A while ago
I posted about the landscaping that came with the new house. I still don't know what that "long, twisty tree-type plant" is, but now that I'm finally able to upload my photos to the computer, I just know that one of you will be able to solve our mystery (we are not green-thumb type people, though we are quickly becoming so).
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So, any ideas?
Side story: We've gotten a lot of mail, phone calls and people knocking at the door trying to sell us everything from bottled water to life insurance since we moved in. The real estate agencies must put out a red alert to every business within five miles when the sell a house.
The day after we moved in, a guy knocked on the door. He was the salesman for the oil company the previous owners used. I told him we would be using the same oil company we did in our previous house, thankyouverymuch.
Well, he knocked on the door again today.
Oil guy: Hello ma'm, I was last week. Told you I'd come back to discuss the oil with you. Have you made a decision?
Me: Yes, the same decision I made last week. We already signed on with our previous oil company.
Oil guy: And what company is that? (He was sounding very agitated here)
Me: It's my friend's company?
Oil Guy: I said what
Me: XYZ Oil.
Oil Guy: Oh, how much are they
Me: Excuse me? (In my world, that is not a very polite question)
Oil Guy: How much do you pay those guys? How much a gallon? (In my face now)
Me: I don't think I have to tell you that.
Oil Guy: Well, you still have some of our
oil left here, you know! (Yes, and it's fully paid for by the previous owners).
Oil Guy: We...we can take it back!
Me: You want a hose so you can siphon it out with your mouth?
Oil Guy: .....
I'm telling, you I have had enough of rude salesman. The guy that came to give us an estimate on the bathroom was given the same treatment after I had to listen to just ten minutes of his condescending "but you're just the woman, what do you know about money" crap.
Anyhow, the tree/plant. Anyone?