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Aug 25, 2012

Getting Ticked...

...and I am not refering to 'Ticking of the Clock'...
Or
Mattress ticking or Pillow ticking...

The reference is to that good old fashioned Raising of the Blood Pressure getting my 'Ire' up and being just flat Put Out type of Ticking... Ticked Off !!

Remember Nice Trustworthy Carpenter Dude?


Nurhhhhh...
Trustworthy ?
Nice ?

Not so much now.

Got the decking all nice and finished up.




Got the balusters and rails around...


Did the water Drain/Grate thingy...



Installed concrete Stepping Stones and gravel path...




All nice with Weed-Cloth...



Heavily Graveled & Raked...






All of that is Well and Beauteous and is Just what I asked for....

And guess who I haven't seen in a Week and a Half ?!?

And it certainly looks like he won't be back either...
He apparently is getting hired to drive Truck and thus has left for Greener Pastures- or What-Ever...

So- No deck paint, no house paint, no patio roof repair, no front porch floor repair, and also included for 'Free' is leaving the yard littered with cut pieces of 2x4's, empty buckets, concrete blocks, bricks, containers of nails and screws...

Sigh...

Most of the Debris is easily cleared away. And as he was paid by the day for his work so no money was lost.

But, Dang It !! It is the principle of the Thing...
Don't get Bored or Tired or see Greener Pastures and leave Stuf UNDONE !!!

Focusing on the positive tho- the Deck is Safe & Sound.

My hidden surprise Pic of this-


Is actually this...





 I got it at Wal-Mart. End of the Season and under a $ 100... came with the throw pillows.. And the Bestest of All ?!?

Its a Glider !!
I must insert a Shrill 'Sk-squeeeee' here...

My Dear Shirley found this (we think its an Ikea sort of Rocker/Chair) at a Yard sale and has claimed it for her Very Own...




Doesn't she think she is "Miz Thang" ??




I did mention she might have to share it with Kuchi tho...




So I am trying to get it All Back together...
I am looking for a nice Wood Rocker for me and I have been Putting Spray paint on Whatever will hold still- Lamps, lights, side tables, bought new Fairy Lights... All to re-Decorate with...

It is All Good...

I've sat out early with Coffee and Sipped and Dreamed and  made a Hundred plans in my Head...

And Felt that Softening of Summer.
That evening Chill of perhaps an Early Autumn...
A wayward leaf dryly Skittering in the Breeze...

And  I just know in my Heart  that even with this 'Bump' in my plans,  this Deck will be a source of Joy for Years to Come !!!

Won't Have It Any Other Way !!

xoxo

6 comments:

Kath said...

you will love having this space, I know I would.
Shame about your workman, he won't be getting any recommendations will he?

Sherri B. said...

Oh boy, I have heard that story so many times before..they leave for greener pastures before all is done. At least you aren't out any money.

Love the glider, such a great deal too.

You will have years of enjoyment out there and soon you will have everything all finished..even if you have to do it..You know the old saying.."If you want something done right...."

Enjoy your weekend! xo

Victoria said...

This has happened to me, too. What is it with guys like that? At least you were paying him by the day.

I love your new furniture, and I hope everything is finished soon!

Blessings,

Victoria

Jasper Jazzbones said...

Oh wow, so you made the lemonade out of lemons!!! I love all of the fuurrniture!

Jan said...

I can completely understand your anger and frustration. If that had happened to me I would have been screaming so loud that you would have heard me all the way across the Atlantic!
Your furniture looks gorgeous. I am so envious that you have enough decent weather to enjoy outdoor living. Here it's the beginning of another dull grey day.
Jx

Jan said...

PS - To cheer you up I have nominated you for an award on my blog!! Jx