Monday, June 15, 2009

Product Recommendation

When I said I had flood zones in the house I was not kidding. The grandson was gleefully splashing through them as he went about the morning.... going out of his way to hit the huge, growing puddles of water. The kitchen is the "baddest", as Gavin was eager to share the news with Papa. It was seeping out from under the cabinets. I was trying to sop it up with the mop and getting nowhere, so love of my life went to the local store boasting the aisle of goodies as seen on TV and brought a box of SHAM WOW towels home along with the requested milk and cheese that we were out of.

I immediately threw down the first towel to see if it worked as well as advertised. Of course a customer came in and I discovered that he who did not fix the roof when it was dry had wrung my SHAM WOW out. Not trusting the opinion of a man who has once again failed to listen to his wife, I got another towel out and tested it myself. They do, indeed hold a lot of liquid and absorb it quickly. I highly recommend this product. All 5 of the towels are now in use, trying to catch the water as soon as it enters from above. It is supposed to rain the entire week, then turn very hot and humid. Oh, joy. This does not bode well for the occupants of this house, as I am becoming increasingly irritable. Close quarters and a five year old with no volume control, a woman unhappy with her husband, and a brave ten year old who begged to stay with me and help with the five year old and is now bored out of her mind. Well, you get it.

I really need sleep. I am thinking that if I could have six uninterrupted hours of blissful sleep I would feel so much better. The child in the cot at the foot of my bed slept like a log. His dog, however would not be still, jumping into my bed to greet me with his cold wet nose, then hopping back down to the cot to root around the child before settling down and then repeating the whole process every few hours. The husband slept through it all. In his defense, he is exhausted from all the work in the park as well as his job as a lowly store clerk. He spent the morning creating a new chart for them to count and keep up with cigarettes at work. This from the one who can't be bothered to organize anything here.

To say I am annoyed is putting it lightly. He won't be rewarded for his efforts in any form. He never gets his 15 minute breaks required by law and consistently works far longer than eight hours. The "manager" remains clueless about her responsibilities and told him that his evaluation for the past year has been done. These "evaluations" are not shared with the employee. Some higher secret society has performed them. What is the purpose of an evaluation, if not to share with the employee the areas of his job that are being done correctly and the ones that need improvement? He makes a whopping $7 an hour. No shift differential and no overtime for the 10 hour shifts he puts in unless he exceeds 40 hours a week. Able Oil Company. Just in case some OSHA person out there is addicted to blogging.

Sorry about that, SHAM WOW, this was supposed to be about you!

7 comments:

luksky said...

When we lived in the hurricane prone deep south we used to put tarps over our destroyed or leaking roofs to keep the rain out. It may be unsightly, but it would keep the rain out of your house until you could get it repaired.

Lover of Life said...

It's raining here at Lake Tahoe, as well. We returned home after a week to cold rainy weather. It was also cool in Portland this past week. Isn't it supposed to be summer? My blooms left on the deck look a little frozen. :-(

I just returned from a week of bliss with my grandchild, but the noise is not missed...

Kathy's Klothesline said...

luksky-yes, we have some of those tarps, but this body doesn't climb on the roof. And if he gets up there, why not just go ahead and fix it? He already knows what the problem is.... he tried to "seal" it with that expanding yellow foam. It looks like a giant bird flew over while laying an egg. So very classy.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

LoL- I still have my bliss(?) and am looking forward to missing him...... does that make me bad?

lovelyprism said...

Wow, I'm wondering if my husband is living a double life. He sounds so very much like yours. And just to boast a bit... I ALWAYS win the not-talking-to-you contest. Of course, in retrospect, I think he likes it when I don't speak to him for days.

missy said...

Well I've been wondering about those sham wow things and now I know. Did that stuff ever get taken off the porch?

Kathy's Klothesline said...

LP-I never win the no speaking thing. He is content to be ignored. That's okay....I'll just speak LOUDER.

Missy-Of course the porch is cleaned off....I did it!