Pioneer Woman at Heart

One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Stress over time....

 Renovations gone many variables to deal with this time around.

My husband thought it would be grand to just take a short vacation while the bedroom carpet was removed and new flooring installed.  We went, we returned, and we are so frustrated right now.

First, we hired the same person who did our living room and kitchen bathroom.  Second, we hire him for chicken duty, and watering seedlings, so we do know him.

Came home to find the flooring installed in the wrong direction, and he knocked a large hole in one wall (we are still waiting for him to explain, but he will be fixing it on his dollar not ours, which also delays painting, which should have been done before new flooring....see what I mean about stress?).

He also did not water my seedlings.  It appears that he watered one time while we were done.  He literally was here every single day and asked me and I explained how to water them (he's watered them before).  98% of my seedlings most likely won't make it.  I'm beyond livid.  

This morning I get a call that my youngest daughter's cat is in distress and sick.  I am jumping in the shower and there will be an emergency vet visit.   Could this week go any worse?


Jackie See said...

Geeze girl, your plate is full! I hope your cat baby feels better and that the vet has an easy and inexpensive fix. Handy man? well, I will try to be kind... We know exactly what you mean about hiring help. I use to be able to hire local teenagers to help with heavy moving and cleaning and I paid them $20 an hour. I can't even get anyone to respond to an ad. I guess no one needs a few extra dollars right now. I sure hope your day gets better! One step at a time! Maybe take some time for a special treat? Hang in there, you are making progress! ~jackiesee~

Debby said...

That's why I don't go anywhere on vacation as I do not have anyone that is responsible enough. That would make me so angry. I'm sorry this happened to you. Thank goodness this person wasn't taking care of your pets but then again you did mention chickens. I hope they are okay. My parents had a beautiful black lab - and left it in the care of their neighbors who got lazy and just filled several bowls of food and water for the dog. The dog ate everything at once and ended up dying while my parents were away. I hope it all works out with your daughter's cat - I love cats.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Jackie, we definitely need a special treat when the bedroom is all done. It's tough to get thru this stress, when it's your place of rest. It feels like it's taking forever, but just glad we are doing it before garden season starts.

Pioneer Woman at Heart said...

Debby, yes, the chickens were okay. We hire him every time we need chicken care while we are gone or busy with something. We are still waiting on the prognosis with Tiger (daughter's cat). He may have kidney problems, we don't know yet.

Carol said...

Well, the vacation certainly did not help with the stress. I am sorry that you are feeling so much currently