Last night my hubby and I went to Home Depot to pick up a few things to put some shelves up in the garage. I find it frustrating to shop at Home Depot a lot of times. I find it difficult to get the floor associates to help me find things. But on the other hand, that really isn’t their fault; they are usually already helping other customers. They tell me that they are understaffed, and even though the company advertises that they are hiring employees, the store managers tell me that there has been a hiring freeze on for a couple of years now.
It really is too bad because the store suffers a poor reputation for customer service. If they want to improve that reputation, then they need to hire more people!
One of the things that I’ve learned over the years is that a family death can be more than heart breaking. It can also be a financial disaster. I think that too many people don’t bother buying Life Insurance because they are selfish. Many feel that once they are dead, that they have nothing to worry about, so why even bother to buy Funeral insurance?
I think that this type of attitude sets up a family for major disaster! Do you really want to be buried in a pauper’s grave because your family is too poor to provide for a proper funeral? Too often the breadwinner of the family passes away and then the rest of the family falls apart, emotionally and financially. From the Life insurance quotes I’ve gotten over the past several years, I’ve come to believe that this is one of the best values and most essential things that someone can buy. Making sure that the family stays intact after your passing is one of the most loving things a person can do.
Don’t just SAY you love your family, PROVE it buy making sure that they can survive after you’re gone. Even if you have to give up something you like to pay the premium, it is worth it in the long run.
Well, I decided to just keep the new home page for a while and see what interesting stories pop up. I did see a link to an interesting advice video about caring for washers and dryers. I’m going to show it to my hubby and suggest that he do what the video is advising! Might just save us some money down the road! Here’s the video that I saw:
I have been very upset about how much money it costs lately to have our cars worked on. I can remember not very long ago (OK, maybe it WAS long ago!) when I could pay only around $20 for an oil change, and only have to wait about fifteen to twenty minutes to get it down! And as part of the package, they topped off the other fluids and vacuumed out the car! And a few weeks ago my niece emailed me and told me that she has to have a brake job done on her Acura TL before it will pass inspection next month!
When she told me how much she was quoted on the price, I thought I’d pass out! I told her that I thought that she was being overcharged for the work. I told her to go to the repairpal.com website and see if she could get a better quote on their from one of their listed Houston auto repair shops. At least having the quote as to what is a reasonable charge, she should be able to make the right decision about where to get the work done! I’ve seen so many television news stories about repair shops ripping off the consumer, that I’m really leery about getting car repairs done at a repair shop! I’ve been really spoiled by having a hubby that can do so many of the things himself that the cars need from time to time.
I was annoyed this morning when I got on my computer and found that somehow my “home page” had been changed. Even though everyone in the house has their very own laptop computer, it seems that when I’m not at my own desktop computer the rest of the family takes the opportunity to use my computer. One of the most frustrating parts of that is that I’m never sure if someone is going to accidentally install a trojan or a virus while doing their surfing. That’s the biggest reason why I’ve bought everyone their own laptop – to protect my computer!