when all through the house not a creature was stirring except for a [SNAKE?]
Let me just cut to the chase. The universe was conspiring to kill me.
Went about the business of readying the city house for the family holiday and our first Thanksgiving here. My new baby blue modern love seat arrived at the store and I went to get it in my pick up truck (free shipping that way.) My son went with me, we loaded it up and took it home. Just a huge box and the love seat. No padding or protection of any kind: a thin cardboard box and love seat??? Unbelievable. This love seat is a piece of crap and made in China. It looks good, but the quality is poor. It has a raw, ragged 1/4 inch edge of fabric that they then stapled to the couch. No, they couldn't roll the hem over a couple of times before they stapled it, and I fear it will shred or pull out before too long. We had to pull back the underside to find the legs and the woodwork looks like pieces of particle board, not long pieces of hardwood. And, this wasn't a cheap love seat. I'd have paid $250. for it but not the amount I did pay. So, I'll have to box it up and return it myself. Only problem is, there is a howling wind and deluge outside and will be for the next several days. Who gets 9 inches of rain this time of year without a tropical storm? High is near freezing today and possible icing warnings.
Okay, this is getting too long already. Let me just say, while waiting for the trucking company to deliver my bed, I started to prepare the pies. I looked at the oven, and what in the world did I spy? An oven like I'd never seen before. A convection oven. I've heard of them but haven't a clue how they work or how to use one. So, I have to get out booklets left by the owner and start reading the schematics.... (my least favorite thing to do in the world). I'd rather have a root canal. That, and I told you I've never cooked on an electric cooktop and the dials were Greek to me.
In a nutshell (I can't seem to keep this brief), they delivered the wrong bed: the deliverers said [Senora, we can't do nothing about this. We just deliver and set up and you have to call company.] The calling began... They'll call back within 72 business hours. And, I saw on their website today there is a 25% black Friday sale on everything today. I am thinking (no I am unless they give it to me half off) of sending it back instead of exchanging it for the ivory one I ordered, not the gray one they sent.
After that, a snake was in the dining area of my kitchen. Deep breaths. Haven't a clue how it got in. Didn't know if it was a viper or not so wasn't going to chance it and had to kill it.
I unwrapped the new bedding for my wrong bed(that I agonized over) and no shams included. What? This wasn't a custom made set. So, I had to return to the store. Oh, no, those weren't included. Have to buy the shams one piece at a time. Nearly as much as the bed covering I might add. Okay. Deep breathe. Get them home and one will not unzip no matter what I tried. I will have to fight the crowds to return it. Grrrr. I couldn't even find an alcoholic beverage in the house. I rarely drink, but would have if I could have found some.
There is more but this is getting too lengthy and I'm sure you don't want to hear about all of the dark comedic happenings. Needless to say, I'm not even going to break this wishbone as I am certain I will come up with the short end. What ever!