Thursday, 15 May 2008

Its all about who you know

As the saying goes it isn't what you know it's who you know. During the week I was thinking about my nice new bed arriving tomorrow. I shall have to clear my bedroom out ready for the arrival of my bed (between 8am and 1pm tomorrow). Yeah yeah I know you all know I have my new bed coming I have mentioned it enough times in the last 2 weeks. But it got me thinking about my room. When SF moved out the first thing I did after I took down the curtains and nets to be washed, the stink of tobacco was horrendous, was to pull up the manky old carpet. When I say old I mean old, the rubber backing had turned to orange dust!! But under the dust was a lot of orange stained newspaper. Yes I know it was the rubber that had stained it but that isn't what makes me think it was old. The papers were dated 1974!!! As couldn't and still can't afford a new carpet I have been living with bare floor boards in my room, which hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be.

The first time I brought N back to the house to meet the boys (we had been seeing each other for 4 months by then) just after SF finally moved out of the house. I got him to help me strip the wall paper in my room. It only took us an hour. I wanted this room to be different now that it was mine after 7 months of SF living in there. N promised me that he would help me to do all the jobs that needed to be done around the house. In all the times he stayed here usually 3 or 4 days at a time, he never did anything else apart from the washing up now and again. He promised he would help with the garden, But even though I asked him to cut the grass he didn't all he cared about was being on my computer looking at ebay or chatting up women (on my computer!!).

Anyway I am getting side tracked here so back to the original thread. My walls have been bare for 2 years. I have finally decided that it is time to do something about it. While my bedroom has been cleared out and before I set up my new bed I am going to paint the walls. After all I sell decorating equipment I should get a feel for the products I sell and use it myself.
A few days ago I was speaking to one of the regular customers at work . (His company is one of the main paint suppliers) I was cheeky enough to ask if they sell directly to the public and if so do they sell small quanties, the answer to both was yes. This company has outlets across the country but this one is in my town right next door to the indoor soccer venue that I visited last night (which reminds me ......not all sweaty male bodies are even pleasant to be near let alone get close and personal with ;-) ). Today I have done a deal with this customer so I guess technically that now makes me his customer. tomorrow whilst I am home waiting for my NEW BED I will get another delivery (2.5l Diamond Matt paint in Vanilla Cream). I was prepared to collect but they are happy to deliver.

I told my boss that I intend to paint my room, next thing I know she is on the phone to the warehouse manager with instructions to send up a roller tray, roller cage, rad frame and power stripe sleeve and a variety of brushes. I told her where I was getting the paint from, she was impressed that I hadn't gone the route most people do of asking her to order it from her pet supplier down the road. she asked what paint I was getting and what price...'good deal' she assures me. I have just checked it out on the net.......I am paying 50% of retail price.


so as I was saying it isn't so much what you know as who you know..............
now I just need to find a gardener, a man with a van, a fence maker, window repairer ..oh yeah I had one of those...the last time I saw JJ was when he came round to measure my window......I'm guessing his girlfriend found out.


By the way did I mention .................I'm getting my new bed tomorrow

4 comments:

Mei Del said...

that is a dodgy looking cylindrical shape with dodgy coloured splodges spiralling round it ... i'm guessing it has something to do with rolling paint ... i only hope the dodgy splodges don't stain through ...

Vi said...

When you find all those guys... can you send them my way please????

RONJAZZ said...

Nothing like all new stuff in your life. Even new guys...

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