The beginning of this past week was not really good for me; I was stressed out and worried about when/if I was ever going to make headway with all these boxes.
A few days can really make a difference. I can actually walk in our garage and items are slowly (but surely) finding a home in my cabinets/closets. We even had some friends over last night for pizza and wine (Boy! I drank a lot of wine). My head is telling the tale this morning, LOL.
They helped us break some of the boxes down and we counted 38. That's a lot of boxes that we've unpacked in the past 3 days. I knew that we were making some great progress - but didn't realize it was that great. This gave me a great feeling of accomplishment.
Earlier in the day, we took a break and rode over across the state line to a furniture store that everyone raves about. Their prices are lower but the service sucked. I called in advance to find out if they carried the table that I've been looking for. The sales lady told me that they did and it was in stock. She quoted me a price on the phone that was $70 less than the place that we went last weekend. According to the directions, we could be there in 40 minutes and save some money. It took us over an hour to get there (which was much longer than the directions said it would) and I kept thinking that this better be good since it was taking up so much of my time. We got there and waited over an HOUR for someone to help us. This place was huge - a city block long and buildings hooked together by walkways....if there was a piece of furniture to be found...it was there.....except my table. When it was finally our turn for the salesperson I almost cried when she said that it was the larger table that she had in stock and not the smaller one and that it would be 8-10 weeks before she could get it. We just left.
The day wasn't a total waste though because when we left - I phoned the salesperson from the store from last weekend and told him that I'd found the same table at Dogtown (the nickname for the huge furniture store that we just left) and they were offering the table for $529. I asked could he match the price. The worst that he could do was say no. He said he was with a customer and took my number to call me back.
About 6 last evening he called back and said that if I'd buy the table today (which was actually yesterday) then he could sell it to me for $499. That was $100 less than what he was asking last week when we were present in his store and $30 less than Dogtown. I bought the table. It will be here in 2 weeks.
How did I pay for it? In the past two days, I've had over $600 in sales off my webpage for my BeautiControl business. Thank you! to those people who are joining my client list and discovering how great our products are. Thank you also to those clients that have been with me for 10+ years and are still faithful. You've all helped me to reach my goal to buy that table. I thought that I was going to have to wait until after the first of the year before I had enough to get the table. I'm beyond happy. A few days can make a big difference :) For those who aren't yet part of our client base - I'm putting together an "end of the year" sale and almost all of my instock inventory will be reduced 25-60% off. You might want to go on over to the website and take a look around and make a wish list so that when I get it (the sale) together next week - you'll be ready to go. Those who place their order earliest will receive the greatest discount.
The cabinet guy is *supposed* to come this morning with my wall unit/mantel and finish the kitchen cabinets while he is here. Stay tuned to see if he shows up or not.
Until then, I'll keep taking one box at a time and keep moving forward.
Oh - seeing the beautiful fall foliage yesterday on that ride over to dogtown was just breathtaking......another simple pleasure that salvaged the trip.
I'll report later on if the cabinet guy showed up :)