October 25th, 2008

calvin faces

Call me an optimist

Or maybe a sucker, but after three phone calls I'm holding out hope that our kitchen woes will be over by Wednesday.

Service called me last week to schedule the replacement of the fridge doors and we settled on Wednesday. Then on Friday the sales manager called to apologize for the delays and mixups, they have found both stoves and would like to deliver stove 4.0 next week, did I have a preferred day? Well, it seems Wednesday might be a good one.

Yes we're on stove 4.0 without ever having received stove 3.0. Apparently when the movers located the two 'missing' stoves, the box for stove 3.0 was so badly damaged that the sales manager decided not to even bother with it, and ordered another new one for us. (Note to self - never use this moving company!)

The final call I received was from the moving company itself to apologize (yes the whole company called) for the delays in getting the paperwork in so we could be credited for the stoves. They were 'a bit behind' in their paperwork. A bit behind? 20 days. I'd hate to be depending on them to actually deliver something I didn't have a backup for. I really, really need this to be done. It has just about exhausted my attention span.


On the 29th of September we took our first look at a 2005 Honda Odyssey. It was in fairly good shape, drove okay, our mechanic friend didn't have any areas of concern with the vehicle. We took it for a second drive the following Sunday and made the owners an offer. They rejected the offer and decided to look at trading in two of their vehicles and downsizing. We were good with this, and decided to continue our low-key search, setting up several appointments to look at Vibe/Matrix's last weekend.

I guess the car hunt wasn't going that well for the couple with the van, because before our appointments last weekend they decided to accept our offer - two weeks after rejecting it. Several cancelled appointments later, and they are delivering the van tomorrow. We now have two vehicles that can take V's carseat. I can't wait to go for a drive with V and the two dogs!