19 June, 2010

Lovely Randomness

I realized earlier that I haven't been on my computer all day! Scary. Anyway, I have a lot to talk about and I'm really not feeling like putting everything into one coherent, flowing post. =) Sorry.

The reason I don't feel like being all coherent and stuff is because of the allergy situation. I don't know what the deal is, but ever since they mowed our grass I just haven't been the same. First it was a scratchy throat. Then it was sneezing. Then it was a combination: scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose, watery eye. Yes eye. For some reason, only my left eye likes to water. Again, I don't get it. So basically, I feel like crap. Oh, and my ears are stopped up. Today has been better - no runny nose or sneezing. But, my head still feels all...foggy and junk. Bleh.

Single digits until D day. I had a total and complete breakdown this morning. It just hit me and I don't feel good anyway. Plus, Aunt Flo totally isn't helping things. Hrmph.


After nailing slats in our bed the other night, Joe finally decided it was time we got a new bed. *insert choirs singing the Alleluia chorus here* =) So, this morning we ventured out to the furniture store. We decided to visit the one on post again since no taxes are involved there. No taxes is a big seller for us. Lol. Anyway, we walked in and fell in L-O-V-E with this baby:

{If you couldn't tell, this was taken at the store not at our house.}

King size sleigh bed by none other than Ashley furniture. *Swoon* We searched around the rest of the store, but it was love at first sight for us. The thing was a freakin' steal too! The bed itself was 50% cheaper than the queen size version we'd seen in an Ashley store before we left GA. Needless to say, we were sold. We bought the bed, a mattress of course, 2 night stands and the dresser you can kind of see on the right. =) I was a happy girl.

And then it got delivered. Yep, same day. There's a local guy that will deliver for you for a decent price. We were told that the company AAFES uses here in Hawaii takes a while to call you back and - obviously - we don't really have that kind of time. So, we called Mr. Delivery Man. He only takes cash though, so I went about running to stores and ATMs to try and get cash. After about 45 minutes of doing just this, Joe calls me to tell me that our dresser was damaged and that I needed to go back to the furniture store. Grrr.

Off I go to the furniture store. I get there, and Joe is on the phone with one of the clerks. Uh? Ok. The managerial person came up and informed me that I needed to go home, get the receipt and come back so she could do a refund-rebuy process. Meanwhile Mr. Delivery Man is on his way from my house [where the receipt is] to the store. So, after running all this by Joe we decided that I would wait for Mr. Delivery Man to bring me the receipt so they can do their thing with it. Le sigh. I waited. While I was waiting, apparently a shift change happened and no one informed the incoming shifters what in the H was going on. Mr. Delivery Man comes, they pay him and he goes on his merry way telling me he's going to go get the new dresser. So, I ask the older more experienced-looking clerk, "So, you don't need anything else from me?" She looks at me like I'm an alien and says, "I'm sorry?" I began to tell her the whole she-bang and she asked me if I had the receipt. "No I don't have the receipt, Mr. Delivery Man brought it with him!" After 10 minutes of trying to find him and get the UPC codes she needed, the problem was solved. She apologized and all I said was, "Well, I understand you have a process you have to go through. But, it'd really be nice if the day/night shifts would communicate with each other." She looked at me like I was speaking a different language. Tough cookies, woman.

After all that, we now have a room full of gorgeous, new bedroom furniture. =) We've been married 2 years and this was our first big purchase as a couple. I told Joe that we had "adult" furniture now. He told me that we weren't adults and that we were still young. I compromised and told him we were young adults. ;-)


I'm so gonna miss Joe. Even more so now that I have this HUGE bed to sleep in all by myself. *sigh* Anyone wanna come stay with me? I've got plenty of room! Lol!


As further proof that I have serious baby fever, I informed Joe tonight that a dresser that was previously in our bedroom would look good as a changing table/dresser in our [future] baby's room. Of course, I'd have to paint it to match the decor, but it would most definitely work. =) 2011, you better hurry up and get here!!!!


We went to ACS today also. I got a Blue Star Card {and the guy thought I was weird for applying for one and we don't have kids. Thanks a lot, jerkface!} and why did no one tell me they take your freakin' picture?! I soooo looked like crap. Grr. It's only good for a year though...right? I also got some info about volunteering. While Joe's gone, I'm going to be helping out at ACS. I had no idea they needed so much help here! They're on a hiring freeze, so I have a feeling I'm going to be pretty stinkin' busy while he's gone. YAY!!!! I felt a huge relief when I left there feeling like I actually had a purpose. =)


I think we're going to go see Toy Story 3 tomorrow. =) It may be kinda cooky but hey, those movies came out when we were kids! Plus, who doesn't need a good laugh in the face of deployment every once in a while!?

Alright, enough of my rambling randomness for today. =)

Hope y'all have a good weekend!


annoyed army wife said...

Congrats on the furniture! I'm so jealous! Our stuff is falling apart from one to many moves. I'm glad it all worked out for you. Enjoy your HUGE bed!!!

Mrs. Wifey said...

Awww Dear!!! That bed looks so beautiful, and i'm so sad you will be sleeping in it alone for awhile. Just make sure there is a huge TV in front of it, and a fridge beside it...haha

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JG said...

Do you know how much I hate you for getting your furniture same-day??? :) But really, that stinks. I never understand how something so simple - get stuff from point A to point B - gets screwed up so easily. We moved ourselves from OK to GA and lost/broke nothing. And we aren't professionals. I think I told you this, but I accepted our neighbor's HHG the other day, and somehow the people from his home location inventoried his bike, but it didn't get put in the crate? Or it got put in another crate? They're still looking for it. How do you do that?!

Anyway, I love the furniture. Very pretty. Nice choice! And I would TOTALLY come stay with you if I could. But you know I'm always a text away.

Chantal said...

Have you checked out the NEX Furniture Store? It's pretty massive and wonderful! Tons of stuff there!

I wish they told me they took your pic for the Blue Star Card too... I didn't look pretty. It's only for a year, though!

JessRaquel said...

That bed is awesome, I would so love one for my room!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

The furniture is beautiful!! MMM baby fever. I feel ya :)