Hello my friends, we are still having the most glorious weather...unbelievable really but I am not complaining. Hope you all had a wonderful day.
Well I have finally resolved my curtain issue. I called the company and said they were almost $2000. over my budget.....I told them I only had one solution and that was put my own verticals back up on my new door (these were custom made only a year and a half ago and are very neutral and will match) and that I would purchase their curtains and toppers for the living room but only if they could do them for $1000. She said she didn't think they could as the hardware was expensive and they had to pay people to hang them, she said she would have to call me back. Anyway she did and said they would do it and that I had to give them half of the money today and the other half when they finished. I was very happy, I still can't believe that it means they were charging me $2000, just for the French Doors. I think they were way out of line with their quote and you know they still have to be making money on my $1000. offer or they wouldn't do it. I wonder what they really are worth, probably $400 if not even less than that. Anyway they will be completed by mid October. I almost think I should of gone to Sears and bought curtains and had the handy man hang them for me. I talked with him tonight and he is coming over to put up the verticals on Friday and is charging me $15.00........note to self: don't hire professionals until I check out all other options.
We had a bit of sad excitement this morning, someone broke into the condo 2 doors down from me. Apparently they went in through the basement window (we only have one and it's really tiny)and they took all of my neighbor's electronic equipment except for the TV. Her video camera, a digital camera, blue ray CD player, microwave and her computer. I was shocked as I have lived her for 10 years and this has never happened before. The police think it was a young person who acted on his own. They managed to get clear fingerprints so hopefully this person will be found. It had to be someone who knew they were both working to go in through the basement window. The police asked me if I had seen or heard anything but unfortunately I didn't notice anything different this morning. Most of the time I don't even lock my back door but I always do the front. We are all more aware tonight for sure and I think even a bit nervous and probably will be until they catch this person. I feel so bad for my neighbor, her husband is in a wheel chair and they have enough to deal with. Fortunately he is well and able to work, and I am thinking it may of been a good thing that they weren't home at the time. We can always replace material things and no one was physically hurt although emotionally I could tell they were really shook up, I know I would of been as well.
While reading one of my favorite blogs today, a person I have grown to love quoted something to me: she said there is a Mandarin saying there are only 3 days in a person's life "yesterday, today and tomorrow". Her brother told her "Life is just that simple". I have been thinking about this quote all day and I realize how much I love it. We spend so much time cluttering our lives with the what ifs, or wait to call someone next week or plan so far ahead we forget to enjoy the moment we are in. Thank you Silver, it has given me food for thought and makes me more aware to appreciate the here and now.
Am off to read my favorite blogs and comments.......Good Night, God Bless and as usual I am sending you all many, many hugs.........:-)