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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2017-03-29 03:47 pm

So what arrived?

In a previous entry I said we'd bought patio furniture, which was scheduled to be delivered by FedEx today, bu that FedEx claimed the shipment consisted of one box a foot square and 9" deep, with a weight of three pounds.

Toby was convinced that we'd somehow bought expensive dollhouse furniture. I was convinced that what we were going to get was a box with the warranty and some cleaning fluid in it (that's happened before when we bought furniture).

On the way home from dropping documents by our tax lady, we got a notification from FedEx that our shipment had been delivered, so the drive home was a bit tense as we wondered what awaited us.

So what arrived...?





YAY OUR FURNITURE ARRIVED! What you see above is about 2/3 of the boxes. And NOT A SINGLE BOX was 12" x 12" x 9" with a weight of three pounds. We did get one envelope with a lonely ottoman cushion cover in it. But above seems to be flatpacked wicker furniture, consisting of a 3-piece sectional, 2 armchairs, 2 ottomans, and possibly a separate side table, but I forget. (We wanted it to seat 7 as when the entire family is over, we have that many people.)

We bought a separate table from a different store and are going to pick it up in a couple of hours--it's a dining table, but it's a bit lower than usual so it works when you're sitting in these type of chairs, so it can double as a dining table when we're cooking out or a coffee table if we're just sitting around.

Next purchases on the list: outdoor rugs/mats and one of those umbrellas whose base is off to the side.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2017-03-29 10:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I think Chilewich was making those plastic woven outdoor mats/rugs for a while anyway.

You're going to have a very fancy back yard!
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[personal profile] misbegotten 2017-03-29 11:59 pm (UTC)(link)
We did get one envelope with a lonely ottoman cushion cover in it.

You should have started with that picture! :D

[identity profile] tavella.livejournal.com 2017-03-30 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
I was convinced that what we were going to get was a box with the warranty and some cleaning fluid in it (that's happened before when we bought furniture).

I feel that I need to know more about this. Did you get the furniture eventually? Or was it some kind of scam where they claimed they had only been advertising cleaning fluid for furniture?

[identity profile] telophase.livejournal.com 2017-03-30 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
It's not as exciting as I made it sound. We bought a couch from a local furniture store, and while they had to order it and ship it to us, they did send us home with the warranty and a box containing their proprietary cleaning system. Which we used exactly once, when a cat threw up on the couch, and then promptly forgot we owned.
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[identity profile] viridian5.livejournal.com 2017-03-30 09:05 am (UTC)(link)
I got a UPS notice stuck to the building's front door that I needed to come to an office to pick up a package they tried to deliver only once, while I was away from my apartment for only 40 minutes that whole day. I was pissed off. Then I get into my apartment and there was a UPS package sitting in it. I had to call them to confirm that it was the package the notice was for. So weird.

[identity profile] telophase.livejournal.com 2017-03-30 01:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Weeird.