The Cross House
Kelly created and operates my favorite blog, Old House Dreams, and in previous posts about the Great Drapery Search (here and here and here and here), Kelly stated that she had, by some miracle, found four drapery panels.
I responded that while I believed her, I doubted that the online order at Walmart would go through, because all my orders were later cancelled (it appeared that Walmart was out of stock, but Walmart could not confirm this!).
So, Kelly and I waited with bated breath for the order to be cancelled.
Then….Kelly received a shipped notice…for one panel. The rest of the order? “Delayed.”
Sigh. Well, one panel was better than none.
A few days later…Kelly received another shipped notice…for three panels.
When Kelly let me know, she had written: “Are you sitting down?”
I replied: “I was. But then fell off the chair!”
However, yet another problem soon developed with the Great Drapery Search. Kelly used as a shipping address the Cross House. But I live 20 miles west. This meant that when the boxes arrived, they would be left on the porch, and likely stolen.
So I kept alert to the tracking numbers as each box inched ever closer to their destination.
Of course, of course, the boxes would arrive on days when I was not at the house. Of course! When I received confirmation that Box 1 had been delivered, I texted my neighbor Eric, and asked if he could grab the box. Eric, being a great neighbor and person, seemed happy to help.
Later that day I received the following image via text:
A few days later I knew that Box 2 had been delivered. When I was not at the house. Not wanting to bother Eric again, I contacted Brad, who lives right behind the Cross House. Brad graciously agreed to Help Save The Box!
Who knew that ordering drapery could be so utterly ridiculous and vexing?
Well, I now have TEN panels. However, Victoria commented on one post that she had purchased two more panels, and was on the hunt for more!
As I also want to do the living room in the same drapery (masochist that I obviously am), I will need TEN panels for this room. With the TWO extra I now have, and the TWO (at least) which Victoria has purchased, that leaves just SIX more needed.
Sigh. The madness continues…
THE KELLY QUESTION
Kelly refused to let me send her a check. I insisted. She refused. “I love giving gifts!”
Hummm. I can’t yell at somebody for being…lovely & gracious, but then thought: Hey! I also love giving gifts!
I will send Kelly a gift (this presupposes she will ever give me her address!).
But, because I am a guy, and thus genetically incapable of buying a great gift for a girl, I need help.
What would be the perfect gift for Kelly?????
And, if Kelly does not forward her address, what gift can be sent via an email address? Because I have the latter!