Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thinking Out Loud about Plumbing/Thankful Thursday Employment

Today I am joining in with Penny for Thinking out Loud Thursday HERE and Rebecca Jo, at Knit By God's Hand, for Thankful Thursday HERE. Please link up and join us today!!! Updated!!!

So my thinking out loud entails this...

When I was on vacation (3 weeks ago)...I got a call from my neighbor that lives under me. I am in a condo. He said that something was leaking into his cupboards above his refrigerator. He was worried that one of my appliances was leaking. I said I was not home but I would have my cat sitter check to make sure there was no issue. She looked under the stove, sink and refrigerator, she checked the toilet and the tub - there was no leaking she could find.  Fast forward 3 WEEKS YA'LL and he called me again and said "I really think you need to call the plumber; my drywall is wet and starting to buckle". I said "why would I call the plumber when you are the one that can see the leak?" Why have you not called the plumber yet?  I will happily let your plumber in if he needs to check something in my condo but it sounds like it is a leak in the wall pipes since it is over your refrigerator."  (I have no appliance other than my refrigerator above that and it is bone dry under there)  He said he had not called because he did not want to be responsible for the bill!!!! WHAT?!?!? Who does this?!?!? The condo has insurance and money saved to deal with these issues....you just don't let it keep leaking!!!! Are you kidding me!!!

My Thinking Out Loud over and over and over again is....

Is it me or is this just amazing?!?! If you are old enough to purchase a condo you should have the brains enough to know to call a plumber right away, no?!?! WOW!! Have we raised this generation to be clueless?!??! I think my 10 year old niece knows better than this!!!!!!!

Okay...now for Thankful Thursday. I am so very thankful that I have a job! Sometimes I take it for granted and I never want to do that! I work for a great company that really takes care of us! We have great benefits and compensation. Also, I have a lot of freedom in how I plan out my day, etc. They also stress a work/life balance and really support that with two paid volunteer days a year and allowing us to work on a variety of charities throughout the year.

Today I will be spending a few hours during my work day prepping for our annual Variety Halloween Party...it is a great charity and my company does it every year. The kids we get to work with are incredible!!! You can read more about Variety here.  This year the theme is Star Wars and today we are going to be making decorations for the party (cutouts and a banner for the party).

I will update this post after the crafting with a few pics from the meeting. Here is the update!! 

We worked on cutouts that will be hung around the walls and strung on banners

And we worked on these really time consuming cubefolds - they are paper cutouts that you print and then fold into the character. We are using these to lay around the food area as decorations...
Here is my finished cubefold of Princess Leia...I am not even attempting to fold her sword. I think she looks good without it! LOL!!


Also, Thankful for the tickets to the Steelers pre-season game tonight at Heinz Field!!!! I can't find anyone to go with me so I will go alone and lay across my four seats to watch the game!!!!!!! LOL!!!! That will be tomorrow's post!

I hope everyone has at least on thing they are thankful for today....what is yours? every wait three weeks to call a plumber? What charities are your favorite?




12 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome place to work. You really should never take for granted a great place that treats their employees well!
    Thanks for linking up with me today!

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    1. Agreed Rebecca Jo!!! Thanks for hosting today!! Have a great week!!!!

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  2. I joined Rebecca Jo too! How great that your company allows for volunteer work, and what a worthy cause you have chosen!

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    1. Hi Terri!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Variety really is an amazing charity - they do so much for the kids!!!! Have a fantastic day!!!!

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  3. See the extras in the parking lot lol

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    1. Sadly I cannot Julie! I have all four on my phone so I would have to escort them in with me! LOL! I think I will enjoy me private time! It will take me back to all my travels for work - LOL!!! Have a great night!!!! hugs

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  4. That is really crazy about him not calling the plumber. Sounds like fun getting ready for the Halloween party.

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    1. Hi Debby! So it is not just me then? I honestly have never heard of letting a leak keep leaking because you don't want to have to pay! Sounds crazy to me! The Halloween party is alwasy awesome - I cannot wait! Have a great night!!!!! Hugs

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  5. I have always rented, simply because I like that problems with the building are the landlord's responsibility. You're right. If he's owning, it's on him!
    ...now you'll have to do a follow-up post when he gets it fixed!

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    1. Post is coming today Red...UGH!!! Hope you had great weekend!

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  6. I am so thankful that I enjoy my job, so going back to it each fall isn't misery. LOL And how does that dude not know that the bill just gets worse the longer you wait?!?

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    1. My point exactly Becki!! Crazy! Hope you had an awesome holiday weekend!

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