Friday, August 22, 2008

Bullets of randomness

  1. Our exchange student arrives in our home one week from today. I am equal parts excited and nervous and scared. A new adventure for our family.
  2. We received some mail addressed to the previous owners of this house. The mail is from their real estate agent. It is noted as the "preferred client update". Seems to me if (a) she SOLD the house for them and (b) they are preferred clients shouldn't she know that they no longer live here?
  3. Abby has discovered a love for scissors. Little by little she is learning how to use her very own special pair of purple ones. And our house has become filled with little bits of paper. Ugh. (Thankfully, thus far it's all been paper we allowed her to cut. Hopefully it stays that way.)
  4. Jack is 3 months old today. It feels like we've been 4 for a long time already but it's only been 12 weeks. The time of uncertainty when he was in my womb was 20 weeks.
  5. It's interesting when Abby is upstairs and I am downstairs and I call out to her "what are you doing?" and she says "not anything" I become more suspicious than if she were to TELL me what she was doing.
  6. Doesn't it just figure that our van's brakes need replacing the same day that our hot water tank blows? Incidentally, I do find it rather humorous that we have to dip into our rainy day fund on a VERY (literally) rainy day.
  7. Back in June I ordered something from a company online. By the beginning of July I still hadn't received it so I contacted them. They found the tracking number and gave it to me. It was discovered that Canada Post had tried delivering it, had been unable to and sent it back to the company. (Yes, I do question that Canada Post had actually tried delivering it since currently I am home nearly every day but that's another story.) Anyway, since then I have been contacting the company occasionally. As of today they STILL had not received the returned package from Canada Post. Instead of waiting any longer they will just ship me another one today. Good choice on their part. Good customer service. If only more companies would realize that the cost of that one item is minimal in comparison to leaving a customer unhappy.


Anonymous Nichole said...

An exchange student! How exciting! Where is he or she coming from?

I had almost exactly the same issue with the postal service! I ordered some books in mid-July and never received them. Turns out, they were returned. By whom, I don't know. They've reshipped most of them, but one of the books is now on backorder.

3:02 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

#6. Glad that your sense of humour remains intact on rainy days like that.

9:17 AM  

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