Monday, November 13, 2006

Let there be light

Get this! I just wrote this whole post and POOF it was gone when I went to publish. Some error....grrrr! Then blogger wouldn't let me upload pictures for a good 30 minutes. Trying this again. If it doesn't work, I'm going to bed. Too darn tired to try a third time. Crossing my fingers, ankles and my toes! Do you remember way back in June when I painted two of the bathrooms a spa blue? Well I bought light kits for all 3 bathrooms, but the Coca-Cola bathroom light has been in my closet all these months. Brek is working as an electrician. Tonight he said "I can put that up for you mom." It was cute! Thank you boy! I love it!
(From when Brek worked for us)

A few people have asked me what we do for a living, since I've mentioned that we own our own business. We own and run a truck mount steam cleaning business called First Call Carpet Service. We have been in business for 10 years and Mark has been cleaning carpets for 16 years. We have 2 vans that run full time and 1 truck that runs part time when we need it, so we are a small company. If any of you Arizona girls ever need your carpet, upholstery or cars done, give Mark a holler and he will schedule you in. (602-989-9411) He's not one of those crooked guys that quotes you a price, then walks out the door with major damage to your pocketbook. Honesty and good work has always been important o us.
Okay...so I changed my mind. The other picture had too much glare on Chad and it bugged me, so I switched to this one. I ordered wallet prints from winkflash today. It was .39 for 4 prints to a sheet. I asked the lady at Wal-Mart and she said it was .58 for 2 to a sheet....well no ma'am...I don't think so. I can't afford that. In our business it's feast or famine...currently famine, but next month could be feast. We never know. It just depends when our bigger accounts decide to pay us. Jen asked who took the pictures. I brought my camera, tripod and a button pushing nephew. I set it up and he snapped away...whala!
Thanks for all of the sweet comments. You guys are the best...honest!

12 comments:

September said...

Yea!!!! The bathroom is done AND the Christmas photos are ordered. Go Jolene Go!!!! I'm so proud of you! :) love you, Tember

Amy Mowbray said...

Oh yes. I think this picture looks better, not that the other one didn't look great.

That's a pretty light fixture you got.

Chris said...

I love the light fixture. Will brek come to my house?? I have some electrical work the needs done. Did you paint/replace the cabinet in the cola bath? I thought it was brown....Maybe I am just unobservant.
It looks fabulous!

SmileyCarrie said...

Great pictures! by the way... I think your other post worked. Same thing happened to me when I tried to upload my blog post it froze my internet explorer ~ I was so upset thinking I had to do it all over but it was still there thankfully.

Great picutre your chose for you Christmas card~ and that's a great price too!

Have a great day Jolene!

Missy's Blog said...

Blogger is great when it's working correctly isn't it? Just wanted you to know ... your post posted twice. Brek sounds like such a nice young man ... it's great he is able to use his new skill to help around the house. I love the new picture you chose too. The other one was good too ... but in the newer version everyone seems closer together. Good luck with getting your cards finished!

Cee said...

Cee said...
Wally World's prices for wallets are ridiculous. I learned that the hard way. The should have 4 on a page and charge the same amt. as a 4/6.

How is Winkflash's quality?

Today, I made it to Scrapbook Etc. I thought of you as I purchased some Chatterbox paper. It's in the purple/green family. Pretty.

Monday, November 13, 2006 9:17:51 PM

Jolene George said...

I just don't get it. Blogger gives me an error 2 times. I come look at my blog and NOTHING....go to bed out of frustration...wake up and both posts came through. I deleted one to avoid confusion and moved Cee's comment to this post. Sorry ladies!
Cee...I used winflash last year for my Christmas card pictures. The turned out great. Plus their shipping is cheaper than other sites.

Rhona said...

Jolene, I could use both your men at my house - my carpets need to be cleaned and the lights in my kitchen are playing up. Pity I live in the UK (lol!!). Thanks for sharing what your business is, I had to smile because my husband has his own business as well and it's called First Call Computers - great minds!! Love the new photo too though I thought the last one was also good.

Andi said...

Ah...the mysteries of Blogger!!! One of these days I'll discover where all those pictures I've uploaded have gone!!!

Love the new photo selection. I agree with Missy...you all look closer together and it looks great!

Melissa said...

Great pictures Jolene! I know all about trying to get all those people to sit still, smile and not annoy their brothers!!! :)

You have been a busy busy woman! I love the pictures of Baby Mark, what a cutie!!!

Melissa

Jacquie said...

I love how baby Mark seems to be staring up at Mommy, that is so sweet. This a very nice picture too.

Maren said...

That is a nice family picture. Very clever idea.