I called the dealership yesterday, and the part still hadn't arrived yet. I believe he said it was coming from Tennessee. According to Google Maps, it would take 1 day and 8 hours to drive from Boise, Idaho to Tennessee. Throwing in a night to sleep and a few stops for eating & peeing, that still doesn't explain how it could take longer than 16 days for a part to come ONE DIRECTION ONLY. I realize they probably shipped it via the cheapest rate possible because it is warranty work & they can't stick me with the bill, but it does make me wonder about shipping companies. If you give them insane amounts of money, your stuff arrives pretty darn quickly--like in that 1 day, 8 hour time frame. If you give them a slightly less insane amount of money, they'll deliver it less speedily--like someone taking breaks to stop, eat, and occasionally pee. If you give them the least amount of money possible, how do they stretch it out for longer than 2 weeks? Strap in on the back of a sight-seeing bus that is doing to stop at every wax museum and large ball of twine exhibit on the way????????
I have accepted that I won't have Jeeves for Finishing Friday yet again, but I can't help hoping that I might get him back before we hit day 20, so I have been doing a little "stocking up." You know, just in case the three garments and the summer towels weren't quite enough for the upcoming marathon.....
First we have more towels:
I will, of course, be doing a test run on scrap material this time, because this
I also picked up some material for a new picnic bag idea I've been kicking around. I want a heavy material that would be durable but washable, so I picked up some green denim
Meanwhile, Theo is holding out for cutting out YET ANOTHER project