OK… we’ve had our easy days. Now it’s getting complicated and expensive. It’s the cost of living in Paradise, I guess.
I was wanting to take a photo and asked Art to take the screens down from our sliding windows so I could get a clearer shot. When he did, he was surprised to find that the screen springs that lock it in place had corroded. When he called Certainteed which was supposed to have all that good warranty (granted it was limited because you couldn’t mistreat the windows), they said the screens were warranted for only 6 months. When Art mentioned the corroded springs, she said, “You live in Hawaii. What do you expect?” Well, if they’re selling it to folks in Hawaii, I expect them to last longer than 2 years. Siiiiighhhh… Well, that’s the last time we buy Certainteed. We liked our window in Chicago but I guess Hawaii is too difficult for those windows and doors.
Now it’s the Hawaiiantel DSL line. We just signed up for high speed Internet service but it was quite slow and in the evening, nonexistent. Our Hawaiiantel fixer upper guy came and he said the problem is something in the house (therefore our cost.) However, he was able to magically fix it with a few extra parts. I'm so excited! We're connected again!
And then there was good news! Our van arrived on the Matson ship. It was in good shape. Art chuckled at the notation on the shipping manifest. It said the inside was dirty. Well! I didn't think it was THAT dirty. Granted it came cross country but gosh! Not to worry... We cleaned it up in a jiffy. It just amazes me that this van has come all the way from Chicago to Hawaii in just two weeks in great shape for just a little over $1,000.00. Now we've got to shop around for a smaller, gas efficient car for our real driving. We just need the van for our construction. Gas prices here are as bad as Chicago which is NOT a good thing.