What a day!! My stress levels went through the roof at one point mid-afternoon. Here's why:
Over the last couple of weeks hubby and I have been engaged in an marathon eBay sell-a-thon, or so it seems; everything in this house that isn't nailed down is being sold. Well, it's not quite that drastic since the house still seems almost as cluttered as when we started, but you get the idea. Last month I listed so many things on eBay that I actually reached (for the first time ever, and I've been selling on eBay since about 2006) the per calendar month limit of 100 'free-to-list' items.
You can imagine the number of trips to the Post Office we've made recently and, forget the medal-winning Olympians, I think Royal Mail should paint the village post box gold in our honour.
Anyway, back to the story. Last week I sold a large item of furniture (let's call it a Plan Chest, as seen to the left of the photo below)
The courier was no longer with the man who was expecting a Pine Table, and therefore he wouldn't be able to bring the Plan Chest back at that precise moment.
And then about 30 minutes later the couriers who were coming to collect the Plan Chest turned up. And there was no Plan Chest for them to collect. They could have had a Pine Table, but that wasn't what they'd come for.
More phone calls, discussions about Plan Chest couriers possibly meeting Pine Table courier somewhere on the M5, a lot of frustration and a heartburn tablet for me, and we had to concede that things were not going to get sorted this afternoon. The Plan Chest is hopefully being returned tomorrow; the Pine Table will hopefully be collected tomorrow and head to its rightful home; the Plan Chest will then be collected on Saturday when the couriers are next in the area. And then I can heave a big old sigh of relief. And wait for the negative feedback to come flooding in on eBay.