15 January 2006

And so it begins...

On a day full of snow and sun, with Rothlisberger and Urlacher on the fields, and the ripples of laughter bubbling up from the rumpus room.

With each post, I intend to bring a little bit of my inveterate optimism to life through antecdotes and narratives, ideas, conundrums, and questions to ponder. I will espouse views and set upon diatribes which would be abject in polite company (read: discussions of faith and politics). In fact, at times I might sound a bit cynical or even rancorous. I'm not. However, be forewarned: I am someone who knows what I want, knows that it's out there, and likes to talk about it.

Enter my motto: I believe...

On to Today's Conundrum: Where can I find two high-backed wing chairs in cherry or chocolate leather with nailhead trim and mahogany Chippendale legs? And when I say "wing chairs" I'm talking about wings that almost wrap themselves around you, shielding you from drafts and cocooning you in the radiant warmth from the fire. Further, I would prefer to find them at a tag sale or from a reputable dealer who wants to make a fair profit from me and not gouge the joy out of the sale.

Future conundrum: Why won't those in the service industry respond to service calls? Ponder and let me know...


Thanks for perusing this blog. Blog you again soon!

2 comments:

Me said...

I guess you have not located the wing chairs and assume that, since you are the inveterate optimist, that you have given up on finding them.

We have had the same non-response from contractors. We did have one actually come and talk to us about several projects, but that was last summer and he has never contacted us since. It makes one, who is not an optimist, question what we may have done wrong. Did we ask the wrong questions? Were the projects too overwhelming? Should we have offered him dinner to discuss the matter further? The cost of the projects was never mentioned so we couldn't offer him more money to ensure his return. I guess the most frustrating part of this process is that we can't even let him know of our displeasure since there is no communication. I have heard that "they" expect a downturn in housing which may be to our benefit. Should this contractor contact us again, we aren't sure if we should happily ignore his lack of concern for our projects; which could indicate how he completes the construction; or tell him we will be finding another contractor...which may never happen! I believe we are in a no-win situation since we are definitely not into project mode ourselves. Here's to homeowner renovation!

the inveterate optimist said...

Thanks for the comment, me. I most certainly have NOT given up on finding those wing chairs. I remain ever the inveterate optimist! It could take me years to locate them, but I will not relent. I was well-taught by my mother, a consumate shopper, and her philosophy is to keep looking because it's out there. Further, if it's important, it will be worth the wait (and the search).
As to the general lack-of-response from contractors, I was told just yesterday that "the best ones are always busy and very, very choosy". While enlightening, I remain unappeased and have asked the same questions you posed. The contractor who so graciously offered the above explanation told me not to worry, but to be diligent in contacting others for the work. He said: " The good ones will also be the most professtional." It seems that my mother's philosophy extends to most things, and is shared by more people than I assumed. So, keep searching, phoning, and following-up. Just don't let your house fall apart around you while you wait!Hope this offers some encouragement...

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