What an insane last week we’ve had – a lot going on.
When the weather’s been dry, we’ve worked outside in the yard, and I’ve also been keeping the house clean. Headaches and hand pain have been mostly better, but I’ve been having trouble sleeping at night and have found myself falling asleep as I sit at the computer, either that or so sleepy I’m no earthly good. As long as I’m outside working and moving, I’m okay, but I’m afraid I’ve gotten behind on several computer projects. :S Before I head to bed tonight, I wanted to post a picture of our lasagna bed in progress (you can read about another one we did here. That’s Howie working there. Whatta guy!
One frustrating thing happened today. I learned yesterday that Lowe’s sells their torn/open bags of mulch and potting soil for half price, but I didn’t find out until the guy was loading the van with the full-price bags I’d already bought at $3.66/each.
When it ended up we needed more today (doesn’t it always?), I stopped by the loading area and the kid on duty showed me there were seven bags of the 3cu’ bags of hardwood mulch in the discount pile. I went in and paid for them, plus two bags at full-price. The cashier wrote out 3.66/2 in long division and almost entered $2.83/each – glad I looked and let her know it should have been $1.83/each for the discounted bags.
The men loaded up my van with the two full-price bags and five discounted ones. They said there were no more of that type available. I should have realized something was wrong then, but I didn’t. I pointed to another type in the discount pile, but they said that was more expensive, and said they’d just give me two of the full-rpice unopened bags for the remainder. I drove home and lugged all nine of these bags up our little hill.
After tearing open two bags and spreading their contents, I realized they’d loaded up THE WRONG MULCH. They’d loaded the 2cu’ bags instead of the 3cu’ bags I’d paid for. Aaaaaargh! No WONDER each bag didn’t seem to be going as far as the other bags from the day before did!
It gets better…When I looked at the receipt, I saw that she’d also mischarged me for the seven torn bags, only charging $1.63 each instead of 1.83 each.
If I’d been charged the right amount, I could have gone in and showed them what amount I was overcharged when I was given the wrong size bags. I don’t even know what their normal price is for the 2cu’ bags. I’m a doctor, not a mathematician!
Bleah, back to Lowe’s tomorrow!