Scott celebrated by installing more of the hardwood floor and I made cupcakes, salsa, margaritas, steak, and salad. I also spent some time reorganizing the cupboards and folding/sorting all the linens that were still smushed into boxes. We watched Free Birds on Netflix and I thought about how nice it would be if we really did celebrate Thanksgiving with pizza. Then we went to sleep early.
Friday, we got up early with a game plan. First, we went to breakfast at King's Chef Diner. It's called the "tastiest breakfast in Colorado" by Food Network, so it was worth checking out. The service was impeccable, we got right in at 9:00am, and we even remembered to stop at the ATM since it's cash only.
That is the HALF burrito. It was only $6.50!
After breakfast we went to Old Colorado City to the farmer's market…
(Honestly, I'm already bored with this recap…this is why I don't recap often.)
The farmer's market was amazing and I think it might become a regular Saturday thing.
I had no idea basil was available in such vast quantities. Only $3!
We also found a cute coffee and wine bar and I had the best iced coffee, potentially, ever.
Against my wishes, she put on whipped cream. I scooped most of it off when she wasn't looking.
Then, we stopped at Lowe's because we always seem to need a few things from Lowe's. After an awful customer service experience, I complained via the wide world of Twitter and got a response pretty quickly. I was directed toward a website where I could relay our experience to the customer service department.
Long story short: We keep ordering things and they keep messing it up. They originally lost part of our bamboo flooring a month ago. On Saturday, they couldn't find our oven. There's more to the story, but I don't feel like ranting this morning. We'll see if they show up with the oven today.
Scott worked at Lowe's when he was in college. We're loyal to the place. My brother worked for Lowe's too. This is the second house Scott has worked on renovating in the last 6 years and all of the building materials have always come from Lowe's. I don't have a personal vendetta. We have just lost our patience with this particular store.
I really think that I should start my own review site or something because, as much as I wanted to talk about how the Lowe's in Fountain, Colorado is stocked with simpleton, fake-sympathizing, usually-tend-to-ignore-customers-altogether sales associates, sometimes I feel like things can get awfully negative around here. But we had EXCELLENT experiences at King's Chef Diner, the Old Colorado City Farmer's Market, Republic of Paws, and The Sweet Elephant. The Tinseltown movie theater was also worth our while. Clean, friendly, and plush leather seats arranged stadium style. As I said to Scott, "We wasted a year in Missouri. I haven't been in a nice movie theater since Alaska."
So yes. Good customer service is all around us! I just wanted to let you know that we're not always a magnet for bad business.