First, an update on my KR Secret Pal package. My pal has contacted UPS and they’ve called me twice, and . . . I’m starting to worry that somehow, this is our fault, that the package may somehow have ended up being (gulp) recycled. The sad part is that nobody remembers doing so or not doing so, but my local UPS driver (who’s at our house at least once or twice a week) distinctly remembers dropping off two packages on Friday, at the same time, and with the same time stamps on their tracking system. Since I definitely have one of them, I have a hard time believing the other one got up and walked away!
The problem, assuming it comes down to this, is that we far-too-frequently get sent unsolicited catalogs from both Office Depot and from Staples–big, thick ones in cardboard boxes–and since my secret pal shipped the package from Staples, it’s possible . . . just absurdly possible enough! . . . that the box was tossed without really looking at it–which would explain why none of us remember it. (Who remembers junk mail once it’s out of your hands? Not that this would have been junk mail, but assuming this is what happened, we didn’t know that! And if this is what happened, I feel even worse about it than I did yesterday! Believe me, if one of us accidentally recycled my gift package, nobody feels worse about it than I do!!)
Sigh. That would be just my luck, wouldn’t it?? Talk about stupidity!
On the plus side, I got an e-mail from Woodland Woolworks and they’re sending me a check for the amount they accidentally overcharged me. Edited to add: Or will they? I just got another e-mail saying, basically, “nope, we were right the first time,” when they clearly weren’t. My packing slip states exactly how much more I was due to be charged for the back-ordered items and I was charged more than that. It doesn’t get simpler than that, does it? Argh! They’d better send the check! I’ve got plenty of back-up documentation if they need it.
The sweater-strike of yesterday has been resolved. The Fluffer‘s services were not required, and everybody’s back in the closet, where they belong. I offered some new cedar blocks, and they accepted the deal, and everyone’s happy.
I got an e-mail yesterday that my local yarn shop is closing June 1st. Now, it’s not one of my favorite shops–they seem to have been rude and unhelpful about eight out of each ten times I was there–but they do have Rowan yarn, which I often like, and some other nice ones, although, there’s always been such a leaning toward novelty yarns, which I almost never use. And once they stopped carrying Debbie Bliss, I really haven’t found much worth going back for. But, since they’re closing, they will be having sales . . . I’d say that maybe a visit is in order, huh? You know, to say good-bye (good-buy?), for old times’ sake?