I am full of frustrations lately, so this is a venting session :)
First off, since it's the point of the blog, I'll start with the house. We did finally have our "30-day" walkthrough last week, after 2 months of living here. I couldn't take off of work so Gary was here to handle things. We really didn't have many problems to address, just a couple of odds and ends that had been noted at the pre-settlement walkthrough but hadn't been attended to yet. The only big issue that I had involved the bathtubs. A few weeks ago, I wasn't feeling well and I needed to relax, so I decided to use our bathtub (oversized garden tub) for the first time. I grabbed a book, some bath bubbles, a candle, and a glass of wine and settled in for a nice long, hot, bath. Well, it wasn't exactly what I expected. The water slowly drained out of the tub until I was left sitting in just an inch of water. And this was after only about 30 minutes. So I then tested out the other bathtub (standard size) and the same thing happened! Well, when Gary mentioned this to the PM and workers at the walkthrough, I guess they misunderstood what he was saying because they said it was fine and didn't do anything to fix it! After I lashed out at Gary, he called the PM back and explained exactly what the problem was, and they're supposedly ordering a part. But since this happened with BOTH bathtubs, I would advise everyone to check your tubs and make sure they hold water!
The other house thing is the exterior stuff. Up until less than 2 weeks ago, they hadn't even backfilled the dirt up to our house. So they decided last Wednesday that they would bring a backhoe over and dump a bunch of debris and rock-filled dirt everywhere, smooth some of it up to the house, and then leave the rest of it in huge mounds all over the yard. And guess where that dirt still sits? On top of that, that same day they removed all of the small rocks from the driveway and taped the driveway off, telling us that they would be pouring it in the next few days. Now I watch the news and I knew what the forecast looked like..rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain...so I thought they were crazy. So now we have a muddy, mounded dirt-yard and our driveway is unusable. But, the kicker is that the neighbors across the street (who moved in a week after us) and the house two doors down (who closed this week) got their driveways poured on Friday! WTF? I just don't understand why our house is being completely neglected. Of course it was gorgeous yesterday and today, and supposedly it may not rain tomorrow...but the rest of the week calls for rain! I swear if I have to go another week parking in the street and nearly twisting my ankle every time I try to reach the garage, I am going to have a freakout. At least our neighbors are nice...we met the new couple today and they're pretty young also and have two little kids. I think our street is going to be pretty fun :)
Gary and I decided to be productive today and we went to Lowe's and bought one set of faux wood blinds. We wanted to make sure he would be able to put them up before we bought all of them! So we went home and we were so excited to actually hang blinds...we opened the box and none of the hardware that was supposed to be in there was there! Ughhhhh so now we have to take those back tomorrow. Just a minor thing but frustrating! Also all day today our cell phones have not been working around our house. When we got about 2 miles away we could get a signal but not here. Again, frustrating.
As for wedding venting...if I have another bridesmaid-related problem I'm cuttting out the bridesmaids! (just kidding in case any of you are reading this!). First it was the dresses (previous post). Yesterday, I went to pick up their shoes from Payless. They were the dyeables shoes, and they were supposed to be the perfect cream/tan color that I wanted. Well, in the store they looked great...perfect..then I got them home and in natural lighting they are purple! No mistaking it, they are purple. I went back to Payless and was told I have to talk to the manager, who isn't in until Tuesday. I have no idea what I'm going to do if they can't be fixed.
Now finally, good things! Work has been super busy, but luckily we only have 4 days this week and 3 days next week and then school is over! Unfortunately, I have a LOT of paperwork to do before that time..which is why I'm writing a post right now (procastinating!). My bachelorette party is this Saturday so at least that's something fun to look forward to. After that, it's more wedding planning and details. It will be here so soon!