*UPDATE* Hmm … A Day Early

I have three things on order, two of which were supposed to be delivered tomorrow, and one on Saturday.  All three are now rescheduled for a day earlier.  Fed-Ex is usually pretty good, but the post office is another matter (and it’s not my mailman’s fault for that).

The part that sucks is that I need to go run an errand, but dare not leave the house until the Fed-Ex delivery is made.  I might need to ask the delivery guy if he can haul it into the house for me.  What’s weird is that the online listing said the item weighs 130 lbs., but Fed-Ex tracking shows its shipping weight as 45 lbs., with a much smaller box size than it should be, so I’m not completely sure what to expect.  It wasn’t supposed to arrive in multiple packages.  I can still lift nearly half my weight, even packed into an awkwardly large box, but if it really does only weigh 45 lbs., what’s missing?  If it weighs nearly 30 lbs. more than I do, there’s no effin’ way I can haul it into the house by myself w/o going out to the barn to fetch the hand cart.

At the very least, I’ll have to open the box and take inventory.  If there is some screw-up, I’ll need to let the seller know.  I’m sure the seller will rectify it, if that’s the case.  This is the outdoors patio sectional sofa and coffee table with a thick glass top, so it’s not as if I need to have to have it ready for a cookout party anytime soon.


Okay, the Fed-Ex delivery guy showed up a few minutes ago, with three large packages.  Our dog barked up a storm to let me know that he was here.  He appeared to be in his 70s, and was a skinny, wiry guy.  I asked him if he thought he could get the packages over my threshold for me.  He looked at it (it’s ~8″ tall over that stone step), assessed the situation, and said “Sure.”  I took it from there, and squiggled each one out of the way to make room for the next one.  Neither our dog, nor our “Houdini” escape artist cat got loose.  I thanked him profusely.  That delivery guy was the best!  Wow.

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