WOMP WOMP WOMP
I finally decided to go ahead and do curbside pickup on the insulation and paneling, because that seemed like a safe compromise between "getting shit done" and also not interacting with too many humans.... And despite having 30+ panels in stock a few days ago when I was comparing options, when I tried to order them yesterday, they were ALLLLLL gone. Apparently everyone and their brother has decided that quarantine is definitely the time to do all those home improvement projects they've been putting off! They're not wrong, but I'm still annoyed haha.
|I am somewhat mollified by my eBay impulse purchases trickling in - I bought these from two different sellers but they're a pretty close match, and I think they're fun. Vaguely reminiscent of my sliding door handles in the house but wayyyy cheaper!|
So the panels are ordered, but won't be in for a few weeks, which is super disappointing while also being the very definition of a first world problem, so I'll live. We did manage to pick up the remainder of the insulation and electrical stuff, so that will get done slowly. Unfortunately, 90% of the fun stuff can't be done without the panels up... boo.
|Even though I had stain I was going to use for trim I decided to lean in to my white/teal (aqua) theme and I bought this to try on the trim. We'll see how it goes! Of course, no point staining trim until the wall panels are up, so it'll just have to sit for a bit.|
Apparently the unit I wanted for heating/cooling also couldn't be ordered for reasons that are still mysterious to me, but I found something comparable on Amazon so I have a plan B there. Doesn't seem like much point in ordering it yet though, since it'll be at least a month until the other stuff is done.
|The chandelier arrived Friday and I spent a lengthy amount of time swearing as I assembled it....|
|But #worthit! I didn't finish and put the dome on it because that needs to happen when it's installed and it also cannot be installed without the paneling 🤷♀️😅|
Annnnnnd for no apparent reason State Line only shipped half my order, despite my original confirmation email indicating everything was in stock and would ship out at the same time. So far, they've ignored multiple inquiries about any kind of timeline, so that's a bummer too.
So that's the state of things - delayed! Which again, I know, it's the firstiest of first world problems, but it was kind of the only thing keeping me going through being stuck at my house not riding indefinitely. And I realized belatedly that I was super overly emotional this weekend because it was also the weekend I was supposed to be spending in KY with a fantastic group of bloggers (#bestweekendallyear
). So some of my irrational disappointment over stupid things like panels not being in stock is really about the fact that Land Rover got cancelled. Which again, first world problems. The Zoom party
Saturday night did help (thanks Liz and Holly and Amanda for all your hard work!) yank me out of the doldrums for a bit :)
|Sunrise this morning also lifted my spirits. |
The silver lining is our stay at home order is supposed to expire this weekend, so after that I'll probably feel more comfortable about (slowly and gradually) climbing back in the saddle.
The chandelier looks beautiful! Bryan was one of those who decided that stay-at-home means finish all the projects he's been putting off for a year now... eye rollReplyDelete
I'm definitely not opposed to getting stuff done around the house if I'm forced to be here 24/7, lol. Might as well be productive, right? At least for my previous projects I was able to use stuff I had around the house!Delete
BOO to delays. And the photo of the pieces of that chandelier made me cuss just looking at it lolReplyDelete
Yeah it was SO MANY little fiddly metal rings (kind of like keychain rings, but smaller?) and trying to get them through a bagillion tiny holes was... ugh. A LOT. But I got it done, go me! Not that it matters since it can't be hung for a month.... bahhhhh #firstworldproblemsDelete
How are you going to have that chandelier and not be tempted to hang it in the house? Right now it's so weird what orders come and what does not.ReplyDelete
It is a little temping to hang in the house, maybe I should put it up in the laundry room.... haha.Delete
Yeah, it's bizarre to me that something they regularly keep in stock is gonna take 3+ weeks to be restocked? Maybe it'll surprise me and come in early, but I won't hold my breath!
I can't even put together a wooden model without getting hurt (splinter under my thumbnail acquired yesterday afternoon :( ), I definitely am not about to attempt a home improvement project during SIP. LOL everyone who is I consider brave!ReplyDelete
Ouch, I hope you got it out and that your finger is feeling better! I hate splinters. My life has been a never-ending revolving door of home improvement projects for what feels like a painfully long time... with no end in sight... lolDelete
Stateline is a hot mess right now. They sent me free sunglasses instead of my helmet! None of the emails were answered, so I finally called and spoke to a human who said they would ship it out right away. But nothing has come yet, and no tracking number, so I'll be calling again I guess.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the back order on the panelling. That's lame.
Yeahhhhh I finally got ahold of someone yesterday and they told me my order was being packed as we spoke. I still have no tracking, so obviously that was a lie 🙄Delete