Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I LIVE IN HOPE.... BEING OPTIMISTIC

Our old 'main' lounge suite is in the garage awaiting pick up by it's new owners (Amanda and Andrew)... I am expecting Andrew sometime today.
In the meantime, I shall just look at the naked floor, and perhaps vacum it. lol

I was told 3 weeks ago that our new lounge suite would be here by 'about' Wednesday. The boat bringing it into the country was supposed to dock in Tauranga last friday. Hmmmm. A container ship lost a man overboard last week, and was spending several days looking for him... and THAT boat was supposed to be docking in Tauranga last friday too. JUST MY LUCK IT WAS THE BOAT WITH OUR LOUNGE SUITE ON IT. BUT, I am going to be OPTIMISTIC and believe that my lounge suite will be here tomorrow!

Oh and yes, it was very sad that a man was lost overboard... I get that... I do indeed. It wasn't his fault IF my lounge suite was on his ship. And NO, they did not find him.

Today, I will stay home until Andrew comes and gets the suite. Then I will pop out for a few things... post some cards to Sue in USA.... bla bla bla.

ONWARD...

I rang Harvey Norman... was told 'Shelly' would ring me back asap to let me know when the lounge suite would arrive. She didn't.

I rang back 3 hours later to be told 'Shelly' was OUT... could he help me? I explained ... and was told "Oh so sorry... it could still be two weeks until we get it"! What the Fuck! If I had been told from the word 'GO' that it would take almost 5 months to arrive I would have bought from a local supplier! I am HOPPING MAD now. 'Shelly' better ring me back or else! Well... I don't know what else really.... we have no choice but to wait I suppose.

Andrew arrived at lunchtime and duly took away our suite. I am going to move the two green leather recliner chairs into the lounge from the family room in the meantime, so I won't have to sit on the floor! lol... as if!

MARTINE: Answers.. The dogs are fine in their cones. Still trying to scratch. But not hurting themselves anymore. And my sewing machine is going just fine right now...TOUCH WOOD! I've been doing a good deal of sewing and it really has been good to me! Wonders will never cease.

The afternoon has flown by, I've been sewing... got carried away and have just realised that it's 1/4 to 6! Shit, I had chicken out for dinner... we will now be having that tomorrow! Tonight.... fish 'n' chips.

OH and it is sooooo bloody quiet here without Brylee! Griffin has no one to argue with, she's not here to niggle him... it's BLISS! Better enjoy it while it lasts.

End of Day: another lovely evening... watching the telly, doing diddly squat. nite nite.

19 comments:

  1. LOL good luck with the lounge suite.... good on you for being optimistic, hope you got a back up seat to sit on if it does not arrive lol.

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  2. Hiya

    have you rung to check if it is coming today, if they have it off the boat, they should know the delivery date. Can not wait to see what you have chosen.

    Trish

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  3. Anonymous11:47 AM

    If you got it from harvey norman then don't hold your breath! I ordered a gas stove from them and there were so many stuff-ups with the delivery (like "it's left the warehouse in Brisbane" - 6 hours away - then a week later, "it never left Brisbane sorry". Next attempt they sent the wrong stove. When it did turn up, they told me it would be delivered the next day so I stayed home all day for nothing then got a phone call to say they said the wrong day! And after having the damn stove for 2 years now, I have come to the conclusion it is a heap of shit! And guess where it is made? TURKEY! It is a bloody turkey alright! Am looking for a new stove soon! (not from hardly normal either!) WOMBAT

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  4. I do hope the lounge suite arrives soon otherwise it may lead to re arranging furniture and room tidying!! Sad about the man on the ship though.

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  5. I don't mean to laugh, it would be my luck as well that my lounge suite would be on that boat. Hopefully you have it soon. Questions Chris

    1. How are the dogs and their cones.

    2. Is your sewing machine behaving itself.

    Have a fun day. Martine x

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  6. Good luck with the lounge suite, I guess it will be fun you all sitting on the floor for a few weeks :-)

    Maybe you could start making some bean bags in the meantime.

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  7. Anonymous1:45 PM

    I'd head down to Harvey Norman and give Shelley a piece of your mind...

    They piss you off aye... there should be some sort of rule that if they can't supply it within a set time they shouldn't even friggin advertise it.

    Grrrrrr. I'd be SO pissed right now and I'd take her outside and give her what for.

    (yeah yeah... as if I would... but ooooh I feel angry on your behalf).

    Ahhh.. deep breath. Deep breath....

    Kate (kittie444)

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  8. Anonymous1:45 PM

    I'd head down to Harvey Norman and give Shelley a piece of your mind...

    They piss you off aye... there should be some sort of rule that if they can't supply it within a set time they shouldn't even friggin advertise it.

    Grrrrrr. I'd be SO pissed right now and I'd take her outside and give her what for.

    (yeah yeah... as if I would... but ooooh I feel angry on your behalf).

    Ahhh.. deep breath. Deep breath....

    Kate (kittie444)

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  9. Oh...... My...... God.... I would so not wait that long for anything except a baby. There are so many amazing local suppliers around Auckland who could get you one so much sooner. Never mind, it's done now :)

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  10. Oh that totally sucks Chris! I'd be super angry too....Crap like that is just so dang frustrating!

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  11. What a pain in the ass!

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  12. What a pain. If Andrew is taking your couch what are you going to sit on for the next two weeks?

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  13. so sounds like Harvey Normans after sales service is as slack as there in store service. Can you tell I am not a H/N fan heheh

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  14. Hi Chris,
    Good luck with getting your lounge suite...hope it arrives soon. I am not patient with stuff like that, I need it now!!!

    Also, thanks for the wonderful recipe for the ginger cake. I made it the other day...very addictive and yummy.

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  15. Okay - I just caught up on your blogs. First of all - that necklace is beautiful! You look good in it! Next, your poor little coneheads! I hope that medication is working for them so they can be "freed!" Your quilting is looking good! I can't wait to see everything all together.

    Oh - I did want to ask if you were hit by the earthquake in New Zealand a while back. I was in my no blogging mood then but I did think about you.

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  16. Hummmmm...seems like everyone all over the globe has the same problem. We ordered bedroom furniture once and it about drove me nuts. We don't order anymore. If it's not at the warehouse - we do without. It makes one crazy. I hope your comes in soon without any hitches.!! ...debbie

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  17. well, if the poor bloke gets washed up on the shores of a deserted island, at least he'll be able to relax in style! :)

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  18. Anonymous6:01 AM

    Hi Chris,

    Same thing happened to a friend of mine with Harvey Norman. They ended up getting a loaner lounge suite from Harvey's until their one finally arrived. You should suggest that to them.

    Rose :)

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