Replace 6/16: My rug lastly arrived! And now my pc determined to die. It’s within the pc hospital now, so hopefully it may be revived. I can’t weblog on an iPhone, so I’ll be again with a greater replace when my pc scenario will get resolved.
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I had excessive hopes that I’d present up in the present day and have some stunning and colourful house gymnasium partitions to indicate y’all. Nicely, issues didn’t actually work out that approach.
I labored exhausting on Friday and Saturday getting the ceiling and partitions in that room primed and painted in order that the partitions can be good and dry on Sunday afternoon, once I deliberate so as to add the entire stunning colours. So by the tip of the day on Saturday, I had a white ceiling (Behr Extremely Pure White), and white partitions (Behr Polar Bear), and a clean canvas for Sunday.
I took that image when the partitions had been moist, which is why you see that shiny spot. I all the time use eggshell or flat/matte on my partitions, so after they’re dry, you don’t see any shine in any respect. After I bought all of the partitions painted, I introduced in my fan (that seems like a jet engine and circulates a ton of air) to ensure the partitions can be prepared for plenty of painters tape the subsequent day.
So yesterday afternoon, I used to be so excited to get began on the enjoyable stuff. I began by taping off the primary part between the 2 facet home windows the place the darkest teal colour would go (i.e., the place the Swedish ladder will go), and I painted two coats of paint (Behr Summer time Dragonfly). After which I peeled off the painters tape, and it took the wall paint proper together with it.
Y’all, I may have cried. And it was not small space, both. Irrespective of how slowly or fastidiously I peeled the tape, it took the wall paint with it. That’s 18 inches, not less than. It may be so long as 24 inches.
That painted part of the wall appeared nice, and I liked the colour.
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However with that lengthy part of wall paint peeled off, there was no approach I used to be going to proceed with taping off the remainder of the design. I feel the issue is that it’s been extremely humid right here these days (as in, the type of humid the place you stroll out the door and the humidity hits you within the face like a ton of bricks and makes it very exhausting to breathe), so issues like paint and paint stripper are reacting in ways in which aren’t what I’m used to in any respect. I’ve by no means had paint peel off like that with painters tape like this, not even once I’ve painted a wall and taped off a design on it inside the identical day.
In order that has triggered a setback and an enormous disappointment. I certain hoped to have a number of stunning colour on these partitions by now, however all I’ve is one strip of colour and a wall in want of restore. *Sigh* And I don’t understand how y’all deal with it when paint peels off of the wall, however I don’t ever like to easily paint over it, as a result of when paint peels, it creates a texture. If I merely paint over it, I’ll all the time be capable of see these ridges across the areas the place the paint peeled. So I discover it’s concept to fill in these indentions with drywall mud, let it dry fully, sand, prime, and repaint.
Anyway, it’ll get accomplished, however simply not on the timeline I had hoped.
However now let me let you know about one other frustration that almost has me pulling my hair out.
Do not forget that new rug I ordered for the breakfast room?
Let me again up. I’m turning our breakfast room right into a sitting room. Now earlier than anybody will get onto me about how I hold redoing tasks, let me simply remind you that that is being accomplished at Matt’s request. If you wish to know why, you may examine that right here.
So at his request, I ordered a recliner for him (and an identical one for myself). Then as a result of I’m a decorator and may’t simply throw two recliners in a room and name it accomplished, I ordered a rug. Then the rug got here, and I wasn’t glad with it.
So I ordered one other rug (which I ordered from Pier1, after which discovered for $50 much less at Overstock), and that’s the place issues type of hit a roadblock.
I bought a discover that the rug was shipped, together with the monitoring quantity. In order I all the time do, I began monitoring the quantity obsessively till Friday, June 4th, when it mentioned it’s was out for supply. We’re all the time on the finish of the UPS supply route, so I anticipated to have it between 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Nicely, 10:00pm rolled round, and I nonetheless didn’t have a rug.
I used to be upset, however I perceive that typically there are just too many packages to ship in a day. No downside. I’d simply have to attend till Monday.
So the monitoring was up to date to inform me that the rug can be delivered at a later date, and on Sunday the sixth, I bought an e mail saying that it will be delivered the subsequent day.
The following day got here and went, and at 10:00pm, the monitoring had been up to date to inform me that the rug can be delivered at a later date.
Then on Tuesday, I bought a discover that it will be delivered on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, I checked to make certain that it was out for supply, and certain sufficient, it was. So I waited. And as soon as once more, I used to be upset. By 10:00pm, there was nonetheless no rug, and the monitoring had been up to date as soon as once more to indicate that supply would happen at a later day.
By now, I used to be irritated. So the subsequent morning (Thursday), I checked the standing of the monitoring as soon as once more. Nothing had modified. It nonetheless mentioned that supply was scheduled for a future date, however no date was given. So then I began filling out on-line varieties and making telephone calls. At first, I used to be solely getting the automated customer support system, which is lower than helpful. It’s only a voice that tells you precisely what the pc says while you kind in your monitoring quantity. Why do I would like an automatic voice studying that to me, and calling that customer support? I can learn it myself! *pause…deep, calming breath*
Anyway, I lastly discovered the way to speak to an precise individual, and she or he instructed me that she would contact my native distribution heart and have them contact me instantly concerning the placement and standing of the rug. Nicely, I by no means bought a telephone name from anybody, however about an hour later, I bought on-line to view the monitoring standing once more, and this time it mentioned “making ready for supply” with a supply date of that very day by 7:00pm.
Nicely, 7:00pm got here and went. No rug. Then 9:00pm got here and went. Nonetheless no rug. I checked the monitoring once more, and it mentioned that supply was rescheduled for a future date.
I used to be hopeful as soon as once more once I wakened on Friday morning, checked the monitoring quantity, and noticed that it mentioned “out for supply”. I believed for certain that this present day, the fifth day that I used to be being instructed it will be delivered, can be the fortunate day. Certainly they will need to have discovered my rug by now (and critically, how do you lose an 8′ x 10′ rug?), made certain it truly bought on the truck, and up to date the standing to indicate it was out for supply. Certainly, after the entire on-line varieties and chatting with an precise customer support individual, this new standing was very intentionally and precisely up to date and I’d get the rug by the tip of the day, proper?
Day #5 of a promised rug supply got here and went with no rug being delivered to my home.
In order that brings us to this morning. I wakened, grabbed my pc, and checked the monitoring. There was a observe on the highest of the display screen that claims, “A declare has been made with the sender. Please contact the sender for extra particulars.”
Okay…FINALLY they had been admitting that the rug was misplaced. It’s not what I had hoped, however not less than with this admission of a misplaced rug, I may transfer ahead and get a substitute. So I referred to as Pier 1 and instructed them in regards to the discover, and the person mentioned that he would “escalate my declare” and so they may most likely ship a substitute out inside the subsequent 48 hours.
48 hours?! *pause…one other deep, cleansing breath*
Evidently, that was the very best they might do. I requested him if they might simply refund my cash, and he mentioned that every one he may do was escalate my declare, and he couldn’t inform me whether or not or not they might refund my cash. (And that’s the final time I’ll ever order something from Pier 1.)
In order that’s the place we left issues. My subject was being “escalated” and he could or could not be capable of ship out a substitute in 48 hours, and so they could or could not be capable of refund my cash. Clear as mud.
Then about an hour later (once more, simply this morning), I bought a telephone name from this identical man at Pier 1, and he tells me that evidently every part has been cleared up as a result of he simply checked the UPS monitoring quantity once more, and lo and behold, my rug is out for supply!
Y’ALL!!!!!!! I’m unsure whether or not to chortle or cry. I attempted to inform him that that is the SIXTH time — the SIXTH day — that I’ve been instructed my rug is out for supply, and it by no means reveals up. Name me cynical, however I’ve some critical doubts that it’s truly going to indicate up in the present day. Fairly truthfully, I don’t suppose there even IS a rug at this level! I feel the rug has been lengthy gone — misplaced, accidently destroyed, one thing — and what’s left is nothing however a quantity in a pc system that retains biking by with every day’s updates, however there’s no precise rug or every other package deal connected to that quantity. It’s only a quantity caught in a pc system, which retains me caught on this unending loop of being promised a rug that by no means will get delivered.
However he was like, “Nicely, let’s give it just a few extra days. It appears to be like prefer it may be there in the present day. If not in the present day, then perhaps tomorrow. However let’s give it just a few extra days. It’s out for supply proper now.” *Sigh*
So I’ve bought a quantity connected to a phantom rug that most likely doesn’t exist, however retains displaying “out for supply,” and since it reveals it’s “out for supply,” Pier 1 received’t refund my cash or ship out a brand new rug. I’m caught in a by no means ending loop, and I don’t know the way to get out of it.
All of that to say that the images I had hoped to indicate you a week-and-a-half in the past of our completed sitting room are on maintain indefinitely. And with out that room completed, I don’t need to take all of these vast angle photos of the entire rooms collectively that I had promised you, both. So these are additionally on maintain indefinitely.
Have any of you had this occur? And please, for the love of my sanity, inform me how you bought free from this by no means ending loop and really bought a package deal delivered into your palms!
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