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I just got a compliment!

 
 
chai2
 
Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 04:01 pm
From out of the blue.

I called the gas company because I could smell gas outside. Turned out to be gas leaking from a car, neighbors gf, now she knows.

Anyway, when the gas guy was turning to leave, he said "you have some really nice landscaping. Who designed this planter? It's really different."

I did.

"Who did all this? (indicating the harlequin design I painted on the patio...approx 500 hundred diamonds in tan, deep deep red, & brown)"

I did.

"and the pathway through the garden?"

yep, me. I planted every single thing here too.




Made me feel really good.

What was the last compliment you got that made you feel extra special?
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martybarker
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 04:42 pm
@chai2,
Ohhh, I'd love to see a photo!
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 06:05 pm
@chai2,
Compliments are great ! Smile We got this from one of our customers last month...
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Hello [rosborne979] and all the fine people at Handyman Matters,

Thank you for your recent Fall good wishes! My husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the men who recently did some much needed ‘fix-ups’ around our house.

We only wish we had known about you before as your company and people are the best we have dealt with in the industry. From the very informative and quick to respond people who gave us accurate quotes over the phone and responded to all our questions in a prompt, professional manner to the men who did the actual work in our house we could not be more pleased. Everyone was very professional, courteous, deadline accurate, and quick to point out potential problems and/or ways to make things work to get the job done.

It is wonderful to find a company who can do everything from electrical to plumbing and then some. It totally saved us time and money as opposed to having to find individual carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. In closing we would like to assure you that you will be the first company we call for future work. Please feel free to use this letter for means of a business reference for your company and services.

Thank you again!

Best Regards,

Roger and Gail
Manchester, NH


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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 06:15 pm
Yeah, chai!

I love that feeling. It is nice to have your hard work noticed. I'm glad someone took the time to comment because it is such a nice feeling.

I can't remember the last time I got a complement that made me feel good. Mo's music school wants me to do some photo work for them and that makes me feel kind of good but the job isn't done yet, so.......
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2008 07:18 pm
@chai2,
Yeah, I'd like to see some pictures too, Chai!

In our office building is a coffee/food chart at the entrance and I obliviously
run by there most mornings. On morning while I was early and there was no foot traffic yet, I see the guy behind the food chart smiling at me and saying: "It makes me so happy to just see you every morning!" I never even noticed the guy before Embarrassed but now I greet him when I see him, and he is all smiles.
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 12:27 am
@chai2,
The gas guy was clearly hitting on you.

On the other hand, maybe he's gay and really was admiring your planter.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:38 am
@Ticomaya,
Don't know if he was gay or not...but he was clearly NOT hitting on me.
martybarker
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 03:26 pm
@chai2,
Chai,
I was actually thinking the same thing. Although it sounds really cool by description(want to see a photo) I thought maybe he was hitting on you too.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 03:28 pm
@martybarker,
no one besides cj and me get compliments?

aw crap marty. I'm the worst about taking a damn picture, doing whatever I have to do to get it online, and submit it here.

Even before the internet, I've always been bad about taking pictures. I one's i have I don't even know where they are, and if I did I wouldn't think about looking at them.

I am one strange bird.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 03:38 pm
@chai2,
Well, I found something that looks pretty similar.
Unlike the Palace at Versailles though, my house has bathrooms

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/86/Versailles_Garden.jpg/800px-Versailles_Garden.jpg
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 04:41 pm
@chai2,
ok, ok, marty made me feel guilty.

The first pic is from my porch. I had to cut that potato vine way back, in the summer it get trying to take over everything

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/9886/garden001fg2.jpg


This image is Belle (in front) and Norange. They live 2 houses down, but prefer my house. Here they are on the catwalk.

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/8301/garden002mk5.jpg



My planter...keep in mind I've taken most of the plants out...they were all annuals and got to looking very ragged.

http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/4624/garden005fk1.jpg



Belle being zen 'neath the Jerusalem sage.

http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/4070/garden006hv9.jpg
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 04:58 pm
Here are my kids...roland, jezzer and otis.

http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3092/kids001fx0.jpg
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 05:51 pm
I think you are an exceptional woman, Chai, and your talents, as evidenced in the submitted photos, are limitless. Plus, I like your cats. The one in the middle looks like my recently-departed Wench.
Mame
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:07 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
I love you. Where have you BEEN?????????????
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:18 pm
Hi, Mame. I've been around. I love you as well.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:37 pm
@gustavratzenhofer,
Thanks gus.

jezzer is 15 or 16 and is quite a wench as well.
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 06:46 pm
@chai2,
That looks very nice, Chai. You painted the floor? That must have been quite
a gruesome job, it looks so perfect. Very colorful and tastefully done!

gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 07:02 pm
@CalamityJane,
Calamity Jane wrote:
Very colorful and tastefully done!


Well, this thread has come to completion. No one could possibly top a compliment like that.
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martybarker
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 07:27 pm
Chai,
Thanks for sharing. I LOVE what you did. I agree, very tastefully done.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2008 05:47 am
@chai2,
Nice job.

Just a heads up but natural gas and propane smell of sulfur (they add it so you can smell it as they have no natural odor). Gasoline smells like gasoline - very different.
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