Long wait for my first item - #100, which only took 20 minutes to get to last time took almost 2 hours this time because it was behind a pile of Louis Vuitton items which each had its own bidding war. I did get it for $100, which is the price I had planned to pay.
Then a long wait for #353, a Persian runner for $50. Then a very long wait for the Karastan area rug which will replace the main one in the livingroom, $70 (I was prepared to pay $150). Left the place to get $50 bills from the ATM, and returned for one of the last items, a cookbook for $10.
With the 18% buyer premium and 9% tax, it all came in just under $300.
I had no problem getting the small items and the rolled up 6'8" x 3'4" runner into the car, but it took two staffers to fold up and load the 12' x 8.5' Karastan. I expected them to roll it up on the short end, which would have made it easier to unload.
Home, got the Karastan on the ground and unloaded everything else, then unfolded the big rug the long way and pulled it up the carport steps and dumped it into to laundry room. That was entirely too much work. It's on the floor in a heap, which Spook enjoyed exploring. The runner is in the piano room leaning against the bench for now. Beautiful green dragon jar (#100) is on top of the piano.
Just enough time to get the rent bill out of the slot and see there was no mail. Nothing delivered either.
On to Mountain View and my usual chat with Janice.
Home, defrosted two slices of pizza and had two mochi for dinner.
Watched Graham Norton which did have the disgusting Ricky Gervais, counter-balanced by Patrick Stewart and two oscar-nominated black actors.
The Orville this week was over the top in so many ways. Part 2 next week threatens to be moreso. Hopefully they will find a way to save the Earth from the robot planet's invasion. And the doctor's chronic anthropomorphism.
Plans for tomorrow:
Re-rug the livingroom:
- move the furniture off the existing, warped rug (9' 10" x 8' 2")
- roll it up and stash it somewhere. Guest room?
- roll up & set aside all the smaller rugs
- haul the Karastan into the livingroom and deploy it (12' x 8.5' )
- move the furniture onto it
- deploy the new runner in the livingroom
- re-deploy as many of the smaller rugs as possible, stash the rest
There may be a run to the landfill or Goodwill or both