Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Cranky Puss

I feel angrier than usual these days. I feel like I can't communicate the simplest of things to the people who should know me the best. It's like no body knows me. I wish someone could develop a direct link up to our brains so when these things arise we can just plug the other person into our head so they can get our meaning and not the meaning they think we mean. :)

I think the biggest problem is listening. We tend to form our opinions while the other person is talking rather than actually listening, we've decided what they are saying long before they are done. Why do we do that? Even worse... emails and articles. So much is read into the use of certain words, phrases etc. Someone around the globe may misinterpret the simplest of meanings. Communication is a great thing but it's very touchy and subjective.

My head hurts.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

We did it!

We bit the bullet so to speak and purchased some windows. It's a strange process. A stranger in jeans with a tape measure comes to your house and goes through each room to measure the width and height of the inner frame. He then shakes our hands and leaves later calling with an estimate. He may or may not be seen again depending on whether he is contracted to do our windows.

We went with a local company who have been around 30 years. They were also the best price. It was a very stressful decision but once made and paperwork signed Jeff was quick to mention we could buy that computer upgrade he was talking about with the money we saved. Huh? Male logic.

The windows are currently being made in a factory across town and in about four weeks some little lady will call us up to set up an appointment to have some more dudes in jeans come and rip out our old windows and set in the new ones. It's only suppose to take a few days.

The dilemma now is what to do with the barking German Shepherd and the cat...

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I Can See Clearly Now... Not Yet

We are getting new windows. Why, you ask? We live in a fifty year old side-split with old cottage windows. It's cold and because of such we are a slipper household (I hate slippers). We are told new windows will cut our energy expenditure by 25-35%. The only problem? Shopping for windows has become like shopping for a vehicle. Why can't everyone just offer the best price to everyone? I hate negotiating, trying to figure out if one type of window is better than another etc. I just want to call someone up and say, "Hey, I need windows!" and not have to worry if I'm getting ripped off. Why does shopping for big items have to be so worrisome? I want to know.