Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My smug problem

Dear Internets,

Shortly after I posted my rant about the washer/dryer delivery people, I had a revelation:

I live in Texas. Approximately 893 (give or take a few) of my closest friends drive trucks.

While normally I quietly judge my truck-driving friends for their unnecessarily large eco-footprints, there comes a time when a gal has to swallow her pride and admit that trucks come in handy sometimes. Interestingly enough, that time comes when the gal needs large pieces of furniture delivered to her house.*

I called the Sears Home Delivery people to see if I could go by the distribution center to pick up my washer and dryer, and less than 24 hours later I was helping watching Achilles and his brother carry my new appliances into my condo. It was magical, really.

So Internets, I learned a lesson. Sometimes the best way to tackle a problem is not to whine about it to the Internets, but to use your brain to figure out a solution. Who knew?

Love always,
Jane

*Sometimes that time also comes when you need to move and are too lazy/broke/neurotic to hire movers.

8 comments:

Liam said...

does a little jiggy for your new washer and dryer...

Teej said...

gotta love texas men and their trucks...ocasionally. :-)
yay for clean undies!

Angela said...

Woohoo for laundry! Did you get pretty-colored appliances?

I've tried to refinance before, but I didn't have a certain job then so they shot me down. I have one now tho so I'm going to try again in a couple days. I didn't know the second part though and that makes me a little nervous but I'm glad for the information! Unsolicited advice is great when it's helpful, thanks! Do you know if a credit union is going to operate differently from a bank? at least in terms of loans/refinancing?)

Angela said...

Woohoo for laundry! Did you get pretty-colored appliances?

I've tried to refinance before, but I didn't have a certain job then so they shot me down. I have one now tho so I'm going to try again in a couple days. I didn't know the second part though and that makes me a little nervous but I'm glad for the information! Unsolicited advice is great when it's helpful, thanks! Do you know if a credit union is going to operate differently from a bank? at least in terms of loans/refinancing?)

wanderingtex said...

yeah, you are gonna have to give me more proof than just that one example. bc whining to the internet is the only way i solve problems! lol

sleepyjane said...

YAY for a new washer and dryer! :)

Kim said...

Finally! Have fun washing and drying!

Megkathleen said...

You're so right: while hard to admit sometimes trucks are useful.