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RE: Lowes AND Home Depot-horrible quality

We have absolutely no problems with quality in our local Lowes and HD stores. However we winter in Texas and find quality issues in each and every Lowes and HD stores there. I believe it all boils down to the quality of management and help in the stores in that area. I agree with this one - mostly. Some stores have better quality than others. Could be management or company buyers getting deals. We always look at the exact items first - if it looks like what we want, and the quality's there - we buy it. Otherwise, we check other local retailers. Sometimes, HD & Lowes gets good deals on close outs or other buys - so the customers get that benefit. Sometimes, it gets ratty looking stuff, and it shows soon as you look at it. We just put carpet in two bedrooms ... Lowes / HD was a couple hundred bucks less, but the quality was lacking - so we paid a bit more, and got better carpet -- then, the installer ripped out the old carpet and pad, and disposed of it. Then installed new carpet and pad -- HD / Lowes has an additional fee to rip it out and dispose ... so it probably works out closer to same price at the end. AND, we got nicer carpet and an excellent installer. One extra note on floors. HD and Lowe's charge a fee to measure, and take it off if you buy from the store. The measure guy they sent out was definitely NOT very good with a tape - I had to correct his measurements several times (I measured it myself before he ever arrived) and he was off with the carpet sf as well, by a LOT - almost a hundred square feet first time. (and yes, I understand the overage on carpet width, and allowed for it) So, if you ever get a floor measured, make sure you somehow double check the material sizes - if these guys order too much, you pay for it and may never even know it. The just take the extra yards and sell it again for a repair or small room (closet or entry) ... so watch your wallets on these dimensions. Carpet salesmen will ALWAYS price the customer the exact same yardage of carpet and pad. Yes, you might need extra carpet yardage to match a pattern, etc. but the pad does NOT need to be matched. I corrected the salesman and he reduced the pad yardage for savings to my pocket.
hokeypokey 07/26/15 10:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: Names of Porta Potty companies

Purple Petunia
hokeypokey 07/26/15 10:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lowes AND Home Depot-horrible quality

We bought our permanent deck materials at a small lumberyard instead of the 3 big box chains in town. We paid more, but it's not going to fade like the cheaper kind from them. We also got excellent customer service. Our new 6 panel doors also came from a small lumber supplier. We compared quality and they were far better. Big box is ok for some things, but lacks quality in a lot of items. Also, big box is having a % rebate on ALL items right now. Ha. They jumped the price on stuff we bought before the promotion, so no gain to us with a % rebate.
hokeypokey 07/25/15 11:59am Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for a special chair

Would something with a small footprint be subject to tipping easily ? Just asking.
hokeypokey 07/24/15 07:09am RV Lifestyle
RE: DIY sandwich meat

Hard to beat leftover meatloaf sandwiches. Agree !
hokeypokey 07/19/15 09:43pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
DIY sandwich meat

Processed sandwich meat is getting higher priced all the time. I make ham salad, egg salad and chicken loaf. What do you do ?
hokeypokey 07/19/15 09:40pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: side of camper pushing out

As we followed a 5th wheel, we noticed some objects flying off but didn't know what was happening until a large section of his siding gave loose at the front seam and flapped in the wind. Lots of traffic so it was difficult for him to get pulled over. Note to self: check your unit over
hokeypokey 07/07/15 07:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Birthday America

Put out the American Flag today to say Happy Birthday America. This is our birthday and not just another 3 day week end. Just got back from putting out 250 America flags (had some help). Flaguy Thank You, Flag Guy ! We appreciate what you do. Our flag flies in the front yard 365 days a year (we take it down in stormy weather, however). Grandpa and Grandma were immigrants and proud to vote and fly the red, white and blue. Happy 4th Everyone !
hokeypokey 07/04/15 03:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: loading and unloading supplies

I fill plastic baskets with handles by looking at my "camp list" and if I ever lose my list, then I'm in big trouble ! The whole loading process doesn't take long at all. Necessities: phone, medicine, glasses and money.
hokeypokey 06/28/15 10:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Advice for First Time Cruisers

Our experience with Holland Am. was great. A cousin went along and he had some health issues so HA gave us perks to accommodate him (table near dining room door, rooms by elevator). Next time, I would skip the shore excursions (or be very selective) and just spend the day at the beach or in town. It was an unbelieveable smooth ride. Cosmetic bottles in the bathroom never even tipped over and I never slept so good. We did see a sick woman hanging by the rail - maybe alcohol related? I would do 7 days, because it would be sad to get off after 5 !!
hokeypokey 06/28/15 09:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: What did we do wrong

Son got a paper route when he was 8 years old and 7 year old sister helped. It was afternoon route and close to home in a small town. They kept it for almost 5 years then they graduated to baby-sitting and mowing yards. They had to save a portion of their money. In high school he worked at a salvage yard and she waited tables. They both got some post-high school training and went to work and married. All 4 have decent jobs and all 4 hold a second job. Between them, they have 5 children and all 5 work at least 1 job. We have a lot of pride when we see the work ethic of our family.
hokeypokey 06/21/15 09:41pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ever walk into the wrong trailer?

Friend was looking at the photos she just picked up in the store. Husband was waiting for her, but she got into wrong car with another man waiting for his wife. He said nothing and it took a minute before she realized she was sitting in wrong car with a stranger. Everyone got a good laugh.
hokeypokey 06/15/15 09:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: moving near kids/grandkids?

We were 60 miles from the kids and always had to go to there if we wanted to see them. Now we're 22 miles away and they drop in now and then since it's more convenient for them. We're living closer (but not too close). They need a favor now and then and we're happy to help out. We know people whose retirement has been completely taken over by their kids/grandkids. Of course, that's because they've allowed it to happen.
hokeypokey 06/05/15 09:39pm Around the Campfire
Wayne, Nebraska

The City of Wayne, Nebraska has a beautiful little campground on South Main Street. About 10 sites, all electric. 3 or 4 spaces on concrete for those passing through. Dump site too. $8.00
hokeypokey 05/24/15 09:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Real Pickles

Buy a jar of Kosher Dills. Drain all the brine off and discard. Add 1 cup white granulated sugar and replace the lid tightly. Lay the jar on side in the refrigerator. Once a day, turn the jar. In a week, you'll have great pickles. (Brine can be kept for flavoring potato salad or brining cooked veggies such as brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower or even hard boiled eggs) PS: after brine is drained off and before sugar is added, the pickles need to be cut into thick chunks. Sorry about forgetting that step.
hokeypokey 05/24/15 09:38pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Pets in a Resturant

Farmers Market has many signs "No Animals" (due to State Health rules). One man was proudly walking around on Saturday with his barking and disruptive dog. It almost tripped people and he's oblivious to it. Weather was cool and the dog would have been fine in the car. I love animals, but do they belong everywhere?
hokeypokey 05/18/15 07:55am Around the Campfire
Another cast iron pan question

My cast iron problem is not rusty but really gunky with baked on grease and oil. Very gunky. Will oven cleaner, plastic bag and a plastic scrubber clean it up?
hokeypokey 05/18/15 07:44am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: You just cannot fix stupid

When in Hawaii, we stopped to watch the ferocious waves crashing in on high rocks. We were in a safe area, but we saw a man and his little children standing out on those slick rocks. They were close to the edge and getting sprayed with water and laughing it up. We moved on immediately because we didn't want to witness this stupid act. When we read about horrendous things happening, there's often more to the story.
hokeypokey 05/16/15 08:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food poisoning

I know people who ended up in the hospital so be careful. I hope someone checking on you.
hokeypokey 05/16/15 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ordered Andersen leveler--but not from Walmart

Wally World is my store of last resort. For starters, whatever I'm looking for is in the back of the store. And it seems that returned items are just taped shut and put back on the shelf. Maybe several times until somebody just keeps it because its too much trouble to return it. "Last resort" x2
hokeypokey 05/15/15 08:29pm General RVing Issues
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