Originally Posted by aart
Might want to call and reserve truck?...cause Saturday and all... and never trust web inventories.
.....and ask about discount too?
Will call to see about reserving the truck but the discount, well, from experience, you really have to be there and talk to someone face to face, not over the phone. Some will let you have it regardless of the rules, depending on how you approach them. Have to play it just right with HD.
ETA: HD said they just got the truck, didn't think many people even knew about it yet, didn't think it had to be reserved, to just come get it Saturday. And the barn again had no wet inside though we had 40 mph winds and rain/sleet. So, after days of rain, some torrential, no leaks. Puzzling, isn't it?
ETA, again. Apparently, the associate had no idea what she was talking about-someone else told DH that was the store use truck, only. Neither local HD offers the truck rental. The closest that has it is an hour away, hardly worth the trouble.
BUT, problem solved! A young lady in Murphy is going to help us pick up our lumber and get it home. We put an ad on the FB online yard sale in Murphy, NC, the closest town to us (we are RIGHT on the NC border) for someone to do the job for $50. That will save us about $40 over the Lowe's delivery price and someone else can make a few bucks. She is picking up her dad from his work about 5 min from the Lowe's at 3 p.m. and will meet us there in her F150 truck to load up and take it to our house. We've had pretty good luck finding people to do stuff on the FB yard sale sites.
Here is a funny for you, though. Tired of alarm companies calling us in spite of an unpublished number, you know, the ones who say they'll install for free if you put a sign in your yard, DH had a rare moment of mischievousness.
Caller: Do you have an alarm system?
DH: If you count the dogs who will eat you alive if you come on the property, yes.
Caller: But, what would happen if you wanted to go away for the weekend?
DH: Well, then, I'd come back to body parts.
Caller: Let me get you a supervisor.
DH: Ma'am, we live on top of a mountain and I'm not interested.
Edited by speckledhen - 2/26/16 at 6:00am