Okay, so it's Tuesday. I'm scheduled off today - that doesn't mean I'm not going to do things. Basically, this is a clean, clean, do laundry day. These are the chores I do on my day off. While I will do the dishes everyday, the big stuff is put on hold till I'm off. Not that it takes that much longer. These are just the things I enjoy the least.
They are forecasting cloudy skies which I can deal with. The temp is comfortable outside, though humid. Central air is off, and the ceiling fans are still on. If I get the chance, I might even do my nails 🙄.
So, we had another stupid customer at the paint desk: she owns a 'rental unit,' her term for a townhouse with tenants. One set is moving out and another is moving in. There were stains on the bedroom carpets and she wanted to replace them. She picked the cheapest carpet we install, and the cheapest padding and made her purchase, a carpet which is guaranteed to get installed in 3 days. A day after putting this install on her credit card... she changed her mind. She decided the stained carpet in one of the bedrooms weren't that bad, and her new tenants could just live with them. She also complained about the last tenants, how they left the place a mess... now you know why. Anyway, she called too late. The carpet had already shipped. If she didn't want to go through with the install on one of the rooms, she'd have to pay a 20% restocking fee (the carpet was already cut). We had to deal with her complaining about fairness, and how the customer was always right, and how she was going to go to our competitor. In the end, she chose not to pay the restocking fee. The install is going through. Her new tenants are going to get new carpet in both bedrooms. These are the chores we deal with at work.
Funny thing, as I was looking for clip art for today's post, I came across a chore list that included 'morning prayers.' I'm sorry, but if you consider your daily devotions a chore, you should probably re-evaluate your faith.
And finally, one of my daily chores is checking out my news feeds. Sometimes they make me laugh, sometimes they piss me off. This AM I saw in the WSJ a report on tariffs on car imports is being delayed (Ha Ha). We have a lot of car dealers selling imports... ouch! And in a desperate attempt to keep the Coal Industry alive in West Virginia, the EPA is permitting states to set their own emissions standards (this is shit). Power plants are running away from coal as fast as possible, however this administration's 1950's viewpoint doesn't see that.