OK, what to talk about first?
I did my presentation about my dissertation this afternoon. Time is a funny thing. I did a few practice runs and came in well under the time limit, which sort of worried me, but when I was talking I seemed to expand on the topic a bit more and before I knew it I was getting the "1 minute warning"! But I was happy with how it went and a couple of students said that I did a good performance so that is OK.
Time to step up to the next assignment now!
Before Christmas, we ordered and paid for a new sofa and armchair for the sitting room. It was supposed to arrive this week, but no news.
Mrs RC rang up to see where it had got to.
Hm, a slight problem. They are in stock but don't match. The chair is the wrong colour. They are 90% sure that the sofa is the right colour.
We can have the sofa tomorrow if that is OK, but will have to wait for the chair. They might even only charge us once for delivery as a good will gesture! Mrs RC told them that this was not a "good will gesture", it was something that SHE considered a no-brainer, something that should not even be under question - if they expect us to pay delivery twice because they messed up, she was cancelling the order and getting a refund.
I hope for their sakes that the sofa is the right colour and arrives tomorrow - we have been sitting on camping chairs for a couple of weeks now (had to make sure the old stuff was gone before the new stuff arrived*) and it is wearing thin...
Have a great day! I think I have a bottle of wine that needs drinking tonight!
* If you scroll down you will see that in a photo of Custard you can see that what looks like an armchair is actually a camping chair with a fur throw over it.