!! a fee they never explained so I called the manager and offered to just pay half the $49 but she completely waived it, and finally the last poor guy who did my dishwasher, well, it was expensive ($195) but he was here for 2.5 hours figuring stuff out, cleaning it thoroughly, and he checked out my washing machine for free, and I know my motor works. I tipped him $10. I just felt I had to. Of course, I have a lot of money yet to spend on that drain... but I'll not think of that now.

- I'm off this weekend to the Gunks yet again, but this time with the ex boyfriend who just got married. Not even sure I'll be meeting his wife, since she's off somewhere else for the weekend. It's odd, yes, but oh well. I was talking to my ex (husband) and he was talking about his woes of trying to find a climbing partner for this weekend. I hesitated and said, well, it would be awfully odd for me to be climbing with two ex's but if you want to come along you can. He said no, thank you very much, yes it would be odd, and I can really only climb 2 days anyway. Whew. I just want to be nice.

- If you would like to hear my voice, I called into Seven Second Delay last night to harass. Long time listener, first time caller, and I forgot to say that! Not sure what time I got on - maybe 20 minutes in? http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/32067 I'm too lazy to make a link. And btw, I do NOT have money under my tampon box. Or at least anymore.

Have a great weekend!

7 comments:

Churlita said...

Ha ha. It must be hell getting the cute girl discount. I'm glad it wasn't too pricey. I can't wait to hear about this weekend...

laura b. said...

Yay for those nice older guy repairmen. I'm glad everything so far has worked out.
And you must be a happy girl getting to climb this weekend...in the company of one, rather than two exes. That was nice of you though.

Sebastien said...

Yeah, I don't get discounts... I am jealous.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Susan said...

I hope you've had a great weekend! I might blog again...someday.

Tara said...

Wow you were lucky with the prices! Every little bit counts, especially with home repairs.

I need to work on getting discounts on my car repairs.

Bobby said...

I usually get the opposite of discounts in these situations. Maybe I should be nicer....or meaner...or cuter...

NoRegrets said...

It think it's less 'cute girl' than 'girl that reminds me of my daughter' discount.

Laura, I was very happy.

Sorry Sebastien! Maybe when more repair people are women... or gay...

Susan, I'll believe it when I see it...

Tara, sorry, you have car issues??

Bobby, try all three - at once!