Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

Amazon gambling

The big question of why in the hell I'm so obsessed with this mattress pad remains a mystery. Truly. But, I am obsessed.

The 6 pm delivery from Amazon yesterday turned into ... ooops, maybe tomorrow.

Amazon's shipping options post holidays are very fluid. Yesterday, the choices were: Delivery by 8 am today(Monday). Delivery on Tuesday.

The problem with 8 am deliveries is that their drivers are not allowed to call until after 8 so they can't get into this building or even let me know they are at the front door. And I don't think they are allowed to leave the boxes on the street.

So... I ordered anyway. For delivery today before 8. And when the sale was finalized it said Delivery before 8 PM. Now, I knew that was not going to happen. So about an hour later, I ordered again - this time ensuring it was 8 AM.

This morning I woke to discover they had bundled the orders and both are now set to arrive by 8 AM (oh and I canceled yesterday's). The tracker app has gone into 'foggy mode' 'The Driver Has Several Packages To Deliver Before Yours.' There are delivery instructions. I modified them to ask the driver, if no call, please text so I could come open the door.

It's now 6:50. This drama will, at least, end at in 70 minutes.

I skipped my swim this morning and probably for the next week and a half. I'm ready for a break and my brother's visit gives me a good reason/time frame. I didn't even sleep that much longer but I enjoyed it enormously. I got up to pee and feed the cats and then snuggled back in. Before long, Biggie joined me pressed right up against my back and then there comes The Smalls pressed right up against my chest. It was the nicest snuggle.

I have an actual todo list today which may or may not include going somewhere to buy a mattress pad. And/or returning one of the two that Amazon may or may not deliver. I need milk and some other supplies. And gas. A short list.

Also the building manager thinks he wants to install the router today and is looking to me to do that. It's an Eero so should be easy breasy and as should rehooking up the Nest cams but I have learned from experience that nothing involving that dude is either easy or pleasant. So I'm really looking forward to this. Not.

It's now 7:59 am and this is what the Amazon tracking shows:

Now it is 8:01 and they have added "still arriving today" under Out For Delivery. This is actually good news. It means that if delivery before 8 am fails then maybe there's reasonable recovery.

I'm going to get dressed now.

The boys this morning

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