When Vince was finally finished packing and on his way here, he said “I may sit on my butt and do nothing for a year!” I told him . . you do whatever you want . . just get here!
Tomorrow it will be two weeks since he left Texas and arrived in Missouri. He has done a few little things but, for the most part, it’s been like a vacation . . for both of us really. I sit and cross stitch, knit a bit, cook a little. We’ve eaten out too much – mostly trying new places or visiting old favorites; we drive around looking for areas we might want to buy a small farm or man cave as Vince calls it.
This morning Vince wanted eggs and bacon or breakfast so I fixed eggs, bacon, grits and toast. Then he came in with the tall ladder. The ceiling fan in our room was set to “winter” and I couldn’t feel any air circulating so he climbed up and switched it to summer and we’ll just leave it there and probably not switch it back and forth.
The fans in both extra bedrooms don’t work. I wanted new fans but Vince is determined there’s an $8 part in them that has probably gone bad so he wants to try changing that before changing out the fans. This one for sure has sagging blades. Vince thinks they’re made that way. I think the fan needs to be changed. He’s the engineer so . . he will change the part and we’ll see what happens. It probably doesn’t even matter because Addie is like a little iceberg and she’s always cold. The fan in her room will likely never be turned on unless someone else sleeps in there.
We’re going to a nursery after the propane guy leaves. We’re on the list for several places to come out and give us an estimate on re-doing the landscaping. The place we’re going to today is the one that can get to us the soonest (the others are June and July!) so we’ll see what they have to say. Then we’ll probably go by the appliance store and go ahead and order a stove. Then we need to go by a mattress place and get new mattresses for Addie’s bed.
Most of those things don’t require a lot of effort (other than signing that credit card receipt!) but we’ll be tired by the time we get home and we’ll probably both be frustrated by the cost of things that we think shouldn’t cost nearly as much as they will cost.
When we were looking for a fan last year to put in our bedroom, I saw several fans with those type of drooping blades. Most of them were too big for our room – thank goodness. I think those drooping blades would drive me crazy – I would keep waiting for them to fall on me!
Judy Laquidara says
I hate to say it but I hope Vince’s fix doesn’t work because I do not like those drooping blades. They remind me of an outside fan that spent too many summers in the Louisiana humidity.
Nelle Coursey says
It looks like the blades are made that way. Vince is probably correct about the other fans. We had one and it was just the part that needed to be changed out. They say about 80-90% of the fans that go out are for this very reason Vince is talking about.
Judy Laquidara says
We’ve had a couple that did that too . . not recently, but that’s how he learned to fix them.
I have ordered 3 mattresses from Wayfair and have loved them all. One was an Avery full size , one was a Wayfair Sleep full size and the other ? was a queen (one year old). The full size mattresses have been slept on every night for the last 5 years with no problems. They are medium gel memory foam and come in a box. Once open they poof up. Addie would like one as they are warm to sleep on and the fun of opening it up. The price is excellent at way less than $300.00. The last in store mattress purchase was $2000. got a slump after one month and MF would not replace. So for $300. a year I could replace it and still come out ahead.
Judy Laquidara says
You’re right about the costs/replacement. It does seem that so many of the retail mattress shops are not very good with warranties. I will say that we had a Serta from Sam’s Club that had a sag after about 7 years and they refunded the full purchase price. I don’t like memory foam. It’s just to hot for me. Even with the “cool gel” variety, I still get hot. We may well end up ordering something. It’s hard to go in and sit or stretch out on a mattress in a showroom for five minutes and get a decent feel for how it’s going to feel sleeping on it night after night.
I’m kinda thinking if we got a full size, instead of the queen she currently has, that would give her more room for playing. I’ll have to do a bit of investigating. Thanks for sharing you experience.
****The current sales of mattresses must be down, as so many of the memory foam types give you 90 days to return it if you don’t like it. We did return one mattress, but have enjoyed one from another manufacturer for several years.