Thursday, June 14, 2007

We Just Want a Fence

So I told you last night that we are having a fence installed at the new place in Ohio. We are putting in chain link in the back and wood picket fencing around the section of the driveway that must be fenced because the backdoor is actually out the side of the house onto the driveway and in order to let Bowzer and Bee go out alone, we have to fence the drive and put a big gate on it in case we want to drive the car in. So, we had someone come out and measure the yard and driveway on Sunday afternoon while we were in town. Smart Guy was with the guy when he measured and wrote everything down on his diagram of the yard, house, garage, and driveway. He did it right. So why is that now they (Lowe's) have screwed everything up and instead of giving us a quote for a chain link fence in the back and a picket fence around the driveway, we ended up with a quote of almost $2500 for a wooden privacy fence all the way around the yard and driveway. Now I'm sure some of you paid this for your fences. That's fine... if you want a wooden privacy fence all the way around your yard. We don't. I was not expecting a quote that high, so I was kinda in sticker shock when I talked to the guy.

The idea of having the fence installed when we move on the 30th is looking less likely. We were supposed to have this quote on Monday and able to set up a date to put it in. This is Thursday and we still don't have a quote for what we want or a date to put the fence in. The more we think about it, the more we think that maybe we should be there when they install it just to make sure they do it right. I'd hate to have chainlink around the driveway and the pretty picket-fence in the back. Of all the places we could have called to install a fence, we thought surely Lowe's would do it right and in a timely manner. Yah, whatever!

p.s. The carpet is ordered. Should be in on June 24 and hopefully installed on the 28th. Although the lady Smart Guy was talking to on the phone informed him that if the carpet was not in by the 28th that they wouldn't be able to install it... DUH!
p.s.s. Two painters are going in with the realtor tomorrow morning to give us quotes to paint all the rooms. Smart Guy says the second guy he talked to will get the job no matter what the price because he was very personable on the phone and the other guy wasn't. We'll see!


Caslon said...

So glad to see you back!

I'm happy to hear you've found a home and like your new area. Home Depot messes up deck quotes too... we went through that. It took them like 5 or 6 times before they got it right.

Continuing to pray for your transition.

Dreaming again said...

I was snickering as I read that thinking "they think you don't know you have to have carpet to install carpet, too. They are bright ones there!"

Heaven said...

I pray that everything turns out the way that you want and that it DOES get done before you arrive.

Farm Wife said...

I read the conversation Smart Guy had with Lowes...that's too funny. I think he should have demanded the carpet be installed whether it's there or not! :)

Good luck with the fence...makes you thankful you're not building an entire house, doesn't it?

Angie said...

okay so rock on with the new area! i pray it is a blessing for you and your fam. and btw around here we call the company that you are trying to get a fence with....Slowes........ hahahaha! good luck!

happymcfamily said...

Just one more reason to add to my long list of why I hate Lowe's :)