Sunday, May 23, 2010

The days of May, Day 23

Yesterday we were... frustrated.

We are still in the process of putting the blinds on our house (I know, I know, we've been dragging this out way too long) so yesterday we went to Lowe's to get a couple more blinds for the green room. Part of this process is waiting for the blinds to be cut to size in the store and on a Saturday the wait can be quite a while.

So as you can imagine we were thrilled when there was someone to help us right away and no line at the cutting machine. Great! We just need these two blinds cut and we'll be outta here.

One and a half hours later we were done.

Long story short - the guy didn't know what he was doing. He fully admitted it to us as we continued to check on his progress and incorrectly cut blinds were piling up around him.

We left Lowe's vowing to never return.

A couple hours later, after Logan finished his nap, we got the blinds out eager to hang them and be done with the ordeal.

But what's this? We were missing one of the brackets that holds the blinds up. Bah! Unbelievable! Back to Lowe's.

Our missing bracket is right on top of the blind cutting machine and we grab it with the assistance of an associate and home we go. Unfortunately they were doing some road work on one of the two bridges that we needed to take back home and traffic was a nightmare. A typically easy 15 minute drive took over an hour.


I shake my fist at you.

And the blinds still aren't up.

Of course.


  1. one time we moved into our new house and didn't have blinds in the kitchen for months (number to remain unnamed.) after a month or so, i gave up on keeping myself fully clothed when retrieving a midnight snack and i'm sure most of the neighbors saw things they didn't need to see.
    eh, what can you do.


  2. Ugh! I hate days like that. Home project days always involve like 1000 trips to Home Depot. Bah.