Monday, May 3, 2010

I am BACK!!!

I am back! I went on vacation last week and had a hard time keeping up with the posts. I did do some writing but I didn’t want to put the fact that I was out of town on-line. Never mind I already told the vacuum cleaner salesmen robbers I was leaving town. Yeah. For those of you who haven’t heard, the day before I went out of town a beat up vehicle with a spider web broken window pulled in my drive. A scrawny guy probably about the age of 20 jumped out of the car and handed me a fabreeze can. At this time I was standing in my driveway watching my windshield get changed. I stared at the can and looked and him and he said “Probably wondering what the catch is right”. Oh brother I knew there was a catch and since I had taken the fabreeze out of the guy’s hand, I was going to hear about it. He ran to the back of the vehicle and grabbed a vacuum out of the trunk. As soon as I realized what was happening I ran up to the vehicle and waving my arms saying “Don’t leave, don’t leave, I don’t want a vacuum, I don’t want to see a vacuum, don’t leave him here.” I had heard of these guys dropping people off for hours while they talk your ear off about their vacuum. And the others drive around to other homes in the mean time. Well, I certainly didn’t have time for that. Of course they pleaded to let him stay and earn his 20 dollars just for his demonstration. Just wanting to get them out of my driveway I said “I don’t have time, I am getting ready to go out of town” Oh my gosh as soon as the words came out of my mouth I was horrified. And to make matters worse, I found out the next day that there were vacuum cleaner sales scams. They show you a vacuum, scope out your house while they are there, and come back later to rob you. Oh my gosh! Yeah, so I gave the police a description and let them know not only was I going out of town, but I actually TOLD them I was going out of town. Needless to say I was embarrassed to say it out loud. Good news is we made it back from vacation and the house was great. Whew!

So the next few post to come are from my vacation. If you think my life is crazy as is, well, imagine a 10 hour car ride with 5 kids, 2 husband, a couple of sisters, and our mom. Yeah, it makes for some stories!


  1. I had a vehicle show up last week at my house just like that. same thing they wanted to show me a vaccumm. I said no that I did not have time. He tried to make me feel bad but I stuck with my story and they left. I felt so uneasy about the whole thing. I was home alone with Emily. This is the 2nd time in about a year people have been buy doing this. I never thought about calling the police. Hmmmm Glad everything turned out ok. Glad you had a great trip. Can't wait to read all about it.

  2. Yeah, Nathanael invited one of those Kerby salesmen to come and do a demo at our house... while he was at work. They guy wouldn't take my 'No' for an answer so I called Nathanael at work hoping he would tell him 'no'. Instead Nathanael told him to come back when he got home from work. When it was all said and done the guy finally did accept our 'NO' but not until he had taken up 8 HOURS OF MY DAY!!!