Good Morning Monday!
After today, I'm scheduled off for 2 days, then back on for 2 days, and then off for a week. Another Staycation is rapidly approaching. This is good thing. I am so looking forward to those days, not that I have a lot planned. That's precisely the point. I don't. Now, that doesn't mean I'm going to let my lazy ass lag around the house. I will be busy. I'm almost always busy.
There are a lot of specialists who aren't always honest with customers; they agree with what the customer says, knowing it's not necessarily true. Not me. I had a family looking for a carpet runner last evening. The attractive ones were sold out, and so they were looking at one with an inch of black rubber on each side and used more for commercial applications. It turns out, they were going to use it in their upstairs hallway. When the wife asked me what I thought, I was honest. I told them, "this is something you would use going into a 7-11, or convenience store." They didn't buy it. They're not putting it down to protect white carpet. They just installed easy to clean, vinyl flooring in the hallway, the runner is going to be decorative at best.
The husband also said something I hear a lot. The runner they were looking at would hide 'dirt.' I hate that. If you vacuum, you don't need to buy a runner to hide the dirt, or carpet, for that matter. Yet a day doesn't go bye without someone saying, "this color is good at hiding the dirt." Clean your house! The fact that there are people looking for a color which will allow them not to clean, says a lot. What? Do they only want to vacuum every 8 or 9 months? And it's not just carpet they want to hide the dirt. Son of a bitch!
I had a nice little ride in Yosemite yesterday. 4.9% grade for the first 3/4 mile. Fun. You know how I love my climbs.