For weeks now I have been waiting for the school furniture to arrive. There've been slight hiccups, for example, wrong height table - fixed by a phone call. Well, the furniture, which was being delivered to a friend's house as she is in all day, was due to arrive yesterday. Marvellous! Except, she called to say that the table's arrived...no chairs! Not marvellous. I chased it up. "Oh no," they (the company - naming no names) say. "The table and chairs come from different suppliers." Cue deep sighs. Well, when can I expect the chairs then? Hmm...perhaps before 2014, but it's unlikely. I was not impressed.
I managed to convince my dad to use one of his minibuses from his company www.littlebus.co.uk to transport the table as it wouldn't fit in a car. He, having been bribed with the offer of lunch, also helped to put it together. The table is absolutely beautiful! A daisy table in a gorgeous blue with green edging, just as I ordered, but even prettier in the flesh. There was just one, minor problem. The legs are height 460mm instead of 640mm. Cue more deep sighs. I phone the company back. Oh dear, we'll contact the suppliers who will arrange to swap them over. They'll call you. Still waiting for that phone call. I wouldn't mind, but we had that height mix up originally and sorted it out weeks ago! So dad kindly took it apart again and I packed the legs away. I now have a beautiful table propped up against the cupboards forlornly waiting for its legs. When it does finally come, I'll be sure to take a picture to show you. Unfortunately it means that I still have the temporary plastic table. At least it does the job.
So what else decided that today was a good day to decide to go wrong? Clothing. This has been a project since August, getting the clothing made for the company. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say that all clothes had been ordered. Today I got an email from the company to say that the fleece had been discontinued. Argh! After all those months! I have spent more fruitless hours searching, but apparently they were the only company to make sky blue fleeces. The nearest anyone can do is royal blue. I guess it'll have to do. Except...the text for the company is royal blue, which means that it will be invisible. ARGH!
The day just went on and on like this. Things that didn't want to be found, traffic, things that wouldn't work etc. The highlight of the day was the delightful tutoring session. If only it was all teaching and nothing else! Oh well, tomorrow is a new day and hopefully things will begin to get back on track. The holidays are coming up and the festive spirit is unwittingly forcing me in to a better mood. I'll put down the keyboard, sing a Christmas song and see you all soon!