Aug 26, 2015

Once again...

you have my answers.  Thanks!  Now I know what the ground cover is and my strange looking fuzzy friend.  I forgot to mention in the prior post to Karen B - I can't answer you.  You're no-reply and I cannot comment on your posts without signing up for Google+.  I don't know why Google has played around with our comments, changed our status, prevents us from communicating with other bloggers, and tries to force us into Google+.  Since I am not + and have no intentions to be so, maybe that's another reason why the majority of my commenters are shown to me as no-reply.
 
I had a wasted afternoon yesterday because of a mishap with a quart can of dark walnut stain.  While sitting on a stool in front of the base cabinets, using a little sponge brush to stain the sanded edges on a door, the brush slipped.  When I tried to quickly retrieve it before it immersed into the stain, my butt tilted the stool, I slid onto the floor, and a quart of dark oily stain flew everywhere.  What a mess.  The light paint cabinets, the floor, dishtowels, and my legs and feet were completely covered.  It took a LOT of mineral spirits and my rough heels and Polish ankles are still pretty dark.  My sandals and clothes were dark to begin with but were victims also.  I was so surprised that no tantrum or wailing session ensued.  But my affliction is still a part of me as later in the day, we visited a car dealer.  First thing - "let's get the keys and take a few models for a ride".  Listen buddy,  I know how to drive and all new cars ride nice.  I want a plain vehicle, all wheel drive, no frills.  "But you can get a screen and Wi-Fi with" ..... stop right there.  I am driving, not entertaining myself.  I don't want to look at anything but the road, don't want to be distracted with nonsense.  I want wheels.  All wheel drive wheels.  With a cubicle attached to those wheels and keeps me dry until I get to where they are taking me.  That's it.  Don't give me your pitch, give me your price.  So I got the price and told them I will call if I want to take the vehicle for a ride so no need for them to call me.  Mark said "something tells me they had no intentions of further contact".   It wasn't the dealership where years ago I walked around with only one lens in my sunglasses.  I haven't been back there since.  I've always wondered if they had video surveillance and there is a lunchroom photo of a frazzled frizzy haired woman roaming around Lincoln Navigators oblivious to wearing .... 
Nah.
 
Have a great day.
 
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15 comments:

Kate said...

Marly, your posts are always so enjoyable - you have a fabulous sense of humour. I, too, do not/will not have Google+ and have been encountering all sorts of problems - the main one is that I can no longer leave comments on so many blogs ....
I wish you a wonderful day. :)

Cricket-bug Corner said...

OMG that is hilarious. Car dealerships are horrible - I hate hate hate buying a car!

Vera said...

I had completely forgotten about your sunglasses episode -- too funny! Good luck with your vehicle search.

Robin said...

Sorry to hear about the stain incident! I dislike car shopping and the haggling and whatnot. Thanks for giving me a chuckle with the reminder of your sunglasses incident.

Robin in Virginia

The Eveningstitcher said...

I just went through the same thing at a Ford dealership last week. They always want you to test drive...I like you, don't care to test drive...I just want a car! After sitting in the dealership for 3 hours, going from one office to the next, signing more papers than when we bought our home...the car was finally mine! Looked down when we got home and I had two different shoes on! No wonder they put me through the mill...they probably thought something we seriously wrong with me!! Sorry about the stain incident!

Krissy B. said...

I'm in the kitchen and I can hear my husband laughing and he says Go read the email from Marly, Hurry! What the??? I'm also laughing because we just tried out an Outback and Forester yesterday and the sales man was trying to show me ALL the features and I finally pulled out my flip phone that doesn't have texting or messaging and he fizzled right out. I did have both lenses though. You are such a joy!! I wish we would have gone together because at least I would have laughed a lot! I hate car shopping! Thank you! Krissy B.

bluetit said...

thank you
in french we say tranche de rire!
kisses from burgundy

Truus said...

You have made my day Marly!!!
Sorry to hear about the wallnutstains-they are so bad to get them away.
greetings,Truus from Holland

sew.darn.quilt said...

Ouch! Sorry to read about the stain calamity. Your car shopping antics are too funny and your presentation, A+. Thank you for the chuckle "D

Farm Girl said...

I am new here and I really loved your story. I am so sorry about your stain mishap. I bet though your cabinets will look great. Hopefully every thing will wear off soon. Have a lovely day.

Amanda said...

You had me at your complaint about Google+. If they demand I hook up everything including the washer and drier through them One. More. Time.... The car salesman thing is why I basically bought my last car over the internet. I used Consumer Reports to decide what I wanted, the net to find out who had it around here at the price I wanted to pay, then drove over and got it. Absolute minimal contact with the salesman, which was the best thing for both of us. You were far more patient than I would have been about the spilled stain. I'd have turned the air blue clean to the Mississippi!

Pam in IL said...

For me, shopping for a car is right there with shopping for a new purse or a new bra --- HATE IT! We actually had a car salesman put himself between us and our (old) car to prevent us from leaving and we haven't been back since. So sorry to hear about the spilled stain. I hope you were able to get it cleaned off the cabinets, walls and floor. I'd have thrown a fit if I'd done that, lol

Nancy watkins said...

Gads you make me laugh with your sunglass story!

diamondc said...

Marly: You never fail to make me giggle, ouch spilled stain, last night I sanded the front porch for repainting, I am so sore now.
I hate getting an oil change, the vultures come out of the woodwork and want me to trade my Durango (2006) model less then 90,000 miles, they say we can get you a good trade on a new vehicle yeah right, can you say rip off.
Love the sunglass story, you are so funny.

Blessings
Catherine

Maggee said...

I have about 100 blogs to read today, so am not commenting on MOST, but... yours... who can resist!? I have to go car shopping next year, and am not looking forward to it... Ugh! But I will take all of the good advice you received here to heart! My husband thinks he has a say... Ha! And he is constantly saying we should start looking and test drive some... NOT HAPPENING! Hope you got all the stain out of where it should not be! (you may have already put up another post... I haven't gotten there yet!)

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