Wednesday, December 21, 2005


I'm getting lots of visits from sales people to replace my windows in my home. They're all funny and unique in their own special way (meant to sound gay).

Sears sent two guys to tag team me. Their presentation was straight from the 80's. including the heat lamp to make the wind thingy spin. Total cost to replace 11 windows: $11,800. How do you say "buh bye"?

2nd guy was sweet as pie. Nervous, patient, gentle, funny (in a nervous way)...gave me an option of type of obscure glass for my bathroom...nice! total cost: $6,500

Next guy was KFC's Sanders twin. He had a huge belly and two of his snap buttons on his shirt were unsnapped. Funny guy, no gimmicks, no whistles, just a non-chalant "naaah, we don't collect money until we're done" super confident taht no one can beat his deal of: $5,700.

the 4th guy was from Anderson windows. Next!

the 5th guy, young, 6'2, dark mudded curly hair, piercing green eyes, charming and smarmy. Thinks i'm gonna buy cuz he's so cute..."Well we don't really need the business and we coudn't even get to your house for another 6 weeks!"...i'd say next here but it got worse. I made it clear i would not be making any decisions until the weekend becuase i need time to digest, review, ponder, etc., and will make my decision on Monday. Bottom line made me squeal with delight: $5,300. I said "wow! that's the best deal so far!"

"So, let's sign up then!"


the 6th and final guy is a retired cop about 5'3 and slightly nervous in a very odd way. had the best presentation, slightly 80's-ish too, but it was all good. Their contractors license literally has stayed the same since january of 1963! BBB customers since 1948! Hello??? almost unheard of today. But, will they tire and RE-tire? then i'm screwed. he was honest and said "'s slow and we need the work!" which i appreciated...bottom line for them? : $5,550.

So...smarmy and super sweet guy out. it's between retired cop and KFC. And you all know how i feel about KFC...hahaha...

I searched every where on the internet for window reviews and could find none. Anyone know anything about Certainteed and Cascade?


Blogger tabitha jane said...

i know nothing . . . but kfc guy sounds iffy . . . i'd be nervous to make any decisions without talking to someone that knows stuff about this that i could trust . . . but i don't think i know anyone like that!

good luck you brave girl!

9:28 AM  
Blogger Virginia said...

Never hurd of it but good lock!


9:31 AM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

the other guy kinda looked like hitler so it's a tough call. i'm kind of afraid to say no to the hitler guy so ... that might be my decision.

12:06 PM  
Blogger dewey said...

But you should still have hot guy back over for some hot sex... Ooops, I mean to give him opportunity to counter the other offer....

Nah, I meant you should have him back over for hot sex.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

dewey, dewey, dewey...but his windows didn't have adequate "protection" and that's a no-no in my book.

he was SMARMY!!! i hate smarmy...

12:32 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...


there is nothing worse.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

hot guys are always swarmy. Damn them!

3:17 PM  
Blogger tabitha jane said...

but i do like the word "cascade" because i live in the foothills of the cascades . . . sooo . . . does that help at all?

probably not. heh.

9:34 AM  

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