Man, I haven't updated here in so long and I have stuff to say! I just don't have time. But I'm on the countdown to free time! Huzzah! Just as soon as the wedding is over, my life will adjust back to normal. And lo, it will be good.
The latest stress is about the "final piece" of my wedding day ensemble... I decided to go with a jacket/bolero kind of thing to wear over my dress like the one shown below (yes, I know it's a terrible photo comp and the lady has 4 arms - just look at the jacket).
I couldn't find anything even remotely similiar, so I commissioned someone on etsy to custom make it. I got 3 bids immediately and thought I was made in the shade.
Unfortunately, the person that I chose (who I chose because she's "new" and has only a few sales) was a smidge difficult to work with. I had to stay on top of her constantly and I watched as our agreed delivery date (two weeks ago) flew by... so I kept emailing, to no avail. I even reached out to the other 2 people who bid on the project and neither was available to pick it up. So I was stuck with her... in the end, I was able to FINALLY reach the lady and she said she'd have it sent by last week... that didn't happen and then she guaranteed delivery by yesterday. Nope. Instead, I got an email from someone else (her husband, I assume) late last night saying that she fell ill and was in the hospital and he refunded my money.
I'm not trying to sound unsympathetic - obviously, I don't want anyone to be sick or hospitalized - but this was supposed to be delivered weeks ago. And then I had a guarantee that it would arrive yesterday... which would mean it should have been shipped before yesterday, right? So there shouldn't be a need for a refund, right? It should be in the mail, right?
*sigh* I'm trying to remember my gratitude, but DUDE! C'mon! This lady single-handedly wasted more than a month of my time, and now I don't have a complete outfit for an event that is 2 days away. And in those 2 days, I only have a few hours to myself, so I can't even attempt to make something on my own. So now I'm peeved.
Out of the kindness of my (ever shrinking Grinch-like) heart, I won't post her name or links or leave negative feedback. But sometimes I really hate flighty etsy sellers.