I decided that I could cut through the parking lot of the mall and then drive cross the street to Home Depot. That worked like a charm......actually too good. That's usually a bad omen. I walked into Home Depot and lo and behold there was a flat bed cart right there. I usually have to look around for one of those. Oh oh....another bad omen. I started wondering if maybe they were going to be out of stock on the shingles. Nope, plenty of shingles. But since the shingles are located on a high shelf and being 5'2" it was out of my reach and I would need help.
OK, where are all the sales associates that bug you every 30 seconds? I couldn't find anyone. Finally, after 20 minutes I flagged down a guy with a clipboard. He hesitated for a moment and I thought for sure that he was going to call someone else when I gave him my best exasperated sigh. He finally said "show me what you want." We walked over to the shingles and he promptly tried to pick up a broken bundle. I then pointed to another bundle and gave him a couple of pointers on picking them up. After he laid the bundle on the cart he says...."ouch ouch ouch." What a sissy.
Since I was pressed for time, I made a beeline to the cashier. The only lines open were the self serve and there was a line waiting to use the scanners. Everyone needed help scanning and there was only one lady to help everyone. Finally a spot opened up and I called the lady over. We looked the bundle over and could not find a bar code. Now I needed to wait for someone to give her the price. We waited and we waited and we waited. Finally, she was given the price and I proceeded with checking out.
Wednesday was another rain day. I scraped paint for about 2 hours but just couldn't get into it. So R and I did a little demo work in the entry area of the kitchen. When you come into the house through the kitchen door you enter a little entry area. The room itself is very small but there were cabinets built along the wall which made the area even narrower. The cabinets were shallow and appear to have been used for canning jars.
My plan is to remove the cabinets and in their place build a shelf and a seat along the wall. This will give us a place to hang a jacket and sit down and remove our shoes. Demo went along without too much trouble. We pulled out a bazillion nails but no surprises. We can even reuse some of the wood to build our shelf and seat.
1 bundle of cedar shingles $59.84
Nuttin, zip, zero $0.00