The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433 Message #4076191
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-Oct-20 - 03:54 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life 2019 - 2020
It sounds like a wonderfully creative thing to be doing, Don.
I was working with wood today also, but in this instance it was picking up the pickets and cross members to replace part of the old fence at the side of the garage. Western red cedar pickets, treated 2x4 8' Douglas fir cross members. I'll lay the pickets out and paint on the wood preservative on all edges and sides before I put them up outside.
Since I was going to be painting on the preservative I thought I ought to treat the garage like it needed for this work, so I swept up a lot of leaves and grass that have gradually crept in.
I've remarked here several times about ordering a new trimmer, with a $10 off coupon, and deciding to save more money by having it shipped free to the store. So my purchase price was under $50, but I waited almost a month for it to finally arrive. It's a nice trimmer, so no complaints there. But a couple of days after I picked it up I got a call from FedEx asking for a street address because they can't ship to a P.O. Box, and I figured out that the package was from the same store. I had a tracking number and called the store and said I thought maybe someone had accidentally started the order again on one of the occasions I called to find out when it would arrive. I gave them the tracking number and said they should have it sent to them, if it wasn't the one I'd already picked up at the store. Then they'd have one in stock.
Today I got an email telling me my return had been received and I think they've credited back the full purchase price. I guess if they're going to take that long to ship they'll occasionally end up giving away the merchandise.