Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Unexpected Surprises

Yesterday a very sad and tearful Becky showed up at my door. She's buying her first house and as houses usually go, unexpected things happen. She was supposed to close last week, but there was a glitch. So today was supposed to be the "new" closing date. But....there was another glitch. Thus, a tearful Becky. I think most of us who have been through the house buying process can all say we sympathize with the tears and frustrations of Becky.

While Becky told Jarom and me the story and fretted over canceling the carpet cleaners and the U-Haul truck for the second time, the doorbell rang. And who do you suppose was at the door? Why the UPS man delivering a package for me AND Becky. He couldn't have picked a better day to bring goodies in the mail.

And what was in the package you ask. (Should there be a question mark at the end of that sentence? Hmmm...) New Fall coats!!! A few weeks ago Becky saw a sale for buy one get one free in the Chadwicks magazine. Plus the offer was available on sale prices. So we each picked a $190 jacket that had been marked down to $89. And we each ended up paying only $45 total. We were pretty proud of ourselves.

But we were even more proud of ourselves when we saw how awesome we looked in our new Fall wear.

11 comments:

becky ward said...

a very tearful day indeed. i am EXHAUSTED! let's hope i don't end up on your doorstep tomorrow as well. i may not survive this terrible process!

what a special little treat that we were both there to open the package. and those coats are GREAT! i can't wait to wear mine out.

Jennifer P. said...

Having that happen with a house is like going in to the hospital to have your baby and they say: nope. gotta wait another week!!!

SOOOO sorry Becky! Hang in there! At least you know the house IS yours!!!

And you both look smashing in your new coats! Nothing like new coats to cheer someone up :)!

Brenda said...

What a steal! Won't you two be toasty warm!!

Tamie said...

new coasts are so much fun...there is one that i'm eyeing at target right now (we'll see if it ever really comes home with me.....)

Cairo Typ0 said...

A nice unexpected treat like that is always a good way to improve any day! :)

Thanks for visiting on my BAtW day! ;)

Wendy said...

Ooooh! I am *so* jealous! I have been eyeing some of those Chadwick's coats online. I am such a baby about wanting to try it on, though. You all look fabulous!

Hugs to your friend Becky. Hang in there!!! :-)

Wendy said...

Oh, I forgot -- Elena, come over to the blog sometime. I spotlighted you on the Seasonal Ideas from Blogland post!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

So sorry for Becky. That is the worst!!!! Big hopes and big falls go along with home ownership.

You both look Fabulous and the plates behind you are wonderful too!!!

Kat said...

Ahhh...the powers of a little retail therapy. And that small delay of gratification because you had to wait for delivery...perfect!

Ya'll are too cute!

Jeni said...

CA...UTE! Love the new fall wear (I am just selfishly hoping you don't have too pull them out too soon)! Good luck to Becky!

elena's mom said...

Those two coats look so like each of your personalities.