of a lull around the trailer park this week. Probably because 2 is gone and off studying in Italy. Little toot finally called after we called the hotel to see if she checked in. Offspring. Sigh.
The other offspring has been in a really good mood lately, methinks she is counting down the days until hero comes home from Iraq. Not sure of the date but it’s under 90 days now. And she made spaghetti with meatballs all by herself from scratch. They were good too.
Trying to find a contractor to do some work around the trailer has really opened my eyes to the shortage of labor in this area. For the last three months, I’ve tried to find someone to come in, repair the walls that we damaged removing wallpaper and paint several rooms. I’d managed to get exactly two contractors to actually show up for estimates during that period.
One talked a good game but missed his appointment, then was late for the second one. Walked all around, measuring stuff, talking his you know what off. Never came back with a quote.
The second one was timely and I had hope. Then no quote. Called the company and they said he went on vacation and forgot to leave them the information to prepare the quote. Called again the next week and he was back in town, said he would get the quote out that afternoon. Two days later a quote arrived on the fax that made me choke. I know it’s a triple-wide but geez.
Finally, yesterday, I met with a guy that is going to get the job done. Finally. Not cheap but seems reasonable. Supposed to start next Wednesday and I can’t wait to have my trailer back. Party time.
Church was cool last night. A respite in the middle of the week. After that, went home and watched the Republican debate from New Hampshire. Good stuff.