I got my new furniture today! I'm so excited! It's the first time I have ever bought new furniture from a furniture store. Everything has either been really cheapy, second hand or hand me downs. It was so neat to just go look around in the store decide what I liked and pick it out. It's always been "oh, I wish...." before. I feel like a grown up. Heehee
We got a really good deal of 0% interest/no payments for two years. I want to go ahead and make monthly payments so it will be paid off before then. Once we pay that off we want to get new bedroom furniture. I was worried the colors wouldn't go with the accent wall I just painted (did it before deciding to buy furniture) but they go great! I can't wait to get the rest of the room painted and start decorating.
Here's the bad part. When we purchased the furniture we specifically asked about delivery. We were told they delivery men wouldn't take the old furniture away but they would move it into the garage for us. So, I cleared everything out except for the couch and recliner so they could move it out. This is what my living room currently looks like.
Grrrr. I called the customer service line and told them what happened. They told me the sales rep lied to us and that the delivery people never move furniture out. I don't know which is the truth but quite frankly I don't care. I just would have liked to know so I could have moved my old furniture out first!! The delivery men barely spoke English and just stared at me when I spoke to them. So I don't know if they truely didn't understand me or were preteneding not to. I think it's the latter. It wouldn't have been too hard to figure out what I was saying. There wouldn't have been a reason for the sales person to lie to us because we had already purchased the furniture. He could have been misinformed. Also, the customer service rep could have just told me that to get me off the phone and not have to deal with me.
I really like the furniture but I'm still really pissed about this. It's a good thing I didn't have company coming over tonight! I do have to make sure it's moved today though since my mother is coming over tomorrow. I also need to put the coffee and end tables together tonight too.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I have been having trouble lately feeling like I have no time for myself, or anything really, once I get through with work. My house is nasty dirty, I hardly see my husband and when I do get home all I want to do is sit down relax and do absolutely nothing. That doesn't get to happen of course because once I have free time I have to scramble to get everything I didn't get to do while I was at work done. The doctor asked me what's stressing me out when he diagnosed me with shingles this week. "Nothing more than usual", I said. I think I am wearing myself too thin.
Friday, March 14, 2008
I woke up today feeling like crap. You know the days - you're in a bad mood, you feel ugly and fat and the thought of having to deal with people generally disgusts you. I feel slightly better now but not quite to my normal self. I got off work today at 5pm. (Shocker there!) but also found out I may have to work this weekend. Ugh.
I was able to work on a page for the monster chunky book swap I am participating in. Not quite finished but I am getting there! This one took a little longer than planned. I decided to collage the entire piece instead of drawing the background. I think it will look a lot better collaged but it's just that much more time consuming. Not sure if gel pens will smear once dry if I put it on top of gel medium but I am going to find out. I just have a few more pieces to cut out, another wash of color on my monster and then I can piece everything together and draw the extra doodads. I can't decide what I want to do for the edges. More than likely I will sew them but I think it's a requirement I have to use fibers. I need to go back and check the thread.
Finally got my husband to move my elliptical back into the house. I am tired of waiting and waiting for the painters to come and paint before I move it in. I don't like what I am starting to see in the mirror and the long hours at work aren't helping.
I'm tired. I think I will go to bed. Maybe I will wake in a better mood.