If only I used my powers and determination for something more worthy than wallpaper, I could solve some serious problems in the world. But instead, I channeled all my energy into solving my wallpaper crisis.
Thursday broke down something like this:
- Google the crap out of Graham & Brown Axium Wallpaper
- Order it from Target and ship it to D.'s house
- Find out from Graham & Brown that they fill Target orders, therefore, cannot get it from Target either
- Re-Google the crap out of it and find a UK source that claims to have 1000 rolls in stock.
- Notice they don't ship outside the UK
- Remember that I have a bloggy-friend Jo who lives in the UK
- Totally overstep the boundaries of internet friendship and email Jo informing her I need her address to ship wallpaper to her house and have her re-send it to me.
- 5 min later, get an auto-response that Jo is out of the office for a week, PANIC!
- Since there is NO WAY I'm waiting a week to solve this situation, email Alisa, who is actually friends with Jo, and beg her to forward my message to whatever other address she's got for Jo (they spend the day on IM, I knew Alisa would know how to reach her!)
- Attempt to email the wallpaper company but have trouble, so instead, I call them directly in the UK
- Speak to a lovely lady who can't understand a word I'm saying, so she passes me to Tom, who sounds just like Jim from Coronation Street (remember Jim? I miss Jim!)
- Jim thinks I'm a little over-excited over this particular wallpaper but he does some checking and it turns out they do in fact claim to have access to 1000 rolls (basically, he called the Graham & Brown warehouse and has to get it transferred to him)
- Jim is confused when I explain to him that since he won't ship to Canada (something to do with VAT) I will send it to my friend Jo, but I need to get back to him with her address because I don't have it, since I've never actually met her.
- He tells me to call him back when I know where I am shipping it to
- Hear from Jo 10 min later, surprisingly, she agrees to my crazy scheme (And titles her email Wall Paper Rescue, UK branch, which I stole for this post!)
- Call Tom back. In the meantime, he spoke to someone else. he's not 100% convinced he can get the wallpaper, but if he can, he feels very bad for the whole situation and agrees to ship it to me directly so I don't have to pay to ship it to Jo and then for Jo to ship it to me.
That, my friends, is what I did on Thursday. I was at work but I got little accomplished, because I was 100% focused on solving the Great Wall Paper Crisis of 2008. Oh, I also spent several hours trying to cancel my Target order. The stupid website wouldn't let me cancel it, I called them and I they couldn't cancel it either. Meanwhile, the lovely, lovely customer service person at Graham & Brown USA promised me that no matter what, the order wouldn't ship (since she didn't have enough). Really, she and Tom were life saviours!
In non-wallpaper related news, it was a rainy weekend and we were stuck inside, driving each other crazy. We ended up driving to the country house on Sunday to see BB's new bedroom, which used to be the mezanine. She loved it! Tomorrow, PICTURES!