Friday, May 9, 2008

I have flowers yea



I finally have some flowers which brightens my day.
I had hoped they would all come up at once, but they seem to be on their own schedule. I will just enjoy and weed as I can, the grass and dandelions came through the winter in fine fettle.

These pictures are for violet lady, I have violets all over the place. Some time when I have the energy I am going to condense as many of them as I can or move them further out in the woods. They grow where I need to mow and I always feel bad running over them, since they like the shade they should do well amongst the trees. One of my pogo friends said she has some yellow violets, that sounds like a contradiction doesn't it. I am going to have to get some from her to mix in with mine. The bleeding heart she gave me has popped up, I thought I killed it last year as it died down. I guess it just needed a rest because it looks fine now, wonder if it will bloom this year?

The man came this morning to look at my fridge, says it needs a new fan and motor. I am so disappointed with this refrigerator, it is the second one in less then a year. The first one did not work from day one and this one started acting up a couple of months ago. At first Jim said it was just defrosting, I did not think so because it just seemed too warm for too long. I bought a thermometer for it and lo and behold it stays at a balmy 55! It took me over a week to finally get in touch with the right person to get it looked at. During that week I checked on line and was dismayed to find that there are many pages of people with Maytag fridges with the same problem. The posts go back several years, oh super, another lemon. I was able to get the warranty extended for an extra 6 months but am now wondering if I should just push for a new fridge?? It is so disheartening to see how shoddy things are made now. I had a lady tell me she has an old Philco that is 30 years old and still working fine. When I was calling around trying to get the right department one of the people I talked to said she has the same fridge and has the same problem. She works for Maytag!! I had even gone the Consumer reports route and decided on the fridge with the top freezer because the article said they had the least problems. Well, we see how good that advice was!

At least things around here are never dull! The best to you and talk to you again soon,

Barbara

5 comments:

violetlady said...

Thanks for the lovely pictures! I have some violets that grow in the lawn. I hate when we have to mow over them, but they always seem to return.

So much for those Maytag commercials!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Barbara,

I'm so glad you have flowers blooming! My little violets are all done, and they like it in the shade and in the sun, so they should do well in the woods. I love them and hate cutting them down.

How frustrating to have all those refrigerator problems. I hope they are resolved soon!

Have a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!


Best wishes,

Renie

Jo said...

Isn't spring time wonderful when all the flowers and color just seem to PO overnight.

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Sounds like you have really had some lemons.lol Sorry to hear about that, I know it's dishearten when you spend money on things and expect them to last for AWHILE and they don't. HOpe you and yours have a blessed day.

GardenGoose said...

hi,
it has been a while since I've been by. glad to see you have flowers popping up again.
pretty pictures.
have a great weekend!
Tina
p.s. oh, having a giveaway over at my blog come on by and join the fun.