I've just put my house on the market. It's going to be listed next week, but before it lists it has to be A1 perfect, so I can get the best price for it.
My house was built only 9 years ago, and I had a lot of input into the planning of it, so it's gut wrenching to sell, but I have new plans afoot. Because the house is only 9 years old, there's not a lot that needs to be doing.
I have to paint the surrounds of the bath as 9 years ago I couldn't decide whether to paint around the bath, or tile it. 9 years later I was still undecided, and now it's on the market I've decided to do the cheaper option - paint!
There's a couple of holes in the wall that need fixing - they're now pollyfilled, but just need painting. And no - I didn't lose my temper - the TV fell off it's perch and crashed down, put a hole in the wall, and the TV disintegrated. Replacement insurance is a wonderful thing!
I also need to paint the surround around the garage door, as that's another job I never got around to 9 years ago. I've already pollyfilled hte nail holes and put the sealant on, and am now waiting for the weather to improve so I can paint that.
Lastly, the little piece of wood/melteca in my kitchen that goes under the oven, is completely ruined, so I got someone to wrench it off. I took it into placemakers yesterday to see if they could do me another piece by next Tuesday. It's not big - just 690 x 78mm. But no - they couldn't do it until 17 Oct and I need it by the 13th.
So this morning I got out the yellow pages, looked under Kitchen Designs and rang the first number..
The person answered, and I told them who I was and what I needed and asked if they could do this for me.
I heard clearly 'No, but if you were to ring xxxx they would be able to"
I explained I was deaf so they tried to repeat the name but I just couldn't get it - it was a single syllable word and to me it sounded like Save. She did tell me it was in the yellowpages of the phone book, so I said - I'd keep phoning through until I found someone to help.
So far so good. I had made a phone call and ascertained that they couldn't help but there 'may' be others out there that can.
Back to the Yellowpages, and I specifically looked for someone in my area as I dind't want to travel far to pick it up. Found a small ad, and rang.
There was NO way I could hear anything this person said at all. So once again I explained what I needed, explained that I was deaf, and asked him to just say yes or no if he could help. He said Yes (yay!). There was an email address listed in the yellow pages and I asked if this was it, he said no, but there was no way I could understand what it should be, so instead i gave him mine and asked him to email me.
Which he did.
I immediately emailed and thanked him and explained what I needed.
I would like to give a virtual award to Bob at Designa Kitchen and Cabinetry in Auckland, for going out of his way to help. He must be the best Customer Service person in New Zealand!