SOLSC Day 7
I have written before about our plan to remodel our kitchen. We have met with a designer from Home Depot to go over some preliminary ideas.
Over the weekend there was a Home Builder’s Show being held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Kathy and I decided to go for a ride and check it out. My feeling is that the more people we talk to and the more we see the better informed our choices will be.
Sunday was the last day of the show and we were kind of late in leaving. The show closed at 6:00 and we were just leaving at 2:30. That would still give us two and a half hours to look around. I was only interested in kitchen remodeling and nothing else.
One of the first surprises I got at the show was that instead of the $10.00 admission for each of us I only had to pay $5.00 a person. It pays to be a senior citizen and arrive late.
Because it was the last day and we got there late afternoon, the place was not crowded at all. We didn’t have to jostle crows to get to see displays or talk to vendors. It was slow and relaxing.
We did get a chance to talk to several people and even signed up to have some come to our house to check out what we have and give free estimates. As I said, the more information we have the better informed our decisions will be.
One thing kind of made me scratch my head happened at a display for flooring. We were the only ones at the display at that time. There was a salesman there as well. He was sitting looking at his pone. We began looking at what he had. There were some nice things that would work for us depending on what color scheme we pick. Well, the salesman never looked up from his phone. He never acknowledged that we were there. How can you expect to make a sale if you don’t talk to a perspective costumer? I know for a fact I will not be getting flooring from this company.
We have people signed up to come to our house this week. With the nor’easter we may have to reschedule. I will keep you informed on how this process goes and what kind of choices we make.