April 6, 2011

Delivery Day!

Mr. Big FINALLY made it to his destination!
Yes, this was about a month ago that I had the Giveaway! 
Remember when I told you I had my 'ducks in a row'?

Well, what I didn't tell you was that from time to time, my ducks get shot to "L"!!!
And this time was no exception!

First and foremost let's get this straight...the UPS STORE is NOT UPS!! They don't tell ignorant people like me those kind of things. And I live in a little glass bowl most times where naivety dwells.
I got my quote online from (the regular) UPS which said Mr. Big would cost about $20 to ship...here in Florida...because Random picked me a winner in my State. So, I took him to the UPS STORE thinking in my 'own little world way' that that was UPS. $150. $150 for them to ship Mr. Big. I told them I was quoted $20 online. NOPE. They wouldn't tell me that they were a franchise of UPS. They just told me that it would be $150 for them to ship it. So long , farewell.
Long story short, I was finally educated about the franchise store after I'd made the call to UPS only to find out the UPS was about 45 minutes away from me. My husband goes that way each morning but when I told him it was $20 to ship it, he said he' be going up Debbie's way in a few days and he'd drop it by himself. WEEELLLLLLL, you have to know my husband and procrastination and the fact that he can't always control his 'appointments' when others are involved. One meeting after another was cancelled and rescheduled and finally, after 3 weeks of me stressing over Mr. Big and emailing Debbie, he finally made it.
We'll be married 30 years in a week and a half!

I am not able to get out of my house like most of you can. I take care of our mentally handicapped 24 year old daughter 24/7 and it's not easy to get her out. Most days she doesn't want to go anywhere.
SO I will NOT be shipping big items. I will save them for when I do shows.
Can I just give a 'whoop whoop' that Debbie in Florida was picked? I would have eventually made it to UPS to ship it elsewhere but good gravy boats what a saga!
The moral of the story...watch your ducks!


Anonymous said...

Let's give big snaps to Bob! What a guy~

Debbie Geiger said...

Well now Vicki one good thing that came from all this was that we talked enough to get to know each other a little better. Also I would like to congradulate you on 30 years of marriage no easy task this day and time. Oh and we both learned about ups. Happy crafting.

NancyD said...

All I can say is...good thing that you weren't shipping that cute bunny to me this time! Don't you just love the mail? That's why I don't do it. I mailed an envelope to the States recently to a friend with some papers in it and it cost me over $12!! A big Congratulations on your up-coming anniversary, so happy for you!!

lilraggedyangie said...

What a man , no wonder you have been together so long!Just glad Mr. big made it. Thanks for the tutorial on shipping large items and ups lol congrats on your anniversary! enjoy the day
lil raggedy angie

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Vicky,
Congrats on the Anniversary. Congrats to your hubby for delivering. I would like to do a giveaway, but, geez, the postage will kill ya!!!!

Shauna said...

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Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

What a sweet hubby you have! I can't believe the knock off UPS store would charge $150 for shipping!! What are they smoking in the break room to come up with absurd prices like that?? ;)

Trish-Ladybug said...

So glad Mr Big arrived at its new home.. Yes I
had the same type of experience with UPS when
Sis came to visit and wanted to ship her things
back home. UPS is a Joke.... What a Sweetie of a
hubby you have... He looks so cute with his bunny

Hugs Trish-Ladybug