Yesterday I received a text and email that I was going to have an appliance delivered. I hadn't ordered an appliance. I confess I had to check as I have not been having a brilliant time and have been spending a bit too much time with my friend eBay, but I had no hint of anything.
This morning I got the time it was likely to be delivered - just at the time I had my first hair appointment for a very, very long time. Father had been insisting. I was on pins, tracking the appliance on the very conveniently linked website and watching it getting nearer and nearer as I was blow dried. I got to my house with minutes to spare, I didn't even have time to put the kettle on.
It was a chopping board. It was a plain chopping board that had cost pennies. The total I spent for the board plus postage wouldn't have covered half the postage. The delivery man was chuckling. Apparently it was on 'must be delivered before noon' as well. I do not believe a chopping board is an appliance. In this case it is a bit of pine. While I was relieved not to have an unexpected tumble dryer, a bit of plank was a let down.
I think I may have to cool my friendship with eBay a little. I've not found any really nice lampshades that would fit the 'plain, dull, not too short, probably magnolia' description. I have found some dreadful, dreadful things done in the name of lampshades, though, so I may just end up on the market.
I have also been looking at tablecloths. My pvc tablecloth is now battle-scarred and shouldn't be tumble dried and I wondered if I would be better off with a thickish cloth I could both wash and tumbledry, bleach and soak in Ace. The kitchen table is the £30 find we got that is thinly varnished with that cheap brown stain so isn't perfect and would be better for some protection, but I can put an underlay of fleece which not only would wash and tumble dry but I also have in abundance. I looked on my friend. There are some dreadful things done in the name of tablecloths. I'm considering some second hand previously Indian Restaurant stock at a very inexpensive price, far less expensive than the fabric.
Or I may just not bother now that the time of year for drying outside is coming up. There is no hurry, after all.