Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wow the week is just rolling by.  I was surprised by my cousin from Minnesota visiting the past couple of days and good to see him.  However think he is the one responsible for bringing this weather as it snowed there yesterday.  And I just bought all my plants on Sunday for the deck...what's up with that?  We went out with him last evening to 54th Street and they have a great happy hour, not only on cocktails, but all full size appetizers are only $4.99 and their sliders are great and only $1.50 each.  We were stuffed.

The youngest is getting ready to come home Thursday for a week.  Haven't seen her since Christmas so will be happy to have her home for a while.  Celebrating her birthday with the fam and friends.  She has already given Mom several of her favorite dishes she wants while she is here and given Dad a few of her favorite restaurants, so looks like a lot of eating and drinking.

On another note, I have to vent about Home Depot.  I was looking for a specific products and had already been to several stores to no avail and gone home see where I might call instead of running around to find it.  I  called Home Depot and sure enough they said they carried it and asked them if they had it in stock.  Yes, sure do.  So make a trip to Home Depot only to find out that they never checked the shelve, looked it up on computer and it showed they had it in stock, but in reality they had none.  When I asked the clerk on the floor about it and explained the situation, he was very apologetic and said evidently just a computer error.
What wonderful customer service that the person I spoke with originally was too lazy to go look.  Not to mention their phone system, after navigating or not my way thru their automated process, bring cut off twice, put on hold one time for 8 minutes (I like to see how long it takes) and hanging up and saying "do not put me on hold" before I got the wrong information.  No wonder I never see that many people at Home Depot anymore since Lowe's opened....ummmm.

Well, got my coat out of the closet still today and hopefully will be putting it back in for good after today.  Happy Wednesday everyone and stay warm...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Wow, what an action packed weekend and it's not over yet.  Dinner at All Star Pizza in the old Tullaries on 64th Street.  If you have never eaten there, definitely great pizza in their wood fired oven and the wings, some of the best we've ever had.  Ate with some friend and of course a cocktail or two.  A good time was definitely had by all and our server Paige, out of this world.  Now the two owners of the place in my opinion, they need some lessons in customer service.  They really have no business in running a restaurant as they tend to ignore their guests unless it is someone they know personally and then, oh it is ridiculous, but the staff and the food make up for their short comings. 

Yard work yesterday and trying to get lawn in shape.  It just is not doing as well this year as in past, but we're working on that.  And with all the rain they are predicting this week, more grass seed and fertilizer down.  Of course, as my neighbor reminded me yesterday, they more you put into it, the more I have to mow...lol

And last night, dinner with some friends at Port Fonda.  We have heard nothing but great things about it and not your typical Mexican cuisine...and that is it.  We tried a variety of appetizers and dishes, all excellent.  But don't go expecting the typical tacos, burritos or whatever as it is not going to happen.  We ordered a pitcher of house Margaritas which turned out to be a litre and much to my surprise when the check came...$36...wow!  That was a surprise.  I am certainly glad I didn't upgrade to the supreme Margaritas...Definitely worth going to and we will be back.  Just a great fun place, but if you go on Friday or Saturday, make reservations...

Okay, Sunday morning, a bit lazy, but still alittle more work outdoors...so more later...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wow, what is it with this blog, I just can't seem to get it to the top of my list, and keep saying I am, so making a concentrated effort starting today.  Mowed lawn today for the first time of the season as suppose to rain rest of week...blah...

Went to Atrium's to visit Terri's aunt this afternoon, 96 and still doing well.  Also found out my mother had a friend living there and tried to see her a couple times and missed her and finally caught up with her today.  First thing she told me is that I looked exactly like my father.  I haven't seen her in at least 25 years...so nice to catch up with her and know she enjoyed the visit also.

Now have you ever listed anything on eBay?  I have been listing things for the past two days.  My first experience.  Wow, finally think I am getting the hang of it.  Trying to de-clutter and get rid of things we don't need.  So if you need something, ask me as probably have it. 

Had dinner last night at El Patron with friends.  Excellent as usual.  If you haven't been there, definitely give it a try.  Packed as usual but they do take reservations.

Well tomorrow is tax day...guess I will write some checks.  Yes, waiting until the last minute.  How about you?