Well, John Eye + Big Sandy Superstore & Whirlpool still haven't gotten my Whirlpool Duet washer fixed, in fact the only offer I've had is to refund the extended warranty which technically hasn't even been used because it's still in the manufacturer warranty. I'll be looking at around FOUR WEEKS from the time I called for service before they bother getting me a service tech out. The BBB has been no help. I think my next renovation will be fixing the hole in the side of the house after I throw it through the wall.
While hanging christmas lights on the roof edge, I took this picture. I'll have to get another one next fall when the colors are in. Considering how terrified of heights I am, this is an AMAZING shot! LOL imported-82
I decided to grab a picture of the Christmas lights again last night while it was snowing. I meant to turn off the flash, but forgot to and the resulting picture was amazing!
One thing you notice when living in the mountains of West Virginia, is that deer season is, as one person explained it to me, 'like Mardi Gras'. Gun season opened this past weekend. They close the schools this entire week, because most of the faculty won't show up for work anyway. If you go to Wal-Mart's parking lot, you see more trucks with ATV's in the back than cars.
We bought a matched top of the line stackable Whirlpool Duet washer dryer when we moved into this house last January from John Eye / Big Sandy Superstore. I thought at the time that it would be good to have the extended service on the washer. Well, I'm into a three month long fight with them, just trying to get the darn thing working.
Well, I couldn't take living in the mountains anymore without owning one. Not to mention all the trips to Lowe's and back. I actually rented a U-Haul to get materials home once.
So, we bought a truck. But not just ANY truck. It's a 2003 Ford F-150 Lariat Super Crew Cab with all-leather, 4x4, off-road package, tow package, etc. Much more truck than I wanted, but finding something with a good bed AND seats for six isn't easy, so we went ahead and bought it. Here's some pix:
Well, it's not in need of renovation... in fact a friend of ours spent the last 6 years building this log cabin. They contracted out the basement and chimneys, but most of the logs actually came off the lot, and were hand prepared.
Here's a shot from inside the great room - I wish I had a wide angle lens so you could see it all. You can see it's two story with a den overlooking the great room, plus vaulted ceilings above that.
Well, Here's a test lighting of one side of the house. I've got icicles across both roof lines, and the lower line has colored C-9 bulbs as well. I'm hoping to finish the lights on the other side Saturday, and maybe we'll go ahead and start lighting them. A few houses in our neighborhood are already lighting theirs. I'd hate to be left behind ;-)
The plan today was to do drywall work, but given that I wasn't sure if I'd get a shower later today, I spent my day hanging christmas lights and cleaning out the shed.
We awoke to find this in the alley behind our house:
So the city sent out one of these:
And, to top it off there's a cable TV outage that covers three cities today, and has lasted all day so far.
Woot! I got my new Fuji S5200 yesterday, so here's a few shots of the outside of the house.