Sears and Their Appliance Repairs

July 30th, 2014

I wanted to share with you my experiences with using Sears for appliance repairs. I have purchased many household appliances through Sears, and bought their extended warranty/maintenance contracts because I thought that would be a good thing to do.

And yes, I have called them often to come repair things, and the repairs ended up being free because of the contracts. The drawback has been, however, that usually when the appliance breaks down and I call Sears I have to wait a week or more before they will send a technician out to the house to see what the problem is. And as often as not, the technician is not prepared to actually repair the appliance, only diagnose it. And then he/she has to order parts, which take a week or more to come in. The part is supposedly shipped to me, and when the part arrives I am supposed to call them and schedule an appointment for the repairman to come back to actually fix the appliance. That appointment is also at least a one to two week wait.

That particular incident that I’m describing above resulted in my having no clothes washing machine to use at home for over two months because for some reason the order for the replacement part did not get sent in, and after waiting three weeks for the part to arrive I called Sears to ask them for a progress report. So they had to order the part again, which was a delay. I do not enjoy doing laundrymat duty, and I had a household that generated ten loads of laundry every week.

So, I have mixed reviews for their appliance repair service. It did save money, but they are very slow in coming out to fix the appliances. If I used a local appliance repair service, I am sure they could have come out and repair the appliance within a day or so.

AC Repair in Raleigh NC

July 28th, 2014

It’s been a challenge talking to my kid sister, trying to help her find ac repair in Raleigh nc here online. I swear sometime I just want to reach out and give her a good shake in order to try to bring her back into reality. She isn’t computer illiterate by any means, but some times she seems to just need someone to take her by the hand and lead her to where she needs to go.  It’s a good thing that we live pretty close to each other because I seem to have to go over there quite often to lend her a hand in so many ways. She just wasn’t ready to leave the nest and all the comforts that come along with living at home with our folks.

leaving the comforts of home

Leaving The Nest

Storage For All My Kids’ Stuff

July 26th, 2014

Funny how I thought that I had accumulated a whole bunch of stuff myself over the years, but I don’t think that even compares to all the stuff that my kids have accumulated during their few short years. But I guess that people are always giving a whole bunch of stuff to kids but you don’t really realize how much stuff you have until you don’t have enough room for it all. So I decided that I needed to come up with some kind of different storage solutions for it all.

So I went online a few nights to try to get some inspiration for that. But I also wanted to come up with a way that would be neat looking and go together with their decoration in their rooms. I found all kinds of really great stuff and decided that maybe some cubbies would be the answer.

Today I went out and bought some lifts for both of their beds so that we could fit some cubbies underneath them. This would free up a little more room without taking much space away from them. Plus they’re old enough to climb up there too.

Pedal Steel and Lap Steel Guitars

July 20th, 2014

Coming from such a large and spread out musical family I am finding that musicians friends website is a great place to research all types of musical products that I can check out and purchase for the members of this talented family as gifts for all of the holidays that require some type of present.

I have always been curious about the musical instrument that is called a Lap Steel Guitar/Pedal Steel Guitar which I mainly see being played by (but not limited to) country music artists. I learned today that these type of guitars originated in Hawaii as well as country music in the United States. Some of the famous steel guitar players, that they listed include Jerry Byrd, Speedy West and Pete Drake.

While I was cruising around musicians friends website earlier today I looked at their selection of Pedal and Lap Steel Guitars which some have two or possibly three necks which looks so intimidating to someone like me who can’t play a single note on any type of instrument, nor can I sing, but I can tell you what I can out dance just about anyone I know so I don’t feel so left out when the family starts talking about music during most of the holiday celebrations that we try so hard to attend when we can manage it.

guitar, stand and bag

Rogue RLS-1 Lap Steel Guitar with Stand and Gig Bag

Music Down In Nashville Way

July 15th, 2014

Each time I call my nephew Steve, who lives down in the Nashville Tennessee area, I get such a kick out of hearing his voice on his voice mail. He is a DJ and I swear he has the best professional DJ voice that I have ever heard. This is one person that I want to not pick up when I call, because I always really do enjoy his voice.

Not only does he do a great job as a DJ but he is really good on the drums, which happens to be my favorite musical instrument of all times. I wish he didn’t live so far away because I really miss hearing him play. He used to get together with a bunch of friends and have jam sessions that could and would last until dawn. They were a great group of kids. I hope he still stays in contact with them, if nothing else at least via Facebook.

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