Before I get started on today’s post, I need to catch up on some whining, complaining, and overall judging:
Above: These flags were given to each employee for 9-11. Along the seam states “Made in USA” and I’m ashamed. The ugly seam is showing on the incorrect side of the flag. The red and white stripes are both crooked AND not equally sized. Pitiful. I don’t blame my job for this, I blame whomever the manufacturer was. What I may blame my job for is that they purchased these hideously made pieces of… OK, moving on.
Above: This is my neighbor, Tequilla’s home. She also built with Adams Homes. A couple of weeks ago I introduced myself and pointed out her siding issue. It’s warped/buckled. She hadn’t even noticed. She was nonchalant about it saying something about how several homes in the neighborhood had this happening and that she was waiting until a year after the build (per instructions given to her) to contact the warranty department. I cautioned her not to since the siding may not match. Luckily for us, Jim had remembered that the builder changing siding companies when we signed contract. Phew. I later found out that she had taken my advice and requested a repair.
Above: Dear rental neighbor with a constant 6 (typically) vehicles in the driveway that don’t seem to move, how about removing that lawn mower box that’s been sitting on your hood for 3 weeks already? I hope the combination of morning dew and sunshine permanently fuses the cardboard to your paint. Maybe one of your 956 inhabitants can clean the yard up a little.
The scans I posted below are from the rental company’s price list of what they’ll charge if I don’t leave the rental in pristine condition. I found it funny to have prices for some of this stuff although I can understand it’s a necessary evil:
OK, I’m glad I got that off my chest. Let’s talk about today:
We started the day with trying a local restaurant for breakfast. Dino’s Family Restaurant. The restaurant had an article about itself from 1986 framed and posted. This place has been around a long time. Unfortunately, I could tell. The place was overall “creepy” to me. I felt like any minute a roach was going to join me for breakfast. The food was OK (omelets), however I couldn’t really get beyond the creepiness. I couldn’t wait to leave. One humorous tidbit appeared at the bottom of their menu:
Just about the time that the creepiness had worn off, we arrived in Rockwell, NC for an outing at Tiger World which lead to more creepiness. This was a Groupon trip. This place was kind of like a zoo in someone’s backyard. More accurately, if I had to describe a redneck zoo, this would be perfect. In defense of this place, once I researched it to post within the blog, I found that it’s more about animal rescue and nonprofit than being a zoo. They had animals that were missing a leg or an eye. I applaud them and think I’d return if nothing else but to support them. Ready for more photos?
After our zoo outing, we headed home (a 40 minute drive) to Charlotte. We stopped off at a Rose’s discount store and had a little fun:
Well, it was entertaining to us… Within our area, Jim spotted this in front of a funeral home:
It’s weird. The top reminded me of something nautical or like a parade float. What the ?
Wednesday is the closing!