Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Good things come to those who wait

Remember my poor tire that couldn't be repaired?

Well, we thought we should have someone take a second look to make sure that it really couldn't be fixed before we bought new tires. I took it to Sam's Club, where the tires were originally purchased, and the technician took one look at it, pulled out the screw with pliers and patched it immediately.

He laughed when I told him the other tire place said it couldn't be repaired. They lied. Jerks! The Sam's Club tire staff didn't even charge me. So we didn't have to buy two new tires for my car after all.

Do you know what that means? Rocking chairs!

We did some shopping around and the best price for what we want is at Lowe's.

...and the story gets better.

Nick was named employee of the month at work and received a $50 gift card to the store of his choice. He picked Lowe's so we added that to the balance.

Then at my staff meeting yesterday afternoon one the partners thanked us all for working so hard, pulled out his wallet and handed each account executive a $100 bill. Sweet!

So my rocking chairs that I thought I'd have to put off until later this summer are actually only going to cost us about $30 out of pocket.

I can't wait to put them on the back porch and enjoy the summer!


Tattooed Dorothy said...

You need to go buy a lottery ticket...lucky ducky!

Can't wait to see photos of your rocking chairs!!

Happy Daily said...

Yay!! What happy things to come your way!! I love the rocking chairs..have a lemonade for me when you get them!

Have a great day!

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What great news! Enjoy the rockers :)

Gracie Beth said...

I hope you enjoy your rocking chairs it sounds like they are well deserved! Nothing is better on a summer evening!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Isn't it great when things work out? Congrats to you and what an awesome boss!!!

Heidi said...

Now THAT's a good story!

YEAH for you!

Rue said...

Hi Randall :)

Lucky you! You'll be showing them to us right?? (hint hint)

Your mother is beautiful! Just like her daughter :)


Heather said...

I swear you can't trust anybody these day! Yay for Sam's on being the good samaritans! And yay on getting new rockers!! Awesome!

Princess Freckles said...

Way to go! What great luck all around!

Angie said...

What an awesome story. I'm so glad that you got a second opinion, and sad to hear that people lie. That makes me so mad! But how cool that you came into that money. You'll love your rocking chairs. weeee

Barefoot in the Park said...

three cheers for rocking chairs!

Lisa said...

Good karma all around (especially from your Sam's Club friends)... except that "other" tire shop!

Glad to hear things are sunny for you :-)

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