Archive for the ‘Excuses’ Category
“Hey You! Where the heck are you? I may seem like a stalker, but I’m not. Or maybe I am. I love reading your to do list. It’s the most productive time of my day. My daughter even says; “What’s the Queen doing today?” Where have you gone to my queen. Come back!”
So this week was a bit crazy for me. I was the lovely recipient of some kind of cough and fever given to me by a sweet child during children’s church… AND it was the week I travel and buy stuff for my eBay and online store. I have my regular suppliers of products, but this stuff is just well, special. My excuse is that not only was I sick, but I had this extra stuff to wear me out… and it wasn’t until Friday that I realized “I haven’t posted on my blog!”
So.. Pamela and daughter.. I’m back.. with a bit of a cough. Thanks for asking.
WAY back on Mother's Day in 2014.. Golden Boy (#2) bought me the needlepoint I've wanted for quite some time. It's this Melissa Shirley Designs 3 Little Pigs Needlepoint. If you don't needlepoint, you may not know that it's not a cheap hobby. A Melissa Shirley needlepoint canvas is hand painted, so it's like it's a tiny work of art. I buy 99% of my canvas's on eBay because the mother of 7 can't afford one retail.
Since the needlepoint store in Kansas City closed down.. I don't have any place to buy fibers. #2 and I went to Atlanta February 17th-20th for his business trip. We had a great time, and I got the opportunity to go to the needlepoint shop In Stitches that is located in Buckhead, GA.
Melissa Shirley's Three Little Pigs
I bought just a few fibers to start the needlepoint, rolled my canvas back up.. and flew back to Kansas City with it. When I arrived back in Kansas City on Friday evening, it was the start of The Man's Christmas present. He loves the PBR Pro Bull Riders (and I do too) so every year I buy him tickets to the rodeo and we make a weekend of it. This cute little needlepoint road around with me (or so I thought it did) all weekend. When I arrived home Sunday I thought this was in The Man's car…. on Monday night I asked him to bring it in, and IT WASN'T in his car. We started making phone calls on Monday night into Tuesday. We called every place we went…. no needlepoint canvas. I was so afraid that I lost this, and I would never own one again. I cried in the shower.. I cried when I went to bed. I even DREAMED about this thing. I dreamed that it was finally returned to me.. but it was FINISHED. (is that dumb or what?)
#2 called the hotel we stayed in on Monday evening, and they said they didn't have it. #1 called all the parking garages in the Power and Light District and IKEA to see if they found it. I called the restaurants, movie theater, and shopping places we went… No canvas. I thought I would call the hotel again, just to see… and they had it! 🙂 I can't tell you how happy I was to see it again!
So I guess I spoke to soon yesterday. I said there was *Nothing* wrong with these packages…
Yesterday an item not received case was opened on one of these packages. You might be thinking.. "how could that happen since you just sent them out"?
When my mail carrier scanned these in she hit "delivered" instead of "accepted".. so now even though the item is in the postal system … it shows that it was delivered in Rantoul, KS . The buyer not knowing what happened thought I somehow received her payment in the morning, and somehow delivered it the same day.. she opened a case which = a defect against me. After checking all of the packages that were sent out Monday and Tuesday it appears that the there is something wrong with the scanner, or that 2 different postal carriers hit delivered instead of accepted.
I notified all 52 people that paid for their packages (that were sent out on Monday and Tuesday..) just incase they might see that their item was delivered on the same day that it was shipped. *If* each one of those buyers opened a case, I would have a defect for each one and the money would be taken out of my account. That's a little scary…
Here is what all 52 looked like.