Chloe + Corinne's House

A single girl living with her little dog, trying to navigate the world.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Moving right along....

A few weeks ago, I posted all about Operation Kitchen.  I haven't quite gotten started on it yet, but I'm finally in the process of narrowing down the cabinet color and the wall color.  I came across this great blog today, Favorite Paint Colors, and was completely inspired to go for a very light gray with blue undertones, to compliment the yellow of the living room.  I present you with a ridiculous amount of paint swatches taped up to my walls:

I have no clue why there's such a blue-ish tint to these photos.  My regular camera's battery charger has gone MIA, so it's cell phone pictures for now.  One swatch has come down from the wall, and I think a second may be following soon.  That's also why I don't have pictures of the delicious chocolate-covered matzo!  But I'll happily post the link to the recipe.  My Trademark, Most Requested, Absolutely Magnificent Caramel Matzoh Crunch

I've been fighting with the home warranty company for a couple weeks now too.  The washing machine stopped working, so I paid my deductible and they sent someone out to look at it.  I think we're up to five visits now to repair this thing.  Yes, you read that correctly - FIVE VISITS.  Let's recap....

  1. Simple visit to check out the problem; fill out paperwork, figure out what parts need to be ordered
  2. Repair guy returns with the parts; I was supposed to take a "late lunch" but instead didn't get the call they would be there until 3:30pm....when I had been at work since 7am and hadn't taken a break, so I just got to leave for the day.  Repair guy spends an hour and a half in the laundry room, only to discover that all the mechanical parts are completely rusted.  Discover that MORE parts need to be ordered to complete the repair.  Repair guy even says "No offense, but I hope I don't see you again.  They should really just get you a new machine."
  3. Same repair guy returns, with even more parts.  I think it's been over two weeks at this point.  He gets halfway down the stairs before turning around and saying "I don't feel good, I can't do this repair today."  I proceeded to be not-so-nice and demanded he get someone else to the house.  I ended up taking a half day at work because it took so long to get someone out there.  Second repair guy gets everything replaced.  All is well in the world, right?  OH SO WRONG.  The machine started sounding like a freight train when I ran it.  Seriously.
  4. Call the repair company back, they send the second repair guy back to my house.  Go figure, the stupid machine doesn't make the noise.  This guy tells me to run it again after I'm done at work and to call him if it's still making the noise.  Guess what happened?
  5. Second repair guy came back this past Saturday.  The machine finally made the noise for him.  Turns out it was missing a clip, but he didn't have an extra so......he switched the old one to the other side and said that should do the trick.  Call the warranty company if it doesn't stop, then call him to give him a heads up.
And.......the machine is still making the noise.  I can hear it outside.  I can hear it all the way in the master bedroom with the door closed.  I just need to find my policy booklet with my account number so that I can call them again.  At this point, they could have replaced the machine twice over.  I really think they should just replace the entire machine with a shiny new one.  The one I have is 18 years old and being phased out by Kenmore.  It's time!  We'll find out what happens tomorrow in The Washing Machine Saga.


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