Friday, August 24, 2007

There's a green one and a pink one...

Oh. My. Gosh.

Things have been super crazy around here the last couple of days.

Monday and Tuesday Rylee and I were over at the house painting. Well, I painted. She watched Shrek 500 times. It's exhausting. I think I worked both of us into sickness. We were both feeling pretty run down by Tuesday afternoon, she had a bit of a fever.

The hardest part about it is having to load all of our stuff (food, snacks,water, my laptop, movies, ipod's, blankets, pillows, toys) and take it over there. We go over there early in the morning, work through lunch, come back here for naptime and then head back over. So I load and unload 4-6 times a day. It's a lot. It may not seem like a lot, but it is. Then we stay over there until it's pretty late and come back.

In the midst of all of this, there are 3 orders this week. Two of which got moved up to Thursday instead of Friday. So I'm baking cakes and pies in between all of the back and forth to the house. Wednesday we went over to find that they had finally turned the electricity off. We called the energy company to get it turned on in our name and they said they could do it the next day for a $100 rush fee or Friday (today) for free. We opted for free. So Wednesday and Thursday we didn't go over. I hate that we lost two days but I'm kind of glad because it gave me some time to work on the cakes and rest up a bit.

Would you believe that I went to be between 10:30 and 11 almost every night this week? If you know me, that's pure insanity.

Last night I was browsing the net when I decided to check West Elm's site to make sure they still had the branch shelf I've been coveting for 4 or 5 months now. I've checked the site every week to see that they still have it - I checked last night and it was GONE. I nearly started crying. Rodney assured me that he would find me one and that we would call in the morning. When I told him there were only two locations in Texas (one being in Dallas and the other in Houston) he said that we'd find one no matter what.

This morning around 10, I realized that I needed to call and see if they had any.

West Elm Lady: Thank you for calling West Elm in Mockingbird Station, how can I help you?
Me: Yes, I was just calling to see if you guys had any of the branch shelves left in stock?
West Elm Lady: Yes, we have a few left.
Me: you do? okay, great. do you have 2 or 3 left? I'm going to have my husband run over and get one, I just want to make sure you have one for him.
West Elm Lady: Yeah, we have 4. Is your husband's name Rodney?
Me: ummmmmm, yessssssssss.
West Elm Lady: I figured when you said you were going to have your husband come and get one. He called earlier this morning and put one on hold. He said he'd be coming to get it soon.
Me: aww, isn't that nice? I had no idea he was going to call you guys!

So after I hung up with the West Elm lady, I called Rodney. I told him he was really sweet and he said that I ruined the surprise by being myself. (apparently I can't let him just take care of things)

It was really nice of him, I have a good husband.

So I own this now. It will look nice on my freshly painted smokey gray wall.

I hope the power is turned on soon. I need to get some work done. I checked a couple of hours ago and it wasn't on yet.


Pill Box Tales said...

I love this shelf. it is so cute.

Steph said...

what the? who is this?


it is cute but rodney says it's smaller than he thought, so I hope it's not smaller than I thought. I hope it's not like, the size of a record or something.