Friday, May 20, 2011

Calmly call me

We moved into our new place just under two years ago. At one point since the move-in, we removed an ugly curtain that was covering an odd-shaped window in the living room. It's a vaulted ceiling, so the window is high up (above the wall-sized window) and in the shape of a triangle. The curtain removal was done because we planned on replacing it shortly thereafter with more functional and aesthetically pleasing blinds of some sort. We liked the idea of letting light in through that window, but wanted the option of not letting light in through that window, ya know?

With no window covering, there was also privacy issues. Because of the window's location, people on the sidewalk and/or road could look into our second floor. After procrastinating too long, and with summer fast approaching which means days staying lighter later, we finally made an appointment with Home Depot. Someone would come to our house, we'd chat with said someone about what we wanted, we'd say 'pimp our window', and everything would fall (up) into place. Or so we thought.

The appointment was for Tuesday, May 3, 2011. The day before she cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday the 5th. No big deal, we were both free that day; we both wanted to see what the options were and have input. We had already sent her the window's shape, measurements, and the style of blinds we were looking for - something vertical, dark, and probably solid wood, because when we want the light to be blocked, we want the light to be mothertrucking blocked.

She arrived on time and I mistook that as a good sign. Biscotti engaged her in the obligatory chitchat and that went on. And on. And on. I sat quietly, waiting for the topic of the visit's purpose to arise. It finally did, and she barely did anything. After quickly ascertaining that she wouldn't be able to get accurate measurements due to the window's elevated location (uhhh, we already sent you that), she did some rough guesstimations, found out what style we wanted, told us she'd now go suss out what our best options were for what the market has available, and she'd be in touch.

That was on Thursday, May 5, 2011. It is now past 10 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011. It has been two weeks and a day. We have not heard a thing. Monday is a holiday (Victoria Day!) which makes this the start of a long weekend. I doubt we'll hear anything before Tuesday, which will bring us to three weeks from our original cancelled appointment and 19 days from our actual appointment. A little help, Home Depot?